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Recent content by jsnorman

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    Gull-like bird with long narrow tail and W shaped wings

    Yes, and I think Kites are too big, and not sure they have that notched W shaped wing that was really the most striking feature of the bird we saw. I have been looking through my Field Guide and think it had to be a Tern of some kind .. I did not see any other bird family in the FG matches...
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    Gull-like bird with long narrow tail and W shaped wings

    I thought Kite also, but I did not think any kites migrate as far north as Chicago?! We do get a lot of interesting migratory but not sure a kite would migrate this way, would it?
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    Gull-like bird with long narrow tail and W shaped wings

    I know this is a longshot since I did not have a camera but here goes ... We saw 2 identical birds soaring and chasing each other just above the tree line. If I was in the Galapagos, I would have sworn they were miniature frigate birds judging by the shape of the wings and long thin tail. But...
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    Olive or Alder Flycatcher in Backyard? (Northfield, IL)

    Going with the pewee, thanks everyone! FYI he just came back and I got some much better pictures with my 300-500mm. Hopefully these confirm the pewee ID!
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    Olive or Alder Flycatcher in Backyard? (Northfield, IL)

    Pretty sure this is an Alder, but I have never seen one before much less in my back yard (Northfield, IL). Sighting was 2 days ago May 26 in the evening, and it was darting down from lower tree branches to nab flying insects and a bee. Pretty sure it was a flycatcher from its behavior and...
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