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  1. Took this picture yesterday at a fish hatchery in central KY. I thought it was one of the dozens of barn swallows skimming bugs off the ponds, but when I went back to look at it the tail was wrong. Help!
  2. Thank you! I've never heard a Carolina Wren sing like that before, so I never would have figured it out! Much appreciated!
  3. I have never uploaded audio here, so I apologize in advance if I do it wrong. I heard these two bird songs today in central KY and I can't place them. Probably nothing too exciting, but I would like some help figuring out what they are 🙂. The second shorter vid may be a tufted titmouse, but I thought it sounded a little strange. Thank you! IMG_2505.MOV IMG_2506.MOV
  4. Ahh, I got so excited about the peregrine falcon for a minute! I definitely see the Kestrel facial stripes now. Thank you all!
  5. Hi guys, I took these pics at a fishery in Kentucky earlier this morning. I think all the pics are ospreys, but I would appreciate a confirmation! I also thought in that pics 3 and 4, the wing tips might be too smooth and uniform to be an osprey, so I'm second-guessing myself.
  6. Thank you! I've seen phoebes around but always forgot to record them, so that's another check mark on my ebird life list!
  7. Any ideas what this could be? It was sitting on a power line with an insect in its mouth in these pictures. Maybe some kind of flycatcher? Sorry for the quality, I tried to turn the brightness up as much as I could to make it easier to see. Taken in central KY in late June a couple weeks ago.
  8. I thought it did, but now I am second guessing myself! Oh well. Whatever it was will be one of my life's great mysteries.
  9. I didn't think so, because I thought it looked bigger and longer, and had a long thin neck like a crane does. However, it does fit the best with the coloration, and I was driving, so I didn't want to look at it for too long. Could have been a red-tailed hawk! Maybe I'll see it again and get a better look next time I go out 🙂
  10. I was running errands earlier today and while I was driving, a large bird flew across the interstate towards a farm. I couldn't get a good look at it or a picture. It was great blue heron or sandhill crane sized - very large. It was pale on its underside, but what struck me most was that it had what looked like rufous red tail feathers that were fanned out as it flew away from me. I can't find any pictures of sandhill cranes or blue herons with this coloration. Any ideas? This was in central KY.
  11. I went birding today in central KY and need help IDing a few that I saw. For the first one, pics 1 and 2, I think it was a vireo, but it was far away and my camera wanted to focus on all the tree branches instead, so I didn't get many good pics. It may just be wishful thinking, but I think I see a hint of red eyes - possible red eyed vireo? The second bird in pic 3 (not a vireo) was sitting very still and waiting for me to leave. Thanks in advance! 1 & 2: 3:
  12. Ah, that's what I thought. I got excited for a second because I thought it looked a little light to be a house sparrow. I'll keep looking! Thanks!
  13. Saw this bird on a fence near a bison enclosure in central KY the a couple days ago. May just have been a little house sparrow, but I'm always hoping for something more exciting! 🙂 Any help is appreciated!
  14. I didn't manage to get a recording, so I can't remember exactly what it sounded like, but I am confident it wasn't a Bell's. It was hopping from branch to branch and singing, so it was hard to get a good picture, but I like warbling vireo based on the colors. Listening to the warbling vireo's song on ebird, I am not 100% that that is what I heard, but I am more inclined towards WAVI than BEVI. Thanks for the help! 🙂
  15. I do not know about Bell's vireo - I know it wasn't doing that scratchy scribble-sounding BEVI song. Also, where I was birding central KY is a little far east for Bell's. Definitely not ruling it out though, I would love to spot a Bell's vireo here! I don't suppose it could be a blue-headed vireo? It may be a trick of the light, but it looks like the chin is lighter than the cheeks and head.
  16. Hi guys, I was birding yesterday in central KY and got some semi-blurry pictures that I need help identifying. I think the first is a flycatcher species based on the wing bars, but not sure which. I don't know about the second species. I thought it might be a titmouse, but I thought the call sounded odd. Sorry for the bad quality. 1. Flycatcher? 2-4. Maybe a titmouse
  17. Hi guys, I have two IDs. Both were in central KY today. The first is some type of flycatcher, but I don't know which species. I believe the other two are Baltimore orioles, a male and a female, but I have never actually seen one in person before, so correct me if I am wrong! 1 & 2 - flycatcher 3. male BAOR 4. female BAOR
  18. Thanks everyone! Looks like I need to work on my swallow ID skills! 🙂
  19. Sorry for the bad quality. This is the clearest picture I got. I know it's probably a long shot, but could anyone tell me what this is? I am pretty sure it was either a northern rough-winged swallow or a bank swallow with the body shape and the colors. It was skimming over a pond earlier this afternoon in central KY.
  20. Thank you! I had a suspicion they were, but the coloration threw me off.
  21. Let's try this again - let me know if it does not attach. Sorry about that! Saw these in a pond in KY and I thought their coloration was interesting. Possibly domestic mallards?
  22. Saw these ducks at a pond in KY recently. The coloration was interesting - possibly just domestic mallards?
  23. Saw these ducks at a local pond recently. The coloration was interesting - possibly just domestic mallards?
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