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  1. Hi, All-- Dauphin Island, AL April 16 2019. Ring Billed Gull? Juvenile or First Winter or in transition between the two? The beak is two-toned like a FW, but there is no grey on the back.
  2. Hi, All. These pics were taken Nov. 2019, Lake Martin, Tallapoosa co., AL. I think both are Ring-Billed Gulls, but the one on the right has legs that appear pinkish. I think this is a lighting issue, as both appear the same size. Apologies for the high ISO and camera shake.
  3. Good morning, All. Amongst the usual Goldfinches, Cardinals, Wrens, Chickadees, Doves, and Titmice at my feeders this morning, there was this unknown. Could this be an Orange-Crowned Warbler? It came readily to the feeder & suet. I did not see yellow on its flanks or elsewhere. It appeared overall olive/drab & has a faint hint of an eyeline. Sorry for the underexposure and subsequent lightening. I am posting both the original and the lightened version. Thank you all. 🙂 02/22/2020. Coastal Baldwin co., AL
  4. Hi, All. These were taken 02/21/2020 Baldwin county, AL (coastal). RTs very common here. BCs much more common here than previously thought and have been sighted regularly in the last several weeks in my county. Now I am questioning everything I ever called a RT. Wings look long on this one, but I think still not long enough to be BC? The wing tips are in deep shadow and are longer than they appear at first glance. How would you all ID this and via what field marks. Thank you.
  5. Hi, All. Feb. 13, 2020. Mobile co., AL. Public park/lake. Is this a Mallard hybrid? If so Mallard X What?? A teal? Thanks in advance. 🙂
  6. No pic. Two (amateur) observers. Just got a quick glimpse in passing: low flying raptor, roadside field, coastal Alabama 01/19/2018. Looked like a Buteo. Conspicuous, rather wide, white bands on dorsal side of wings toward tips. Kriders (confirmed) have been spotted by others in county Oct-Dec 2109.
  7. Hi, All. Taken 09/18/2019, lakeside, central Alabama. 1. ?Female Summer Tanager (male was seen earlier) 2. &3. ?Rough-Winged Swallow
  8. Hi, All-- This is not my pic. It was posted on our local "All About..." FB page. According to post: The bird was found on the ground--'5” long with a beak that is about 1'. He was sitting with his beak touching the ground with his eyes open.' It was taken to a local wildlife rescue organization. Coastal Alabama. Last night (Sept. 27 2019).
  9. Hi-- I have 2 pics of hummingbirds for ID. I have included the info I used to ID & would very much appreciate feedback & steps you go through to get to ID. Thanks! #1 ?Ruby Throat-- was taken in coastal Alabama in March 2018. Although you can't see the red, I ID'd it as a Ruby Throat, due to location (other hummer species are only rarely seen here) & wings not extending past tail #2 ?Black Chinned--Phoenix, AZ May 2017; long bill, wings tips same length as tail. Both birds seem to have the white spot behind the eye.
  10. April 24, 2017. Small seasonal freshwater pond/Grady pond. Coastal Alabama.
  11. Not my pic. Taken yesterday. Dale county, Alabama. Rural area with large farms & fields, a few fish ponds, and streams.
  12. Hi, All. I believe this to be a RBWP but it looked odd. I think it is due to the distance/poor quality of the photo & the fact he is fluffing and windblown, but wanted to confirm. He was incredibly high up in a dead tree. June 2019. Baldwin co. AL
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