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  1. Date: Oct 10th, 2023 Location: Marianna FL (Jackson County) Saw a warbler which has me a bit stumped. It had lightly streaked breast, two large oval white spots on the underside of the tail feathers and a yellow rump (think yellow-rumped, not palm). Of course, being fall migration it is rather nondescript, lacking any other defining features, Any thoughts?
  2. Are there any bird names that you would like to change? For me it would be the LB Dowitcher and SB Dowitcher. Since the bill length of both birds overlap, both names are actually misnomers. What about Keek Dowitcher and Tutu Dowitcher? Names that reflect each bird's call. Also, it would make field ID a bit easier and cut down on misidentification.
  3. Recorded on 11.23.21 in Madison County Florida. My Merlin Voice ID'd it as a Hermit Thrush, although I never saw the bird. I know Merelin Voice ID can be wrong. So what do you think. Recording is soft, and disregard the Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker. 2021-11-23 1104 Hermit Thrush.wav
  4. Did you mean "Yellow-fronted Canary"? I look at pics of the Yellow-fronted Canary, but that's not what I saw. Yellow did not extend over the eyes, and the bill wasn't that thick. This bird was more vireo-like than finch-like. Thanks for everyone's opinions, I do appreciate them. Looks like this will be the dreaded "bird sp" ID.
  5. Definitely NOT a Canada Warbler - No eye ring, wings and back weren't that dark, no streaks on breast. And this bird have a malar stripe.
  6. Observed this bird today (9.21.21) in Bradenton Fl. No photos but I did get 2 recordings. A Vireo/Warbler sized bird, overall yellow colored (not dull yellow or green). No wing bars, but wings and back were slightly darker. The area above the bill and between the eyes was bright yellow, but there were no yellow or white eye rings (or spectacles). It also had a thin black malar stripe (mustache). Here are the two recordings. 2021-09-21 0752.wav 2021-09-21 0756.wav
  7. Here a several recordings and I need some assistance. Recordings dated 2021-08-09 are from Homestead FL and the 2021-08-03 are from Okeechobee Fl. Any opinions? 2021-08-03 1043.wav 2021-08-03 1046.wav 2021-08-09 1222.wav
  8. This morning (9.15.21) I got 3 different Veery voice ID's from my Merlin voice app while birding in my back yard in Orlando FL. I know the Merlin voice ID isn't 100% accurate, so I wanted to get the Bird Community's opinions on whether it's a Veery or not. Note the recordings aren't very good and the alleged Veery calls are faint. 2021-09-15 Veery, Blue Jay.wav 2021-09-15 Veery, Cardinal.wav 2021-09-15 Veery.wav
  9. 2021-07-27 0813 Orchard Oriole.wav Yesterday (July 27) I recorded this bird in Madison County FL. Merlin Bird Sound ID came up as an Orchard Oriole. Since I didn't see the bird and I'm not proficient with Orchard Oriole calls/songs, I'm asking the WhatBird community for their collective opinions. The call begins at about 12 seconds. Disregard the RWBB's at the beginning.
  10. Agreed. My default is SB until I hear that its LB (generally speaking of course).
  11. The only 100% accurate way to differentiate a SBDO vs LBDO is by voice.
  12. Location: Egans Creek Greenway, Nassau County, FL (Amelia Island) Date: 4.27.21 Grasshopper Sparrow?
  13. and War Eagle from a former Alabama birder
  14. Location; Orlando FL Date: 4.12.21 Opinions???
  15. Date: 4.3.21 Location: Ft Desoto Park, St. Pete FL Wilson's? Snowy? Wilson's? Semipalmated?
  16. Location - South of Lakeland FL Date - 3.30.21 I thought Savannah. What say you? Sorry for the poor lighting, neither the bird nor the sun were cooperating that day.
  17. Location: Sunny Lakes Bird Sanctuary in Ft Lauderdale FL Date: 3.32.21 Saw this parrot and took some quick pics, As I approached to get a closer/better look I glanced away for a moment and when I looked back it was gone. I'm from Orlando and my parrot/parakeet skills are weak. Any ideas?
  18. And the Alabama State Bird (also referred to as a Yellowhammer).
  19. That was my original thought. But why would a Mockingbird have pollen on its face? And wouldn't the pollen wash off over time? I have been seeing the yellow faced bird for over 2 weeks.
  20. Saw these two ducks along the side of the road in Okeechobee County, FL on 3.9.21. The dark duck appears to be a Mottled Duck, but I need help on the smaller white duck. It could be an escapee/exotic since it was seen the outside the fence of an exotic animal farm. Thoughts?
  21. I live in Orlando and a few weeks ago I took a picture of a Northern Mockingbird and later notice that it had a yellow face. I figured it was a stain from eating something. I have photographed this bird multiple time over the last 2 weeks and the "stain" is till there. Is it a stain? Is it genetic? Or is it a subspecies of which I'm unfamiliar? Just looking for some input!
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