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Old Tuesday 16th July 2019, 12:47   #1
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Old Tuesday 16th July 2019, 14:53   #2
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4. If that pinkish / peach flush is on the flanks I presume it must be a Say's Phoebe.
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4. If that pinkish / peach flush is on the flanks I presume it must be a Say's Phoebe.
Thanks! I am somehow so used to Iding Says's Phoebes immediately when seen from any other angle (it's one of the birds we saw a lot) that it did not come to my mind that a "troubled" bird could also be one.
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Old Tuesday 16th July 2019, 16:48   #4
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#4 is a Myiarchus.
#1 is a Vesper Sparrow.
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Old Tuesday 16th July 2019, 19:39   #5
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#1. Vesper Sparrow
#2 and #4. Ash-throated Flycatcher

I'm not sure on the rest.
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Old Tuesday 16th July 2019, 19:40   #6
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I think #2 is an Ash-throated.

On the dowitchers, I'm seeing a bright white patch where the fore-wing joins the body. That is a long-billed feature (short-billed would be barred). But the picture quality isn't the greatest, so I might be wrong.

And I agree with Microtus that #4 is a Myiarchus, but at that angle, I don't see enough to go further than that.
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Old Tuesday 16th July 2019, 20:03   #7
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On the dowitchers, I'm seeing a bright white patch where the fore-wing joins the body. That is a long-billed feature (short-billed would be barred). But the picture quality isn't the greatest, so I might be wrong.
There were no SBDO reported to eBird in March at Salton Sea. A few reported in April, but none with pictures. I think that this combined with what looks like a white under-wing patch in the pictures, I would feel confident in calling them Long-Billed Dowitchers.
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#2 being a Myiarchus is quite the surprise - but when I looked at other shots of the same bird and brightened them a bid, it suddenly doesn't look so weird
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Sorry, Jan, I seem to have misled myself and you - I guess the colour I saw is not on the flanks so ignore my input and go with the locals.
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