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Posted November 20, 2019
Posted November 19, 2019
11/19/19 SW Ohio Green winged teal on left for size comparison. Rufous head, Black and White rump, overall gray.
Posted November 1, 2019
Edited November 1, 2019 by John Landon
SW ohio 10 /22 Middle image Dunlin, chunky with down-curved bill. ? Very poor top image, Stilt? Bottom Greater Yellowlegs, grey bill base.
Posted October 20, 2019
SW ohio 10/20 ,Immature Herring or Lesser Black Backed?
Black -Throated First year female, does not show dark throat.This was taken recently as an example.
Posted October 18, 2019
Posted October 14, 2019
Just interesting, left is blue, right is yellow.
Posted October 4, 2019
I would agree with Golden on 3, due to bill size, overall color, and tail projection.
Thrush from different angle.
A couple of ID ‘s in question.
Posted September 30, 2019
Thanks all, with respects to the finch, the Black bill and feet don’t mean much for field marks?
Posted September 29, 2019
Today, Pine warbler? Tennessee ?, Savannah ?, Goldfinch. ... Black bill and dark feet are throwing me off Lesser?
Posted September 27, 2019
Brewers? And Connecticut?
Posted September 11, 2019
Edited September 11, 2019 by John Landon
Poor lighting conditions, Ohio. 2 and 3 are same bird, different angle, 6 and 7 same bird. 4 looks like Blackburnian immature.
Posted September 1, 2019
Behavior would nail down Spotted quickly.When it landed, did it “twerk” its rump? Relative size would also help as there is no good reference .Sparrow size, Thrush size?
Without knowing the relative size, my guess would be Dunlin due to wing pattern and long droopy bill. Not enough to count but at least an educated guess.
Posted August 28, 2019
Maturity of the bird, this is a Least taken recently, it was no bigger than my thumb.
Second image, the back leg out from the shadows is light. The wing tips do not extend past tail. The rufous on back and the slightly down curved thick bill says Least.
I agree a full grown adult will be significantly larger than this first year bird.
Posted August 27, 2019
Posted August 26, 2019
This is a first year Glaucous-Winged .
Posted August 21, 2019
These are 2 different birds. Added the obvious Yellow , with the banded tail, for comparison. It is probable that they are all Yellow, but immature birds take some extra effort, hence my posting. Additional images, different birds.
The thrushes and cuckoos descended en masses in this sycamore grove , feasting on crawly things. Most of the Cuckoos were Yellow, but one seemed different.No banding on tail, but showing yellow lower mandible ,at least at base. Iris and orbital ring are different.Thanks, Top,Black,no tail banding/iris and ring, bottom Yellow.
Posted August 20, 2019
Based on the vocalization alone, all I can offer is a recently fledged bird that is hanging around near its nest calling for food from the parents. Were adult birds around? Youngsters of all species will make a ruckus for more food, exposing them to predators.
Wow ,that is one of the few Piping I have seen that doesn’t have 3 or more bands attached to it. Lucky Goose.