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AlexHenry last won the day on November 27 2021

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  1. Definitely a Yellow-throated Warbler. The throat is yellow
  2. This definitely does not look like a Lesser Black-backed, definitely not
  3. First bird is definitely a Greater Yellowlegs (first two photos)
  4. If I saw these in the field, I’d probably call them “Greater/Lesser Scaup” unless I got closer looks. Hopefully someone else can give a better answer. I also do not know the status of Scaups there, if one is more expected than the other or if they are both possible. Knowing that may or may not help answer the question
  5. Haha just a guess, could be wrong but I’d say I have at least a 50/50 shot at getting it right
  6. Agreed, I think it’s a Lesser as well. You can always leave it unidentified though as the picture is a bit ambiguous
  7. I’ve been tricked by these before as well. The issue is that migrant female Mourning Warblers can be extremely difficult to get a clear look at, making it difficult to rule out Connecticut. Generally you want to focus on size, shape, and behavior as much as (or more than) plumage, when identifying these. Connecticut is bigger, chunkier, and shorter-tailed, and tends to walk along the ground more like a thrush. Mourning Warblers behave more like a Common Yellowthroat, in that they also favor dense tangles of vegetation close to the ground, but they tend to hop around (not walking; hopping or short little flights) and perch on little sticks in the vegetation.
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