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  1. Ok thanks. I appreciate the confirmation of the Least and Semipalmated Sandpiper. Hmm, looking at pictures I can see how Stilt Sandpipers can be confusing with yellowlegs, at least height wise coming up a little shorter than the Lesser yellowlegs
  2. I found another picture which could be 2 different birds, or both Least? Although the field guides can point to Sanderling, no one in the group posted a Sanderling on ebird. I'm starting to give up on picking out something other than a Least here. There will always be another day. It is humbling when other birds are very conclusive with their observations and I'm still trying to figure it out. -- Although it can be frustrating, it's still a whole lot of fun. Thanks all.
  3. Thanks for the comments all. I looked through more pictures in the same sequence of the shoot. I can't tell for sure, but I think I posted the same bird in the foreground and one from the background. Part of why I'm sticking with the ID is that some very good birders were at this location in Hamilton NJ as it drew the crowd for a Little Blue Heron and a Snowy Heron. They posted both the Least Sandpiper and Semipalmated Sandpiper. (In addition to a Solitary and Spotted -- but those I've seen and can ID). So even these two pictures below. They look like different birds, unless they are at different stages. They both have yellow legs, although the one with more brown on it's back has yellower legs. Then again, I'm lightening up the pix because of the shadows. Maybe they both are Least Sandpipers, and even around other birders telling me where the Semipalmated was, I'm just taking pictures of the wrong bird?
  4. Birds seen today (July 28) NJ. I have been so confused with Sandpiper ID. But now I have 2 different kinds in the same shot. With your help I should now be able to figure out future sightings. Is the Least Sandpiper in the background and the Semipalmated Sandpiper in the foreground. (I guess based on yellow legs, wedged in between is another Least?)
  5. Hello. I'm looking for Sandpiper help. Least or Semipalmated or something else? The legs are in the shadow, should they be more yellow if Least? There isn't a lot of smudgy brown on the breast. I'm not sure what else to look for?
  6. July 2022. New Jersey. Looks pretty conclusive for a Solitary Sandpiper Immature or Juvenile,. Since it would be a lifer, a confirmation would be appreciated.
  7. Here is a different picture. Not sure if any additional distinguishing feature.
  8. 5 similar Rail's at the Ocean City MD Convention Center. July 2022. I can't tell how young it is, or if it's possible to ID until a certain age. Maybe I will find a different picture with more features from a different Rail. The only Rail lately on eBird was a Clapper Rail in May 2022.
  9. Thanks for the speedy ID and help adding a new bird to the life list.
  10. These bad shots I hope have enough detail to ID the bird. I'm leaning toward Mourning Warbler, but I've never had that or a Connecticut before, so can't tell if the Connecticut would have more eye ring. Taken at Magee Marsh OH. Thanks for the peek at these pix.
  11. At Magee Marsh Ohio. I thought I saw a Tennessee Warbler, but others were saying it's a Red-Eyed Vireo. I never saw a Tennessee Warbler, but I have seen Red Eyed Vireos and even in shade, you can get a hint of red. Plus the top eye stripe is blacker. However, I don't want to discount what others were saying, as I might have been over anxious for a new bird. Yet, at the same time if this isn't a Tennessee Warbler, then I have know idea if I really would know one when I see one. Looking for any help on an ID please.
  12. Thank you for the confirm. Sorry. Bird #1 - New Jersey today Bird #2 - Delaware , September
  13. 1. Merlin ID. Why the confirm? I don't see Merlin's much and I'm trying to not confuse them with JV Cooper's / Sharp-Shinned Hawks. The eyebrow seems to be a similar white between Coopers and Merlin's so that doesn't help. What struck me first is tail. The pattern was different. Then the length of the tail. This Merlin seems to have a little sideburn patch. Normally I'd see Orange/Yellow for an eye if JV Cooper's but I can't tell the eye color here. But the biggest question I have has to do with the yellow eye ring, if thats what its called. It seems very thick. Is that a differentiation between a Coopers and Merlin. Assuming my ID is correct with Merlin. Please confirm. 2. Peregrine Falcon. The reason I am looking for a confirm here, is I see mostly back and can't tell if there is something else it could be. #1 bird picture has a thin side burn, but this bird's is thick. Like an American Kestrel. Which is partly why I could use a confirm for Peregrine Falcon here. Thank you 2.
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  16. Last week in Virginia Beach I saw some gulls and it is the first time I believe I've seen a Lesser Black-backed Gull, which has thrown off my way of ID'ing. Pix 1. Laughing Gull toward 1st Winter (my confirm is more for age as I'm not great at Fall plumage) Pix 2. Great Black-backed Gull - This is more what I'm used to seeing in New Jersey Pix 3. Lesser Black-backed Gull - Not used to seeing a Gull with yellow legs that isn't Ring-billed. Back not super dark, could it hybridize with Herring (but leg colors are very yellow) Pix 4. Lesser Black-backed Gull - Darker back, yellow legs. Pix 5. Great Black-backed Gull - The beak makes me think this bird is heading toward 2nd winter plumage? Legs in shadow, but still seem pink. Any thoughts on my ID? Thanks.
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    Gull - 4.JPG

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