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  1. Seen at Ship Creek in Anchorage, AK, on 27 August 2021. Aleutian var. Cackling Goose or Canada Goose?
  2. Seen at Anchorage, AK, on 2 August 2021. Confirm as a short-billed gull (ex mew gull) ?
  3. These were seen in Fairfax County, VA, on 11 May, and the photos were taken only minutes apart and only a few feet apart, in the same woodpile. At the time, I thought these were all Swainson's Thrushes. Upon close examination, I think that #1 and #2 are a pair of Swainson's Thrushes, while photos #3 and #4 (both of a single bird) appear to be an Ovenbird, showing a hint of the dark streaked crest. Confirmed as Swainson's AND Ovenbird?
  4. Many thanks for raising Bicknell's. We're right on the western edge of their migratory route, so it's possible. Since this one was seen through a glass window at a distance, IDing it through song was impossible. I'll rack this one up as Gray-cheeked/Bicknell's. Thanks to all!
  5. Seen at Riverbend Park in Fairfax County, VA, on 6 May. Confirm Eastern Phoebe?
  6. Three thrushes in photos below/attached, all seen in the same brush pile in Fairfax, VA, on 7 May 2021. I believe today's photos are (1) Wood Thrush, (2) Gray-Cheeked Thrush, and (3) Swainson's Thrush. Great appreciate any help on these. Thanks!
  7. Seen on the forest floor in Fairfax County, VA, on 3 May. Confirmed Veery?
  8. Six individual birds, seen at the Corn Creek Visitor Center of the Desert National Wildlife Refuge near Las Vegas, NV, on 25 April 2019. In one case, one of these was so accustomed to people that it was hunting insects in the air only feet from us, flying circles around us. Are these all Ash-throated Flycatchers, or are others like Duskys also in the mix?
  9. Seen at Floyd Lamb Park Near Las Vegas, NV, on 25 April 2019. #1 an Anna's and #2 a Black-chinned?
  10. Many thanks to both! This was a huge help in sorting out a bunch of photos of both Anna's and Black-chinned.
  11. Seen at Floyd Lamb Park in Las Vegas, NV, on 24 April 2019. Is this a Mallard x Canada Goose hybrid?
  12. Spring birds, seen at Kyle Canyon near Las Vegas, NV, on 26 April 2019. First one seems to be a Rock Wren, based on process of elimination. The second one may remain unidentifiable, but appears to be a warbler with all-yellow underside except for a slight white vent, and perhaps a white wing bar. Third looks to me like a Plumbeous Vireo. Greatly appreciate help with these.
  13. Seen at Kyle Canyon near Las Vegas, NV, on 26 April 2019. I originally believed this was a Plumbeous Vireo, but on second look it seems more like a Cassin's Vireo. Cassin's or Plumbeous?
  14. Seen at Red Spring site within Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area near Las Vegas, NV, on 23 April 2019. Confirm as male Black-chinned Hummingbird?
  15. These photos are the best samples from a flock of warblers that swarmed trees in my yard for hours today. The flock included a few confirmed Black-Throated Greens and Black-Throated Blues, but most appeared to be the type that follow... with split eye rings, yellow leading edges on wings, pairs of strong white wing bars, and pinkish-orange feet (when visible). I'm guessing these are all Blackpolls, but this would be a first for our yard so I thought a sanity check would be wise. Are these all Blackpolls?
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