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  1. Thank you for the tips. It helps me be more focused on what to look for with these two swan types.
  2. The below 4 pictures were taken from Lake Assunpink New Jersey. Many have posted pictures and observations on ebird that helped me ID these birds. What I would like to know, is had I not seen the other comments, if my conclusions are correct on their own merit. Thanks 1. Picture 1. 2 Trumpeter and 2 Tundra. I wouldn’t the difference in this shot except based on observations of others. And 1 of 2 Tundra have some yellow. Can you tell if the Trumpeter are bigger? 2. Picture 2. Trumpeter. Salmon pink mouth. Is the salmon pink mouth conclusive on it's on for Trumpeter here? 3. Picture 3. Trumpeter. 4. Picture 4. Tundra. U Shape Swan. I know if there is yellow that concludes it's a Tundra. But an absence of yellow doesn't mean Trumpeter. Then you look for the U shape. Is this the U shape we are looking for? Thanks so much. I don't know next time I see Swan's if I'd get good looks like this where there were both types at the same time, and I'd like a better chance at identifying them.
  3. Looking back at the full set of pictures I took from the other day while looking for an ID on a Grey headed Swamphen, I notice at the bottom right what I think is a blurry image of a Wilson's Snipe. Did this in fact enter the frame? Wow, what a dilemma, I stuck with the camera focusing on the Grey headed Swamphen which was a lifer, but this was only my 2nd Wilson's Snipe seen, if in fact that's what it is. It would of been great to focus on that bird for a few shots. But that's ok. It's kind of a nice surprise seeing an unexpected bird when you look at pictures later. I'm very sure I got a Grey headed swamphen here, as the one flew away and it was more obvious. But, would it appear that both are swamphen from this shot? My question is do they interbreed with Purple Gallinule so that it's hard to really say if it's a hybrid or not? Picture Taken from Lake Apopka Florida. ID Confirm please.
  4. Thank you everyone for the tips. I've been in Austin TX where I had some pictures of Grackles and couldn't tell the difference and figured, I'll just see them both in their native areas and count them at the time. But it's nice to get some additional knowledge.
  5. I'm very sure I got a Grey headed swamphen here, as the one flew away and it was more obvious. But, would it appear that both are swamphen from this shot? My question is do they interbreed with Purple Gallinule so that it's hard to really say if it's a hybrid or not? Picture Taken from Lake Apopka Florida. ID Confirm please.
  6. This should be a female Boat Tailed Grackle picture taken in Florida. Nothing special here, except it was the first female Boat Tailed Grackle picture I took. My question is if it weren't for being in Florida, would this picture have characteristics that separate it from a female Great-tailed Grackle? The female Common is easy to distinguish. But between the Boat Tailed and Great-tailed, I'm not so sure if you happen to be in the overlap zone. Any thoughts?
  7. Thanks so much, that's another lifer! This was my other view, after it flew away from the perch in the 1st shot. I can see more yellow here. If I knew what I was shooting, I would have stayed in the area longer.
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