Jump to content
Whatbird Community


  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited


Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

ogurvits's Achievements



  1. If someone can help me with these IDs, I would really appreciate it! Thrushes are tough... Bird 1: Picture taken in May in northern New Jersey. The tail seems very short for an adult, but May is too early for juveniles.. Bird 2: Also taken in May in northern NJ: Bird 3: Picture taken in October in northern New Jersey. (The bird was inside my vegetable garden, and I took the picture through its enclosing net. It flew off in a few minutes without any problems.) Bird(s) 4: Picture taken in April in northern NJ. I think the gull on the left is a Great Black-backed Gull. But the gull on the right seems to be the Lesser. it looks smaller, the bill is darker, and there is some black around its eyes. Can someone confirm?
  2. I thought about them, but do they migrate over the ocean? That's what threw me off...
  3. I saw these ducks yesterday afternoon near Barnegat Light, NJ. I can't place them - can someone help me ID them? Thank you!
  4. I found this picture from an old trip to Chicago's "magic hedge" (Montrose Point). I was there one Memorial Day weekend and got a few Mourning Warblers. I also got this one with a more pronounced eyering. Is this a female Mourning Warbler? Or could it be a Connecticut Warbler? Thank you!
  5. I saw this guy in my backyard today. Is this a Hermit Thrush?
  6. Oh sorry - location is northern New Jersey (I don't remember which park exactly now). Maybe a red-eyed vireo for #3?
  7. I took these pictures about the same time (early October) last year. Are these Tennessee Warblers? Bird 1: Bird 2: Bird 3: Bird 4: this one has wingbars, so probably not Tennessee - maybe Blackpoll? Thank you!
  8. For #3 here, could these be pine siskins?
  9. I got these birds in northern New Jersey last autumn. Can someone help me with the IDs? Bird 1: I think it's either a Merlin or a juvenile Peregrine Falcon? Bird 2: House Finch? Bird 3: there was a flock of them next to a lake, but I am not sure what they are: Bird 4: I saw this bird on a coastal beach, next to a parking lot. It kept to the grass and did not fly much. Bird 5: female Black-throated Blue Warbler? Bird 6: I saw this bird in Cape May. Originally I thought it was a vulture, but the wing pattern seems wrong - maybe an eagle? Thank you!
  10. I have a few more birds from last fall that I wanted to ask for help with. These are all warblers from northern New Jersey, pictures taken in Sept and early Oct 2020. They might be all the same species (Tennessee Warbler?), but I am not certain in my ID: Bird 1: Tennessee Warbler? Bird 2: Bird 3: Bird 4: Bird 5: this one has wingbars of different colors. At first I thought it might be a flycatcher, but it might also be a warbler? Bird 6: Thank you!!
  11. Thank you for the suggestions! I think #1 is a Saltmarsh Sparrow then - it didn't occur to me until I saw the last comment.
  12. Hi everyone, can someone give me a hand with identifying these birds, which I captured during August and the fall migration season last year in northern New Jersey? Bird 1: it kind of looks like a Lincoln's Sparrow, but the bill and shape is wrong. It's sitting on a reed, so I thought it can be a juvenile red-winged blackbird, but the coloring is also wrong for that. I took these two shots on August 1 last year: Bird 2: what is the smaller duck here? I took the picture at the end of August. They are in eclipse plumage, so it's hard to tell, but maybe someone can distinguish? Same bird, plus another one just like it, in flight (I am including the larger duck (black duck?) for comparison): Bird 3: On Oct 5, in Cape May NJ. The throat patch makes it seem like a flicker, but the wing color seems wrong? Bird 4: Swainson's Thrush? Taken on Oct 3 last year. Thank you!!
  13. It's hard to say from the pictures. The only two common vireos there are red-eyed and white-eyed, but it doesn't look like either. True mystery bird!
  • Create New...