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  1. Taken today, 11 May, 2022 in *eastern* Wisconsin. This is an uncommon area for the bird but pretty spot-on habitat-wise. Thick white lower wing bar, pale bill, and a little yellow on the sides. Just wanted to get a second set of eyes on it before I make an official report. Cheers.
  2. Seen today, 9 August. The warblers have started moving up here. This seems a bay-breasted juvenile just barely coming into plumage, but I thought I'd ask around. Cheers. https://i.imgur.com/qW5gxyN.jpg
  3. This bird was photographed August 8th in Door County, Wisconsin. It was taken on a 100 ft + cliff over Lake Michigan, associating with Black-throated Green Warblers in a hemlock/mixed hardwood forest clearing. First glance it looked like a yellowthroat but the behavior and location are all wrong so I was thinking some other juvenile. I'd love to know what you think. Cheers.
  4. Ahh so that's an adult female, and a juvenile then. Thank you so much.
  5. I would agree with White-eyed Vireo. When brightened up you can see the yellow "mask" between the bulgy white eyes.
  6. This is a flycatcher (Wood-pewee or empidonax flycatcher), which are notoriously subtle to identify so many pictures are helpful. I'm not familiar with the region but bill shape and color, wing bar(s) thickness and color, and eye ring are all field marks to look out for. Hopefully someone familiar with the region can help more.
  7. 11 July, Leelanau County, Michigan. Took a bathroom break on the edge of a thick meadow during a walk through dense swamp. Down on the ground under a carpet of fern were two warblers who almost got caught in the cross-fire. After about 10-15 minutes they surfaced and I got the photographs below. One is clearly juvenile and the other adult. Best I could reckon is Connecticut, but seems unlikely for the area. Any help would be appreciated. Cheers.
  8. Coop. Merlin are petite falcons, so much smaller with slender wings.
  9. I would say almost certainly a screech Owl. The third photo looks like there are fairly evident plumicornes which saw whet owls don't display. Location/date is good to include in the future.
  10. I've been living in Australia for two years and have lost the knack for American sparrows. These were taken today, 4 July in Grand Traverse county, Michigan. I'm thinking Chipping and Swamp for the first two. The third kind of looks like a Savannah sparrow with the yellow above the eye but I've only observed them out west. Cheers!
  11. Looks like a bushtit and a fox sparrow (sooty) to me.
  12. All taken in northern Alberta on 7th October (today). I've never been in a situation where I've had to seriously compare Lincoln's and Swamp Sparrows. My guess is the first one is Lincoln's and the others are swamps, but I'd be curious to get second opinions. Cheers.
  13. Hey thanks for all the info! Pointy peak was was indeed clear.
  14. Taken October 5th in Jasper National Park, Alberta. Thought it would be too late in the season for warblers that aren't butterbutts. Next to running water, stayed low to the ground, so it felt like a yellowthroat. Thanks for your help.
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