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    Philadelphia Vireo? MA, USA

    Would be a lifer. Thanks in advance! TKbird
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    Least Flycatcher vs. Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, MA, USA

    For the Empidonax experts out there... Observed in WMass today, where both species are currently present. Least is a few times more likely, but a YBFL was observed at the location yesterday. Is this bird identifiable with confidence? Note that going frame-by-frame in the video, the in-flight...
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    Semipalmated Sandpipers? Plum Island, MA, USA

    Hello, I'm second-guessing myself on my ID of SESA for these two birds. Could anyone confirm? Thank you!
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    My first Eastern ssp. Willet? Plum Island, MA, USA

    Hello, I've never tried to learn Willet subspecies, but finally decided now is the time. This is my first attempt. Is this an Eastern Willet? Thank you!
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    Least Sandpiper? Plum Island, MA, USA

    Hello, Could someone confirm that the dark bird in this video is a Least Sandpiper (as opposed to, say, Baird's)? Just want to be sure. Thank you!!
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    White-rumped Sandpipers? Plum Island, MA, USA

    Hello, Lots of White-rumped Sandpipers on Plum Island; is this just another one? I don't think there's anything else it could be, I just want to confirm because that bill looks unusually long! Thank you! Edit: adding two photos of another bird that I think is also a WRSA, but would like...
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    Stilt Sandpipers?? Plum Island, MA

    Hello, I made my first trip to Plum Island yesterday and captured this video which I'm hoping contains some Stilt Sandpipers. The main bird of interest is the one preening in the middle, but the four around it look the same (as well as the bird ten/eleven to its right). While I'm posting this...
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    Audio snippets from Oxford, England

    Hello, I recorded these background snippets on 6/22/16. Are they identifiable? I thought these might be distinctive enough for an experienced UK birder. Thank you!!
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    Gull/tern pair in Oxford, England

    Hello, I was just reviewing some old video from 6/22/16 and noticed a pair of dark gulls/terns in the background that I can't figure out. Can anyone help me out here? The nearer bird appears to have a vertical dark stripe going from the cheek to the top of its head. Thank you!
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    Eurasian Marsh-Harrier in Oxford, England?

    Hello, It sounds to me like there is a Eurasian Marsh-Harrier in the background of the video, which would be unexpected inland. Can anyone confirm this? Is there some other possibility? Video recorded 6/22/16. Thank you!
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    Ruddy Turnstone in Oxford, England?

    Hello, This would be an unfamiliar plumage and unexpected inland, but I'm not sure what else it could be. Photo'd on 6/22/16. Any suggestions? Thank you!
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    Green Sandpiper in Oxford, England?

    Hello, I photographed this sandpiper on 6/22/16. It looks best for a Green Sandpiper to me, but I wanted to see if anyone can advise. Thank you!
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    Young passerine in York, England

    Hello, This photo is from June 21 in York. Any ideas? Thank you!!
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    Herring Gull in East Riding of Yorkshire, England

    Hello, I was just reviewing photos I took at the Bempton Cliffs in June 2016 and noticed these photos containing what looks to me like a Herring Gull. I would just like to confirm that there are no other possibilities! Thank you!
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    Kittiwake in East Riding of Yorkshire, England

    Hello, I was just reviewing photos I took at the Bempton Cliffs in June 2016 and noticed this photo containing one bird with reddish legs. Is this just another kittiwake? Thank you!
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    Multiple birds in Lake District, England

    Hello, I am just reviewing photos from a trip to Helm Crag in June 2013, and I haven't been able to identify all the birds with confidence. Can anyone with more UK bird experience than me identify these? Thank you!! TK
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    Three-part song, Massachusetts

    Hello, I heard a song in the woods today that I'm having trouble placing. It had a consistent three-part structure (heard about five times) with a fast chipping in the middle that initially leaned me toward TEWA, although I know they generally end with the chipping. The last part of the song...
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    Short song, western Massachusetts. Black-throated Green Warbler?

    Hello, I heard an unfamiliar song yesterday. My gut response was BTNW, and indeed the spectrogram is a pretty good match, but the opening notes are fast and clean, everything is a bit high, and of course the culminating buzz is missing. This exact version was given repeatedly (once every 30s...
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    Red Crossbills? MA, USA

    Continuing irruption here, but I'd still like confirmation on this poor recording. Thanks in advance!
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    Eagle in Missouri, US

    Posting on behalf of my brother, who drove across the country in February 2018 (we're from MA and get a decent number of Bald Eagles, but few Golden Eagles). In southern Missouri (near Winona) he saw an eagle that struck him as golden, and got poor photos as it flew away. At this point he...
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    Hybrid Duck, Western Massachusetts, USA

    Hello! I found this duck in western MA on 10/11. My best guess is a (perhaps molting) Mallard x Northern Pintail hybrid with domestic/Pekin genes. It was hanging out with Mallards and flew off with them. It was only a tad longer than the Mallards, but noticeably bulkier (as you can see)...
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    Hybrid duck, Massachusetts, USA

    Hello! I found this duck in western MA on 10/11. My best guess is a (perhaps molting) Mallard x Northern Pintail hybrid with domestic/Pekin genes. It was hanging out with Mallards and flew off with them. It was only a tad longer than the Mallards, but noticeably bulkier (as you can see)...
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    Eurasian Linnet?

    Hello! I've spent a total of 10 days in England, in summer 2016, so I have almost no experience with British birds. I saw this guy (see photo) near Bempton Cliffs and thought it was a Dartford Warbler; I'm only now discovering that I was well north of its range! I'm assuming this isn't a...
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