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1-2. Greater Yellowlegs? (At Jim May Park, Santa Maria, CA)

3. Dowitcher sp. (Also at Jim May Park, Santa Maria, CA)

4-5. Greater Yellowlegs? (At Santa Maria Water Treatment Plant, Santa Maria, CA)

6-10. Solitary Sandpiper? (Also at the water treatment plant)

11-12. Kestrel? (at the WTP)

13. Yellowlegs (at the WTP)

14-15. ? (At Oceano Campground, Oceano, CA)

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1-2 Greater Yellowlegs

3 Hard to tell from the photos. I would lean Long-billed

4-5 Greater Yellowlegs

6-10 Looks pretty good for Solitary, but I've only seen them once so someone with more experience with them could confirm.

11-12 Kestrel

13 Greater Yellowlegs

14-15 Huttons Vireo?

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I'd go with Oak Titmouse, otherwise I agree with Connor's suggestions. The American Kestrel is a male that has lost most of its tail.

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Posted (edited)

The last bird looks like Hutton’s Vireo to me.
 

edit: maybe, don’t have any experience with Oak Titmouse

 

 

Edited by blackburnian

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Posted (edited)

Like blackburnian, I can't speak to Oak Titmouse as I don't have experience with it, but keep in mind that the bird seems to be a fledgling- note the tiny tail- which confounds the problem a bit more as either species may appear 'off'.

That said, from the half a dozen or so times I've seen Hutton's I've come to expect more of a distinct eyering- I'm not sure what Connor's seeing but it looks very plain-faced to me.

Just my two cents from my limited experience.

Edited by Benjamin

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