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dragon49

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  1. Sorry for the generic title, but I'm clueless here. Taken last week in East Hampton, N.Y.
  2. Taken a few hours ago in East Hampton, N.Y. Downy or Red-bellied? Male or female? Ty
  3. Please forgive my priorities: I didn't take a break from fishing to try and get some pictures. As this is a new ID for me, I regret the decision. I was shore-fishing off three mile harbor in East Hampton when I saw these. The birds were white and each had some kind of black band. I don't remember where the bands were. The birds were noticeably smaller than Gulls, but weren't tiny. There were many over the water, but the birds were separated into individual flocks. I didn't count - something like 4-8 to a flock. Their behavior was different than that of the Gulls. They weren't perching anywhere or looking for spots to perch. I only saw the birds gliding. Their wings were always fully extended and not flapping. Not sure if it helps with the ID at all, but I've been fishing that same spot this time of year since 2015, and haven't seen them before. Maybe some migratory patterns have changed. Any ideas? I have the images clearly in my head, so if I look up a likely prospect, I'll be able to quickly verify it it was what I saw. Thanks
  4. Something funny happened while screen-shooting the video - the bird looks like it's wearing glasses;
  5. Taken this morning in East Hampton, N.Y. Can these be sexed?
  6. Ty - many of the Blue jays that visit our feeder are distinctly blue, in contrast to the mostly gray outer features of this one (and many others). I was under the impression that the more colorful birds of a species are generally the male. Edit - the Internet does confirm that male and female Blue jays have the same plumage; just not sure why some that I see are much more blue than others.
  7. I think I'm getting better at identifying repeat visitors:
  8. Taken this morning in East Hampton, New York. Can the sex of this juvenile be determined?
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