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  1. Rapala

    Red Crossbills? MA, USA

    I do believe I hear the "kip kip" flight calls of Red Crossbill as well.
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    At me feeder, ID please.

    All House Sparrows
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    Common/Hoary Redpoll - Michigan, USA

    Spotted this redpoll in with a flock of Commons at Whitefish Point a few weeks ago. I've passed it off as a Common but wanted to double check. Although not as pale as a confirmed Hoary spotted later, this individuals was a fair bit paler than the surrounding Common Redpolls. Thoughts?
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    Hairy or Downy Woodpecker?

    Is this a consistent field mark? I feel that I see quite a bit of variation, with some bills as long as the head but many of a bit shorter length.
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    Hairy or Downy Woodpecker?

    With that bill I'd say Hairy as well.
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    Gulls - Michigan, USA

    Hi all, I'm seeking identification on a few gulls seen today. The photos were taken from the shore of Lake St. Clair, located in the Lower Peninsula of Michigan, amidst a massive flock of Herring/Ring-Billed Gulls. I've got some guesses but I'm curious to hear what you think! 3 and 4 are same...
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    Bird song Ontario canada

    Song Sparrow
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    ?warbler,South Padre Island, TX, USA

    No experience with the subspecies myself but I would say it looks good for Yellow "Mangrove" Warbler.
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    Texas Misc Birds

    Brown Headed Cowbird, House Wren, Sage Thrasher
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    California ID help

    Agree with Western Bluebird and House Finch.
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    Bird from Point Lobos (California)

    Black Phoebe
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    Warbler(?) from Maynard, MA last October

    Pretty standard fall Yellow-Rumped Warbler. Especially note the yellow patches on the shoulders of the bird, drab streaked flanks, and white eye crescents.
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    Durango to Alamosa Colorado USA

    1 - Not a Yellow-Rumped, looks more like a sparrow to me 2 - Swamp Sparrow 3 - Crow 4 - Lark Sparrow 5 - Forster's Tern?
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    Raptor i.d. help in n.y.

    I would call them both Broad-Winged. Fine barring across the belly rather than the streaks and belt of Red-Tailed.
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    Veery or Hermit Thrush

    My thought as well. I can see a fairly distinct band across the rump where there is a transition from grayish-brown feathers of the back to the rufous color of the tail. However, this appearance seems to be lessened by the bright sunlight entering from the left side of the frame. I can still...
  16. Rapala

    SW Florida - Warbler

    Northern Parula
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    Blackbirds in Flight - Michigan, USA

    Thank you. My Stokes guide mentioned that winter Brewer's usually have dark eyes and I was a bit confused by that. I had assumed my birds were Rusty Blackbirds, which are much more expected here anyhow. Thank you both for the help!
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    Confirm Cackling Goose - Michigan, USA

    Thank you Nutcracker. Unfortunately that was the best photo I was able to take of that individual. Yesterday I returned to the site and found two definite Cackling Geese in the mix. Very small geese with short necks and stubby bills.
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    Blackbirds in Flight - Michigan, USA

    Several of these blackbirds flew by earlier today along a wildlife flooding. Does the yellow eye rule out Brewer's? Sorry for the poor photos, the birds were at quite a distance and have been heavily cropped.
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    ID request from Nova Scotia

    Maybe Song Sparrow?
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