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The first one is a Brewer's Sparrow because it is not as bright and buffy and contrasty as a Clay-colored. 

The second is an Empidonax flycatcher, maybe Least?

The third one is definitely a Goldeneye female, I am also leaning towards Common.

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12 minutes ago, Charlie Spencer said:

I do that a lot.  I have to learn what separates them.

There are a lot of behavior differences between kinglets and flycatchers. Kinglets usually are in a hunched over position, while flycatchers are usually in an upright position. Also, kinglets are in constant motion foraging, while flycatchers are usually waiting for their prey. Flycatchers often show their crest.

In plumage and shape, kinglets have a very short first wingbar, while this flycatcher has 2 prominent wingbars. Kinglets have slimmer, fully black bills. 

(When I am talking about kinglets, I am only talking about Ruby-crowned). Golden-crowned have a black mask.

After knowing these characteristics and having a lot of experience, it is not that hard to separate them! ?

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16 minutes ago, akandula said:

After knowing these characteristics and having a lot of experience, it is not that hard to separate them! ?

That's the big one.  I don't have much flycatcher experience.  I think Great-Cresteds, Eastern Kingbird, and Eastern Phoebe are all that are in central SC.

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