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Aidan B

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  1. The bottom left bird looks pretty good for a Fulmar. That middle bird is just an immature gull.
  2. It's a Yellow-rumped Warbler, you're just seeing it from the back with the rump hidden.
  3. From Wikipedia. Probably not the most accurate, but this was where I always go to figure out gull hybrid names. Western gulls and glaucous-winged gulls hybridise extensively in western North America between Washington and Oregon. This particular hybrid is sometimes known as the "Olympic gull", or "Puget Sound gull".[1] The persistence and backcrossing of hybrids is believed to be due to hybrid superiority, where hybrids exhibit higher evolutionary fitness than parent species in the hybrid zone
  4. Didn't even notice that! I guess I accidently tapped on the number once after I put in 2000 Snow Geese.
  5. I think so, though I totally could be wrong. The angle can really make a huge difference, and I don't see very many Slate-colored or Cismontanus here in sac. Here's a one I saw that looks somewhat similar to this bird. Flanks aren't as dark however. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/281111751 You guys are probably right though
  6. Looks pretty good for cismontanus in my opinion.
  7. Bright pink legs, bill pattern, scapular pattern are the main ones.
  8. Damn! I got mixed up! That's HERG X GWGU! Puget Sound is the same thing as Olympic. Sorry for the confusion.
  9. It's dark like Western, but the primaries are too light. There's also lots of gray mixed in around the plumage.
  10. Thanks! It's not easy, that's for sure!
  11. https://ebird.org/checklist/S101325871
  12. 1. Puget Sound 2. Herring 3. Puget Sound 4. Olympic 5. Glaucous-winged thing (like that bird I had last winter) 6. Glaucous-winged
  13. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/408975381 https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/408975161
  14. Now, this is a strange one! https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/205986781 https://ebird.org/species/oilbir1
  15. I try and follow whatever ebird says about this. It's not uncommon for me to add lower quality images to my checklist. This is what the people from ebird say. However, lower-quality photos can also be useful—they help train our computer vision model to return accurate identifications regardless of image quality. Photos illustrating behavior, as well as different molts, plumages, and angles, are also of particular interest for documenting the spectrum of global bird diversity. So to summarize: almost any identifiable photo is fair game to upload.
  16. I saw the other photos on your list, it's Daggetti
  17. Yep! Red-breasted. Do you have any other photos? That head is really bright for Daggetti.
  18. This is my understanding of what cismontanus is. Basically, there is two types of Juncos people call cismontanus. There's the type you think of, basically like a slate colored Junco with a hood, and than there's that Slate-colored/Oregon intergrade swarm. I don't think anyone really knows where they breed, ebird shows a few records from the northwest during summer, but not many. I believe they they are closer to Slate-colored than Oregon, though I could be wrong. Anyone have anything to add to this? I'd like to know more about these. I love looking though junco subspecies.
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