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Everything posted by gpoole

  1. Most likely a Hermit but the buffy breast gives me pause. Thanks.........Nova Scotia this morning
  2. I won't be doubting you folks. Blackburnian it is. I find that if I attempt an ID on this site and I am wrong, (which I often am) the field marks that are given for the correct identification tend to sink in and stick.
  3. Thanks to all for taking the time to look and explain how you arrived at your conclusions. These tips will help.
  4. I just returned from a hike in Halifax, Nova Scotia. I would like a little help before I report. Pics #1 & #2 are the same bird and I think Philadelphia Vireo or Warbling. Either would be a first for me. Pics #3, #4, and #5 are the same bird. There is such a yellow/green wash over the bird from the foliage, I'm confused. I don't expect an ID from pic #6, but you folks on this site always surprise me. Thanks for taking a look.
  5. I see. Better wait for the experts. Note: an EAWP would also have a longer primary projection.
  6. Perhaps an Eastern Phoebe (EAPH)with a round,dark-capped head, white throat, and black bill.
  7. The pale translucent crescent across the outer primaries suggests a Red-shouldered Hawk. Wait for the experts.
  8. Lots of Yellow Warblers and Common Yellowthroats along the hiking trail at Crystal Cresent Provincial Park in Nova Scotia this morning. I am unsure of these two warblers and could use some help. I believe the photos are of the same two birds but can't be sure. Thanks for taking a look.
  9. Thanks, Peromyscus. I'll wait and see if anyone can pin down the first bird before I submit my list for today.
  10. Sea watching from a point this morning in Nova Scotia. A great morning once the fog moved off with no wind and calm seas. Many Shearwaters flew low to the water, and I managed a couple of photos of smaller birds that overtook and passed the Shearwaters. They both had rapid wingbeats. The first bird may be a Murre of some kind or a Razorbill and the second an Atlantic Puffin. Can you folks confirm or suggest something else? Thanks (oh, The photos have been cropped but not altered. )
  11. Please disregard my guess but not my welcome. Tree Swallows don't have white tails.
  12. Perhaps a Tree Swallow. They like to sit on cables and their song is kind of tinkling. Welcome to the WhatBird community.
  13. Might be a Say's Phoebe as per Peromyscus as I think there is visible rufous showing under the tail in the 4th picture.
  14. The first bird is a Lark Sparrow distinguished by its unique bold facial pattern. The second bird may be a House Wren with its plain brown crown, thin slightly curved bill, and lack of discernible eyebrow. The third bird looks to be a flycatcher but I'm not confident, perhaps a Willow. (just a stab so wait for the experts)
  15. Thanks, @Avery I was leaning adult (eastern) as well and will report as such.
  16. Is this an Ipswich Savannah Sparrow? Nova Scotia this Morning. Thanks for having a look.
  17. I have just one blurry picture of this woodpecker in Nova Scotia this morning. Looked to be about the size of a Hairy Woodpecker. My guess is a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker but I am unsure. Thanks
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