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  1. Yeah, I just missed the Sanderling in my check of source books and some online sources.
  2. Will- I think my birds are too small to be this type. Plus the Sandpiper has the hind toe that the Sanderling does not.
  3. Great call! Yes I see that missing toe distinction now. Thank you Akandula.
  4. Sandpiper, Plover? What do I have here? I’m stumped. Photographed today at Edisto Island Beach, S.C. Thank you.
  5. So not the Eastern Willet? The long bill half black is distinctive.
  6. Is this a Willet I photographed yesterday at the beach in South Carolina? An Eastern Willet at that? Thank you!
  7. I photographed these wading birds in South Carolina’s ACE Basin this week. The first pair I think are Tri-colored Herons and the trio on the right I believe are Snowy Egrets. I’d know for sure if I saw their yellow “slippers.” Seeking confirmations or corrections. Thank you.
  8. Kevin- Thank you the comparative photos really show the difference in that perspective.
  9. OK I’m eating crow! Where’s the reddish head? Is it the lighting?
  10. I had this Vulture pegged as a Black one. But after posting on a Facebook bird site I’ve had a few comments saying it’s a Turkey Vulture. I don’t see a red face but someone says it’s possibly a juvenile Turkey and that the wing pattern and color fits the Turkey. I’m ready to eat crow if I’m wrong. Photographed in coastal South Carolina.
  11. I learned a new thing to look for thank you!
  12. What are patagial bars Tony? Thank you.
  13. I photographed this hawk yesterday in South Carolina’s ACE Basin south of Charleston. Not sure the type of hawk. What are the distinguishing features? Thank you.
  14. Thank you Kevin! Can you tell whether it's a male or female?
  15. I captured these images first thing this morning in my front yard in the Charleston, S.C. area. I’m pretty sure this is a Red-shouldered Hawk. Just want to make sure. Thank you.
  16. Spotted this bird at a Charleston, S.C. church graveyard yesterday. Its bill looks Finch to me. But its body doesn't seem to fit the House Finch, a female or juvenile. Help please. Thank you.
  17. Great call, thank you you two! My photos don't really pick up the yellow legs that well, but upon closer inspection I do see some that coloring. I appreciate the quick and accurate help!
  18. The leggy shorebirds can be tough to identify, for me anyway. I took this recently in South Carolina's Bear Island WMA in the ACE Basin. I suspect it's a Stilt Sandpiper but may be wrong. Thank you, in advance, for the help.
  19. Thank you von Humboldt! It was a pair of Mottled Ducks. It was just the two in this pond. Likely a male and female.
  20. Mottled Ducks look right. Thank you Connor!
  21. Thanks Charlie. The lighting is different but these ducks were shot at the same time and location. I’m pretty sure they are the same type. Not sure about Mallards. Other thoughts whatbird folks?
  22. I photographed a pair of ducks this week in South Carolina’s ACE Basin (Bear Island). Are these Ruddy Ducks or another type? Thank you for the ID help.
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