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  1. 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.

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  2. Hi everyone! Saw what I think is an American Kestrel on West End and West 102nd Street in NYC this afternoon. It was across the street so I couldn't see the markings. But the neck was short and the head was bigger than a mockingbird. It bobbed its tail while it perched atop a turret. This is the only photo my husband managed to get.

     

     

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  3. Hi everyone. Hope you guys are keeping cool. Went camping last week in Chenango Valley State Park and Clarence Fahnestock State Park and was lucky to see some amazing birds. I need help with some doubts I have. I think the brown streaked one is a juvenile cowbird but I didn't see a lot of cowbirds around. I mostly saw juncos nearby where this little one was.

    Then  - I have two flycatchers from a distance that I think are both Great Crested Flycatchers. However, one had a longer tail.

    Then, I think the darker flycatcher is an Eastern Phoebe, however, it didn't do the tail wag. Could it be a least flycatcher? That's my other guess.

    Also I think this is a sharp skinned hawk. It's a terrible photo and the only one I managed to take. The hawks in NYC let me get closer.

    And wood thrush?

    Thanks everyone!

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  4. Morning everyone! Just got back from a relatively quiet bird walk in  Riverside Park, NY.

    I think these are a female Common Yellowthroat, and Northern Parula. I don't know what the third one is. Then I think the thrush is Hermit Thrush and last one is (I hope) a female Hooded Warbler.

    Thanks guys!

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  5. I went to John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge in Philadelphia, PA today.

    I took a pic of this beauty. 

    I was at first thinking heron, but then looking through field guides doubted myself and wondered if it's an American Bittern.

    So, my top three guesses are: 1. Juvenile Green Heron, 2. Juvenile Black-crowned night heron and 3. American Bittern.

    What are your thoughts?

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