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AndyW

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  1. I think someone uploaded the wrong photo of a Canada Warbler on ebird 🙂 https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/486411081
  2. Gooseberry Island, Westport, MA Story behind this bird. A very good birder was identifying flying birds. As we talked, I decided to show him this bird in camera. He initially Alder/Willow Flycatcher (Traill's Flycatcher). Then he paused and said, "O, tough one, I'll pass on this one!" lol. As a side note, he did ID a Alder/Willow Flycatcher (Traill's Flycatcher) on his list. Me I have no idea. 🙂
  3. Gooseberry Island, Westport, MA Good bird migration day. I suspect this one is a Prairie Warbler. Thanks in advance. P.s. Looks like it's warbler ID season 😉 I looked at the other posts on warblers.
  4. Ah yes, now it clicks. I did see two male orchards there. It did not cross my mind that this may have been a female. I have and used the merlin app but apparently I did not enter the correct info as the orchard oriole was not listed. That was an excellent analysis on your part. Thank you so much for your help.
  5. I think this is a female American Goldfinch whereas the person I was with has some doubts. What initially drew my attention to this bird was the nice yellow color on the neck area. The back of the bird is an olive coloring. At first glance I thought it was a female warbler of some sort, then changed my mind. This was at Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge in Middletown, Rhode Island on July 5th. Photo are my photo and my friends photo. Thanks.
  6. As I submitting an ebird list, this bird I suspect, is a yellow warbler came up as "rare" for my area date/location, etc. (Southeastern Massachusetts) I did not list it yet, as I am unsure.
  7. I originally thought this was a willow but my thoughts kept bouncing like a ping-pong ball. 😉 Thanks all for your valuable input.
  8. Please confirm and thanks in advance. Eastern Wood-PeWee? Location: Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge, Middletown, RI
  9. Orchard Oriole, male 1st summer? Southeastern Massachusetts.
  10. Let me try a first ID response. I agree - mallard!
  11. I'm fairly sure this is a Lesser Scaup. (Apologies to Shakespeare, but I never read him either!) I have a couple more photos if needed. Quequechan River Rail Trail, Fall River, MA
  12. Exploring the forum and came across this topic. I do not see many pine siskins and this year there was more then usual. So, here's my submission.
  13. I would not put to much weight on photo ratings on eBird, since it can be manipulated by popularity (I have more friends to rate it then you, regardless of quality of photo). It really is not a photo contest but a record of a documentation of a sighting. A well exposed and detailed photo is always better and eBird does indicate that to document a sighting even a poor photo is better then none. I have uploaded poor photos but still identifiable for eBird purposes only. I call then "eBird photos" lol. I'm not going to win any awards with it but they do record the sighting.
  14. @Seanbirds https://www.usgs.gov/labs/birdb-lab/science/bird-banding-laboratory?qt-science_center_objects=0#qt-science_center_objects and click on Report Band Also the link provided by Avery takes one to the same place.
  15. Reported a banded Canada goose and the initial information provided indicates: Species Canada Goose Age HATCHED IN 2006 OR EARLIER Sex FEMALE Location 31 KM W RIGOLET, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR, CANADA Goose was observed on the Quequechan River Rail Trail in Fall River, MA Since it was tagged in Canada and found in Massachusetts, a distance of about 1000 miles it was requested to send photos, which I did.
  16. @Charlie Spencer Sesame Street - Rubber Duckie (1970 version) sung by Ernie. (I couldn't pass that up) 🙂
  17. Here is the promised big thank you....THANK YOU! 🙂 The photos were not the best, and this bird moved so fast by the time I brought the camera around, I had a photo of branches but no bird. Plus, my friend had about the same photos I did. I tip my hat to all of you. Thanks again.
  18. UPDATE: photo from my friend. Notice the red on the top of the head. Extreme photo crop as well. GCKI?
  19. Another extreme photo crop. Some kind of kinglet I presume. Golden-crowned or Ruby-crowned? These were the only photo I was able to obtain. The bird moved very fast. The person who ID's this will get a BIG THANK YOU! 😉 EDIT: Demestest Loyd State Park, Dartmouth, MA.
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