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Is this a Northern Waterthrush in Novi, Oakland County, Michigan? (1 Viewer)

jonblum

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Here are three photos of the same bird taken within a minute of each other in Novi, Oakland County, Michigan May 15, 2021.
Is this a Northern Waterthrush? Or just a female red-winged blackbird?
 

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Butty

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Note icterid head/bill-shape and heavy, continuous and extensive underpart-streaking. I don't think there's another bird in N America that has such underparts.
 
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