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  1. 3 hours ago, Administrator said:

    OK those photos were enough better quality that the first one gave a better recognition percentage from iBird Photo Sleuth.

    We need to allow the user to enter the location of the photo as that would help it get the right guess faster.

    gray_flycatcher_1.jpeg

    gray_flycatcher_2.jpeg

    Oh, cool! Thank you...that's funny because I thought the first photo looked the best ...glad I posted the others. ?

  2. 7 minutes ago, Jay Songster said:

    This bird was found outside our front door on it's side in the North West/Washington.  I thought it was a king fisher, but all pictures I looked at are smaller and colorful.  It has a longer black beak and black feathers tufted back on the top of the head and black to just above the eye.  The cheeks neck and chest are a chestnut brown and the wings are black with black and brown shoulders, lighter markings outlining a group of feathers on the wings.  Light color in a vertical line on the chest and around the start of the beak with some yellow right where the beak starts on the face.  The feet are also larger and yellow.  It's maybe 14 inches beak to tail. 

    North West Washington?  Puget Sound area? ?

  3. 7 minutes ago, akiley said:

    Of course, thanks!:classic_smile: It's a tough call but I still think Gray is your best option now seeing those other two photos. 

    Thanks for taking another look at this bird...I believe it is a Gray too now that I've looked at the other photos more closely.  Danged flycatchers anyway!! ?

  4. 5 minutes ago, akiley said:

    Actually, Least is in range (at least in part). There are both recent and past records in a couple spots in Klickitat County. "Field guide" type range maps are indeed helpful, but eBird range maps give a more specific and often more accurate representation of a species' range. 

    However, this bird is definitely not a Least Flycatcher. 

    Thank you for your help...I appreciate your input.  I added two more photos that might be helpful. ?

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  5. 38 minutes ago, Administrator said:

    iBird Photo Sleuth thinks its most likely an Alder Flycatcher (43%), Least Flycatcher (30%) or Gray Flycatcher (12%).

    Does this help? Using the iBird range map its most likely a Gray Flycatcher since the others are not often found in Washington state.

     

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    Yes it does, thank you. I agree it is most likely a Gray Flycatcher as the other two are out of range for WA. At the time I tagged the above photo I thought it was probably the best of the ones I'd taken but I went back to the folder and found two more shots that might help. Thanks again. ?

     

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  6. On 7/1/2018 at 5:19 AM, psweet said:

    The woodpecker is a Downy. There's no shoulder spur, and you can see bars on the outer tail feathers. They're not easy to see, because of the resolution of the shot, but I can see them in both images. 

    Thank you for pointing that out...on my screen the photo is somewhat distorted so I really can not see the bars. ? 

  7. 25 minutes ago, dragon49 said:

    Nothing too good.  Here are two.  They are the same picture; one of them is enlarged.  The others that I have are horrible:

     

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    Ok, thank you.  Well, I'm still not convinced that this is a Downy...it seems rather large to me and I don't see any spots on the underside of the tail which would indicate a Hairy.  ?

  8. 4 minutes ago, akiley said:

    The long bill and overall coloring (although tough to tell for sure) suggest Gray Flycatcher to me. Not sure if that's a likely/possible bird for your precise location or not.

    Thank you for your input...Gray Flycatcher would actually be a possibility in my area. Unfortunately, the photo is not the best so I realize it will be tough for a positive ID. ? 

  9. 1 minute ago, The Bird Nuts said:

    It's an Empid.  Hopefully someone with some western flycatcher experience can tell you which one it is.

    lol! It sure is...but which one is the million dollar question. The more I try to figure it out the more confused I become...sooo maybe someone will be able to save my sanity or what's left of it! ?

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