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Edwin B. Forsythe NWR – Crow …and Yellowlegs?

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Hi.  I’ve got one last set of photos here that I’m hoping to get confirmation on, all from my recent trip to Forsythe NWR in NJ.  The first shot is quite apparently another crow.  Another forum member and I are still undecided whether it looks more like an American or Fish Crow.  The next 2 shots contain a Dowitchers (I’m still leaning Long-billed) on the left in 02 and rear in 03; and what appears to me to be a Yellowlegs [type?].  03 is admittedly of terrible focus quality, but it was included here to show the color of the bird’s legs, which are hidden in the previous photo.  The remaining photos [Again, sorry for the reeds; it was a windy day] all contain a number of small birds – look like Yellowlegs again, to me – that were hanging around with the larger Glossy Ibis.  Any help, confirmations, or alternate suggestions would be most appreciated.  Thanks!

  

                                                  

48694442278_3893858396_b.jpg01 P2230451 g Crow_e by sbutk, on Flickr

 

48694785941_80ef6596d4_b.jpg02 P2230474 g Dowitchers & Yellowlegs_e by sbutk, on Flickr

 

48694785761_0feb070627_b.jpg03 P2230431 g Dowitchers & Yellowlegs_e by sbutk, on Flickr

 

48694958297_08e8953bf5_b.jpg04 P2240627 by sbutk, on Flickr

 

48694787061_ac5f737430_b.jpg05 P2240630 by sbutk, on Flickr

 

48694957902_d721c93237_b.jpg06 P2240664 by sbutk, on Flickr

 

48694443093_82b1b0b6d2_b.jpg07 P2240668 by sbutk, on Flickr

 

48694442913_ae3483ab65_b.jpg08 P2240685 by sbutk, on Flickr

 

48694786246_69715a615d_b.jpg09 P2240686 by sbutk, on Flickr

 

48694441918_5d067f6a30_b.jpg10 P2240688e by sbutk, on Flickr

 

48694785506_1a118d0851_b.jpg11 P2240690e by sbutk, on Flickr

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1. not sure, but definitely a crow

2. short-billed dowitcher and something, I don't think it's a yellowlegs.

3. Dowitchers and yellowlegs, not sure greater or lesser.

Rest: glossy ibis, lesser Yellowlegs and Greater Yellowlegs (4.-7. may not have Lesser.)

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Sorry, I unwittingly convinced both of us that 02 and 03 showed the same bird.

Here are some additional angles of the unidentified bird in 02:

 

48696199017_2d7b44a936_b.jpg02a P2230473ze by sbutk, on Flickr

 

48696198732_8562958d5d_b.jpg02b P2230476ze by sbutk, on Flickr

 

 

Hoping it’s not going to turn out to be “just another gull”.  I wouldn’t think so, with that beak.

 

…Then again, I’ve been known to be wrong once or twice in my life.

(Actually, a few dozen times on this forum, alone.)

Edited by sbutk
Typo.

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1 hour ago, sbutk said:

Sorry, I unwittingly convinced both of us that 02 and 03 showed the same bird.

Here are some additional angles of the unidentified bird in 02:

 

48696199017_2d7b44a936_b.jpg02a P2230473ze by sbutk, on Flickr

 

48696198732_8562958d5d_b.jpg02b P2230476ze by sbutk, on Flickr

 

 

Hoping it’s not going to turn out to be “just another gull”.  I wouldn’t think so, with that beak.

 

…Then again, I’ve been known to be wrong once or twice in my life.

(Actually, a few dozen times on this forum, alone.)

I'm seeing inner markings in the tertials so Short-billed. Gull is a juv Laughing

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On 9/7/2019 at 9:09 PM, akiley said:

I'm seeing inner markings in the tertials so Short-billed. Gull is a juv Laughing

Time for me to eat my hat again, now, I guess.  😂

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