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Everything posted by Hasan

  1. Why? OP, please include location. Looks good for Black Duck x Mallard, though location obviously plays into that. edit:sniped
  2. Not to belabor the point, but as AlexHenry points out, the smaller birds are definitely shearwaters, not gulls. Also, size at this distance is very difficult to judge because of parallax/flattening of depth at distance
  3. Can someone explain why this is definitely an Albatross? I've never seen one but the wings look fairly broad, straight and short. I don't see why this isn't a gull.
  4. Why is this 'definitely' not Archilochus? I personally don't see why this couldn't be a Ruby-throated. Females can sometimes have a buffy wash below
  5. Gonna have to go with Traill's (presumably Alder) Flycatcher here
  6. Kumliens Gull and Herring, I think
  7. That's gotta be some sort of Mallard x Mottled hybrid/backcross. There's quite a few features that don't make sense for Mallard like the brown flanks, head and back coloration, and the greenish (Mottled-like) speculum. It's also too late in the year for an eclipse bird and intersex birds have a female-type bill.
  8. Strikes me as a Brewer's. Bird is fairly cool (despite a very warm photo) and the face is just not contrasty enough imo
  9. It's not well agreed upon what constitutes the features of a 'pure' Glaucous-winged Gull. You'll often find disagreeing experts from different places saying different things. That species/group is just a mess
  10. Head looks big on the first bird so I'd be more likely to say Bald but I could very well be wrong
  11. Yeah this is a Cape May. There's nothing at all really suggestive of Prairie other than a slight Prairie 'giss' in the second photo
  12. Really? The bird has a notched tail and that eye is really big
  13. Last two photos are undoubtedly Cooper's but I think the first two are best left as Accipiter sp.
  14. Apologies, I was misjudging the color of the bird's back, which I now see is blue. I agree with Western.
  15. Not true; Mountain can have a quite bright reddish chest, this does not eliminate that species Example: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/181776151 https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/45593501
  16. Any more photos? I honestly don't think we can eliminate Mountain here. Either way, it'd be a great bird for the lower Sonoran desert for sure.
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