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Recent content by RudiJG1

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    (Litchfield and Canton, Connecticut, USA) Unknown bird calls

    Recording 1 is a Blue Jay, and Recording 4 is too faint to be confident about, although I’m getting either Horned Lark or Tree Sparrow vibes. I agree that Recordings 2 and 3 are Red Crossbill.
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    NL Pure condensation on eye pieces

    I’ve had no such issue with my 8x42 NL while birding in warm, cool and cold weather, including precipitation. But I use binoculars while wearing eyeglasses.
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    Need help with more unknown bird songs

    The second recording sounds like a Wood Thrush giving one of its contact calls. Both recordings seem to have American Goldfinch calls. The first recording also has a single low note that sounds like a call of an American Robin.
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    Need Help IDing this Songbird - South Carolina, USA.

    White-eyed Vireo with a Northern Cardinal in the background
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    Bird Call ID Help, Please - SW Ohio

    Those are calls of female Wood Ducks.
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    Thrush ID help in Waterloo Ontario

    Bicknell’s Thrush can show rufous tones in both wing and tail, and I realize that rarity and range make that a long shot. It appears to be a young bird based on the pale tips to its wing coverts. Hermit has buffy flanks compared to Bicknell’s/Gray-cheeked grayish flanks. Interesting bird, indeed.
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    Tucson Arizona

    I’m not confident enough to be sure on this one. I suggested Clay-colored based on the strong “mustache” and the grayish nape, but that nape does look lightly streaked.
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    Tucson Arizona

    Now that’s a good suggestion.
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    Tucson Arizona

    That last one is a female Vermillion Flycatcher. The first photo shows Chipping Sparrows; the second is a Clay-colored Sparrow. I’m unsure of the third bird....possibly Rufous-winged Sparrow.
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    Rusty Blackbird

    That is a Rusty, yup
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    Sparrow NJ

    I concur with Swamp Sparrow - in addition to the points made above, I'd add those buffy lower flanks and faint blurry streaks on chest and flanks.
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    What type of Sparrow

    That is a really long tail, agreed.
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    What type of Sparrow

    #3 could be a Swamp Sparrow in formative plumage; this bird doesn't have the clearly defined whitish throat that White-throated typically shows.
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    Fall Warblers: Need IDs on these from Pennsylvania

    There seems to be a difference of opinion about the where on the bird this white area is. The Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Birds of the World reference (https://birdsoftheworld.org/bow/species/naswar/cur/appearance#idsum) refers to it as "lower belly", and the USFW Patuxent Wildlife Research...
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    Fall Warblers: Need IDs on these from Pennsylvania

    The bird’s yellowish throat supports Nashville Warbler ID.
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