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Tony Leukering

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  1. The pale braces are distinctive for Blackburnian
  2. Cooper's Hawk Ruby-crowned Kinglet Song Sparrow Savannah Sparrow Lazuli Bunting (note white wing bars)
  3. DCFL is darker and without the strongly contrasting rufous wing panel that your bird shows
  4. Most flycatchers -- in the US/Canada, anyway -- perch much more vertically. The postures in the good field guides (particularly Sibley) are accurate. Pay attention to them.
  5. https://cobirds.org/CFO/ColoradoBirds/InTheScope/54.pdf
  6. Skinny necks on the geese -- Canadas The duck is not any kind of teal (and Northern Shoveler is just a big, goofy teal) -- note the under-wing pattern, which looks fine for Gadwall.
  7. Well-defined blackish streaking below with no cross-bars; tawny hood -- Cooper's
  8. It looks like a card-carrying Western to me.
  9. Count the toes! Sanderling is the only sandpiper species that lacks hind toes.
  10. Note pattern of white on the underside of the tail. They're very different.
  11. https://ebird.org/media/catalog?taxonCode=chispa&mediaType=p&q=Chipping Sparrow - Spizella passerina
  12. Actually, Northern Harriers do NOT have white rumps. They have white upper-tail coverts. The rump is dark.
  13. Black-throated Green has a yellowy-green strap across the vent, which we know that this bird lacks, because the photo shows that area very well.
  14. gray cheek, virtually no spotting = Veery
  15. #5 is a Graylag x Swan Goose hybrid; note the contrastingly dark hindneck, which is not a feature of any plumage of Graylag Goose. However, it is mostly Graylag, as it doesn't show a knob or any black on the bill.
  16. The problem is that you are probably confounding "juvenile" and "immature" which are different things. Juvenile Swamp Sparrow Immature Swamp Sparrow Adult Swamp Sparrow
  17. The wing coverts on the left bird have black centers; the middle bird sports nothing like that.
  18. The yellowthroat is an immature, so not sexable.
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