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Everything posted by smittyone@cox.net

  1. I assume it's a sandpiper. But which one? Shots are several years old, taken in August in western Iowa.
  2. They were seen in western Iowa in September 2017. I'm leaning toward some kind of flycatcher. But can you really determine Alder, Acadian, etc. at this stage? I think Eastern Wood Peewee is the most prevalent in this area. At least that's what I see the most.
  3. Seen in May 2020 in western Iowa. There were Barn, Cliff, and Tree swallows all flying in the area at the time.
  4. Pic was taken in September 2020 in eastern Iowa. I think this is a female (Myrtle) Yellow-rumped Warbler. I just needed a 2nd opinion.
  5. Seen at DeSoto wildlife reserve waaay back in April 2021. Are these Least Sandpipers?
  6. Never mind. They both are. But is it a juvenile or non-breeding adult?
  7. Thanks blackburnian. Then what's this one? I've been calling it it a Semi-palmated. Same location, but in September 2015.
  8. Seen at DeSoto wildlife reserve waaay back in April 2021. There were sandpipers around, butt, he was the only plover that was there.
  9. Photographed in Council Bluffs, Iowa, way back in November 2019. Maybe a domestic duck and Crested Duck hybrid? Intergrade?
  10. This bird was photographed in NW missouri last week. Is it an adult female or an immature male?
  11. Unfortunately this is the best photo I managed to get. It's heavily cropped, and was never in focus to begin with. The other shots of it are even more out of focus.
  12. Seen 2 weeks ago in NW Missouri. Could this be a Wurdemann's Great Blue Heron?
  13. No pinkish red skin between the bill and the eye, eye appears black, not red, legs appear darkish, but not redish. That's why I'm still thinking Glossy.
  14. Updating (correcting) my archives, again. I placed this image in the White-faced Ibis folder, but I think it's actually a Glossy Ibis. Photo was taken in October 2022 at Loess Bluffs NWR in NW Missouri.
  15. I didn't either. Apparently they only display it when there's a predator nearby and/or they feel threatened
  16. I'm sure you're right. I did photograph a Swainson's a few days earlier on the other side of the lake. What threw me was the Merlin App heard two different thrushes. Regrettably, I deleted that file, so can't recall what two thrushes were suggested by Merlin, but I definitely remember that Swainson's wasn't one of them.
  17. Seen yesterday at Lake Manawa in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Both images were taken a few minutes apart in the same area. But I'm not certain if they're both the same bird.
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