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Everything posted by egosnell2002

  1. Looks more like Brown-headed. Although it's hard to tell from this, the eye looks dark, and the bill is short and stout, whereas Bronzed is more elongated. Bronzed also have more stocky body proportions, especially the neck. This bird appears slimmer overall.
  2. Yeah, I wasn't really suggesting Gos, it's just a possibility, but yes almost definitely Cooper's. And the flycatcher is definitely a Pewee, which is actually in a separate genus than the empidonax genus. Peeps are tough to grasp, you just have to see a couple thousand of each until it gets easier. I find Leasts in general much browner overall, except for the juvs which are actually quite reddish, with very distinct whitish stripes on the mantle, which several of your birds have. Here's one of my favourite experiences with Leasts: https://ebird.org/canada/view/checklist/S50620812
  3. 1. Agreed with Cooper's, although Goshawk would be hard to rule out here 2. I could see it as a red-shouldered for sure but tough to call from that 3. Eastern Wood-Pewee 4. Hmm, giving me a Semipalmated vibe but I would actually say it's probably Least. I don't think it's a juv like the others so that could be throwing me off 5. Least 6. Least 7. Spotted 8. Solitary
  4. Tern for me, probably can't go past that. Looks like Common/Forster's, the last picture makes it look like either an immature one of those or Black tern to me though.
  5. Have a look at the curlews with long bills, it might set on a closer track
  6. I don't know, personally, I can't see this as a Boat-billed. I've seen plenty of Kiskadees that when it flies up you think the bill is huge, but it's really not when compared to boat-billed. It is called boat-billed flycatcher for a reason. Kiskadee seems fine to me here. I might look back in a few hours and see if my mind has changed...
  7. That would make much more sense timing wise, but I really can't see this bird as one. Unless the picture is altered to the point where the breast bands are invisible, and if that's the case, then this bird is unidentifiable.
  8. Confirmed on all. I don't have a lot of experience with the yellow-bellied kingbirds, but I think it looks good for Couch's.
  9. Sorry! This is a ways off for a Hoary, pretty far into the Common side of things actually, so I think it's a pretty safe bet genetically. Tons of thick flank streaking, undertail streaking, big bill, and overall 'relatively' dark, and least for a Hoary. I understand the struggle, Hoary is one of the last 'easy' birds I need to pin down for my Ontario list before it starts getting really hard. It's interesting about the genetics as well, as there is several very distinct subspecies of each of Hoary and Common as well, just to make things even worse genetically speaking. This bird is a flammea, the 'intermediate' form of Common that's close to the exilipes form of Hoary.
  10. I think I'd agree with a Plover here, despite that not really making sense time of year wise. And you really don't have any options after that, just one, which is American Golden.
  11. Red-tailed Hawk. Structurally Goshawk's are slimmer (despite being the chunkiest accipter), and the back colouration would be more bluish, with horizontal barring in an adult, and much streakier on the whole front on a juvenile.
  12. Not sure on the passers, I feel like I should know them but to be honest I haven't heard any summer/spring birds for a few months now...
  13. I think I can pick out a Tennessee Warbler in the first one, not sure I can hear the second one, although I can maybe see it on the sonogram. Not sure on that one. The third might actually be a Red-winged Blackbird call, but I don't know if that's what you're referring too. Last reminds me of Yellow, but that doesn't seem right for the top of a canopy, maybe a variation of Tennessee.
  14. This is a first or second cycle Herring, I'd lean second. Bill and body structure of Ring-bills is smaller and thinner, and overall much less bulky and heavy. Ring-bills have pink legs as first cycles, but this bird is much dirtier then any first cycle Ring-billed would be, and again the structure is different.
  15. Yeah that's true, wasn't really sure what could be said about mine, since the pics are so bad. I was hoping it was a SB, but alas
  16. Yellowy shafts and red marking on the back of the head combined with the red malar makes it good for intergrade.
  17. Oh, cool that it's the same one! Good to know that there is enough coverage in that area for the same bird to be seen twice, good indication that if something rare was there, someone would find it! My pictures are in the eBird list, and I don't really see anything that points to them being different individuals, however, it's hard to tell. https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51096570
  18. Where was this? I had a Herring x Great Black-backed in the Collingwood Harbour a few weeks ago.
  19. Herring Gull. It's a tough one to explain, but I usually find Herring dirtier and smudgier, and Lesser Black-backed cleaner. If you see it fly, LBBGs have a much more contrasting white rump as well. Head profile is a good one too, Herring is much blockier in general then LBBG.
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