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  1. 1. Yes, White-throated Sparrow 2. Brewer's Blackbird. Starlings have much sharper bills. 3. Lincoln's Sparrow. Note the grayish head and back, buffy malar, and thin streaks on buffy upper breast and flanks.
  2. Yep! Lincoln's also have buffy malar stripes, thinner, cleaner streaks on a grayer back, and slightly thinner bills.
  3. Philadelphia Vireo with the yellow throat and dark lores.
  4. 1. Red-shouldered Hawk looks right 2. Song Sparrow 3. Gadwall 4. Sharp-shinned Hawk 5. Wood Duck 6. Northern Pintails
  5. Note the gray face and neck, white throat, and buffy malar and breast with thin streaks. A dark central breast spot is common in a few sparrow species.
  6. Vesper Sparrow for me. I don't see any sign of blue-gray color or a buffy breast on this bird. The overall color, head and beak shapes, and the streaking pattern are all good for Vesper.
  7. Juveniles have a streaked nape, neck, and underparts and immatures have fewer or no streaks. All About Birds shows it here: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Chipping_Sparrow/id I suppose the OP's bird could be an adult in nonbreeding plumage, but I think the malar stripe is too distinct and the crown is too brown. I could be wrong, though. I'm far from an expert when it comes to aging birds.
  8. Yep, appears to be molting. Common Grackle, I assume.
  9. Agreed, Common. Note the clear white chin and lore and the wide base of the bill.
  10. I agree with Chipping Sparrow. Looks like an immature, not a juvenile.
  11. Black and white barred wings and tail, orange shoulder/breast, brown head -- Adult Red-shouldered Hawk.
  12. The black on the face is only wet/stained/missing feathers. I think it might be caused by a plant (I don't remember what the plant is called) from which the Orange-crowneds feed.
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