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  1. Just a Ring-necked? It's awfully pale... Hanging out with a domestic Mallard and a D-c Cormorant. South-centeral KS. Mid March.
  2. Taken June 30, in south central Kansas at a large wetland area in the early morning. There were hundreds of Cliff Swallows and many Barn swallows around. This place has been reliable for Cave Swallows in the summertime but they prove to be hard to photograph! They were around because I heard them flight-calling a few times. I wondered if the individuals in these photos could possibly be a Cave, but I am not good at separating them from young Cliff at all. I have had a few people say they are Cliff and a few say that it looks odd even for a immature Cliff. I'll post a few different individuals that looked odd to me Thanks in advance for any help! 1. This is one of the individuals I probably questioned the most 2. As well as this one, which seems to have colour that stretches across the sides of the bird, which apparently can be a Cave trait 3. And one more, however I understand if this one (or if any of these) is unidentifiable, but the light throat colour which goes down the chest and seems to go down the sides seemed suspicious to me I have a few others, but they are much worse photos than these haha. Thank you in advance for any help!
  3. Seen yesterday (9/6/2019) in south-central Kansas at a large wetland. I heard the bird chipping first, the chipping noise was like that of a cardinal but softer. It was first in a brushy grassland area likely feeding and then it perched on some shrubs higher when it noticed my presence, and flew into a wooded area and seemed to disappear and go quiet. I did not end up getting a recording unfortunately, so I understand if this bird does not end up being identifiable from the photos but I figured it would not hurt to post and see all your thoughts. Thanks in advance for any help! More photos found here: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59545790
  4. These were heard May 15 in south-central Kansas in a thick mixed forest habitat with a stream that runs through. I believe both are probably warblers, though I could be wrong. Thank you in advance for any help! 1. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/159193211 for the very high pitched bird that sings loudly throughout most of the recordings (there are two that were merged into one). I could not spot the bird, it was staying in thick leaves up in the trees, there seemed to be another singing a little further away but this one sounded close to me. It sounded high up. The trees in this area were pretty tall and thick, and it was right by a stream, pretty deep into the forest. 2. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/159192991 This one sounded very close and pretty loud as well, but I could not spot him either no matter how hard I tried! He did not stay around long, and also sounded perhaps high up. The trees in this area were not as tall, and it was closer to the edge of the forest, and I only heard one. Let me know if I can provide any other details or if the links do not work. Thank you again for the help. I tried comparing these songs to warbler species on audubon but could not quite find a match, or perhaps didn't look at the right species?
  5. These recordings are all from May 13, 2018, in south-central Kansas in an old-growth mixed forest with a stream and pond areas. It's understandable if only some are identified since some of the recordings aren't that great, I appreciate any help at all with this! Thanks in advance! Here is the ebird checklist with all of them, the ones I am questioning are under warbler sp. and passerine sp. I thought it would easier for everyone to show the full checklist than give all 8 individually haha. https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45641588#_ga=2.187947114.395577549.1549329519-854749915.1541818515 Thanks again, let me know if any more details are needed or if the link doesn't work!
  6. Taken in south-central Kansas, May 13, 2018 in an old growth mixed forest, bird was right above a little pond area. In the past I had believed this to be a Least Flycatcher, (I believe because I heard a Least vocalizing somewhere then saw this bird so I just assumed) but recently someone on inaturalist questioned if it may actually be an Alder Flycatcher, so I thought I would come here for more opinions because Alder would actually be a lifer for me! However I totally understand if it isn't separable from Least with this photo. Sadly this individual was fast and being difficult so this is the only photo I have, I didn't think to try to get more photos since at the time I assumed too fast that it was a Least. I thought I would post anyways though just in case haha. Thanks all in advance for any help!
  7. Seen July 26, 2016 in southcentral Kansas, in an open habitat by a lake. This is a pretty old observation, but I recently got iNaturalist and put a bunch of old stuff on there, and this one sparked some interest! I have always assumed this was a Red-tailed Hawk, because there seems to be a patagial showing and a bit of a bellyband, (I was also told this bird was a red-tailed hawk by some others long ago) but a few on iNaturalist believe Swainson's Hawk, which I could see why with that dark chest and such. So I am unsure now if this is an oddly marked Swainson's (they don't show patagial marks as far as I know, unless that's not a patagial mark I'm seeing?), or an oddly marked Red-tailed ahah, so I thought I would come here for more opinions! " Thank you all in advance for any help! inaturalist link: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/19341886
  8. These were taken earlier today (1/5/2019) in southcentral Kansas! Any help with any of these gulls is appreciated, thanks in advance! 1. I am very curious about these ones, they seem very dark on top, especially the adult to the right. Sadly I only got these two photos of them, I could understand if they aren't identifiable with these. I hoped maybe they could be Lesser Black-backed Gulls, but I'm not sure, I know Herring can have a lot of variation but I have never seen an adult with such a dark mantle. 2. I can definitely understand if this one is not identifiable, but I figured I would put it here as well! Another dark gull I saw today. 3. One more, I feel more confident that this one is a Herring, but would like to make sure!
  9. This was heard in Southcentral Kansas earlier today. We could not spot the bird but only heard him sing in this tune. He repeated this song a few times then went silent. The habitat was a brushy area by a stream with lots of thickets and trees near the road. The person I was birding with seemed pretty confident that this was an Eastern Towhee call but not 100%, and as this would be a lifer for me I thought I would ask here for confirmation. Thanks in advance! The recording is in this checklist if the attachment doesn't work https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50811473 MVI_6934_Trim.mp3
  10. These were taken earlier today in south-central Kansas. Both of these birds were in a open wetland area and flew out of tall grass when I was walking on the trail. They were somewhat large and stocky looking but not as large as a great blue heron. They had reddish tones but were mostly different shades of brown from what I saw. When flying away they both made a series of short low-pitched coarse grunt-quack noises seemingly with every wingbeat. They seemed big for Green Herons but I'm not 100 percent sure they weren't green herons or another species. Thanks in advance!! If they are American Bitterns, that would be a lifer for me and they are birds I have been hoping to see for a very long time so I wanted to be sure. 1. This is the first individual I saw, I didn't get the chance to get great photos since they flew away and then disappeared so fast. I thought I would include them just in case it could help point to a species at all 2. I got better photos of this individual since they flew for a minute before retreating back into the marsh. Both of these birds seemed around the same size and had similar markings and made similar sounds, would it be safe to assume they are both the same species?
  11. These ducks were seen yesterday in south-central Kansas at a flooded large lake after days of rain and storms. I was thinking some of them looked like Northern Pintails, but it's early for them here according to ebird, so just wanted to make sure they are pintails and not an odd molt of something else. They seemed to be hanging out with wigeons, there were also mallards, blue-winged teal and other ducks around. Sorry for the bad quality photos. Thanks in advance!
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