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    Elegant or Common Tern? La Paz, BCS Mexico

    Thanks, appreciate it!!
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    Elegant or Common Tern? La Paz, BCS Mexico

    Snapped a picture of this tern on a beach in La Paz, Mexico last October. I'm having trouble figuring out if this is a Common or Royal Tern. Anyone have any thoughts? Thank you in advance!!
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    Olive-sided Flycatcher? Paradise, WA

    Oh a juvenile, great thank you so much!!
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    Olive-sided Flycatcher? Paradise, WA

    Does anyone have thoughts on what this bird might be? Seen today around 7am in Mt. Ranier parking lot in Paradise, WA. At first I thought perhaps Olive-sided Flycatcher but it looks a little different...thank you!
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    Bridled or Sooty Tern? Dry Tortugas NP, Florida Keys

    Visited Dry Tortugas National Park in the Florida Keys today - was hoping to find a bridled tern or two among the hundreds of sooty terns. I got the one picture (very blurry, argh apologies!) of the attached...might it be possible with potentially paler undersides of flight feathers or...
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    Orange-crowned Warbler? 12.3.20. - Tucson, AZ

    Wonderful - thank you all! This guy has been troubling me for quite some time in various outings so finally happy I can confidently add to my list! :) thanks again!
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    Orange-crowned Warbler? 12.3.20. - Tucson, AZ

    This bird was seen on December 31 in Sweetwater Wetlands Park in Tucson, AZ. Thoughts on if this is an Orange-crowned Warbler? Thanks in advance for any thoughts! (warblers are sometimes so difficult!)
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    Hoary or Common redpoll? - Sax-Zim Bog, MN

    Thank you all so much for the assistance and article! I greatly appreciate it!!
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    Hoary or Common redpoll? - Sax-Zim Bog, MN

    I saw this bird among a large flock of Common Redpolls today at 11:30am visiting feeders in the Sax-Zim Bog in Minnesota (specifically at the entrance of the Bob Russell Memorial Boardwalk). Can anyone help me distinguish if this is a particularly pale Common, or could it be a Hoary? 1-2...
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    Semipalmated Sandpiper? Chicago, IL

    Think this is a semipalmated sandpiper? Spotted in July in Chicago IL. Sorry the pictures aren't clearer -
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    Alder or Willow Flycatcher? Lisle, IL

    Flycatcher differentiation always stumps me! Opinions on this one? I'm torn between Alder or Willow (but could be wrong!)... Seen on June 10 at Morton Arboretum in Lisle, IL. Thanks all in advance!
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    Juvenile Cooper's or Sharp-shinned Hawk? Hammond, IN

    Hi, Saw this guy on Saturday morning at Hammond Lakefront Park and Bird Sanctuary in Indiana. Thoughts on if this is a juvenile Cooper's or Sharp-shinned Hawk? I'm really leaning towards Cooper's but would love some others' opinions. I took several shots (sorry for the blurriness on some) and...
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    Thayer's Gull? Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

    Oh really?? Thank you rkj, I didn't know that - clearly I need to monitor AOS' annual updates or get a new field guide!
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    Thayer's Gull? Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

    Ah well, darn it but good to know! Thanks much Lou, appreciate it!!
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    Thayer's Gull? Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

    Saw these two gulls (1st and 2nd pictures are one, 3rd picture is the other) this morning sitting on a rock at Navy Pier in downtown Chicago. I THINK these may be Thayer's Gulls (adult breeding) and NOT Herring or Iceland because: -dark pink legs (too dark for Herring breeding adult) -the...
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    Cackling or Lesser Canada Goose?

    Thanks very much birdmeister and TLeukering for the very detailed and helpful ID assistance as well as forum reminder! I took these pictures last Saturday (1.12.19) morning at Burnham Harbor in downtown Chicago. Many thanks again!
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    Hello from Chicago!

    Hi all, Brand new to this forum but happy to be here! My husband and I very recently picked up birding and have already fallen in love! Looking forward to being on this site quite often :)
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    Cackling or Lesser Canada Goose?

    Hi everyone! I took these pictures today and can't tell if the little guy in the middle of the first picture is a Cackling Goose or not. Please help! :)
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