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  1. Cool! Thank you @BirdNrd @IKLland @Jefferson Shank 🙂 There were SO MANY!
  2. Happy New Year! I went to Central Park and walked around the reservoir. Ducks and shorebirds are not my strengths when it comes to ID so I was hoping you guys could help me. Are these Ruddy Ducks? That was my guess based on bill size and shape, tail and geography.
  3. Hi everyone! Hope everyone is having a tranquil, healthy holiday. I saw this bird flying overhead. I had to adjust the exposure on my camera and do some color editing. I think based on the white breast and the tail feather pattern that this is a Peregrine Falcon. But it's my first time seeing one so I'm not 100% certain.I saw it late this afternoon, before sunset in NYC - at Riverside Park.
  4. Cape May earlier this week and went birding through a couple areas. I saw this Sparrow - my guess a Field Sparrow at Higbee Wildlife Management Area. I'm thinking it is because of the un-streaked breast, pink bill and eye ring. Later that at Cape May Point State I park I saw a couple raptor (bald eagle and ospreys!) But there was a raptor I caught on camera that I can't discern. I think it's Sharp-shinned Hawk. But I know that they closely resemble Coopers Hawk. If I recorded it on video I could see if the flight patterns are like a sharp-shinned or a coopers - I heard that's that
  5. @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.
  6. @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!
  7. 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!
  8. 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?
  9. @akandula @Connor Cochrane Blackpoll!!! Oh my gosh. The Cape May and Blackpoll both lifers for me 🙂 Yay! Thank you 🙂
  10. 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!
  11. Really! Now that you mention it, the mandible was also throwing me off. That is wild. Thank you so much.
  12. 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 🙂
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