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  1. I thought about them, but do they migrate over the ocean? That's what threw me off...
  2. I saw these ducks yesterday afternoon near Barnegat Light, NJ. I can't place them - can someone help me ID them? Thank you!
  3. 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!
  4. I saw this guy in my backyard today. Is this a Hermit Thrush?
  5. Oh sorry - location is northern New Jersey (I don't remember which park exactly now). Maybe a red-eyed vireo for #3?
  6. 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!
  7. For #3 here, could these be pine siskins?
  8. 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!
  9. 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!!
  10. 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.
  11. 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!!
  12. 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!
  13. Can someone help me with this warbler - seen earlier today in Great Dismal Swamp, VA. I took these pictures while hearing a Swainson's Warbler sing. But the posture and heard pattern on this seem different. On the other hand, I can't place it. It doesn't seem like a female Common Yellowthroat, but I am not sure what else could it be?
  14. Can someone confirm which thrushes they are? Three different birds, pictures taken last week in northern New Jersey. I think they are all Swainson's, but would like to confirm. Thrushes are hard! Bird 1 Bird 2: Bird 3: Thank you!
  15. Wow, that is pretty cool! I saw them reported, but didn't think I snagged one until now. Thank you!!
  16. I was going through some pictures from last February, which I took in a skiing park near Quebec City. There were a lot of white-winged crossbills, but then I got a picture of this guy, and I am having a hard time with it. It doesn't look like a crossbill or a goldfinch. What do you think this is?
  17. Is the right-most goose a Cackling Goose? I took this picture today in northern New Jersey. I noticed this goose was smaller and had a stubby bill, and I was hoping it's a Cackling.
  18. I took these pictures this morning in northern New Jersey. Are these Purple Finches or House Finches? I think they are Purple Finches, which would be the first for me in NJ! Thank you!!
  19. I got this guy at Barnegat Light, NJ today. It was flying across the jetty there and landed out of sight. It looked too big and chunky for one of the usual sandpipers, and I was thinking this might be a Black-bellied Plover, or an American Golden-Plover. Could someone check me? Thank you!
  20. I can't place this duck - might it be a hybrid of some kind? I took the picture a few years ago, in March, in the New York City area. What do you think?
  21. I saw this guy yesterday in Catskills, New York. It was sitting about the trail that goes along a freshwater river and a marsh. I am thinking it's either a juvenile red-tailed hawk, or a juvenile red-shouldered hawk, and leaning toward red-tailed. Can someone help me confirm? Thank you!
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