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    Newfoundland, August

    We're stuck on these two! I've numbered them for ease.
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    Shorebirds on Long Island, New York (July/August)

    Thanks all! I wonder what we've been identifying as Sanderlings, then? Are these Sanderlings? How do I tell the difference between a Sanderling and a Semipalmated Sandpiper?
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    Shorebirds on Long Island, New York (July/August)

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    Shorebirds on Long Island, New York (July/August)

    Hi! My 15 year old son is an avid birder and we are struggling to identify a few birds seen on Long Island, NY in the summer. I am attaching pictures with numbers! 1. He thinks maybe a Semipalmated Sandpiper? 2. A possible Baird's Sandpiper with some Semipalmated? 3. He thinks maybe a...
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    What is this juvenile bird?

    Thanks! My son thought juvenile starlings were more brown than black and he wasn't sure about the yellow under the eye.
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    What is this juvenile bird?

    My kids are big bird-lovers but they can't identify this bird found on Long Island yesterday. They think it's a juvenile something!
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    What is this backyard bird?

    Thanks everyone...I'll let my son know the prevailing opinion!
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    What is this backyard bird?

    He's definitely robin-sized but the coloring was fully gray, with a definite white underside. My son (9 years old) knows a lot of birds especially the ones we'd see here but he's stumped. I couldn't get to my good camera fast enough so I was stuck with this iphone pic.
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    What is this backyard bird?

    hi again, you were all so helpful last year when we had a bird we couldn't identify in our backyard, so i came back! my children adore birds and my son is very knowledgeable about types of birds but he can't figure this one out. can you help? we saw it in our backyard today (july) in...
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    Identify this bird?

    thank you so much, everyone! my kids are so excited that we know what bird it is now. we got to watch him stick his beak in the ground looking for food for about 45 minutes.
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    Identify this bird?

    thank you! the kids will be so excited when they get home. we've never seen that bird before. and he's much chubbier than the photo...we almost thought he was a baby he was so round. is it strange to find one here in southeast new york? we're right by new york city.
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    Identify this bird?

    We saw a bird in our backyard that we've never seen before. And both of my kids are super bird lovers so they know the names of most of the birds we see around here! Any ideas?
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