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  1. RudiJG1

    (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.
  2. RudiJG1

    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.
  3. RudiJG1

    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.
  4. RudiJG1

    Need Help IDing this Songbird - South Carolina, USA.

    White-eyed Vireo with a Northern Cardinal in the background
  5. RudiJG1

    Bird Call ID Help, Please - SW Ohio

    Those are calls of female Wood Ducks.
  6. RudiJG1

    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.
  7. RudiJG1

    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.
  8. RudiJG1

    Tucson Arizona

    Now that’s a good suggestion.
  9. RudiJG1

    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.
  10. RudiJG1

    Rusty Blackbird

    That is a Rusty, yup
  11. RudiJG1

    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.
  12. RudiJG1

    What type of Sparrow

    That is a really long tail, agreed.
  13. RudiJG1

    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.
  14. RudiJG1

    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...
  15. RudiJG1

    Fall Warblers: Need IDs on these from Pennsylvania

    The bird’s yellowish throat supports Nashville Warbler ID.
  16. RudiJG1

    California bird of prey

    Turkey Vulture, yes.
  17. RudiJG1

    Fall Warblers: Need IDs on these from Pennsylvania

    And Nashville has a yellowish vent and a white lower belly, just to clarify differences.
  18. RudiJG1

    Fall Warbler in Pennsylvanian: Need ID

    Tennessee Warbler, so long as its undertail coverts were white.
  19. RudiJG1

    Green Heron?

    Nice shot of a young Green Heron.
  20. RudiJG1

    Great Meadows NWR, Concord, MA, USA

    Good morning at the refuge today. While there were no rarities, I tallied a good list with some large totals. Most common were Yellow-rumped and Palm Warblers with numbers in the double digits. Sparrow migration is underway, and I saw Lincoln's, Song, Swamp, Savannah, White-crowned and...
  21. RudiJG1

    Canada bird

    Looks like a Clark's Nutcracker
  22. RudiJG1

    Northern Virginia warblers (Sept. 27, 2020)

    Brian, upon more careful review, I think you're correct. I definitely got wires crossed over the white wing bar. And the greenish edges to the bird's flight features is another mark in favor of Cape May Warbler. PS - love your bird artwork
  23. RudiJG1

    Northern Virginia warblers (Sept. 27, 2020)

    I believe the first is likely a Tennessee Warbler based on white undertail coverts, broken eye-ring, and white wing bar.
  24. Blackburnian Warbler

    Blackburnian Warbler

    A big fall-out brought this hungry warbler, which fearlessly fed as many birders looked on.
  25. RudiJG1

    Sony RX10 1V the new boy.

    I strongly endorse Tony's recommendation of this pdf guide, available via download. I found it enormously helpful in getting started with my Sony a year ago.