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  1. Charleston, SC in February. Could this be a female Boat-tailed Grackle? Size, tawny chest, dark wings, long tail were my field ID clues, but I don't see these where I live and am not that familiar with them even if they are common where they usually hang out. Thanks.
  2. Are these immature or female Palm Warblers or something else? southern Florida, February. These birds without really obvious identifying markings are always hard for me--need to develop a better sense of subtlety, I guess! Thanks for any help!
  3. Central Massachusetts, mid-May. Could this be a Veery? I was hearing them in the area. Sorry about the shadow line over its head--it was the only shot I had!
  4. Central Massachusetts, mid-May. Could this be a female Common Yellowthroat? The only other thing I can come up with is an immature Yellow Warbler, but the pinkish legs seem more like a Yellowthroat. Any other possibilities? Thanks!
  5. Could this be a Nashville Warbler? Central Massachusetts, May. Yellow throat and grey head and eye ring and touch of red on the crown were my ID clues, but warblers are tough for me! Thanks!
  6. 1. Chipping Sparrow (rusty cap, dark eye line) 2. Eastern Phoebe (but it didn't do tail flipping)--or perhaps it is an Eastern Wood Peewee? It seems too brown for the Peewee and wouldn't there be wing bars on a Peewee? Both seen in spring in Central Massachusetts. Thanks for helping. I'm trying to get better at doing IDs with my bird book, but I am sometimes not confident with what I come up with!
  7. The dark head makes me think a 1st winter Franklin's Gull, but my bird book says it's rare where I saw it--Sanibel Island in Florida in January. Could it be a Bonaparte's Gull? Something else? Thanks!
  8. Thanks very much! Next time I am at Fakahatchee I will be on the lookout to see if I can get a sharper picture.
  9. This little beauty was way too fast for me to get a good photo, but perhaps these two blurry ones will be enough to identify it. I saw it at Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park in southern Florida in January. The only thing I can think that it might be is a Northern Parula, and since I have never seen one of those I could very well be wrong. The gray back and yellow throat with the orange stripe across the chest and the two white wing bars are what I relied on to take a guess after perusing my bird book for a while. Any thoughts>? Thanks!
  10. Thanks! I always feel better if i have at least got close to an ID, and every time I ID something myself or get help with the ID I learn something for next time.
  11. Sorry about how bad this picture is--this bird did not want to cooperate at all! I can't tell from the parts I can see what this is. Maybe a female Common Yellowthroat or an immature Yellow? This was at Merritt Island in Florida in January. I am not sure if this would be a place to see a Yellow. I see a hint of yellow at the top of its wing. Thanks!
  12. Thank you very much! I think that might be the fastest answer I have ever had on this site!
  13. Perhaps Semipalmated or Least or Spotted?. Bunche Beach, Florida, January Thanks for any ideas!
  14. Are the first three Yellow-rumped? Also--I can't figure out the 4th one, and any suggestions would be appreciated. All seen in Florida in January. Thank you!
  15. In pictures 1 and 2, the dark cheek patches and long tail make me think Pine Warbler, but I often find warblers confusing! The third picture looks like a female or immature Palm Warbler, but I am not sure. Thanks!
  16. I always have a hard time with small bird IDs, and don't know this one is. It looks like there is a very faint bit of yellow on the breast. I saw this in January at Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve in Florida. Thanks for any help!
  17. This looks more like Piping Plover than a Snowy Plover to me. Am I right? January, Bunche Beach, Florida.
  18. Seen at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, January.
  19. Saw in Savannah, GA in January. It was too far away to get a crisp picture, but perhaps has enough detail for an ID. Is it some kind of sparrow?
  20. I saw this at Loxahatchee NWR in Florida in January. Can't see the head because of the angle. Possibilities: juvenile bald eagle, snail kite, others? Thanks!
  21. I saw this crow in late January in Everglades National Park. I've never seen a crow with brown in the feathers. Is this just a routine pigment variation? Thanks for any information!
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