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  1. too easy - hoping for something much better!!! 🤣 thanks
  2. seen 3 days ago at Gilbert Riparian ponds. The coloration is baffling me. Need help. TIA
  3. thanks Kevin - I was thinking the same but wanted to be sure before I discard the pic. The wet feathers look SO black and the white patch is more distinctive - better to check than wonder.
  4. seen yesterday at Gilbert Riparian water park outside of Phoenix. Took the photo but really don't have any idea re: species. (I'm a PA guy) TIA for the help
  5. thanks Meghann - never really noticed the yellow in the bill of a Fox Sparrow before - I'll file that away for future reference
  6. Seen this frigid morning in SC PA. Lots of songs out, but this one seems "redder"
  7. 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?
  8. 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
  9. 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?
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. taken this morning in SC PA. I'm not very good with raptors and usually mess up the merlin/ sharpie/ Coopers Thanks
  13. 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
  14. I thought the breast was too clean for a swamp, but the overall coloration certainly fits. thanks
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. I believe this is Tennessee, but I've seen very few of them so I'm not really sure. Taken today in Southcentral PA
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
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