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Florida/Texas road trip bird ID help #14

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Hi all,

some Aransas ducks and then on to Anahuac which I liked a lot! (but am now afraid it won't yield many lifers)

1) Male Gadwall?
Location:  Aransas NWR

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2) Scaups, but which ones, Lesser seem more common?
Location:  Aransas NWR

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3) One strange bukly bird, it looked much larger than a sparrow. Oh no, don't tell me its just a Mockingbirding in a strange pose???
Location:  Anahuac NWR, Willows Trail

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4) Ehhh... Song Sparrow?
Location:  Anahuac NWR, Willows Trail

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5) Hopefully not a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher? (got that one elsewhere)
Location:  Anahuac NWR, Willows Trail

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Thanks,

Peter

 

 

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1 Gadwall.

2 Pass.

3 Northern Mockingbird.

4 I think so.

5 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

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I'd be willing to call the first scaup a Greater and the adult males in the third and fourth pictures Lesser.  Someone will be along soon to identify the others.

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1. Gadwall

2. Lesser Scaups - pretty sure all of them are Lesser, although I'm less sure of the first 2 pictures

3. Northern Mockingbird

4. Song Sparrow

5. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

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I believe that all the scaup are Lessers. Yes one seems to have a rounded head, but posture is ephemeral. The head is notably taller than deep (front to back), which is a Lesser feature. Of course, I could be wrong, too.

 

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