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The Bird Nuts

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  1. Why not a N. Rough-winged? It doesn't have a well-defined light throat which I would expect to see on a Tree Swallow at any age.
  2. Juvenile Pied-billed Grebes have striped heads.
  3. More likely a female Boat-tailed since it was a rust/tan color. https://farm9.static.flickr.com/8221/8420676607_baa7912e38_b.jpg
  4. How about leucistic grackle (either a Common or Boat-tailed)? Here is a photo of a leucistic Boat-tailed: https://thumbs.dreamstime.com/b/leucistic-boat-tailed-grackle-quiscalus-major-white-head-green-background-55479517.jpg
  5. Have you looked at photos of Green Herons (young and adult) on Google or Macaulay Library? They can hold themselves in all sorts of positions and some have bright yellow legs. Your description of plumage still fits Green Heron well.
  6. Western Wood-Pewee (no eyering, faint wingbars, long primaries, dark flanks, smudgy undertail coverts).
  7. It is possible to tell (females behave differently during nesting season, etc.), but you have to observe them very closely.
  8. The bird on the left is a Tufted Titmouse and the bird on the right is a Black-capped Chickadee.
  9. Eastern Phoebe (brown color above, completely black beak, no eyering). It appears to be a juvenile due to the visible gape flange and the cinnamon wingbars.
  10. Cooper's Hawk with the light nape and blocky, flat-topped head (and gray cheeks which makes it a male).
  11. I'm thinking this is a fledgling Red-winged Blackbird that hasn't grown feathers on its face yet. Like this: https://www.flickr.com/photos/feltonphoto/7324816742
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