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Illinois May and first week of June (Hawk) (1 Viewer)

Please help with these Ids.

1) Louisiana Waterthrush

2) Eastern Pewee

3) Swainson's Thrush

4) Least Flycatcher even though the posture and eye ring look off?

5) Hawk - Not sure.
 

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tom baxter

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4 is probably trail’s flycatcher, in June it is almost positively Willow flycatcher.
5 looks good for red-shouldered hawk I think.

Agree with your other IDs
 

HeadWest

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1 looks better for northern waterthrush based on narrow supercilium behind eye, coloration, and what looks like spotting in the throat.. Agree on red-shouldered hawk.
 

birdmeister

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United States
I wonder if #3 is a Gray-cheeked/Bicknell's? I'm not seeing the expected buffy face and eye-ring of Swainson's, but rather a more muted pattern.

I believe #5 is an immature Broad-winged Hawk. Although there are translucent areas towards the wingtips, they are more square panels than crescents. Also, the dark tail tip is a bit wider than the rest of the bands, whereas Red-shoudered usually has a terminal tail band barely thicker than the others.
 

The Bird Nuts

Birding Duo
I'm with birdmeister - Gray-cheeked/Bicknell's for #3 and Broad-winged Hawk for #5. #2 is an Eastern Wood-Pewee (not Eastern Pewee) and I agree with Willow/Alder for #4. Are there any more photos of the waterthrush?
 

tom baxter

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I'm with birdmeister - Gray-cheeked/Bicknell's for #3 and Broad-winged Hawk for #5. #2 is an Eastern Wood-Pewee (not Eastern Pewee) and I agree with Willow/Alder for #4. Are there any more photos of the waterthrush?

5 is a broad winged, good call. They typically molt their primaries in May and early June.
 

Birdbrain22

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Typical spring immature Broad-winged for 5. For the thrush...in Illinois it almost certainly is a Gray-cheeked over Bicknell's. I also agree with Traill's(Willow/Alder) for the FC and Eastern Wood Peewee for #2. I am thinking Louisiana for the Waterthrush, but would definitely want a better pic to be positive(gets too pixelated when I zoom in).
 

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