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  1. My nephew sent this to me. He is a good birder and photographed this bird Monday in Chelsea in Manahattan. His bird book says Western Tanager, and I think its right. Thoughts?
  2. taken this morning in central PA. There were a bunch of swamp sparrows around, and this is probably one of those, but the prominent eyering is making me second guess myself
  3. Yeah - I can agree w that . the majority of the swamps I've been seeing have been more gray below the eyeline. Maybe this is a younger bird?
  4. Maybe I'm just suffering from Fall Migration burnout, but this sparrow has me scratching my head. I've had Lincoln's, swamps, white-throats, white-crowned, chipping, song in this area - maybe I just have Sparrow-itis. Taken today in SC PA TIA
  5. Seen today in SC PA. First reaction was Palm, but the back is such a solid deep olive color that its making me re-think the ID TIA
  6. taken this morning in SC PA. I'm not very good with raptors and usually mess up the merlin/ sharpie/ Coopers Thanks
  7. I have FMCS ( Fall Migration Confusion Syndrome). I was on a bunch of Lincoln's today in Central PA and when I uploaded the pics, I saw this one. I think its swamp but I've never seen swamp at this spot before so I figured I'd ask. TIA
  8. I thought the breast was too clean for a swamp, but the overall coloration certainly fits. thanks
  9. photo taken today in SC PA. Clay colored would be a lifer so I have no experience with them. Guidebooks aren't much help - too similar. TIA
  10. my initial thought was Philadelphia vireo, but i really couldn't make out the vireo hook on the bill so I went to warbler. Didn't know about the feet coloration. I see warbling vireos here frequently and would definitely lean toward Phila
  11. I believe this is Tennessee, but I've seen very few of them so I'm not really sure. Taken today in Southcentral PA
  12. southcentral PA, taken this AM I've been seeing a lot of migrating Common Yellowthroat the past few days and my field ID was CY. But when I pulled up this picture - ??? Maybe an orange crowned, but I don'tconvinced. Too much yellow past the throat for a Common Yellowthroat. Help TIA
  13. Taken this morning in south-central PA this shouldn't be this hard ... My first thought in the field was Cape May, but this bird carries the yellow all the way back from the breast. Prarie was / is possible, but I don't see even weak wingbars, which leads me to Palm? Gotta love Fall Migration
  14. Lancaster Co PA taken today Not even sure where to start on this one. In a grassy field. No visible facial patterning. Thought it might be a female indigo bunting (seen recently) but doesn't look like it. Probably something easy that I'm just not thinking of. TIA
  15. I was going back and forth between swamp and Lincoln and ended up on Lincoln mostly because of where it was - no where near the marshy areas I ususally see Swamps. But it IS migration, ... What makes you land on Swamp (probably an immature) rather than a Lincoln?
  16. I believe this is a Lincoln moving through the area. Photo taken today - Lancaster Co PA. I like the photo for its photographic quality, but being backlit makes the ID tough sometimes TIA
  17. I liked wood thrush for the bottom as well, but the spotting seemed to stop too quickly. It may just be the photo angle though
  18. 2 different thrushes from a small flock this morning in central PA. Swainson's? tia
  19. small flock seen today near Lebanon PA. I'm leaning toward purple - seems like a light eyebrow is present. But .. Thanks in advance
  20. shot taken today in SE PA. Very distinct eyering seems more "bold" than the eyering i usually see on Willow/Alders. But I don't know if it's yellow enough. Thanks in advance for your input
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