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  1. Thanks Tony - turned out I was right by leaning towards a Veery!
  2. Thanks so much. I always get confused with the Thrushes - they are so alike.
  3. I took a shot of this bird yesterday in Hilton Head Island, SC. I think it could either be a Veery or Bicknell' thrush, but can't determine. For me, thrushes are the hardest to ID because they all look so similar. The bird did not have the pronounced eye-ring of the hermit so I ruled that out. Also, did not hear it sing so that doesn't help. Can anyone confirm what this bird is. I have included 4 photos for ID which can help with ID. Thanks so much. Mary Alice
  4. Good evening - today I was in Sea Pines and this larger bird flew in past me and sat on a low-lying branch. At first I thought it was a Great Crested Flycatcher, but ruled that out right away. Then started looking at other possibly flycatchers and ruled most of them out as well. Then I started comparing the Ash-throated Flycatcher to my shots and this most closely resembled the bird I saw with a long tail. Coloring is right - everything is right, but it would be extremely rare because its area is the Western U.S. The bird did make a chirping noise and listened to call when I got home and just couldn't guess from that. My books say very rare fall and winter visitor to the East. Does anyone have any thoughts or can help me ID? Got good shots from all sides and profiles to help in ID'ing... Thanks M.A. HHI
  5. Thanks so much. I believe you are correct after looking closer! M.A.
  6. I need help id'ing this bird. Not sure if it is an orange-crowned warbler or female Black-throated Blue Warbler. Some believe it is an orange-crowned warbler, but I think it is a Black-throated Blue Warbler. Any help is appreciated! Oh can't figure how to submit directly into post! It only allows an insert from URL and I just want to submit the JPEG file. Ummmm, I'll try to figure it out!
  7. This bird (or birds??) has me stumped. Mourning and Connecticut warbler would be rare for Hilton Head Island SC. Doesn't look like a COYE either. Can anyone help ID? Have some other photos as well. Thanks so much. Sometimes ID'g these warblers are maddening!! Mary Alice
  8. I cannot determine if this is a Cape May Warbler (maybe immature female?) or a Palm Warbler (immature) Any help will be appreciated!
  9. I never saw a reply and just thought it didn't go through since I didn't hear anything. Is it a leucistic bluebird?
  10. I never saw a reply and just thought it didn't go through since I didn't hear anything. Is it a leucistic bluebird?
  11. Can anyone confirm this is a leucistic Bluebird? Just has a faint tinge of blue - not like a normal Bluebird chick. Two adult Bluebirds always nearby watching him. Thanks so much - M.A.
  12. Can anyone confirm this is a leucistic bluebird. Pretty sure it is a BB, with a tint of blue. Hanging out with some Purple Martins - trying to get into their house. Thanks. M.A.
  13. Thanks Tony - didn't know that about the crown and female. Every bit of info always helps me learn more about birds! Thanks!! Mary Alice
  14. Thanks Lonesome... I wish I had done a little better, but maybe next time...
  15. THANK YOU!! Sorry Bird Nuts... I forgot, but it was today in Hilton Head Island SC
  16. I think this is an Orange-crowned Warbler, but not sure since I have never seen one before. Overall olive, but undertail very yellowish. If it had it's crown up, I would have known for sure! Thanks for any help in id'ing... Mary Alice
  17. Thanks Ivory Bill Hope and HamRHead... Swainson's would be rare here now, but I was leaning towards that as well... THANKS M.A.
  18. I cannot tell if this is a Swainson's Thrush or a Hermit Thrush. Taken in Hilton Head Island, SC. Would be rare if a Swainson's, but we have lots of Hermit Thrush now. Thanks for helping me ID!! M.A.
  19. I think this is a Fox Sparrow I shot today in Hilton Head Island, SC. I have never seen one before, but it was hanging out with a White-throated Sparrow. Could anyone confirm if I am correct or ID this bird? Photos not great, but ok for ID I think. Thanks, Mary Alice
  20. Thanks Hamrhead! Your comments will help me better ID in the future!
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