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  1. This bird was about the size of an American Robin, maybe a bit smaller, and was walking along a trail on a mountain in Switzerland. The bird stayed 20-30 feet ahead of me, keeping a contant distance, thrush-style, while foraging on the ground. Does it appear to be a Song Thrush, or something else?
  2. Juvenile robin seems absolutely right. Good call. Thank you!
  3. This is a small-to-mid sized songbird I photographed in a wooded part of central Ireland last month. Is this a Song Thrush? Or something else?
  4. Thank you for pointing out those similar-sounding alternatives! That was really helpful. Most Parulas don't sound like this, but I just found a few Parula recordings that are close... I think both Cerulean and Parula are within the range of possible variation. It remains a mystery.
  5. Singing in deep woods in northeastern NY. Sorry about the rushing water sounds. (I tried to post this previously but there was a problem with the audio.) All suggestions are welcome -- even just ruling out Cerulean would be helpful. song0.mp3 song1.mp3 song2.mp3 song3.mp3
  6. I recorded what I think was a warbler singing high in the trees in a park in upstate New York. It kept repeating this phrase -- like an ovenbird in the beginning, three up-and-down pairs, and then an upward trill at the end. Any ideas? song0.mp3
  7. This bird appeared at my feeder in Long Island, NY yesterday morning. Which kind of finch is it? Does it have enough red on its back to be Purple?
  8. I found this bird foraging on the ground in upstate New York over the weekend. I think it's one of the confusing fall warblers. Do these pictures have enough information to pin it down?
  9. This (presumably) male finch appeared at my feeder this morning on Long Island, NY. Is it possible to ID from these photos? I've never seen one with a crest like that.
  10. I found this hawk circling overhead in Queens, NY yesterday morning. Can anyone tell from these pictures whether it's a Cooper's or something else?
  11. Found this warbler in a mixed flock on Long Island, NY this morning. Do you think it's a Prairie, or something else?
  12. Found these two gulls on Long Island, NY this morning. Could they be Bonaparte's?
  13. Found this flying across a pond on eastern Long Island, New York this morning. Short, stiff wingbeats. Is this photo enough to confirm it was a Spotted Sandpiper?
  14. That's what I was thinking, but I also thought it was too early for Dunlins out there. Thank you!
  15. Immature Dickcissel looks right to me. Pretty unambiguous.
  16. These are both from this week. The first (tall_grass.mp3) is in a marshy area near the bay, a high chattering sound coming from the tall grass near the bay in the early evening (around 6PM); I was unable to locate the bird (if indeed it was a bird). The second (screeching.mp3) is a loud screaming sound, possibly a raptor of some kind, in the middle of the afternoon (about 1PM), in the middle of a college campus, near a building, also not seen. Any thoughts at all would be helpful! Thank you. screeching.mp3 tall_grass.mp3
  17. I took these pictures earlier this week on a mud flat in California earlier this week. There were a few among hundreds of Black-necked Stilts, Least Sandpipers and Yellowlegs sp. that I wasn't sure about the identity of. Can anyone take a shot at these? (Heavily cropped, didn't want to overwhelm.) I wonder if any of them is a Western, but I don't have any experience with those.
  18. Second one looks good for Summer Tanager. The first one doesn't look like a gnatcatcher though -- probably a flycatcher. Maybe Eastern Wood-Pewee?
  19. Found this lone dowitcher sp. on the San Francisco bay this week. Greater Yellowlegs provided for scale. Is it possible to tell whether it's a Long- or Short-billed Dowitcher from these photos?
  20. Found this bird this morning in the area of San Jose, California. I assume it's an oriole from the bill shape, but I'm not sure which. Bullock's and Hooded are the main ones in this range. Can anyone tell?
  21. Found this bird this morning, high in a tree in Santa Clara CA. 7-8" long. Yellowish color was visible. Based on other reports from the spot, I think it was either a female Bullock's Oriole or a female Western Tanager. Any impressions? Can anyone tell by the shape of the bill?
  22. Upstate New York, early August. Was with another, flying over, calling loudly. Sounded like a Red-tailed, but eBird said it was rare for the area, so I want to make sure.
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