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few Id's/confirms from today

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All taken today in lousy rainy weather in south jersey. Thanks in advance...

Ipswich savannah?

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Saltmarsh or nelsons? looks like enough yellow wash for nelsons but I am not sure

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this might be the same bird

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Lapland longspur?

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1) Yes, nice Ipswich

2) Saltmarsh- crisp streaking, not blurry. I see no Nelson's influence here.

3) Very wet Chipping Sparrow

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Yes, nice shots! I'll take a stab at them. I believe the first is correct. Second... after looking over the two I decided that the streaky front, dark auriculars, and lack of very prominent yellow in the front points towards Saltmarsh, but I have literally no experience with either species. And the last is a weirdo Chipping I think.

 

EDIT: Sniped!

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Cant see that last one being a chipping sparrow, heres another pic of it from the side,had to clean it up somewhat. still leaning lapland longspur to me. 

edit- and thanks for all the replies! you guys rock!

 

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I'm not seeing Longspur due to overall shape... like how far the wingbars are from each other in a Longspur, and with a ruddy patch in between. Also, Laplands have black legs. In that last photo you can see the rufous cap. 

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3 minutes ago, Melierax said:

I'm not seeing Longspur due to overall shape... like how far the wingbars are from each other in a Longspur, and with a ruddy patch in between. Also, Laplands have black legs. In that last photo you can see the rufous cap. 

Thanks!! the legs were bothering me also but the black kinda rules out chipping no? Several longspurs were reported there today in the same area with reports of different stages of plumage.

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Just now, pictaker said:

Thanks!! the legs were bothering me also but the black kinda rules out chipping no? Several longspurs were reported there today in the same area with reports of different stages of plumage.

The black I'm seeing is mainly in the face, where the feathers are really wet and ruffled out, so the black is actually just shadows in between clumped feathers. 

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Thanks, again. I see chipping now. the black isnt shadow,no sun there today to create shadows,it was raining like the dickens though. 

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On 11/18/2019 at 7:52 PM, akiley said:

1) Yes, nice Ipswich

2) Saltmarsh- crisp streaking, not blurry. I see no Nelson's influence here.

3) Very wet Chipping Sparrow

Agreed.

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On 11/18/2019 at 6:52 PM, akiley said:

1) Yes, nice Ipswich

2) Saltmarsh- crisp streaking, not blurry. I see no Nelson's influence here.

3) Very wet Chipping Sparrow

I agree. Great photos!

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