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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)
  16. Seen today, Salt Lake City, Utah I keep going back and forth between Lincoln and Savanna. What do you think? Thanks!! These are the best photos I have, I never saw it's front side.
  17. Taken today, Salt Lake City Utah I believe these are Long-billed Dowitchers (this would be a lifer). Not super confident with shorebirds. Thanks for the help! With Black-necked Stilt
  18. @AlexHenry Thanks for the feedback! I should have mentioned that I was not sure if this was the same bird or not. Just to clarify, you think all three photos are Anna's? I was thinking and hopping it was Anna's because this would be a lifer!
  19. Photos were taken last week, in Strawberry Arizona (northern Arizona) The lighting was pretty harsh, I wish I could have had a better angle and light. The photos were cropped and brightened up, but the shadows still throw the colors off and can make things tricky (originals photos are at the bottom). According to eBird the likely choices were Anna's or Broad-tailed. Thanks for your help! #1 #2 #3 . . . . . in case you wanted to see the original photos. #1 #2 #3
  20. @Seanbirds Thanks! After my post, I reviewed some more of the sighting data on ebird and what you have in your comment makes the most sense according to the data. Thanks for the confirmation, these are two new lifers for me 🙂
  21. I took a spring break trip to Arizona this last week. I was pleased to find several black looking hawks at first I figured they were Common Black Hawks, then I learned about Zone-tailed Hawks and now I am not sure. The best comparison resource I have found is here, but I am still unsure. The following are two different birds in two different areas but both in central Arizona, and both with eBird listing each as a possibility for the location. Thanks for your help! Bird # 1 (2 shots) - at the grand canyon south rim and Bird #2 (only saw in perched position) - at dead horse state park, Cottonwood, Arizona
  22. Taken last week, Southeastern Utah. I initially thought this was a Ferruginous Hawk, then after looking at the photos I just want to make sure this is not a light morph Red-Tailed Hawk (faint belly band?) Thoughts? Thanks!
  23. 2/21/21 Salt Lake County, Utah I am pretty sure this is a Golden Eagle, just making sure it is not a juvenile Bald Eagle. Thanks for the help!
  24. Taken Yesterday, Salt Lake City, Utah. This Red-tailed Hawk seems to have a weird beak. this is abnormal right? what do you think caused this?
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