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Lady Tiff

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  1. Per eBird reports, both swans have been seen in the area I went birding - Heber City (40 mins from Salt Lake City) Utah, about 2 weeks ago.  Unfortunately, they were really really far away, so I can't for sure see the yellow coloring on the bill to help.  What do you guys think?  These are two different sets of swans, but from the same day and area, along with other Mute Swans too - IT WAS THE BEST DAY!!!IMG_6070.thumb.JPG.d857b6baaeae12b075021ba8bcb85975.JPGIMG_6044.thumb.JPG.0c2caa7b8f81c20c49085b6f73c15b83.JPG

  2. At the time I was taking this photo, I didn't even realize I was possibly looking at a Lifer for me.  I was more focused on the beautiful Mallard & Geese and then snapped just one photo of what I thought was his female companion.  Now, reviewing the photos, I think this is a Gadwall (duck on the left)!  Seen in Heber City (40 mins from Salt Lake City) in Utah about 2 weeks ago. 

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  3. Seen 2 weeks ago in Park City (40 mins from Salt Lake City) Utah.  I read an article about finding the differences and I'm torn.  It looks like it has a more notched tail and a narrow white eye ring like a Cassin's.  But it also looks like it has streaks under the wings like a House.  Any suggestions? Thanks!

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  4. I saw this beauty while in Park City (40 mins from Salt Lake City) Utah, about 2 weeks ago.  He was over 200 feet away, so sizing perspective was really difficult for me.  After reading a few articles on telling the difference between the two, I was more confused because I thought he was bigger than a Blue Jay and bigger than a Crow.  So I'm hoping one of you guys can weigh in.  Thanks!

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  5. 5 hours ago, Bird Brain said:

    You've gone and done it now, Charlie! These young whippersnappers will get the big head so bad we won't be able to tell them anything!!!  (Not that we ever could anyhow, actually.......😒 )

    I'd like to add my welcome to another old cranky man. We need reinforcements....I'm afraid our ranks are getting quite thin.

    Quiet down old men, I'm tracking a bird through your well manicured lawn!! hehe

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  6. Wow, thanks!!! I'm so relieved it's a female and doesn't look anything like the male, so I wasn't missing something obvious.  It's super cool though, I got the male black-throated blue warbler in April of this year, and was a lifer for me then.  But now I have to change this to a 2019 bird!!!  Black-throatedBlueWarbler4.jpg.e638717d8e6435e7dcf986a47292a278.jpg

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  7. This little guy has really stumped me.  I would normally think it was a Palm Warbler due to the eyebrow and partial eye ring, but there's no yellow under his tail and the semi wing bar??  Then I thought Pine Warbler, but it looks like they have a complete eyering and no eyebrow, so that doesn't fit. I've gone through all my books, and I know I just must be missing it, like it's a female or juvenile (I hope - so I don't feel so bad about not being able to id him).  Thanks to everyone here, I love this forum/group 🙂

    Seen November in Palm Beach County, FL

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  8. 54 minutes ago, Benjamin said:

    The second largest birds here are Dowitchers- now the real challenge is separating the two, which at the best of times is extremely hard. The rightmost bird in both photos looks like a classic Short-billed to me, notice the relatively short bill and brownish coloration. That said, I'm inclined to go for Long-billed for the leftmost bird and perhaps the few around it- notice the very long bill and dark all-gray coloration, as well as the fact that it appears slightly larger overall than the Short-billed on the right.

    WOW, so it's totally normal that the two birds (long and short bill) all congregate together?  That's so cool!

  9. I posted these photos as links in another post, but realized it's better if I upload the photos instead. 

    There are 4 different birds in these photos, I have id'ed the Willet, the Ruddy, and the Sanderling.  I'm trying to ID the second largest birds with the really long nose.  I'm thinking it might be a Dowitcher or Yellowleg.  Any ideas/advice to help id?  They were seen in November in the Florida Keys. 

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  10. I got lots of views but only one reply, so I'm wondering if people prefer I post the pictures instead of links.

    Seen in August last year, these are 2 different birds, the larger one I think is a Semipalmated Sandpiper; the smaller one a Least Sandpiper (although I'm not sure if he has yellow legs or not). 

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    Is the bird that's looking up in this picture the same larger one in the first picture, or a different bird altogether?? 

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    I'll create a second post for the other shorebirds.  THanks!

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  11. All seen in the Florida Keys, time of year noted before each group of photos.  I have 2 shorebird books (in addition to my bird app), and I'm still not positive on the ID's. 

    Seen in August last year, these are 2 different birds, the larger one I think is a Semipalmated Sandpiper; the smaller one a Least Sandpiper (although I'm not sure if he has yellow legs or not). 

    1. https://photos.app.goo.gl/gEzfJmZdK7HdfpP96

    2. https://photos.app.goo.gl/iipJJWqu493twnGR9

    3. https://photos.app.goo.gl/BRqizPovKHBbQzG59 (these are only the smaller ones from the first picture)

    Is the bird that's looking up in this picture the same larger one in the first picture, or a different bird altogether?? 
    4. https://photos.app.goo.gl/kXvczT3C9CwfT9ay9

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    These were seen in November last year.  I think there are 4 different birds here, all taking an afternoon nap.  I know the largest one is a Willet, and the one with orange legs is the Ruddy Turnstone.

    I need help on the smallest ones with the all white belly and the one with a long beak (not the Willet).  I think the long beak one is a Lesser Yellowleg. 

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/ybcZBuVzwviJGEDJA

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/j78PNjax2PU7SswN6

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  12. I saw this little guy on a little island in the intercoastal waterway in Palm Beach FL, last week.  While in the field I thought it was a pine warbler, but after reviewing the pictures at home, I realized there's no streaking on his chest, and the coloring didn't seem right.  I looked through my birding app, but can't seem to find one that fits.  Any ideas or help is much appreciated! 

    Thanks all!!

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/X4RNQgdaYydV5F1h8

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/uLEedmRE9oY7uyVo9

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