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  1. Feb. 21, S.WI.   These photos are from a group of mixed Trumpeter and Tundra swans. I don't know what order they are going to download in, but I'm speaking of the three swans that are zoomed in in two of the photos, and you can tell which the same are in the other photos. I thought they were Trumpeters because I thought that a juvenile Tundra would be mostly white by now, and the left most of the three looks like it has a gray neck and head. But a couple of the photos make all of the three look Tundra.

    Also, on the far left in the photo with the most swans, you can see what looks to be a clear juvenile Trumpeter. I think.

    Thank you!





  2. Feb 21, S.WI, I don't know if the pairs in the first two pics are all the same birds, but they were part of a group of 13 Trumpeters and Tundras.
    In the first pic it looks like the front bird has a U at the bill base while the back bird has a V, maybe.
    In the second pic the right hand bird clearly looks like a Trumpeter, but the profile of the left bird looks more Tundra. The body of the Trumpeter is turned so it's hard to compare sizes.
    Also, the last pic of the swan flying I believe is a Trumpeter?
    Both of these species have been seen around here recently so they're not rare, and I heard both so I know it was a mixed group. Thanks for any help!
    These pics loaded differently than I put them in so I think when I said second pic, it is now the first pic 😕

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  3. 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 ?




  4. 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! 

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  5. 17 hours ago, Charlie Spencer said:

    Oh, and cowbirds aren't finches; they're icteridae, like orioles, blackbirds, and grackles.

    Haha, I was actually joking about the cowbird finch ?. 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!

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  6. 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 ?. 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!





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