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  1. Yes, I heard them before seeing them. They sounded like a giant version of Canada Goose honking.
  2. Hi, Are these guys, seen today in Ottawa, Canada, Trumpeter or Tundra Swans? They were part of a small flock of 6 swans flying by. DSC_0820.jpg by Darryl Ryan, on Flickr Thanks! Darryl
  3. Thanks, folks. It's interesting. The second one looked different to me as well, but I didn't realize there were two hawks in the sky. I thought there was only one. I kept getting blinded by the sun, would search out the hawk, photograph it, and then get blinded again. Repeat. I guess there were two guys up there! Cheers, Darryl
  4. Actually, ignore this question. Looking more closely, I believe this is a Swamp Sparrow.
  5. Hi, Is this guy, seen today in Ottawa, Canada, an American Tree Sparrow? Thanks, Darryl
  6. Hi, I saw this guy this morning in Ottawa, Canada. Unfortunately, he was circling around almost directly between me and the sun, so I couldn't get decent pictures (and nearly blinded myself trying) but here are three shots of him. Is he a Cooper's Hawk? Thanks, Darryl
  7. Hi, Saw this guy a couple weeks ago in Cancun. I think it's an immature Orange Oriole, but the speckling on the back kind of puts me off. Is he an Orange Oriole...or maybe an immature Hooded Oriole? DSCN9053.jpg by Darryl Ryan, on Flickr Thanks, Darryl
  8. 😀 It's a tricky one, isn't it? I've been looking at more pictures I took around the same time of for-sure Kiskadees. The more I look at them, the more I'm convinced this guy is not one of them. The rufous on the wings is much more evident in the Kiskadees and the beak is much straighter. Also, the black band on the eyes is blacker and goes back farther. This guy looks too dull brown, to me, for a Kiskadee. Interesting bird, though. Darryl
  9. Thanks, everyone! This bird was definitely larger than a House Finch. Meadowlark size would be closer. I appreciate all the inputs and have enjoyed the discussion! Darryl
  10. Seen near Cancun a couple weeks ago. A funny Hooded Oriole? A somewhat out-of-range Streak-backed Oriole? Baltimore Oriole? Something else? DSCN7897.jpg by Darryl Ryan, on Flickr DSCN7879.jpg by Darryl Ryan, on Flickr Thanks, Darryl
  11. Actually, to throw another option out there, I had originally considered White-ringed Flycatcher except it seems a bit out of range (I understand that White-ringed would typically be found a bit farther south). Here's another picture of the same bird at a slightly different angle. You can see that the white on the head goes all the way around to the back of the head, making a ring. Also, White-ringed are drab brown in colour with very black cheeks, just like this guy. Here's my pic. DSCN7855.jpg by Darryl Ryan, on Flickr Here's another pic I found on the web of a White-ringed Flycatcher. Actually, they look pretty similar to me... https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwjk87nU8LbgAhUHo4MKHQqsD0cQjRx6BAgBEAU&url=https%3A%2F%2Fdrawdecal.smugmug.com%2FBirds%2FTYRANNIDAE%2Fi-hrfq5gH&psig=AOvVaw33xNEFDBFLmKRsHxxA1nLI&ust=1550084008200074 Darryl
  12. Thanks for your inputs. This guy is a bit confusing to me. I am not an expert (which is why I am asking you guys 😉) . I had wondered about the rufous on the wings. Looking online, some pics of Boat-billed Flycatchers do seem to contain a bit of rufous on the wings but, yes, this guy seems to have a lot. I wasn't comfortable with Great Kiskadee, though, because to me, the beak seems to be too fat and is the wrong shape (it seems to have a slight, downward bend to it). A Great Kiskadee should have a brownish body with black on the head and the white stripe should go downwards towards the nape, not upwards towards the top of the head. Everything about the head looks wrong to me for a Great Kiskadee. So...is it something completely different? I can't, on the spur of the moment, think of another alternative. I appreciate any ideas you may have. Thanks! Darryl
  13. Hi, Is this guy, seen near Cancun, a Boat-billed Flycatcher or a Great Kiskadee? DSCN7858.jpg by Darryl Ryan, on Flickr Thanks, Darryl
  14. Hi, I saw the following guys on the Yucatan Peninsula in the last couple of weeks. I'm looking for confirmation or correction on my id guesses. 1) Couch's Kingbird DSCN7404.jpg by Darryl Ryan, on Flickr 2) Brown-crested Flycatcher DSCN7773.jpg by Darryl Ryan, on Flickr DSCN7764.jpg by Darryl Ryan, on Flickr 3) Melodious Blackbird DSCN7782.jpg by Darryl Ryan, on Flickr Thanks, Darryl
  15. Hi, I hope Mexico counts as part of North America. I saw this guy last week in Cancun. I ruled out Mourning Dove because his tail is too short, and he's missing the little black mark on the neck. I ruled out White-winged Dove because I don't see the white wing (though, maybe....) and it doesn't have the neck mark. I ruled out Eurasian Collared Dove because no collar. That leaves me with White-tipped Dove maybe? Any idea what this guy is? DSCN8841.jpg by Darryl Ryan, on Flickr Thanks, Darryl
  16. Hi, Is this guy, seen in Ottawa, Canada, an Olive-sided Flycatcher? DSCN2676.jpg by Darryl Ryan, on Flickr DSCN2663.jpg by Darryl Ryan, on Flickr Thanks, Darryl
  17. Hi, Can you help me identify this warbler seen yesterday in Ottawa? DSCN2080.jpg by Darryl Ryan, on Flickr Thanks, Darryl
  18. First, thanks everyone for your inputs. They were very helpful. For bird number 4, unfortunately, I don't have any other pictures. However, American Redstart is making a bit of sense for me. Zooming in on the picture, I notice that the eye-ring isn't really complete. It's more two arcs, one above and one below with a faint, dark line through the eye. This, and the colours on the tail and wing would probably point towards Redstart. What do you think? Thanks again! Darryl
  19. Hi, I'm looking for help on these random birds seen today in Ottawa: 1) ??? DSCN9646.jpg by Darryl Ryan, on Flickr 2) Eastern Wood-pewee? DSCN9612.jpg by Darryl Ryan, on Flickr 3) Song Sparrow? It somehow doesn't look right for a Song Sparrow to me, but nothing else leaps to mind. DSCN9598.jpg by Darryl Ryan, on Flickr 4) Tennessee Warbler? Is there enough here for an id? DSCN9572.jpg by Darryl Ryan, on Flickr 5) No idea what this clumsy bird is... DSCN9518.jpg by Darryl Ryan, on Flickr 6) Pine Warbler? DSCN9495.jpg by Darryl Ryan, on Flickr 7) Cape May Warbler? DSCN9422.jpg by Darryl Ryan, on Flickr Thanks! Darryl
  20. Hi, I'm looking for some help on the guys below, seen in Ottawa, Canada, today. 1) Least Sandpiper? DSCN9291.jpg by Darryl Ryan, on Flickr 2) ?? DSCN9226.jpg by Darryl Ryan, on Flickr 3) Greater Yellowlegs on left, ??? on right? DSCN9212.jpg by Darryl Ryan, on Flickr 4) Greater Yellowlegs on left, Lesser Yellowlegs on right? DSCN9205.jpg by Darryl Ryan, on Flickr 5) ??? on left, Lesser Yellowlegs on right? DSCN9193.jpg by Darryl Ryan, on Flickr Thanks! Darryl
  21. Hi, Is this guy, from Ottawa, Canada, a Swamp Sparrow? DSCN9031.jpg by Darryl Ryan, on Flickr Thanks, Darryl
  22. Hi, I saw this guy this morning, from a great distance (so a corresponding crappy picture), in Ottawa, Canada. Is he a young Common Gallinule? DSCN8378.jpg by Darryl Ryan, on Flickr Thanks, Darryl
  23. Hi, I saw these two guys in my back yard earlier today. I'm not sure what they are. Are they young Song Sparrows? We have a nesting pair of Song Sparrows nearby but, somehow, these two guys look wrong for Song Sparrows to me. What are these guys? By the way, the first two pictures are one individual, the third picture is the second guy. I posted two pictures of the first guy so you could see that the top of the head pattern doesn't look like a Song Sparrow (at least, to me). Thanks! Darryl DSCN7982.jpg by Darryl Ryan, on Flickr DSCN7970.jpg by Darryl Ryan, on Flickr DSCN7966.jpg by Darryl Ryan, on Flickr
  24. OK - thanks. That makes sense. I had marked it as a Field Sparrow in the field but lost confidence in my id when I got home. Cheers, Darryl
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