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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 27th October 2020, 02:59
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By tom baxter
I agree the first one is an odd looking...

I agree the first one is an odd looking grasshopper sparrow. The second one is a savannah sparrow.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 22nd October 2020, 16:56
Replies: 26
Views: 786
Posted By tom baxter
I am in the opposite camp, I can’t see mourning...

I am in the opposite camp, I can’t see mourning warbler. It doesn’t have any gray tones at all. The legs and bill do look wrong for yellow warbler, initially I admittedly looked past this on purpose...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 21st October 2020, 22:58
Replies: 26
Views: 786
Posted By tom baxter
They often do. Many examples here, although not...

They often do. Many examples here, although not shown in my Sibley field guide.

https://search.macaulaylibrary.org/catalog?taxonCode=yelwar&mr=M8TO11&q=Yellow%20Warbler%20-%20Setophaga%20petechia
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 21st October 2020, 22:19
Replies: 26
Views: 786
Posted By tom baxter
Pale legs and long blunt tipped beak, tail length...

Pale legs and long blunt tipped beak, tail length and what can be seen of under tail color rules out Wilson’s Warbler, looks like A pretty normal Yellow Warbler in my opinion.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 20th October 2020, 15:53
Replies: 1
Views: 162
Posted By tom baxter
It sounds like a Western. I’d be comfortable...

It sounds like a Western. I’d be comfortable identifying it by the call here, but I have no experience with Lilian’s Easterns.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 14th October 2020, 18:23
Replies: 12
Views: 403
Posted By tom baxter
This

This
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 14th October 2020, 01:21
Replies: 4
Views: 174
Posted By tom baxter
Yes, blackpoll and Tennessee.

Yes, blackpoll and Tennessee.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 14th October 2020, 01:20
Replies: 3
Views: 122
Posted By tom baxter
Yes, great cormorant

Yes, great cormorant
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 12th October 2020, 02:20
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By tom baxter
Wow, this is very cool to know. I was unaware of...

Wow, this is very cool to know. I was unaware of the subspecies variations of Veery, but this is on par with the ssp diversity of hermit and swainsonís thrushes and the resultant speciation between...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 10th October 2020, 16:40
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By tom baxter
Because you can see the Buffy auricular and it is...

Because you can see the Buffy auricular and it is gray instead of reddish brown.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 10th October 2020, 01:57
Replies: 2
Views: 159
Posted By tom baxter
photo 4 pretty clearly shows a Warbler bill >...

photo 4 pretty clearly shows a Warbler bill > Vireo bill. Furthermore, the undertail coverts are too long for any Vireo sp. It looks like a Tennessee Warbler.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 10th October 2020, 01:54
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By tom baxter
This is a juvenile Catharus thrush sp. I am not...

This is a juvenile Catharus thrush sp. I am not sure that the photo is good enough to be sure which species. It looks like probably Gray-cheeked>Swainson's, but between Gray-cheeked and Bicknell's,...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 9th October 2020, 05:02
Replies: 4
Views: 281
Posted By tom baxter
Agree with all. Last picture bird on the left is...

Agree with all. Last picture bird on the left is a surf scoter, birds on the right are scaup sp.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 9th October 2020, 02:21
Replies: 8
Views: 226
Posted By tom baxter
Looks better for Swamp sparrow

Looks better for Swamp sparrow
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 6th October 2020, 19:36
Replies: 14
Views: 422
Posted By tom baxter
It’s a hairy. Large bill, foreshortening effect...

It’s a hairy. Large bill, foreshortening effect going on due to angle, but nonetheless large. No black spots on outter tail feathers as shown by downy.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 4th October 2020, 23:54
Replies: 15
Views: 436
Posted By tom baxter
Thatís not accurate though... Nashville does in...

Thatís not accurate though... Nashville does in fact have a white vent. Iím confused about why this correction was made to the contrary. Reference a picture in any field guide and it will show a...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 4th October 2020, 23:52
Replies: 15
Views: 436
Posted By tom baxter
Brian, good call. The primary projection and...

Brian, good call. The primary projection and length of under tail coverts is like the thumbprint of a bird and is always a very important ID point for Connecticut. I didnít look very closely at it...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 4th October 2020, 17:23
Replies: 15
Views: 436
Posted By tom baxter
#2 the bill is far too large for Nashville. It’s...

#2 the bill is far too large for Nashville. It’s a Connecticut. In #3, definitely Connecticut- in addition to the extensive gray hood and gray tones covering the throat area, Nashville can be easily...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 4th October 2020, 17:16
Replies: 15
Views: 436
Posted By tom baxter
1. Common yellowthroat 2&3 Connecticut warbler 4...

1. Common yellowthroat
2&3 Connecticut warbler
4 female black-throated blue warbler.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 4th October 2020, 17:15
Replies: 2
Views: 141
Posted By tom baxter
1. Western gull 2. Heerman’s gull.

1. Western gull
2. Heerman’s gull.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 3rd October 2020, 17:37
Replies: 4
Views: 253
Posted By tom baxter
I agree with all of this

I agree with all of this
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 30th September 2020, 05:18
Replies: 3
Views: 276
Posted By tom baxter
2-4 are dusky, Short primary projection, long...

2-4 are dusky, Short primary projection, long tail, large bill, all subjective and hard to see unfortunately. Not sure about #1
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 29th September 2020, 14:18
Replies: 6
Views: 271
Posted By tom baxter
Idk, I would have to lean towards bay-breasted. I...

Idk, I would have to lean towards bay-breasted. I think they’re typically brighter than blackpoll (I’ve definitely never seen a blackpoll this bright, but have seen bay breasted this bright) plus you...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 24th September 2020, 22:05
Replies: 5
Views: 173
Posted By tom baxter
Definitely a pewee

Definitely a pewee
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 12th September 2020, 04:16
Replies: 10
Views: 361
Posted By tom baxter
Agree with the above They’re all juveniles...

Agree with the above

They’re all juveniles except you can’t tell age for #4
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