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  1. Welcome to Whatbird! That is indeed a Wood Thrush.
  2. Beak shape and relative eye size are wrong for a vireo. This looks like an Orange-crowned Warbler to me.
  3. Welcome to Whatbird! That is a Baltimore Oriole.
  4. I'd call it a Canada x domestic Graylag hybrid. I don't see anything that necessarily points to domestic Swan Goose genes.
  5. I agree with young Black-crowned Night-Heron.
  6. I honestly don't see a bird in there. Is it supposed to be in the center?
  7. I can say it's definitely a Warbling Vireo after seeing those photos.
  8. The beak shape (look closely and you'll see a hooked tip), white supercilium, and yellow tinted plumage are all wrong for a gnatcatcher. I think it looks fine for a Warbling Vireo.
  9. Vireos have a little different shape, proportions, and posture. The first bird is a flycatcher. I think it's a Least based on the short primaries, small bill, and pale spectacles, but I'm not completely sure. I agree with Warbling Vireo for #2.
  10. From Cornell Lab's Bird Academy: "Evidence suggests that in part, it is to proclaim and defend their territories. Studies have also shown that songs play a crucial role in attracting and impressing potential mates and may signal the overall health of the singer. As in humans, singing in birds is often a chance to show off." https://academy.allaboutbirds.org/birdsong/ I'm not sure orioles sing any more than other songbirds, but they sure are loud. An oriole sang very loudly right outside my window early this morning!
  11. Definitely not an Eastern Phoebe. It is a Wood-Pewee based on the extremely long primary projection, larger bill, and smaller head compared to the body. Are you in range for Eastern Wood-Pewee?
  12. We (both of us Bird Nuts) learned the subtle differences between the Alder and Willow by listening, observing, and studying photographs of them. I'm sure akiley did the same. What akiley wrote about the differences is consistent with what we've learned. However, I still don't like to report a Willow or Alder without hearing it first.
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