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Old Sunday 27th November 2011, 00:22   #1
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Birds of Central Park

Both these pictures where taken this week any suggestions to id very welcome. Thank you
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Old Sunday 27th November 2011, 00:26   #2
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Hermit Thrush for #1. I'd guess a juvie Yellow-bellied Sapsucker for #2, with its breast feathers fluffed so you can't see the species' distinctive white on the wing.
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Old Sunday 27th November 2011, 01:02   #3
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I first thought 1 was a warbler, but you are right, 2 I thought the same a Juv Sapsucker the only other thought I had not sure if a Juv Three toed was possible or I do not have an image but on second picture it seems to only have three toes, but I might be just getting ahead of myself, could anyone confirm my id of the sparrows the first Fox and the second Song. Click image for larger version

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Old Sunday 27th November 2011, 09:18   #4
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I'm thinking Song Sparrow and 1st Winter White-throated Sparrow for the last two.

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Old Sunday 27th November 2011, 09:27   #5
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I'd suggest the first Sparrow is Fox rather than Song, spotty rather than streaky underparts, very rufous brown on the head contrasting with the grey, yellow on the bill.

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Old Sunday 27th November 2011, 10:51   #6
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I'd suggest the first Sparrow is Fox rather than Song, spotty rather than streaky underparts, very rufous brown on the head contrasting with the grey, yellow on the bill.

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Fox was my first port of call! (head pattern looks better)...but thought the bill looked more grey than yellow!....however upon closer inspection..I believe there is a ''smidgeon'' of dirty yellow visible, thus I agree that Fox is probably a better call.
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#1 Hermit Thrush

#2 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

#3 Fox Sparrow

#4 White-throated Sparrow
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Old Monday 28th November 2011, 22:49   #8
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#1 Hermit Thrush

#2 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

#3 Fox Sparrow

#4 White-throated Sparrow
Having rechecked the book I can see why #4 is WT sparrow and not Song as I first thought. #2 Sapaucker was my first thought, just got a little carried away by the toe formation, but I don,t think you get Three Toed in Central Park, do you ?
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Old Monday 28th November 2011, 23:12   #9
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Found a better picture of another Fox Sparrow, thank you all for your input it is very much appreciated , Birding time was very limited due having Mrs Brown with me, so I was concerntrating on obtaining photos to Id what I saw and had such had little time to study the birds.

Thanks again.

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Having rechecked the book I can see why #4 is WT sparrow and not Song as I first thought. #2 Sapaucker was my first thought, just got a little carried away by the toe formation, but I don,t think you get Three Toed in Central Park, do you ?
There are some records of Three-toed in NYC. But it is quite a rare species in NYC.
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