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sbutk

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  1. Thanks, as well. I hadn't scrolled all the way up to see your post until just now.
  2. Thank you both. I'm still fuzzy on the scenario, myself, but I suppose that's a plausible theory!
  3. Hi, I'm submitting these photos on behalf of a friend who spotted this bird in her yard. Northern NJ, just the other day. With the speckled breast, to me it seems to most resemble a juvenile American Robin. What doesn't fit, though, is that my friend claims she saw this same bird earlier sitting in a nest, as if on eggs. Could I be mistaken, and maybe it's actually some kind of Thrush? Thanks for any/all replies from any more-experienced birders out there! -Steve ***Wherever you are in the world, I wish my fellow birders (and EVERYONE) continued health and safety in this present time of uncertainty. Be well… ***
  4. Hi, Can any more experienced birders out there help me with this ID? I’m tempted to say it’s not a Mallard, but then again, maybe it’s just the lighting playing tricks with me. (Photographed earlier this week in Richard W. DeKorte Park – Lyndhurst, NJ (i.e. the Meadowlands).) Thanks, Steve ***Wherever you are in the world, I wish my fellow birders (and EVERYONE) continued health and safety in this present time of uncertainty. Be well… ***
  5. A female, apparently. I was hoping this was a new bird, but I recall now I had actually seen one before. Males, much more frequently it seems. Thank you both!
  6. Hi, Can any more experienced birders out there help me with this ID? It looks vaguely like a sparrow, but it doesn’t seem to be any one of the species I’ve seen before. (Photographed today in Richard W. DeKorte Park – Lyndhurst, NJ (i.e. the Meadowlands) Thanks, Steve ***Wherever you are in the world, I wish my fellow birders (and EVERYONE) continued health and safety in this present time of uncertainty. Be well… ***
  7. I'll trust your observation skills over my memory on that one. Thanks.
  8. Thank you, all, for your inputs. I may have unwittingly made it harder on everybody: If I'm trying to remember back to this day, and I'm not mistaken, I seem to think 1&2 and 3&4 show the same birds. (As I've been finding out, this just goes to further show how much angle/pose can confound an issue!)
  9. I've been immensely appreciating your wealth of birding knowledge. A great asset to have on these forums! 👍
  10. Thank you, all. For the confirmations and the education! 👍
  11. Hi, Can any more experienced birders out there help me with this ID? I know they are Terns but am not confident which species (singular or plural). I’m tempted to say that at least the single bird standing in the water is Forster’s. (Seen earlier this May in Edwin B. Forsythe NWR – outside Atlantic City, NJ.) Thanks, Steve ***Wherever you are in the world, I wish my fellow birders (and EVERYONE) continued health and safety in this present time of uncertainty. Be well… ***
  12. Hi, Can any more experienced birders out there help me with this ID? I know they are Sandpipers but am not confident which species (singular or plural). (Seen earlier this May in Edwin B. Forsythe NWR – outside Atlantic City, NJ.) Thanks, Steve ***Wherever you are in the world, I wish my fellow birders (and EVERYONE) continued health and safety in this present time of uncertainty. Be well… ***
  13. Hi, Can any more experienced birders out there help me with this ID? Are these medium-sized wading birds Dowitchers (Bonus if anyone is able to tell me Long- or Short-billed)? (Seen earlier this May in Edwin B. Forsythe NWR – outside Atlantic City, NJ.) Thanks, Steve ***Wherever you are in the world, I wish my fellow birders (and EVERYONE) continued health and safety in this present time of uncertainty. Be well… ***
  14. Glad to have [indirectly[ been of some help. Have a good day! 😁
  15. Indeed. Probably wouldn't see ravens in such big gatherings (3) either, I imagine. Under circumstances where food wasn't involved, especially.
  16. This site is great for that. I learn something new - and fall deeper in love with birding - just about every time I start a thread! ☺️
  17. Making a note of everyone's observations. Thanks. 👍
  18. Awesome, and I see you have two other confirmations of your reply. A Lifer ...thanks! 😁
  19. More likely, I'd tend to agree. We'll see if I get any other opinions. Thanks! 👍
  20. Oh, OK. I would've recognized an adult in breeding plumage instantly. But I guess it's too early in the season for that?
  21. 1&2 and 3&4 are the same birds; sorry if I didn't make that clear.
  22. A juvenile, I take it? I see a reasonably good match in my bird guide; I'll wait and see whether I get any seconds. Thanks! 👍
  23. Well that's cool: I didn't even know there *was* an Eastern/Western. Thanks!
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