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Everything posted by egosnell2002

  1. Western Red-tailed Hawk. Not exactly sure on what subspecies...
  2. Agreed with Laughing. I actually flew to Nova Scotia for the weekend Dorian hit just to bird the hurricane, over 3 days I ended up eBirding exactly 1001 Laughers. Pretty amazing and terrible birding at the same time, watched a Bridled Tern fall out of the eye of the storm, and drown right in front of me...
  3. All are Common Yellowthroats, I'm thinking hatch year males for most/all
  4. Definitely an Accipiter (more pointy wings, longer thinner tail). Looks pretty spot on for Goshawk to me. Goshawks are an uncommon migrant, but perfect timing.
  5. I think I'd lean Black-chinned. Any shots of the wing projection?
  6. Myiarchus looks good for Ash-throated to me. Duck is a Mexican Mallard.
  7. I'm seeing mostly Common and Elegant for sure.
  8. Pretty sure it's eared, but tough to tell from these.
  9. Mallard. Pintail have slimmer bills, and generally slimmer bodied than Mallards. They also don't have a white tail.
  10. Gadwall, same bird as the other I think? Something I never really thought of as an ID point, but Gadwall have yellow legs, and pintails have greyish legs.
  11. All are house sparrows. The first three are all of a male, and the last is of a male on the right and a female on the left.
  12. Yeah I guess so. I feel like I've seen birds here this yellow, but maybe not. I'm looking through my old Florida photos, and I'd agree with yellow. Woops.
  13. A little tough, but I think Tennessee Warbler. Facial pattern/contrast isn't right for a vireo. I did seriously consider Orange-crowned though.
  14. Could be, maybe also a lighting thing, birds seem weirdly lit in this photo (rising/setting sun?)
  15. Green-winged Teal. Gadwall usually show a white wing patch, and a lighter face. GWTE also show a tan streak by the tail.
  16. I haven't fully read through all of the above discussion above, but yes, Turkey Vulture (Northern) is the expected species in Ontario, and for all of Canada and the US. It's really just a preference thing, both for the reviewer and what they want to put on the filter and the observer and what they want to put on their list. There's tons of subspecies for nearly everything, some counties here have Morning Dove (mainland) and others on the filter as well, despite them not actually being identifiable as far as I know. There's been some debate among eBird reviewers, and I think there was talk of either making things like Turkey Vulture (Northern) the only filter option, or just doing away with it in all counties to make it less confusing. I typically just eBird the highest taxonomic level the filter lets me if it's something like that you can't tell apart. Things like Yellow-rumped & Palm Warblers, Whote-crowned Sparrows, Dark-eyed Juncos, Northern Flickers, Downy Woodpeckers, Green-winged Teal and countless others, I usually only eBird to subspecies level if I actually get a good enough look at them to be sure, as the other subsp of these species are very possible, and not to mention visually identifiable, in Ontario. Basically a long way of saying, it's up to you what you want to eBird in terms of subspecies.
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