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  1. S.WI 9/17 6pm, country I have NO idea what is going on with SO many photos! Grrrrr There should be THREE photos- a warbler, an unknown facing you, and a flycatcher. I'm not deleting this, if you can figure it out, kudos! Is the first an American Goldfinch maybe? The second one was just a silhouette in the original so it doesn't really have a bill after raising exposure a lot. And the last one a Least flycatcher? Thank you for any help 😊
  2. S.WI today, 2.30PM, wooded country. I was shooting a blackpoll warbler about the same time and thought it was the same bird until I looked at the photos. I'm not sure that this is such a bad photo that the streaking on the breast wouldn't show up if it was the blackpoll? Thanks!
  3. S.WI 8/18, woods adjacent to marsh 6ish PM I thought for sure I'd get one shot with that bird's head in it πŸ˜•. Anything on either of these would be great. Thanks!
  4. Thanks so much. I should've known that thick bill did not belong to a warbler. Nonetheless, the vireo is a lifer for me!
  5. S.WI 8/18, woods adjacent to marsh, 6ish PM I think there are at least two different birds here, maybe three. The first few pics were overexposed then turned way down in LR so not sure if some of that white is actually yellow. Thank you!
  6. I thought that 4th pic looked like a pewee, wasn't sure if I had two different birds. Thank you!
  7. S.WI 8/18, wooded area adjacent to marsh, 6ish PM. Can you tell which flycatcher this is? Sorry the photos are not great, I was really overexposed so even after turning exposure way down in LR the whites are still too bright. I feel like the breast was more gray that what is showing. Thanks!
  8. S. WI 8/14, 4pm. I would like to mention first that this yellow oriole turned orange once I downloaded it to my laptop so even if it is a Baltimore it was a very yellow bird, which is why I’m here. I have seen yellow male Baltimores so I would imagine there are yellow females also? With that said, if the bird is a Baltimore can you please tell me what characteristics make it that and not an Orchard? I'm here to learn! ☺️ ALSO, in the last two photos of the pair of Baltimores, I was wondering if the bird on the right could positively be identified as a female or is it the wrong time of year for that? Any info is helpful, thanks so much!
  9. Haha, I was actually joking about the cowbird finch πŸ˜„. I wasn't sure between purple and house finch, but then Merlin identified it as a brown-headed cowbird which really confused me so I thought I'd throw in the combination for laughs 😬. Thank you!
  10. S. WI 8/4. I was wondering if you could tell what oriole it is in the first three photos? The second photo is not in focus (not the bird anyway!), and it's too bad because that's the only one that shows the wing bars πŸ˜•. There is another bird near the oriole- a house sparrow? The last photo looks like a cowbird finch to me 😬. ? This was 3-4 pm. Thank you!
  11. 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!
  12. I googled β€œmolting 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!
  13. 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!
  14. There actually were two juncos here today, and that brown on the back looks right. But yes, the posture threw me 😊. Thanks again!
  15. 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!
  16. 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?
  17. S.WI today. This bird was busy catching bugs in our parched field of a yard this afternoon. Help identifying appreciated, thanks!
  18. 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 πŸ˜•. Thanks!
  19. 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?
  20. 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.
  21. 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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