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Old Wednesday 11th October 2017, 14:19   #1
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Johnson City TN - mixed bag II

1) Taken in late evening. Eastern Phoebe?

2) ???

3) I admit to having adjusted the photo brightness. Photo taken early morning at fair distance. They may just be crows ... or not....

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Old Wednesday 11th October 2017, 14:26   #2
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Old Wednesday 11th October 2017, 14:30   #3
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Agree with Eastern Phoebe for 1. Bobolink for 3, and if it was flying over a field, I'd guess Horned Lark for 2.
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Old Wednesday 11th October 2017, 14:56   #4
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#3 looks like a flock of Cedar Waxwings to me.
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Old Wednesday 11th October 2017, 20:43   #5
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So, Eastern Phoebe for #1.

Any further guesses for #2?

I don't remember any bright yellow flashes from the tails of the flock in #3. Would Cedar Waxwing still stand?

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Old Wednesday 11th October 2017, 21:10   #6
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Don't see Cedar Waxwing at all for #3, the white rumps are diagnostic for Bobolinks
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Agree for #1. Could #2 possibly be Palm Warbler? For #3, I'm still going with Cedar Waxwing. Shape looks better for that species, and on the bottom right bird I can see the face pattern of an immature Cedar Waxwing.
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Don't see Cedar Waxwing at all for #3, the white rumps are diagnostic for Bobolinks
I don't think we are looking at the rumps here. The "white rumps" are actually the undertail.
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1 Eastern Phoebe
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I don't think we are looking at the rumps here. The "white rumps" are actually the undertail.
Indeed, as it can be most clearly seen on the bird at the upper right.
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I've edited down a couple of other shots of the flock. Maybe this will help.
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I was posting in a rush this morning. Thought I could see a light nape on some of the birds in the second photo of the original pics. That's why I said Bobolink. But now that I think about it, at this time of year I believe most male Bobolinks would have molted into basic plumage, so that's probably not what they are. But I'm not convinced of an alternative either.
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photo 3 are cedar waxwing, bill shape and wing shape rule out bobolink and bhco. I actually find the original photo most helpful in this case because you don't need any color to identify the species here.
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photo 3 are cedar waxwing, bill shape and wing shape rule out bobolink and bhco. I actually find the original photo most helpful in this case because you don't need any color to identify the species here.
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