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  1. 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.
  2. I originally thought this was a willow but my thoughts kept bouncing like a ping-pong ball. 😉 Thanks all for your valuable input.
  3. Please confirm and thanks in advance. Eastern Wood-PeWee? Location: Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge, Middletown, RI
  4. Orchard Oriole, male 1st summer? Southeastern Massachusetts.
  5. Let me try a first ID response. I agree - mallard!
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. @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.
  10. 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.
  11. @Charlie Spencer Sesame Street - Rubber Duckie (1970 version) sung by Ernie. (I couldn't pass that up) 🙂
  12. 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.
  13. UPDATE: photo from my friend. Notice the red on the top of the head. Extreme photo crop as well. GCKI?
  14. 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.
  15. Thanks. Yes, I hope so too. It was by the a tidal creek with a pair of greater yellowlegs. It would dive at something in the low marsh reeds. I tried to get closer but by the time I circled round it had flown away.
  16. Extreme photo crop. Normally, I would not have bothered but it appears to be an eastern phoebe in winter snow at Demestest Loyd State Park, Dartmouth, MA.
  17. Slocum's River Reserve, Dartmouth, MA While walking I bumped into this gentleman, who drove about two hours to this location looking for a rarity. The pink-footed goose which has been seen in the area for a while now and he also mention a hybrid. Here is the gentleman scanning a large flock of Canada geese.
  18. I never heard of a swan goose and when I first saw your bird, I thought of a barnyard (Greylag) goose x Canada goose. Like the photo of this bird (?) has which has been hanging around for about a year now. It has orange legs.
  19. When I went to the Reserve I had no intentions of photographing birds but snowy landscapes photos. Then I spotted the geese feeding in the field and I thought, maybe the Greater White-fronted might be in the group. And to my surprise, there it was with the pink-footed. Two for the price of one! Thanks again for your help. Cheers!
  20. Location: Slocum's River Reserve, Dartmouth, MA These two geese have been observed in the general area, in various fields and another close by nature preserve. The photos are extreme photo crops and snowing. Please confirm. And as always thank you for your generous help. 1) Left to right: Pink-footed, Canada, Canada, and Greater White-fronted. 2) Greater White-fronted 3) Pink-footed 4) Pink-footed
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