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  1. This grasshopper has much to learn before he can snatch the pebble from the hand. Thanks.
  2. Thanks for the conversation. You folks are always most helpful. I'll report my mystery gull as a Herring.
  3. Thanks @IKLland. I originally thought it was a crow, so you are probably right. I thought it was too small to be a raven. It's just, when I looked at the photo, it looked like the tail was wedge shaped. As well, the gull looks like a Herring but it just seems so much smaller than the gull behind and had a smaller bill. I'll keep at it. Thanks again.
  4. I took a bunch of pictures this morning on a beach in Nova Scotia. I'm having trouble with the middle gull in this picture. I've tried my best but can't nail it down. Pink legs, yellow eye, black primaries, red spot on the bill but seems much smaller than the Herring Gull in the rear. I keep going round in circles so please put this to rest for me. Thanks. ( I think I see another bird between the gulls)
  5. Looks good for a Laughing Gull. Note: Horizonal profile and black wing tips that are acutely pointed and extend well beyond the the tail. My reference material says "The dark hood is replaced by mostly white head with a dark ear patch and scattered dark markings on the crown in the winter." (Gulls Simplified). I am not an expert.
  6. @Bobby D I'm having second thoughts after looking at these photos again. Lesser Yellowlegs have shorter and darker bills. At first glance #3 seems to fit the bill (no pun intended) but it may be angled away from the camera making it seem shorter. Also, I think I can see the bill is slightly upturned,and the body is quite angular, leaning towards Greater so please wait for more experienced birders to comment.
  7. I am not an expert so wait for comments from more experienced birders. This bird looks more like a Ring-billed than a Mew Gull. Mew's have a shorter neck and a more compact body. Also, a rounder head and a more petite bill. Great pictures.
  8. That locks it then. Thanks so much gents.
  9. Today at Crystal Cresent Provincial Park, Nova Scotia. I think I have a Horned Grebe and a Thick-billed Murre. Thanks.
  10. I took this picture this morning at Crystal Cresent Provincial Park in Nova Scotia and reported it on E-bird as a Robin. I was told by an experienced birder that it is a Redwing. What do the experts say? Thanks
  11. Certainly not doubting ID. Question. With a short and stocky body and short legs as well as many narrow bands on the tail, What features on on pic.#2 rule out a juvenile light morph Broad-wing Hawk? I'm just looking to improve. Thanks
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