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  1. I went to a location this morning where Fox Sparrows had been reported (western PA). There were many White-throated Sparrows, Song Sparrows, and a few American Tree Sparrows but I didn't clearly see any Fox Sparrows. I did however, get one out of focus shot. With the large rust colored cheek patch this looks like it may be one. Is it possible to confirm with what I have here?
  2. Western PA this evening. Underside seems too yellow to be Blackpoll although it appears to have orange feet and I can't think of any other possibilities. I thought Magnolia at first but the feet don't match. Appreciate thoughts on this one.
  3. Thanks(!) and thank you everyone for the confirmation. I was not aware of the leg color clue in this case. Will remember that for the future.
  4. Had an unexpected visitor to the yard this afternoon (Western PA). I know that Orange-crowned Warblers are moving at this time so was really hoping this was one. However, I think it's just a Common Yellowthroat instead.
  5. Western PA this evening. Pretty sure this is Tennessee but wanted to get a second opinion. I only got shots from below. Thanks for your help.
  6. Adding another photo which probably doesn't help.
  7. Seen in Duck, NC last week. I first thought this was a no brainer Blue-winged Teal but there is no broken eye ring. Is this a Green-winged then?
  8. This (or these?) were seen at Bodie Island, NC this past week. It is possible that these are all the same bird but not entirely sure. #1 and #2 are definitely the same and #3 and #4 are the same. I'm thinking that 1 and 2 are a Pine. 3 and 4 may be another Pine but is more tricky since it was in low bushes or on the ground. Thanks for help on these.
  9. Got all of these at Pea Island in the Outer Banks over the past week. I have a good idea on some and others not so much. Can I get some help with a definitive ID? 1. ? 2. Least Sandpiper? 3. Lesser Yellowlegs? 4. ? 5. Black-bellied Plover? 6. Semipalmated Sandpiper ? 7. Black-bellied Plover?
  10. That’s great! Thanks! Should not be anywhere close to here.
  11. On vacation in NC, out of my birding element, and confused by this sparrow. Looks sort of juvenile Chipping Sparrow like but not quite right. Can someone confirm? This is today at Bodie Island.
  12. Bummer and thanks. The eye ring was throwing me. Some day I’ll see that Connecticut!
  13. Saw this skulking in the bushes at Bodie Island NC this morning. Boy do I want this to be a Connecticut but I’m feeling like it might be a Common Yellowthroat instead.
  14. Western PA this evening. I'm thinking maybe Acadian (shallow forehead, rounded head, larger bill) but wing panel contrast seems low to me?
  15. Boy does Wood-Pewee always throw me off. Least does feel better to me for the first one. Thanks!
  16. Western PA today. I saw my first Yellow-bellied Flycatcher the other day and it was pretty yellow overall. This first one has yellow throat and underparts but is much less yellow overall. Still, I'm guessing this is another Yellow-bellied since they are prevalent in the area today? My best guess for the 2nd is Acadian (sloped forehead, bold eye ring)?
  17. Thanks much. Had not seen a Tennessee in the fall before. Guess I'll still be on the lookout for an Orange-crowned in the coming weeks.
  18. Seen in western PA this morning. I went through the Bay-breasted / Blackpoll conundrum last fall but this one was feeding in low bushes and has no bold wing bars. Could this be an Orange-crowned (life bird for us)?
  19. Western PA this morning. Any chance this is a Yellow-bellied Flycatcher?
  20. Ok. I guess I misunderstood Tony's response to mean that it was just a molt difference. I see what you're saying now about the yellow wing bars. Now I need to go back. If it only wasn't a three hour drive!
  21. Thanks Tony. Actually happy it's nothing special since I only got one quick look!
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