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  1. Seen July 21st, Wasatch Mountains, Salt Lake City, Utah Is this an American Three-toed Woodpecker? The alternative would be female Hairy Woodpecker. These photos show no barring on the back, but I read rocky mountain populations have less barring. I think I see just three toes. The patterns on the sides seem to be different then an Hairy Woodpecker. Never seen an American Three-toed Woodpecker before. Thanks for the help!
  2. haha, yeah not the best photo. I think we are seeing the front of the bird as it is looking to the right. My sister also had a video: video-1627163427.mp4
  3. My sister sent this photo to me. Images taken in Charlotte, North Carolina. Black and white warbler? really not too sure here. Thanks!
  4. Seen near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina on the sound side of the island. Not sure if this is an American Black Duck or a Hybrid? Thanks for the help!
  5. Seen 6/15/21 Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina. These photos were the only photos I got of each bird. Early morning made for tough photography conditions. Thanks for the help! 1. 2. is this just a weird angle on a eastern towhee?
  6. Seen 6/14/21 Shenandoah National Park , Virginia. Pretty sure this is a Acadian Flycatcher. Let me know what you think. Thanks!
  7. Just got back from a big USA road trip and I am just staring to go through my photos. These two photos show birds photographed early in the morning with low light. Seen near Lexington, Nebraska 6/7/21 . Thanks for the help!!
  8. oh wow, I feel silly for asking considering how often I see California gulls. ! I just did a bit more research and I am guessing these are second summer California Gulls? Still getting these different plumage patterns down!
  9. Seen Yesterday, Salt Lake City . Thanks for the help!! Closeup Some of the same birds in flight
  10. Seen today, Salt Lake City, Utah I am guessing Dusky Flycatcher, but still have a long way to go on flycatcher ID. Thanks for the help!
  11. @Tony Leukering What do you mean by "First we’d" , Thanks for your help!
  12. Seen today - Near Salt Lake City, Utah. eBird shows reports of a common tern at this location. I think I might have found it. Compared to a Forster's Tern, I think the breast seems to be more grey and but the beak is a bit in the shadows and is hard to get the detail to be confident. Or Is my bias toward wanting to find a common tern clouding my judgment here? Thanks for your help! Lower left side, with Caspian Terns. Close up with a large crop
  13. Photos taken yesterday, Great Salt Lake Utah. This group of sandpipers were off in the distance. This was the best photo I could get, the lighting makes it more difficult to ID. Thanks for your help! The far right bird looks a bit different then the rest. another photo I think this is the same group.
  14. Here is a closeup of the first three from left to right.
  15. Taken Today - South Shore of the Great Salt Lake, Utah There have been a variety of sandpipers spotted here recently. This photo might have a couple different species. Is the far left a Sanderling? The others it seems must be either Western Sandpiper, Baird's, or Semipalmated Sandpiper. I am a shorebird rookie. Thanks for the help!! ( I do have more close up shots of individuals, let me know if need more photos)
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