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  1. Granted, the look angle isn't exactly helpful, but I was concerned that the spotting might be too limited to the chest and not enough on the belly to allow it to be Swainson's. At the end of the day, I'm happy to allow the eye ring to carry the decision as Swainson's.
  2. All seen at Riverbend park in northern Virginia on 27 September. #1 Swainson's or Hermit Thrush? The eye ring makes me think Swainsons, but the underside makes me think Hermit. The call is even more complicated by the fact that we've had a confirmed Wood Thrush in exactly the same tree over the last week. #2. Confirm Ruby-Crowned Kinglet? I was chasing warblers but accidentally ended up with this guy, which seems to be a much better match for a Ruby-Crowned. #3 + #4. The tough one, in terrible subdued and low-level light. I get a sense of a yellow head, which I think is r
  3. Seen at Riverbend Park in northern Virginia on 20 September. #1 No idea. #2 No idea. #3 Prairie Warbler? #4 No idea. #5 No idea.
  4. Seen high in trees at Riverbend Park in northern Virginia on 20 September. All four views may be the same bird, or several in close proximity. Any chance this is a Blackpoll Warbler? Or maybe a Cap May juv?
  5. Seen in low scrub at Riverbend Park in northern Virginia on 20 September. Photos #1 and #2 are same bird. #3 was in close proximity. Any chance these are Swainson's Warblers?
  6. With apologies for the quality of this one! Seen at Riverbend Park in northern Virginia on 24 September. I'm guessing Orange-Crowned Warbler, by process of elimination. Confirmed?
  7. Seen at Riverbend Park in northern Virginia on 23 September. Confirm Nashville Warbler?
  8. Seeking help with confusing flycatchers. All seen at Riverbend Park in northern Virginia on 23 September. #1: Eastern Phoebe? #2: Olive-Sided Flycatcher or Eastern Wood-Pewee? #3-5. Same bird. Olive-Sided Flycatcher or Eastern Wood-Pewee? #6-5: Probably the same bird, at long range. Eastern Wood-Pewee?
  9. Seeking help with some songbirds, most of which I see only infrequently, at least in these forms. All seen at Riverbend Park in northern Virginia on 23 September. #1 & 2: confirm Ovenbird? #3 & 4: confirm immature Indigo Bunting? #5: Confirm immature Summer Tanager? #6: Confirm Chipping Sparrow? #7: Confirm Common Yellowthroat? #8: Just an American Goldfinch? #9: Cape May Warbler? #10-11: warbler? #12: Just an American Goldfinch? #13: Tennessee Warbler?
  10. Seen at Riverbend Park in northern Virginia on 15 September. Maybe a Pine or Palm Warbler?
  11. Many thanks for the hearty debate on this, and for all the many superb IDs that you and your colleagues have provided with numerous of my postings. Whatbird is an indispensable and priceless resource for birders like me who want to get it right. As for photos like these, I'm perfectly happy to push them into my unknown category (along with my Empids!) when the shots just aren't good enough.
  12. Seen at Riverbend Park in northern Virginia on 22 September. #1 and #2 are probably the same bird, seen in low branches, including #2 with head rotated 180 degrees for a look upward and back. #3, 4, and 5 are a second bird, mixed in with a flock of warblers, in low branches, but leaving little visible to work with.
  13. Seen at Riverbend Park in northern Virginia on 22 September, in a flock of confirmed Cape May, Magnolia, Palm, Tennessee, etc. Is this one an American Redstart female? Five views of what I think were all the same bird.
  14. Seen at Riverbend Park in northern Virginia on 22 September, in a flock of confirmed Cape May, Magnolia, Palm, Tennessee, etc. #1 Cape May or Magnolia? #2 and #3 probably same bird. Palm? #4 and #5 probably same bird. Palm? #6 Magnolia? #7 blurry Palm in a dive? #8 Another Palm?
  15. When photographed, these all appeared to be the same bird. Certainly images #3 and 4 are the same in different poses, on the same perch.
  16. Seen at Riverbend Park in northern Virginia on 22 September. Common Yellowthroat, cleverly hiding in the leaves?
  17. Seen at Riverbend Park in northern Virginia on 22 September. Female/immature Blackpoll Warbler?
  18. Seen at Riverbend Park in northern Virginia on 22 September. Tennessee Warbler?
  19. All seen at Riverbend Park in northern Virginia on 21 Sep 2020. Greatly appreciate any help. #1 Seen in low brush with a flock of Cape May Warblers. Another Cape May, or something else? #2 Seen at height in the forest. No idea! Help! #3 Seen at height in the forest. Maybe a Nashville Warbler?
  20. Seen at Purcellville in northern Virginia on 11 September. Apologies for the terrible cell phone photo. Red-shouldered hawk?
  21. Seen at Riverbend Park in Farifax County, VA, on 15 September. All common yellowthroats?
  22. Seen at Riverbend Park in Fairfax County, VA, on 15 September. Female/immature male magnolia warbler?
  23. Seen at Riverbend Park in Fairfax County, VA, on 15 September. With apologies for the poor quality... this one was moving fast, in a big mixed migrating flock. Immature black-throated green warbler?
  24. Seen at Riverbend Park in Fairfax County, VA, on 15 September. These guys were behaving like Blackpolls, in an area with known black-and-white warbler activity, compounded by downy woodpeckers in the same immediate area at the same time. Are these blackpoll warblers, black-and-white warblers, or both?
  25. Seen at Riverbend Park in Fairfax County, VA, on 15 September. Purple finch or house finch?
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