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  1. Whoa, great minds think alike (but fools rarely differ)! We're great minds, right? ?
  2. Awesome, thank you! Eastern Wood-Pewee, blurry subspecies ?
  3. Thanks! I was wondering what was happening there ?
  4. Is this a red-tailed hawk? Central KY last week. Also, any idea what's going on with the missing foot? Is it tucked up under the belly feathers and making them stick out?
  5. Any way to tell what type of flycatcher this is? Pics from central KY a few days ago. May be a long shot - my camera didn't want to focus through the trees and it wouldn't stay still.
  6. Thanks! I wasn't expecting nonbreeding plumage already so I wouldn't have guessed that!
  7. Central KY today. We're a little far south for ABDUs this time of year, so I think they're mallards, but I would like a second opinion!
  8. Awesome, thank you! This egret was definitely sticking out among all the blue/gray Great Blue Herons.
  9. Are these two pics of a red-tailed hawk? Additionally, in the second one is the hawk being chased by an eastern kingbird? Taken in central KY today. The wing shape in the first one is throwing me off a bit.
  10. I think this is a great egret, but I would like a second opinion because I didn't get a great shot of it and I can't tell for sure that it's not the white variation of a great blue heron. Taken in central KY this morning.
  11. Thank you! That's what I thought, but I'm always hoping for something exciting ?
  12. I'm going through all my pictures from yesterday and realizing I need ID help on more than I expected! These birds were foraging at a fish hatchery in central KY yesterday morning. They were too far away for me to ID, so I took these pics, but they're not super clear. Are they just European starlings or red-winged blackbirds whose identifying coloration isn't showing up well in the photos? There were a lot of RWBLs around. Possibly juveniles, maybe? Thank you!
  13. 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!
  14. Thank you! I've never heard a Carolina Wren sing like that before, so I never would have figured it out! Much appreciated!
  15. 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
  16. Ahh, I got so excited about the peregrine falcon for a minute! I definitely see the Kestrel facial stripes now. Thank you all!
  17. 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.
  18. Thank you! I've seen phoebes around but always forgot to record them, so that's another check mark on my ebird life list!
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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 ?
  22. 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.
  23. 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:
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