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Everything posted by mfoster.vt

  1. Thanks Bird Nuts. Just looked off. Probably due to distance and lighting.
  2. I was at a spot in Vermont where a Hoary Redpoll had been sighted. I found that bird and it was a lifer for me. While there I took some quick photos of a bunch of Common Mergansers and one Ring billed gull on the CT river just to document them. Looking at the photos (I was trying to be sure of the ID on the Ring Billed Gull) I noticed this darker duck in the group. Smaller than the Common Mergansers, looks to have a dark bill and perhaps a light or white collar. All I can think of is a female Hooded merganser, but it just doesn't quite look right for that. These birds were at quite a dis
  3. Got this pic today in Maine. I had it tagged as a Nashville Warbler but just decided to run it through the Merlin app. It suggested a Virginia's Warbler. I have to say it does resemble a Virginia's warbler, but it would be way out of its territory here. Just wonder what folks here might think. Only pic I have. That orange puff on the breast is interesting.
  4. Thanks for the confirmation. The bird was yellow enough that my initial impression was a pine warbler. But then I saw that vireo like appearance and then I just concentrated on getting some shots of it.
  5. Got these pics today. Unfortunately the focus was not spot on, but I think they are good enough for an ID. There were several Red-Eyed Vireos in the same location, but this one seems yellow enough to make me consider Philadelphia. Just wondering what folks here think.
  6. Thanks akandula. That was in my yard, so it is a yard bird, a county bird and a lifer. Awesome!
  7. Forgot to mention this was early morning light and everything had a blue hue.
  8. I got these pics today of this bird that I think may be an Olive-Sided Flycatcher. There have been a few sightings of these in my immediate area. Want to be sure because this is a lifer if it is correct.
  9. Thanks Birdbrain. I didn't know it took that long to get full adult plumage.
  10. I got this pic today and I'm pretty sure it is an unusual Redstart. It was singing the Redstart song, but had me confused looking at it in the field. I would think it is a male since it was singing and really doesn't have the coloration of a female. My guess is it is just a wierdo. Any other thoughts?
  11. So I have also put this to some local experts and our eBird reviewers for the county. One suggestion that seems to fit well is female hooded warbler. They have a more olive color to the back, no wing bars, black beak and a yellow cheek. Habitat is right as well, as they like the understory which is where I saw this. What do you all think about that as an ID?
  12. Birdbrain, I am thinking you are right. It all looked kind of right for a Prothonatary, yet it did not have the bright yellow I see in pictures. On top of that I have some great photos of a Blue-Winged warbler (male) that I saw today and I heard another in a location near where I saw this bird. I'd love to make it a Prothonatary, but it looks better for female blue winged to me. Thanks.
  13. OK, now you have me going. I know there was a Prothonatary Warbler in far eastern VT that I did not go to see last year. I attached a photo of the bird unedited. I usually do not do this as I shoot in RAW specifically so I can get the best colors and minimize noise. This is a bit washed out because of no processing. I got another pic, but it is exactly the same.
  14. ;Got this pic today of a bird that had been on the ground by a small rivulet, not in the canopy. This was in a mature hardwood forest. I got no song and no look at the bird from the side. Looks like maybe a pine warbler, but it may be impossible to ID. TIA g
  15. Thanks to you both. I know there is a spectrum, but these 3 stood out. There were several others that seemed probable, but not definitive enough to call. 'Thanks.
  16. Got these pics today. I was mostly scoping and counting a large flock of geese (over 1200) and spotted several candidates for Cackling geese while doing so. I then shot pics of the whole flock. They were on a distant shore, so these pics are highly cropped. I looked through about 2 dozen pics I had of them. There were multiple geese that I would say are candidates for hybrids, but these seemed to stand out as probably Cackling. Just seeing what folks here think. The 2 on the left in this photo The one in the center foreground here.
  17. Thanks everyone. I saw a bunch of Lesser Black Gulls today with varying plumages and have a better handle on them. I am not on the coast, so all seabirds provide challenges to me.
  18. I have been hoping to see some Marbled Godwit here at Pea Island, NC but have come up blank, till today. I think. I took a couple of pics of these far off birds just to see if I could ID them, and I think that they are the Godwits. Only wish I could have been closer for the photos. Just want to confirm my ID. Second pic is cropped from the first.
  19. I got these pics today and really don't know what the bird is. It seems likely for a Pomarine Jaeger, but I really can't say as I have never seen one before. There were 2 flying togetherWish the camera had acquired better focus .
  20. Thanks. I think the blue color really fooled me. Reason I posted it was the wings didn't look right. Blue color may have been some reflection.
  21. I am pretty sure this is a little blue heron. Doesn't quite fit what I have seen before and I'm not sure I've ever caught one in flight. Nothing else seems to fit.
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