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Posted April 28
Posted April 26
Not sure if possible to ID?
Posted April 24
I usually don't have trouble with these, but Ebird just called me on a House Finch entry that was really a Purple. This was in the same location but thinking this is a House?
Posted April 23
Thanks, I was leaning that way but not sure enough to report to ebird.
Posted April 22
Thinking Lesser Yellowlegs & Northern Rough-winged Swallow?
Wondering if possible to ID these pics (same 3 birds, 2 different views). All I've seen around here so far have been Yellowlegs & Dunlin, but Pectoral have been reported.
Seems too yellow for painted bunting? They always have appeared more green to me, is this a transition plumage?
Posted April 21
This one has me unsure, profile seems to say Greater, not sure about the nail on the bill?
Posted April 18
Not the greatest view, but hope it's enough to ID. Short tail, about the size of a Cooper's, but definitely a Buteo.
Thanks all, the first post responses just didn't sound too sure (and I've never seen more than 2 or 3 together at a time) 🙂
Didn't think about Purple Sandpipers, but that would make sense with all the "winter" birds I was seeing. Can anyone confirm?
Posted April 17
Thanks all, this duck looked such much darker than the other Long-tails, I wasn't sure.
Not sure about this gull (Iceland?) or these sandpipers.
Posted April 15
Not familiar with ocean birds, don't recognize this duck?
Posted April 4
Fairly sure the second pic is Greater, not sure on first pic (2 different birds).
Posted April 3
Thanks all. That was my first thought, haven't seen any this year yet (but they're overdue).
Very distant, cropped pics. Just wondering if possible to ID. (Bird is flying away).
Posted March 26
I'm still trying to turn Cooper's into Sharpies, but this one seems to have a smaller head & squared off tail. It was fairly distant making size tricky to judge.
The "horns" are often not seen, since they are actually feathers they can lie flat. Always a fun challenge to get the horns to show. (Pic is from this morning).
Posted March 25
Posted March 22
Another Hawk that I think is a Red-tailed, not great with juvenile plumages.
Posted March 10
Still not good at telling these two species apart, thinking this is a sharp-shinned? Size seemed to be a little in-between, making it harder to tell.