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  1. Comments from Jerry Friedman and Brian Rusnica prompted me to do some further research. In the publication 'Hawks From Every Angle' there is a photograph (RS02) of a juvenile Eastern Red-shouldered Hawk with the pale comma-shaped wing panels and pale mottling along the upperwing coverts identical to the poster's images. As stated, the buffy colored crescents on top of the primaries have convinced me that this is a Red-shouldered. I learn so much here.
  2. Welcome to the Whatbird Community. I would guide you to a site called "The Feather Atlas". I think you are on the right track. Your feathers may have belonged to a Red-bellied Woodpecker. I am not an expert.
  3. Looks like a juvenile Red-tailed Hawk with pale mottling along upperwing coverts and pale primary wing panels. I am not an expert.
  4. I change my ID to Franklin's based on location re @Tanager 101. I should have looked at ebird before jumping in. Sorry
  5. Could be a Sage Thrasher. It has yellow eyes and kinda matches your discription.
  6. Looks like a fall adult male Yellow Warbler.
  7. Looks like a Rhinocerous Auklet to me as well. Seems to have a yellow tinge to its bill. I've no experience with this species.
  8. Thanks for the discussion folks. I considered blackpoll but didn't want to report without confidence. There are both Blackpolls and Bay-breasted being reported locally. The little nuances I learn from you folks make me a better birder and I will try to help other novists whenever possible.
  9. Yeah. I was just trying to get lots of photos with the intent of doing my best to sort it out at home. It does look like the first two photos could be of the same bird. Thanks Quiscalus quiscula.
  10. Mornin'. I was out birding yesterday afternoon in Nova Scotia and was lucky enough to be on the top of a hardwood hill when a flock of mixed warblers moved through the upper canopy. I snapped as many pictures (mostly bad) as I could and have been working on IDs. I'm cross-eyed from looking through my guides and could use a little help to point me in the right direction. For context I've identified Northern Parula,Nashville,Magnolia, Black-throated Green and Blue Warblers. Thanks for having a look.
  11. I'm with Avery. Pale greenish-yellow underside, long,bicolored bill and UnTC reaching more than halfway to the tip of the tail,creating short-tailed appearance. Connecticut. 2-0
  12. Exact same underwing pattern as the lead female Northern Shoveler. IMO a male Northern Shoveler.
  13. I think I can see the feet and they aren't yellow so I believe that would rule out Blackpoll. Thanks for your qiuck response Birds are cool.
  14. This would be a new bird for me so looking for help. Thanks. Nova Scotia this morning.
  15. I think Dusky Grouse, but a Sooty Grouse is so similar and their ranges overlap, I can't be sure. Maybe the experts can give you a positive ID.
  16. I like juvenile Ring-billed Gulls for all three.
  17. Let us welcome you to the Whatbird Community Sam.
  18. I believe the second bird is a young subadult Lesser Black-backed Gull. My research has shown that it may be transitioning from the second summer to the third winter. Smallish,rounded head; slender straight bill; and long wings of this bird helps to separate it from similarly plumaged Great Black-backed Gulls. The white head and upper breast with moderate streaking are not uncommon in this species at this age in late summer. Birds of this age often show pink legs, but some could have yellow legs as well. I am no expert and give credit to "Gulls Simplified" by Pete Dunne and Kevin T. Karlson for my comments.
  19. Yeah. I saw that too. I just can't find anything else given the giss and posture.
  20. I'm in the Bay-breasted camp.Some Light streaking on the back, buffy wash on flanks and under tail. Also I think we would detect a little orange on the legs and feet on some of the images if it was a Blackpoll.
  21. Looks like an Acadian Flycatcher to me.
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