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Are you guys sure about Starling? Look at the tail, bill, and that touch of red on the head.  I'm not too familiar with eastern Woodpeckers, but maybe Red-bellied? The hummer should be a Ruby-throated by range, but no way to verify by this pic.

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I agree,  that doesn't really look like a starling, the bill is too bulky and the back pattern seems off. Also the tail feathers look like some sort of woodpecker's not really the fan shape of a starling.The pattern on the face kinda reminds me of ladder backed woodpecker but that would be out of range.

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That's a very slender twig that bird #1 is perched on.  It doesn't look like it would support a starling or woodpecker.  I don't think even a Downy could get his feet wrapped around it.  I think those birds would look proportionately larger with respect to that twig.

I don't like a Hummer, the bill is too short and too thick at the base, and I don't think the wings are long enough.  Still, I don't know what else it could be.

I don't think #2 can be positively identified from this photo.  If you held a gun to my head I'd go with Ruby-throat, but I don't see anything to eliminate a female or immature Rufous.

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29 minutes ago, Creeker said:

Are you guys sure about Starling? Look at the tail, bill, and that touch of red on the head.  I'm not too familiar with eastern Woodpeckers, but maybe Red-bellied? The hummer should be a Ruby-throated by range, but no way to verify by this pic.

Haha, not overly sure. Any other photos of this bird?

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First bird is a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. Not sure about the hummingbird, but as mentioned above, probably Ruby-throated due to range.

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2 minutes ago, Phalarope713 said:

First bird is a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. Not sure about the hummingbird, but as mentioned above, probably Ruby-throated due to range.

Whew, thanks! :classic_ninja:

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3 hours ago, Phalarope713 said:

First bird is a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. Not sure about the hummingbird, but as mentioned above, probably Ruby-throated due to range.

Yes! I was thinking along those same lines after I studied it further.

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