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08 May 2021 Baldwin co. AL;  Sea-/gulfside park with large areas of open grassland, surrounding woods, crumbling buildings

1.  Female Blue Grosbeak

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2.  Immature European Starlings

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3.  Which blackbird sp?

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4.  Female Bobolink

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5.  Female Bobolink

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8 minutes ago, floraphile said:

08 May 2021 Baldwin co. AL;  Sea-/gulfside park with large areas of open grassland, surrounding woods, crumbling buildings

1.  Female Blue Grosbeak

2103626172_DSC01454-Copyed2.thumb.jpg.ee3e087c7cbc0058d211ce6b8a29f434.jpg

2.  Immature European Starlings

60897285_DSC01461-Copyed2.thumb.jpg.ec56531c68c7e7883cd2436970c8b8ef.jpg

2060243534_DSC01520-Copyed2.thumb.jpg.53d05d6b2c54aad0dedcb93f673e1ae7.jpg

449759755_DSC01615-Copyed.thumb.jpg.05fa991e795d6697c4f9fb05328e7bcf.jpg

3.  Which blackbird sp?

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4.  Female Bobolink

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5.  Female Bobolink

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The last posted pic is an error/duplication.  It is also correctly posted under "Immature European Starling".  I'm not sure why this website does this at times.

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1 hour ago, Aveschapines said:

I moved this to the NA ID sub-forum since it's requests for identification.

Thanks, @Aveschapines.  I didn't realize I had not posted it in the ID forum.  My caffeine level was likely insufficient at the time.  

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1 hour ago, Trevor L. said:

I think you're correct on everything you guessed, and the blackbird looks like a Brown-headed Cowbird.

I need guidance on how to ID on this pic.  I can ID the obvious BHCO. i.e., when his brown head is obvious.  But how do you go about it with a pic like this one?  

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1 hour ago, Trevor L. said:

I think you're correct on everything you guessed, and the blackbird looks like a Brown-headed Cowbird.

I wasn't guessing.   I was making my best attempt at identification.

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35 minutes ago, floraphile said:

I need guidance on how to ID on this pic.  I can ID the obvious BHCO. i.e., when his brown head is obvious.  But how do you go about it with a pic like this one?  

The bill in the first photo tells you all you need to know to ID the bird. 

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1 minute ago, Aidan B said:

The bill in the first photo tells you all you need to know to ID the bird. 

Just to confirm:  The bill size & shape of the BHCO is unique to that species?

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54 minutes ago, floraphile said:

If the bird was on the West coast, would there be other possibilities?

Not on the west coast, but in parts of the southwest and Florida it could be confused with Shiny and Bronzed Cowbirds. 

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3 minutes ago, Aidan B said:

Not on the west coast, but in parts of the southwest and Florida it could be confused with Shiny and Bronzed Cowbirds. 

Both of those species have been seen previously in this county in years past and also this year and Shiny at that particular site, so would you recommend reporting as "Cowbird sp."?

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Just now, floraphile said:

Both of those species have been seen previously in this county in years past and also this year and Shiny at that particular site, so would you recommend reporting as "Cowbird sp."?

Definitely Brown-headed Cowbird, as you can see the brown head if you look closely in the first photo. 

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2 minutes ago, Aidan B said:

Definitely Brown-headed Cowbird, as you can see the brown head if you look closely in the first photo. 

Maybe with your young eyes!  🙂 Thank you for the ID.  Actually, yes, I do see it, but in the 2nd photo. 

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