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MWM

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  1. I agree with Just a House 🙂 at least I don't have to change it in Ebird (but already had house for the year, still gotta find a purple. 🙂 )
  2. Sibley's lists Canada Goose length as 25" to 45", so size can vary a great deal. (I'm an expert on finding small Canada Geese that are almost Cackling - but not quite. 🙂 )
  3. Agreed, facial patterns on Peregrine & "backpack straps" on Red-tail are good indicators (FYI Red-tail appears to be juvenile, no red tail).
  4. Today at Montezuma NWR NY, thought House Finches at first, not sure after looking at the bill (heavily backlight, very grainy/dark pics).
  5. Fairly certain this time - not much bigger than a Merlin. Taken at Montezuma NWR NY today.
  6. Either a very light Herring or darkish Glaucous? (same bird in both pics)
  7. Taken this morning, didn't notice until I was checking pics. Coloration looks like Gadwall, but much smaller than other 2 Gadwall in frame?
  8. Taken at the Montezuma Audubon center in Savannah NY (central NY) today. Think it's a House Finch (female) & Sharp-Shinned. Ignore Goldfinches & House Sparrow. 🙂
  9. Taken near Montezuma NWR NY 1/1/22 in a group of mostly Tundra Swans, think this is a Trumpeter (several reported around).
  10. Trying to verify this one too, Acadian Flycatcher, Montezuma NWR NY. Recorded May 2021. Thanks. DSC_9210 ACFL_Trim.mp4
  11. Taken last May at Montezuma NWR NY, just double-checking that it's a YB & not a BB. Thanks (never uploaded video before, hope it works). DSC_8432 YBCU_Trim.mp4
  12. Taken today in the rain, near Montezuma NWR NY. Looks a little off for Cooper's (too large for Sharpie). Sorry for low quality pics.
  13. Taken near Sodus Point on Lake Ontario. Note: I think the "flared" tail shot was a flight maneuver, not normal flying position.
  14. The juvy on the left was so distinctly patterned I wasn't sure, thanks.
  15. Definitely a Roughie - they're just showing up here in NY, didn't know they went that far south!
  16. Hoping for an ID on these gulls (1 adult - Lesser Black-back?) & 2 juveniles (no idea). Thanks. (Central NY State 12/2/21)
  17. Taken today, think this is a juvenile Glaucous Gull? (Central New York State)
  18. When & where did you see it? (Also could you give a more specific size - robin, crow, duck, etc.) It sounds a little like a Killdeer, they are a ground dwelling bird, but more brown than gray.
  19. Wondering if possible to ID whether long-billed or short-billed, also need an ID for the flycatcher(?)
  20. There was an Iceland Gull reported at this spot, but I'm terrible at juvenile gulls. Is this juvy the Iceland? (Thayer's subspecies?)
  21. Bump. Here are a couple more distant & out-of-focus shots of the same bird, not sure if they're any help. Thanks.
  22. I actually got a really decent shot of a red-throated, just wish it was in breeding plumage. 🙂
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