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geoffclarke

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  1. Did not consider it. It doesn't look like the wing tips extend past the tail. I'll look at the other pics I have and maybe post them here.
  2. Yesterday in Southeast Michigan (Wayne Co.) on Lake Erie. First photo is what I want ID'd. Second shows the birds it was with. Both photos are cropped.
  3. 1. Least Sandpiper 2. Spotted Sandpipers 3. Killdeer, Least Sandpiper, Spotted Sandpipers 4,5. Least Sandpiper 6,7. Lesser Yellowlegs 8. Black-bellied Plover 9. Least Sandpiper 10. Clockwise from upper left: Pectoral Sandpiper???, Lesser Yellowlegs, Least Sandpiper???, Killdeer 11. Juvenile Black Tern? 12. ???
  4. Yes, shorebirds are definitely Dowitchers. I don't know how exactly to tell them apart, but they do look like the Short-billed that I see around Southeast Michigan. Isn't the duck a Northern Pintail?
  5. This looks like a Common Grackle to me. Bill too hefty and bird too dark for female Brewer's, IMO.
  6. These were all in Southeast Michigan on 7/26/2019 where Henslow's Sparrows were reported. I 100% heard a Henslow's Sparrow, but I don't think it showed itself. I believe these are mostly/all Savannah, maybe a Song. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.
  7. Welcome! Did it looks like this? https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQSCq4yFSTKOIDoZf8Cy9VvolIK7EyMScNnlNxM2M3CuzqfBGvc
  8. I would go with Common Tern rather than Forster's, but am curious what experts say. I am going by bill color, head pattern, tail length, but I'm not sure if those marks are reliable.
  9. The only thing I can think of is leucistic common grackle.
  10. Agree with Lesser Scaup, at least the female like you mentioned based on the peak on the head. Yes, Yellowlegs, and I vote for Greater based on bill size.
  11. I say keep 'em comin'. These puns are treerific.
  12. Nassau, Bahamas was where I saw my one and only Gray Kingbird.
  13. I agree with Blue-gray Gnatcatcher. Though I don't have experience with the other Gnatcatchers, looks like all the Blue-gray I've seen. I think the white outer tail feathers are a good clue.
  14. I think so based on size, rounded head, and cute, stubby bills. Where in Michigan?
  15. I'd say this is either a female or immature (or both) because of no red on breast and flanks.
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