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  1. Thought this was a Brewer's at first but maybe a Grackle? The beak is large but the head and body rounder. Grackles around here are usually blacker body. 180th Street Marsh, Dakota County, MN 06/12/22, 8:10am.
  2. South Lakeville, 05/18/22, 9:15am. Not sure on this one...seems similar to a female grossbeak with bill/striping but breast doesn't have streaking of our Rose Breasted...Sitting on a hay bail next to a spotted sandpiper!
  3. Lebanon Hills Regional Park, 05/15/22 9:10am. Any ideas on this one...maybe a female or juvenile warbler?
  4. Lebanon Hills Regional Park, Eagan, MN 9:20am - this one was in underbrush near west edge of Schultz lake.
  5. Lebanon Hills Regional Park, Eagan, MN 9:30am 5/15/22.
  6. Golden, CO, May 10, 9:40am. This family group of birds was hanging out in a tall tree along a creek...
  7. Any ideas on what wren this might be...Apple Valley, MN 9:30am, 05/12/2022. Edge of Lebanon Hills Regional Park.
  8. Drat...that's not very exotic but I do like the first photo I took!
  9. I should mention also had a slight noticeable white wingbar...
  10. Apple Valley, MN 12:45pm on edge of Lebanon Hills Regional Park - any ideas? Note beak color...no eye ring really...
  11. 140th Street Marsh, Dakota County, MN 10:30am 04/29/22. Saw this small bird this morning along mud flats/bank of a marsh. Coloring seemed off for an American Pipit. It was windy and these aren't as sharp as I'd like... Notes: no white eye ring, large pink feet, dark bill that seems longer...heavier yellowish eyebrow with dark bar across eye...
  12. Is this a Sharp Shinned or Cooper's Hawk...Apple Valley suburbs, 3:30PM. Eating a yellow shafted northern flicker...
  13. Ok - I agree with the Pectoral Sandpipers for photo 1. Sandpipers are tough! Here are a few more pics of them...photo 2 four in foreground, photo 3 center and left...
  14. Lake Byllesby mud flats at west end. 04/11/22 @ 4PM. Saw a number of shorebirds this afternoon upon closer photographic inspection I believe a few sandpipers were in with the Greater/Lesser Yellowlegs. First photo looks like Upland Sandpipers - note yellow beak with black tip. Second photo - this one was way off alone by itself - the beak isn't as dark as the yellowlegs and it seemed a bit grayer/darker - also legs are paler...believe Solitary Sandpiper. Third photo for comparison - believe Lesser Yellowlegs. Fourth photo for comparison - Greater Yellowlegs I believe in background (note longer bill) and two Lesser in foreground.
  15. If you hold your cursor over the images you can reference individual birds by letter (A through F) - there are six different birds - images 2 and 3 and 6, 7, and 8 are the same birds...
  16. Apple Valley, MN in backyard on edge of Lebanon Hills Regional Park, 9:30am - observed flock of 40 strong juncos on ground, shrubs, and trees. Am wondering whether birds B, C, D and E are in fact Oregon subsp. Birds A (first image) and F (last image) from this flock as normal slate for comparison...
  17. 180th St Marsh, Dakota County, MN, 12:15PM. Thought these were all Red Wing's but upon zooming into images, some seem to have thicker, slightly curved beaks and yellowish eyes...
  18. Old Cedar Bridge in Bloomington, MN 8:55AM. I don't believe this gull in center group of Ring Billed Gull's looks the same - darkish wing tips and tail, shoulders, and under breast but beak looks all blackish to tip...
  19. Bass Ponds Park east of HWY 77 along river in Bloomington, MN today at 2:30PM. Saw this larger finch feeding on spruce cones at top of tree in woods but was partially obscured - was not able to get any more views/photos as flew further into woods abruptly.
  20. Thanks - I just recorded in ebird as a crossbill species along with some photos!
  21. What is a slash? I had entered finch (sp) w female crossbill. The funny thing is, last fall, I had a male white winged crossbill at this exact same perch for flash just like this time...
  22. Afraid not...it was very quiet...at least two in a group that flew off together but I also had goldfinches in the same group of spruce at the time...
  23. 02/03/22 @10:00am, Apple Valley, MN, -1 deg. Saw this female crossbill for a flash at top of 3.5 half story blue spruce in my yard along edge of Lebanon Hills Regional Park, wasn't able to focus fast enough before it flew off with another...wasn't able to get a view of wings...
  24. This one actually...sentimental value as the first adult field guide I acquired in college...with my original life list in notation... https://www.librarything.com/work/book/48750915 one of now many in my library https://www.librarything.com/catalog/deaditeash/nature deaditeash
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