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MicahM

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  1. SE PA. Just wanted to confirm Purple Finch.
  2. SE PA. Gull *appeared* to have uniform white wingtips but the lighting was pretty overcast. Possible Iceland Gull?
  3. SE PA. Looks like a herring gull that was in with some ring bills (substantially larger, heavier bill, yellow irises, etc.) but the yellow legs are throwing me for a loop. Do Herring ever exhibit yellow legs?
  4. SE PA. Just wanted to confirm this is a second cycle bird with the mostly adult plumage but no with on wingtips and grey legs / base of bill.
  5. SE Pa. looks like a house finch to me (lots of them around), but the streaking is very light, and the yellow at the base of the bill is throwing me for a loop.
  6. SE PA. Lincoln's is not terribly common here, and seeing more than one in an outing in different locations seems like a lot.
  7. Good question. I don't think so - it wasn't nearly so cold a grey as most of the fall cape may's I've seen, the eyebrow was pretty broad, and the streaking was only on the flanks.
  8. SE PA. Looks to be a female / immature blackburnian warbler (top of breast is yellow, dark streaking down flanks but not on center of throat and breast, broad yellow eyebrow stripe and the auricular pattern), but their are a couple of details that puzzled me. For one, the head patterning was greenish brown, not entirely unlike a black throated green, but it's obviously not (yellow on breast, strong auricular patterning). Bad picture below.
  9. SE pa. Hear below. 20210908_191425.wav
  10. SE PA. Trying to get an ID in this flycatcher. In the binoculars it looked pretty yellow on the throat and lower chest aith grey between like a yellow-bellied, but not really seeing that in the picture.
  11. SE PA. This rather nondescript sparrow has me stumped, particularly with the buffy wash on the upper breast. Poor pictures below.
  12. SE PA. Looks pretty much exactly like a laughing gull (right head patterning, darkness of mantle, heavier beak for black headed gull, etc.), but significantly smaller than all of the ring-billed gulls nearby (instead of just a little) and peculiarly short wingtips that barely extend past the tail. Curious if there is some kind of hybrid or something that would account for these peculiarities.
  13. Fascinating conversation. Size is notoriously difficult to determine, but I would have said about white throated sparrow size. I initially thought maybe house sparrow, but the bill is what made me put it up. I can tell you it looked even larger in person than in these photos, and extremely triangular.
  14. SE pa. Largish sparrow like bird, very dirty so it’s hard to tell what it’s plumage is really like. What struck me was how large and heavy the bill is.
  15. SE PA. Paler, 'scaley' looking coloring, smaller size and relative bill and head to body.
  16. SE PA. Looks like Forster's to me, but they are bad pictures.
  17. SE PA. Female hummingbird on nest. In this location that's a 95% chance that it'll be ruby throated, but I don't have enough experience with female hummingbirds to know for sure.
  18. SE PA heard willow nearby, and this looks ok for willow to me (no eyering, right size, etc.) but this individual did not sing.
  19. SE PA. Looked to be a blue-headed Vireo (obvious spectacles that appeared white and not yellow, bluish tinged head) but sounded like a white-eyed vireo. Bad pictures and recording below. 20210525_100524.wav
  20. SE PA. Looks like an Acadian to me, but it didn't sing.
  21. SE pa. Heard from rushes in marshy field. Sounded somewhat rail like. The AI claims its clapper but we don’t get those here, so I’d love some help. 20210513_114819.wav
  22. SE PA. Saw a number of shore birds today. First Two pictures are different birds, but both look like greater yellowlegs to me, the third looks like it could be a lesser yellowlegs from the length of the bill, but it may be the angle. The remaining pictures are little peeps, but it looks like there may be more than one species as one is larger.
  23. Se PA. Looks like a solitary sandpiper to me with the spectacles, but they're so similar to some other shorebirds.
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