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NW Arkansas today...

I was certain I was hearing a lincoln's sparrow chip mixed in with what I was sure were indigo buntings. Bushy weeds, at least 4 or 5 birds in there but, all very hidden. This one bird did show itself some compared to the others but, I'm not so convinced it's a sparrow... in the field, the pattern on the back just looked completely sparrow to me, did NOT look like an indigo. But... this is the best pic I got of the bird. I stayed pretty hidden.

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This bird here... ugh... I don't know if I photographed the wrong bird. Was bad lighting, just not easy. Why can't bird sit still out in a well lit area? HA
I started taking photos because in my binoculars, somewhere, I saw what looked like a bay-breasted warbler.
But, I have no pictures that look like what I was seeing. Either I missed the bird or it was just the way I was seeing it that had certain colors in certain places...
Between what I think I saw, and this big bill, I'm thinking this is a house finch. Maybe that's all I saw? I'll never know.
House finch though?  Actually, no... this is just an indigo bunting isn't it?
I really hate poor light and poor detail photos. grrrr...

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Wilson's warbler? This one seems easy. In the field I wasn't picking up on any markings that well but it's the feel I had then. Real question here is about leg/feet color. I'll have to look in my guide at some point but for yellow colored warblers, does leg/feet color help with IDs ever?

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I have photos from other days I still need to go through. I love taking photos but, somehow don't enjoy going through them afterwards... hmmm... 

Best bird of the day was a Bell's vireo. Not one I see or hear at this location typically.

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4 hours ago, Kevin said:

Wouldn't touch this with a hazmat suit and a twenty foot pole.  

Ha...

How about now? I should have lightened it in the first place. Sorry.
It looks weird to me but, I'm not seeing any facial markings like I'd expect on a sparrow around here... can't imagine it being anything but indigo at this point but, something about it's back is still just weird to me.

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1 hour ago, millipede said:

Ha...

How about now? I should have lightened it in the first place. Sorry.
It looks weird to me but, I'm not seeing any facial markings like I'd expect on a sparrow around here... can't imagine it being anything but indigo at this point but, something about it's back is still just weird to me.

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Indigo bunting for me

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