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    Wood Stork, Florida, USA

    The below photographs were taken on 26 April at Everglades National Park, Florida, USA. This bird has a pink bill. I have never before seen a Wood Stork with a pink bill. Sibley's does not show any plumage (juvenile, ec) with a pink bill. Is this a known age/plumage thing or is it the...
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    Shorebirds, Florida, USA

    The below photograph was taken on 14 April at Fort DeSoto Park, Florida, USA. What did I catch in mid air?
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    Small Bird, Florida, USA

    I am on the road and left my Sibley's at home and even if I had it I doubt I could ID this bird. The below photograph was taken today at Fort Desoto Park, St Petersburg, FL. The only real ID marking is a white eye ring. What is it?
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    Gull ID, New Brunswick, Canada

    The below photograph was taken on 25 July near Machais Seal Island, New Brunswick, Canada. I think it is a First Summer American Herring Gull but with little confidence.
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    Ash-throated or Brown-crested Flycatcher, Texas, USA

    The below photograph was taken on 20 April in Davis Mountains State Park, Texas, USA. Which did I get, an Ash-throated or a Brown-crested Flycatcher?
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    Gull ID, New Jersey, USA

    The below photograph was taken on 25 May at Cape May Point State Park, New Jersey, USA. I thought this was a sub-adult Laughing Gull but I can not find a sub-adult Laughing Gull plumage that has white wings. It still looks like a Laughing Gull to me but is this an undocumented (in my...
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    Lesser or Greater Yellowlegs?, Texas, USA

    The bleow photograph was taken on 6 April in Port Aransas, Texas. I think this is a Lesser Yellowlegs but someone not has told me it is a Greater Yellowlegs. Now I am not sure.
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    Scaup Plumage, Arizona, USA

    The below photograph was taken on 29 April at Sweetwater Wetlands in Tucson, Arizona, USA. This is a male Lesser Scaup (reasonably sure) that appears to be midway between the First Winter (mostly brown) and full male (mostly black with white on the wings) plumages. My books do not show it, but...
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    Sparrow ID, New Mexico, USA

    The below photograph was taken on 22 April in Rodeo in southwestern New Mexico, USA. I think this may be a Brewer's Sparrow but am not very sure. There are not many Sparrows with eye rings that are found in New Mexico. That is how I narrowed the choice down.
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    Hummingbird, Arizona, USA

    The below photograph was taken on 22 April in Paradise in southeastern Arizona, USA. I originally put this in with my photographs of Black-chinned Hummingbirds that were also there. However, I just noticed this Hummingbird does not have a white ring around its neck, so it is not a...
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    Flycatcher ID, Texas, USA

    The below photographs were taken on 14 April in Big Bend National Park, Texas, USA. When I took them I thought this was an Eastern Phoebe. Now that I am looking closely I noticed the bill was bi-color (the bottom of the bill is orange/yellow) and none of my books shoe this for an Eastern...
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    Shorebird ID, Texas, USA

    The below photograph was taken on 12 April at Estero Llano Grande State Park (Rio Grande Valley), Texas, USA. I first thought this was a Juvenile Long-billed Dowitcher. But this is very early in the year for juvenile Dowitchers and juvenile Dowitchers do not have spotted breasts.. The breast...
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    Curve- or Long-billed Thrasher, Texas, USA

    The attached photograph was taken on 7 April at Reseca de la Palma State Park (in Rio Grande Valley), Texas, USA. Is this a Curve-billed or a Long-billed Thrasher? The distinct markings on the white breast make me say Long-billed. The yellow eye has me confused as all sources I have say both...
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    Yellowlegs or Stilt Sandpiper, Texas, USA

    The below photograph was taken on 6 April in Port Aransas (near Corpus Christi), Texas. I originally thought this was a Greater Yellowlegs until I noticed the brown/rufous color behind the eyes and on top of the head. Could this be a Stilt Sandpiper instead?
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    Very plain bird ID, Arizona, USA

    The below photographs were taken today at two locations in Tucson, Arizona. These are very plain birds with almost no unique features. They may be the same species. The best I could come up with an ID was a female Cowbird.
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    Sharpie or Cooper's Hawk, Arizona, USA

    The below photograph was taken 2 days ago at Sweetwater Wetlands, Tucson, Arizona, USA. I think this is a Sharp-shinned Hawk because the head looks rounded to me and my impression (at a long distance) was that is was a small hawk. Today I met some one else who had photographed the same bird...
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    Vireo and Sparrow ID, Arizona, USA

    The below photographs were taken today at Madera Canyon in south central Arizona, USA. The first photograph is the only shot I got and is not much to work with. Based on location I believe this is either a Bell's Vireo or a Gray Vireo. Can anyone help. For the second photograph I thought it...
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    Flycatcher ID, Arizona, USA

    The below photograph was taken 2 days ago at the San Pedro National Conservation Area in southern Arizona, USA. No idea what this small Flycatcher is. Too many are close.
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    Whiskered or Western Screech Owl, Arizona, USA

    The below photograph was taken 3 days ago in Portal, Arizona, USA. Some people were saying this is a Whiskered Owl and others were saying it is a Western Screech-Owl. I think Screech. Which is it?
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    Sparrow ID, Texas USA

    The below photograph was taken yesterday in Big Bend National Park, Texas, USA. I thought this was going to be and easy one with a bright rufous center head stripe and an almost white face. Can not find a match. Help. At first I thought it was a Tree Sparrow but it has a gray face and it...
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    Strange Cardinal, Texas, USA

    The below photograph was taken today at Bentsen-Rio Grande State Park, Texas, USA. What did I find? It has to be some version of the Northern Cardinal. I am on the road and have limited ID resources with me.
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    Warbler ID, Texas, USA

    The below photograph was taken today at South Padre Island, Texas, USA. Cannot figure out this Warbler. My 10% confidence ID is a Female Virginia's Warbler. However no one around me ever mentioned a Virginia's Warbler.
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    Oriole ID, Texas, USA

    The below photo was taken today at Sabal Palm Sanctuary (Near Brownsville), Texas, USA. I believe this is a Hooded Oriole but am not sure. Is it a First Summer?
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    Texas, USA Bird IDs

    The below photographs were taken yesterday at the Port Aransas, Texas, USA Birding Center. The first photo is a Warbler but I just can not find one with a gray head with a small patch of yellow between the eyes. This view does not give much else to work with but it is all I have. The minute...
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    Bird ID, Texas, USA

    The below photographs were taken today in High Island, Texas, USA. I thought this was either a Vireo or Tanager because of the bill shape but I can find nothing that seems to match. Need help.
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