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The Bird Nuts

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  1. I believe the Orange-crowned Warblers in your area would have gray heads, but there are also differences in body shape/proportions, bill size and shape, and face pattern (OCWAs have eyelines and pale supralorals). The last photos you posted are of a young male Common Yellowthroat (note the long pink legs and dark mask coming in)
  2. #2 is an Orange-crowned Warbler (no strong eyeline, soft streaking on the breast, rounder body). I agree with the other two.
  3. Well, to be fair, I did find a few photos of Blackpolls that have pretty yellow feet. Most seemed to be adults in breeding plumage, but I don't know if that makes a difference.
  4. It has no streaking on the back, so I'd say it's a Pine.
  5. Sure, blue feet can look grayish in the shade. Below I took the colors directly off of photos of these birds' feet in the sun.
  6. I don't know why people say Blackpolls have yellow feet because they're clearly orange to me. 🙃
  7. Agreed, Red-shouldered with the thin pale tail bands.
  8. 1-3. Golden-crowned Sparrow 4-5. Pine Siskin 6. Another Pine Siskin? 7-9. Song Sparrow
  9. Purple Finch (female or young male).
  10. Hermit Thrush in Vermont.
  11. Immatures and nonbreeding adults lack the gray on the head. https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Tennessee_Warbler/id
  12. Yep, Red-tailed. Tail pattern is different (thin dark bands instead of thin pale bands in Red-shouldered) and it lacks the prominent pale barring on the secondaries that a Red-shouldered would have.
  13. Great shots! It has the classic Cooper's head -- flat top that is even with the top of the bill, relatively small eyes toward the front of the head, large size compared to body.
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