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#4 may be an immature Common Grackle.  The overall color and bill shape look good, and immaturity could account for a dark eye instead of a yellow one.  That might also account for the apparent brownish hue on the head.  Still, it doesn't explain the whitish marks on the face.

Please, someone get this one right before it keeps me awake tonight.

EDIT: I've convinced myself the larger light spot on the head is a yellow eye, blurred by the motion of the bird.  I like female Common Grackle, but then I like hot sauce on almost everything too.

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2 minutes ago, Charlie Spencer said:

#4 may be an immature Common Grackle.  The overall color and bill shape look good, and immaturity could account for a dark eye instead of a yellow one.  That might also account for the apparent brownish hue on the head.  Still, it doesn't explain the whitish marks on the face.

Please, someone get this one right before it keeps me awake tonight.

Pretty sure it's a Boat-tailed with that brown color, pale eyebrow, and dark eye.

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Just now, The Bird Nuts said:

Pretty sure it's a Boat-tailed with that brown color and pale eyebrow.

BTGR is correct.

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1) Sharp-shinned

2) Forster's Terns, Gadwall, GW Teal, 

3) Great Black-backed Gull

4) Boat-tailed

5) All Black Scoters

6-7) Royal Terns

 

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I'm good with Boat-Tailed!  I mis-read the range maps and didn't realize they got that far up the coast.

Sorry guys, I'm out of 'Likes' again.

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Boat-tailed Grackle comes surprisingly far up the coast, certainly to NJ and Long Island, very locally in CT.

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