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Everything posted by psweet

  1. This is an Anna's, with the gray-green undersides, orange-red gorget and crown, and fairly short, straight bill.
  2. Magnolia Magnolia 3a -- Magnolia Warbler; 3b (the flight shot) Empidonax, most likely Yellow-bellied Looks like the same bird as 3b Canada Warbler Blackburnian Warbler Bay-breasted Warbler Yes to Scarlet Tanager, but aging and sexing them at this time of year is complicated -- all of them will look green right now.
  3. 1) American Golden Plover - small bill, dark crown, bit of black still present on the undertail coverts 2) Solitary Sandpiper 3) Pectoral Sandpiper
  4. Juvenile. Adult females are a bit browner on the back, but otherwise very similar to males.
  5. Yes, all Swainson's. Falcons have long, slender, pointed wings and proportionally larger, square-ish heads.
  6. I think that dark spot on the first bird is just displaced feathers showing the darker down feathers below. These both look like Black-chinned -- the hint of color on the underparts of the second one looks like a reflection off of the red feeder. Lucifer are really distinctive-looking, when you do spot one. (The most reliable spot I know of is the Ash Canyon B&B just south of Sierra Vista -- earlier in the month she suggests coming in an hour before sunset, if I remember correctly, but they're likely a bit easier by this point in the season.)
  7. Double-crested would have extensive orange facial skin both above the lores and below the eyes, extending back to a curve on the throat.
  8. Just a note -- don't get hung up on the "fall" part of "fall migration". Shorebirds start moving south, in some cases, in late June. By late July some species are in full swing.
  9. Given the location, there's very little chance this is a Fish Crow, I think. The only records in the area this year have been right on the shores of Lake Ontario. There were a few records a bit south of you in 2012 (around Guelph), and one record at Belwood Lake that same year.
  10. Looks like a Common -- the white band on the primaries is close to the wrist, under the tertials. On Lesser, it's farther out, near the tip of the tertials.
  11. The bill on #1 is rather heavy -- I'm thinking this is a Baltimore Oriole in evening light, washing out the gray areas. #3 is a Yellow Warbler #4 is definitely a sandpiper, with that bill. Perhaps Pectoral? #5 and #6 are indeed Great-tailed Grackles.
  12. Agree with Blue-winged. Green-winged have shorter bills and a distinct creamy white line below the tail.
  13. Juvenile Herring Gull looks right, with those extensively pale inner primaries.
  14. Mountain Plover would also be quite the find in Mississippi.
  15. I agree, looks like Red-necked. Dark crown and eye-patch, dark back with pale lines.
  16. I think you're right about the first one -- that looks like a Calliope.
  17. Second Cedar Waxwing. Even at this age, a Bohemian would have chestnut undertail coverts and a fair bit of white in the wing coverts.
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