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  1. I have an acquaintance who swears he saw recently (in PA) a bird roughly "average bird of prey" size with "three black stripes" i.e., bands or bars, on the underside of its wings running parallel with the body and not along the length of the wing. He did not see the head, and acknowledges it might be any type of bird, not necessarily a bird of prey (he was using that to describe the size), but he did say the wings had "fingers" at the end, much like a lot of birds of prey have (the man is not a normal bird-watcher, but he saw this bird and was hoping I could identify it, but I looked a bit in my books to see if I could see anything close (even at shorebirds that might have large wingspans, and owls and still did not find anything that had striped under-wings with just three big dark stripes parallel to the body. Posting this in the hopes that someone could give a suggestion. Clearly seen in PA, whatever it is; since we are getting close to migration though, could be something just passing through. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
  2. SouthCentral PA, today: I was at a wetland area when I saw these birds swooping around, and I wasn't sure what it was "too early for" or if it is just right on time for what I am thinking are either all Tree Swallows or both Tree Swallows and Chimney Swifts (two of the photos looked more like them but I wanted to be sure when reporting them). I made a collage of the better photos (both species tend to be rather darty). I was wondering if anyone could be so kind and tell me what I have here. Thanks. https://flic.kr/p/2dVrxZD
  3. South Central PA, Today: https://flic.kr/p/2feziFy
  4. Yesterday, South Central PA: 1. Duck type? https://flic.kr/p/24C5GZ6 2. Lincoln's or Song sparrow? (sorry, bad quality, wouldn't focus) https://flic.kr/p/T6rw1b
  5. Didn't quite look like one to me. Could be wrong. Sorry for the dark lighting. It was early in the morning.
  6. 1. Cooper's Hawk? 2. Chipping or American Tree sparrow? 3. Crow or Raven?
  7. Seen in Western PA, 11-25-18. Pictures are a bit blurry, sorry.
  8. 1. Is this a Cooper's Hawk? Or other? 2. Hairy or Downy Woodpecker? 3. Don't know, need ID
  9. 1. Fox Sparrow? 2. Sparrow Type? 3. Sparrow type? 4. Is this a thrush and not a sparrow?
  10. 1. Having a hard time telling what this is: 2. Song Sparrow? White Throated? 3. Can't tell, bad photos, not sure if one CAN tell: 4. White crowned sparrow? 5. Hard to see, but Yellow Rumped Warbler? 6. Again, bad photo: 7. Raven or crow?
  11. Western PA, Sunday: 1. White crowned sparrow juvenile? 2. Sparrow type? 3. Lincoln or song sparrow? 4. Bonaparte's gull? Sorry for bad photos. 5. Ruby crowned kinglet? 6. Any way to tell? Sparrow. 7. Another sparrow butt. Any way to tell?
  12. 1. Type of sparrow? 2. Another sparrow. Sorry for the blurry photos, it wouldn't focus. 3. Another sparrow 4. Kinglet? 5. Is there any way to tell what kind of gull or tern this is? 6. Yellow rumped warbler?
  13. Sunday, w. PA: 1. Cape May? Male? 2. Same? Female? 3. Same? Male? 4. Something else? 5. Unsure
  14. Yesterday, W. PA. 1. Tanager or warbler? Or other? 2. Yellow rumped warbler? 3. Black throated green female warbler? Other?
  15. That is entirely possible, a friend of mine had seen some gulls earlier, but wasn't sure what kind.
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