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  1. Saw this flock from quite a ways away. Pretty certain they are White Ibis but seeking confirmation. Observed today June 13, 2020 in East Texas (Smith County).
  2. Unless a juvenile’s behavior is vastly different than an adult, hopping along the ground does not sound right at all for a flycatcher.
  3. Foremost, I am loath to post pictures of such poor quality. I will spare you the several excuses for why they are bad. We spotted this one at dusk—solitary and hopping along the ground in a field. Its breast is yellow with dark grayish head and back. I included the pathetic attempt with the flash so the wing feathers can be seen from a posterior view. Taken yesterday in East Texas (Smith County).
  4. What of the white “collar” around the neck?
  5. Observed in East Texas (Gregg County) on April 1. Approximately crow-size.
  6. Observed today in Northeast Texas (Marion County). Would be a lifer for me and a spring migrant, so not very familiar with the species. I believe it is a Black-Throated Green Warbler and looking for confirmation. Thanks!
  7. Photos taken today (as you can tell--shooting against sunlight) in Northeast Texas (Marion County). I'm leaning toward Scarlet Tanager--body is more drab and more contrast between body color and wing color. Also appears to have a slightly more slender bill.
  8. I’m fairly certain this is a Licoln’s Sparrow which would be a lifer for me. Was wanting to get a confirmation on the ID. Seen today (4/16/2020) in East Texas (Tyler).
  9. Just when I thought I had this down! Appears to have the blocky head of the Cooper’s but chest markings and squarish tail seem more like Sharp-Shinned. Seen today (2/4/2020) in East Texas (Tyler). IMG_9132.MOV
  10. Observed only once before she took flight. Managed to get this picture. Seen yesterday morning in Houston, TX.
  11. Having a hard time pegging this one. I have a feeling it is going to end up being an Eastern Phoebe, but it doesn't look right to me. Taken yesterday in East Texas (Tyler).
  12. Heard this loud song whilst driving by. Had a yellow chest and appeared to have a brown streak near center of breast. Back feathers appeared brownish. I did not have my binoculars and could not stop for longer observation. Any help would be appreciated. Seen in East Texas (Van Zandt County) yesterday. Thanks! 76BDAC48-B330-493D-8813-F0A939A9F8CC.MOV
  13. Taken today in East Texas (Tyler): I think the bright orange is good for Baltimore, but there has been an influx of Orchard Oriole sightings in the area. My first time seeing either. Requesting confirmation. Thank you!
  14. Taken in East Texas (Tyler) yesterday. I apologize about the photo quality etc., etc.... (will spare you the story about why they are so bad). I have limited experience observing both species. Did not get a good look at this one, but then dismissed it as an Indigo Bunting when I saw several Indigo Buntings around the feeders this morning. However, looking back at this picture, it appears this one may have rufous wingbars and a larger beak than the Indigo's i observed this morning. Enough here to say for sure one way or the other? Thank you!
  15. Taken this morning in East Texas (Tyler). Almost certain on the ID, but this is a would-be lifer, and looking for confirmation. Thanks!
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