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  1. I saw this bird swimming with a Greater Scaup and several Black Scoters this morning at Jones Beach State Park, NY. Only the cheek patch really makes me think it is a juvenile Long-tailed Duck, and perhaps the bill. Birds of the World says about the bill,  "In hatchlings, dark gray to bluish gray."

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  2. 4 hours ago, Charlie Spencer said:

    I don't know about you but I've never seen one from this angle.  Every one I've ever seen has been at least several feet above my head.

    The previous ones I saw were at about eye level but this one was actually higher than it might appear. I was quite a distance back so that i was shooting up at a relatively shallow angle.

  3. Another bird confused me today in Hempstead NY. I thought it was a Blue-headed Vireo but it has eye rings without spectacles and only a very pale yellowish wash on the undersides, rather than yellow on the flanks. I also notice that the underside of the tail is white and I couldn't find a flycatcher that matches it. Is it a warbler?

    bhvi-03.jpg

    bhvi-04.jpg

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