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  1. Thank you so much, I really appreciate it! I will note the patchy dark throat of the first and the light and uniform orangeish of the last, I'll have to look through my photos again to see if I can make out any more similar to the last
  2. Based on the body structure, with those big thick looking feet, big head and the less-centered position of the eye, I am leaning on Cooper's. Great photo!
  3. Taken June 30, in south central Kansas at a large wetland area in the early morning. There were hundreds of Cliff Swallows and many Barn swallows around. This place has been reliable for Cave Swallows in the summertime but they prove to be hard to photograph! They were around because I heard them flight-calling a few times. I wondered if the individuals in these photos could possibly be a Cave, but I am not good at separating them from young Cliff at all. I have had a few people say they are Cliff and a few say that it looks odd even for a immature Cliff. I'll post a few different individuals that looked odd to me Thanks in advance for any help! 1. This is one of the individuals I probably questioned the most 2. As well as this one, which seems to have colour that stretches across the sides of the bird, which apparently can be a Cave trait 3. And one more, however I understand if this one (or if any of these) is unidentifiable, but the light throat colour which goes down the chest and seems to go down the sides seemed suspicious to me I have a few others, but they are much worse photos than these haha. Thank you in advance for any help!
  4. Thanks you guys! Someone thought it was a Traill's, and another thought either Yellow-bellied or Acadian. How did you rule these guys out and get Least if you're able to say why? I believe that you two are likely correct but I want to learn and get better with these guys. I believe both Yellow-bellied and Acadian are somewhat rare for this time of year which I know might rule them out that way but I'm not sure how to rule them out by looks if it's possible.
  5. Seen yesterday (9/6/2019) in south-central Kansas at a large wetland. I heard the bird chipping first, the chipping noise was like that of a cardinal but softer. It was first in a brushy grassland area likely feeding and then it perched on some shrubs higher when it noticed my presence, and flew into a wooded area and seemed to disappear and go quiet. I did not end up getting a recording unfortunately, so I understand if this bird does not end up being identifiable from the photos but I figured it would not hurt to post and see all your thoughts. Thanks in advance for any help! More photos found here: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59545790
  6. Thank you so much for your reply! Yes, lots going on in the first. Sorry I did not specify better- the "fast pulsating" one was the one in question, which you stated is a Tennessee Warbler, thank you! I appreciate your identifying the rest as well, I think you are right with all the rest, I believe the vireo was a Red-eyed, there were at least two of them that I spotted in the area while trying to pick out the warbler, there was also a catbird around making some noise, but I wasn't sure if I got him in the recording, could be making the one making the mocking calls though. As for the second- I didn't think about cardinal, but certainly could be, they have thrown me off a few times this year as well. I am pretty sure I have seen one just trill similar to this once before, so it very well could be an odd/partial song by one. He trilled like that 5 or 6 times without very long pauses.
  7. These were heard May 15 in south-central Kansas in a thick mixed forest habitat with a stream that runs through. I believe both are probably warblers, though I could be wrong. Thank you in advance for any help! 1. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/159193211 for the very high pitched bird that sings loudly throughout most of the recordings (there are two that were merged into one). I could not spot the bird, it was staying in thick leaves up in the trees, there seemed to be another singing a little further away but this one sounded close to me. It sounded high up. The trees in this area were pretty tall and thick, and it was right by a stream, pretty deep into the forest. 2. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/159192991 This one sounded very close and pretty loud as well, but I could not spot him either no matter how hard I tried! He did not stay around long, and also sounded perhaps high up. The trees in this area were not as tall, and it was closer to the edge of the forest, and I only heard one. Let me know if I can provide any other details or if the links do not work. Thank you again for the help. I tried comparing these songs to warbler species on audubon but could not quite find a match, or perhaps didn't look at the right species?
  8. I'd second Yellow-rumped Warbler for the same reasons!
  9. Also thinking American Pipit here, and also loving these photos!
  10. Not 100% sure, but to me it kinda sounds like a variation of a Blue Jay call. I have heard them make similar whistling noises like that here.
  11. Awesome, thank you so much! Tennessee is actually a lifer for me if that's what it is. I might amplify them a bit in audacity (which I just found out about recently and I am enjoying messing with it) and re-upload them so some are easier to hear. Though I know some just aren't good cause the bird was distant/quiet and there's a lot of other stuff singing over them and may be unidentifiable, that is understandable haha. I didn't actually see the bird in the last call, so it's possible he wasn't quite at the top, but he just sounded like he was up high so I assumed too fast. I feel you there with the passers and spring/summer birds in general. I guess I am just preparing even though it's February haha.
  12. Haha I feel you there. I am only good with the ones I am used to seeing and hearing in person as well, however all the bunches of spring songs still trip me up.
  13. Ah sorry to hear if it is confusing! I wasn't really sure how else to upload them, I am sorry :c I thought of making a separate post for all of them but I didn't want to spam since it is a lot. I thank you for the help with the Prothonotary warbler though!! I'll try to figure something out that might make it all easier to see, maybe uploading them to xeno-canto and putting them here would be more helpful? I figured ebird would be more helpful since you can see spectograms though. Maybe it's actually easier to view them directly from the macaulay library so not to be overwhelmed by all the other stuff? Like this? https://search.macaulaylibrary.org/catalog?taxonCode=warble&searchField=user&hotspot=Old Mill, Sumner, US-KS&hotspotCode=L6588485&userId=USER856612&q=S. Queen&species=warbler sp. (Parulidae sp.) - Parulidae sp. I could make another post for the non-warbler birds
  14. Late, but, I like this idea. It never bothered me cause I'm used to it but one of my friends that I had join this site was confused at all the pinned posts there at first. I also would be in favor for some kind of forum/subforums for the non-bird critters to come back, as well as the polling subforum and definitely a general birding topics forum!
  15. These recordings are all from May 13, 2018, in south-central Kansas in an old-growth mixed forest with a stream and pond areas. It's understandable if only some are identified since some of the recordings aren't that great, I appreciate any help at all with this! Thanks in advance! Here is the ebird checklist with all of them, the ones I am questioning are under warbler sp. and passerine sp. I thought it would easier for everyone to show the full checklist than give all 8 individually haha. https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45641588#_ga=2.187947114.395577549.1549329519-854749915.1541818515 Thanks again, let me know if any more details are needed or if the link doesn't work!
  16. Not 100% positive on ID either, but I think the length of the wedge-shaped tail relative to the body as well as the bill shape/length might suggest Neotropic.
  17. I love em, haha. Thank you for your thoughts. I thought the eyering also seemed prominent but I was not sure if Alder could have variations with that. Btw, here is the link to the inaturalist forum post if anyone is interested and wants to look at it there or get more specifics on location, I was going to edit it into my original post but I couldn't for some reason haha https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/20003631
  18. Taken in south-central Kansas, May 13, 2018 in an old growth mixed forest, bird was right above a little pond area. In the past I had believed this to be a Least Flycatcher, (I believe because I heard a Least vocalizing somewhere then saw this bird so I just assumed) but recently someone on inaturalist questioned if it may actually be an Alder Flycatcher, so I thought I would come here for more opinions because Alder would actually be a lifer for me! However I totally understand if it isn't separable from Least with this photo. Sadly this individual was fast and being difficult so this is the only photo I have, I didn't think to try to get more photos since at the time I assumed too fast that it was a Least. I thought I would post anyways though just in case haha. Thanks all in advance for any help!
  19. Agreed with Red-tailed Hawk for all the same reasons!
  20. Cooper's for me, with the big flat head, big beak, more defined eye ridges, slender body and thick toes and feet!
  21. Ves

    House sparrow

    Gorgeous feather and colour detail ❤️
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