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  1. @Bird-Boys, it looks like you nailed it. Yelkouan Shearwater matches the description in my Birds of Europe guide: brownish worn hue, feet protruding to form pointed tail, etc. Tons of sightings of them over the Bosphorus. Thanks--another lifer!!
  2. I could use help identifying this flock of shorebirds (?) on the Bosphorus in June, 2013.
  3. I would appreciate any help someone can give me identifying this gull, which I photographed over the north shore of Lake Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan, at about dusk on June 6, 2019. Thanks!
  4. Ruddy ducks. Male with whitish cheeks and darker cap.
  5. Thanks, everyone! I was hoping for a stray Iceland Gull...a guy can hope.
  6. I would appreciate help in identifying these gulls, taken at Virginia Beach around noon on Jan. 27. Particularly, the two light-gray-backed ones in picture 1, and the left-middle one in pictures 2 & 3. Thanks!
  7. Most of my birding experience is in Thailand. I'm fairly certain of: 1. Gray-breasted prinia 3. Helmeted guineafowl (from Africa) 4. Blue whistling-thrush
  8. This thrush was feeding on the ground below my feeder at 1:15 pm on Dec. 6, 2018 in Henrico County (Richmond), Virginia. I am guessing it is a Hermit Thrush, but would like any input, either way. Thanks!
  9. This hawk was observed above Tuckahoe Creek in Henrico County (Richmond), Virginia, at 2 pm on Nov. 27. I'm thrown off by the coloration, even though the markings seem to indicate a Red-tailed Hawk. Any input would be much appreciated.
  10. Our son and daughter-in-law live in Jax, so we've visited them twice in the last two months. We are only in the US for one year (based in VA), so I am getting in as many US species as I can. I would love to have had a guide! Perhaps next time we're down there. Thanks for the offer!
  11. Tony, I hope to have a good shot at an Ibisbill soon, as I travel in Central Asia quite often.
  12. Thanks, Tony. Now I wish I had taken better pics...I don't have a Red Knot yet! A subsequent visit to that spot yielded better shots of the peeps, which I identified as Western Sandpiper. I am learning a lot about North American coastal species!
  13. Thanks--I appreciate the confirmation on the Caspian, and your guess on the Common. I noticed after I posted this that the small tern just right of center in the top photo has a light-tipped beak, which might indicate a Sandwich Tern.
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