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  1. @The Bird Nuts @blackburnian Thank you!!! I looked and compared more thoroughly and yes! The thing that jumped out at me was the streaking on the back. Thank you both.
  2. @akandula @The Bird Nuts Ahhh - OK. So is it the eye "spectacles" for the Bay Breasted? I thought I saw slight streaking so that's why I went with Pine. And with the last two - I guess I they were Blackpolls because I thought they were drabber looking Pines 🙂 I know that's not a "scientific" method of ID'ing them. I'm not disagreeing with your IDs - I just want to learn what to look for. Thanks guys!
  3. I was at Riverside Park this afternoon. So birdy. I used to be pretty confident about pine warblers, but after mistaking a blackpoll for a pine last time, I'm not so sure anymore. 1. Pine warbler 2. Female Pine warbler? 3. Black-throated blue 4. Black-throated blue w/out patch 5 and 6 Blackpoll Warbler Thanks for your insight and patience everyone!
  4. I was out birding yesterday in NYC and saw this gooorgeous warbler. I pointed it out to another birder and said it was a yellow warbler. But he said it was a female common yellowthroat. I was a little surprised cause I felt pretty confident about my ID. Am I wrong?
  5. @akandula @Connor Cochrane Blackpoll!!! Oh my gosh. The Cape May and Blackpoll both lifers for me 🙂 Yay! Thank you 🙂
  6. Happy Fall migration everyone. I went birding today in Central Park. Took a lot of blurry photos 🙂 A couple stumpers here. I tried my best to narrow down my hunches. Photos 1 and 2: Either a lincoln or sparrow. Photo 3: Female Pine? Photo 4. Cape May Warbler- basing it on streaks and yellow tone. It perched right above me! Photo 5: Song Sparrow? Photo 6: Pine Warbler Thank you so much for your help!
  7. Really! Now that you mention it, the mandible was also throwing me off. That is wild. Thank you so much.
  8. My first intuition is female bay-breasted because I can't see any streaks. And the dark colors of the wings are darker than the pine warbler. But...I have my doubts. I saw her at Riverside Park this afternoon in NYC. Your help is always much appreciated 🙂
  9. Hi all! I think the first two photos are of a Yellow-throated Vireo, the third photo is a female Scarlet Tanager and the last one is a Blue-winged Warbler. I never got a clear shot of these birdies so that's why I'm not sure of my IDs. Thanks for your help!
  10. Thank you everyone. I think this is just a good lesson for me to not just rely on photos, but also pay more close attention to songs and behavior. Really appreciate all of your input. 🙂
  11. I thought sparrows and wrens were hard - they are cake compared to flycatchers. I have three that I'm iffy on. I saw all of them in Central Park this morning. Next time I hope I can record their calls - I've read that that's the best way to distinguish them. I think the first one is an Eastern Wood-Pewee, the second is Yellow Bellied, and the third is I think an Alder - but I'm not sure.
  12. Thank you @Avery - hopefully I see it around the neighborhood again soon and get another opportunity to get a better look at it.
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