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  1. In the mountains near the Continental Divide. Traill's seems like the only other possibility, but bill is too long and thin for Alder (not to mention it would be exceptionally rare west of the divide), and the wings look much too long for Willow, and it seems to green.
  2. Hi all, This isn't my pic, but I thought it looked like an Acadian rather than a Willow. Thoughts? From Colorado a few days ago. Thanks!
  3. Hi all, Photographed this bird today in Vermont. I'm considering the possibility that it is a Zone-tailed Hawk or some Eurasian vagrant. Dark brown/black throughout so either a Zone-tailed or a dark morph of something. Roughly RTHA-sized. The longish, wedge-shaped tail, very broad wings, proportionately small head, and slight dihedral make for an odd combination of features that should eliminate all the common raptor possibilities here. Any thoughts are appreciated.
  4. Thanks for the input, and I apologize for not clarifying earlier that I think the pale strip on the tail suggests female Green-winged Teal rather than Blue-winged Teal.
  5. Hi all, This is not my pic but I found a report of a Blue-winged Teal from winter in Wyoming (very unusual) which had been accepted. However, the speculum pattern and pale mark near the tail should eliminate Blue-winged Teal. Any thoughts? Thanks! ML150280721 Blue-winged Teal Macaulay Library
  6. Hi all, I heard this bird in Wyoming a week ago. It was giving a high, clear, descending, two-part tweedle or twee-do that was somewhat reminiscent of Snow Bunting or Lapland Longspur. It calls once during the recording. Can't quite pin it down. Habitat was a large lake with expansive mudflats surrounded by pine forest and prairie. Any suggestions are appreciated! 20211130-120155-0002.mp3
  7. Thank you! Looking more closely at the photos, it appears that the rightmost bird in the first photo has yellow lores. Does anyone else see this as well?
  8. Seen in Wyoming a week ago. I initially thought they were Trumpeter but now not sure. Thanks!
  9. This photograph was taken earlier this summer in Alaska. Is it a Pomarine or Parastic? Thank you!
  10. I photographed these two first summer gulls near Nome recently and thought they might be Slaty-backed. Thoughts? Thanks! Note: the first three photos pertain to a different bird than the last two photos.
  11. Hi everyone, I photographed and audio recorded this bird recently in Wyoming. It was making a clear "peeee" call that lacked the burry quality I usually associate with Western. Also, its wing bars look equally bright but I'm not sure how reliable of a feature that is. Thanks! 20210611-141209.mp3
  12. I heard these flying over the other night in WY. I thought they were large shorebirds, maybe Willets or Long-billed Curlews? Thanks! 20210515-221657.mp3
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