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Longspurs number 1, Lassen county, January 22

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I realized today that I am absolutely Terrrible at Longspur identification. I can pick out the LALOs no problem, but once it comes to Thick-billed and Chestnut-collared Longspurs, I hardly know where to start. I'd never heard them in person before and the calls were all confusing to me, and the wind made any recordings I tried to create close to useless. I had to resort to snapping tons of photos and seeing what was in them. Does anyone have any good advise for separating the two? Forgive me if I put any unidentifiable photos in, I'm not sure where it becomes impossible. 

bird 1. 

The middle photo has been lightened





Bird 2. 

Tail Pattern makes this CCLO?





Edited by Aidan B
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