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  1. S. WI, couple days ago. The first 3 pics are the same bird. Tree or chipping sparrow if you can tell? Dark spot on breast looks tree but not sure of other parts. I’m quite sure the 4th pic is a tree sparrow? I have no idea what the 5th pic is of. Redwing? And the last was a swallow in New Mexico at the very end of August. Thank you!
  2. I googled “molting great-tailed grackle”, and that is absolutely what the scrawny bird is. I found pics that looked just like my bird including the two or three scrappy tail feathers. So thanks for that! Also, I singled out, cropped closer, and lightly edited the kingbirds that are in the photo of two birds. I doubt it will be much more helpful in identifying, but mostly I want to see if the photos lose much quality once I upload them here because at this point they're better than the ones posted above. Merlin calls all four of these photos Western Kingbirds but calls the single-photo bird above a Cassin's as you folks did. Thanks so much!
  3. These were from August 31 at a stop in Carrizozo, NM. I thought the really bad gas station pics were of a roadrunner at first, but it appears to be about the same height as the pigeon, and I thought a roadrunner would be much taller? The second set are three kingbirds I believe. I know there are different species of kingbirds in the southwest, and I probably wouldn't know which even if the photos were decent. Thank you!
  4. There actually were two juncos here today, and that brown on the back looks right. But yes, the posture threw me 😊. Thanks again!
  5. Haha I considered Junco then only saw longish dark bill on a skinny bird with long wings. Ughh, how embarrassing 😬. But that's why I stop here so often, thanks so much!
  6. S.WI, today. The woodpecker (I think?) flew over me into the tree, and I didn't have time to change my settings before it disappeared. It looked at least as big as a Hairy, probably bigger, but it just looked unlike the usual woodpeckers here, probably an immature something? That long white bar is definitely throwing me. Included are the original photos and the ones I lightroomed the heck out of. Is the flycatcher an Eastern Phoebe?
  7. S.WI today. This bird was busy catching bugs in our parched field of a yard this afternoon. Help identifying appreciated, thanks!
  8. S. WI, yesterday evening 5:30. I realize it's probably impossible to identify but thought I'd throw it out there anyway. Merlin calls all photos Baybreasted, but maybe it's just alphabetical order since Blackpoll is second ha. Of course there are no legs/feet shots 😕. Thanks!
  9. Oklahoma panhandle, Sept. 8. Got a quick couple shots driving past this bird that was atop a utility pole. Any ideas from these bad photos?
  10. I saw three gulls flying quite a distance away yesterday, not real high. I understand they might not be identifiable, but thank you for any guesses.
  11. Saw this bird yesterday in the marsh, late afternoon. At first I thought it was a Lincoln's, but then after I looked at some pics of immatures of both sparrows I'm not sure. Also, please take a look at the last three photos, saw these also yesterday in some woods next to the marsh. Is the first a pigeon (this was near a farm)? And I doubt the last can be identified, but in the last photo of two birds the one on the left is a Cedar Waxwing for size comparison. Goldfinch or House Finch? Thanks so much!
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