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Sharp-shinned or Coopers, Warblers too: S. Florida (1 Viewer)

Zackiedawg

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Have a few ID's i'm not too sure on, and hoping to get help/clarification from the experts here who so often help me out.

1. Shooting at my local wetlands in Delray Beach, Florida, I had the following unsure IDs. First, this small hawk in flight - initial thought was it was probably a juvenile cooper's as we have many around here, but on looking closer, I thought maybe sharp-shinned...feet and legs look skinny...but juvie coopers and sharp-shinned can look pretty close. Here are two in-flight shots:

https://pbase.com/zackiedawg/image/170435908/original

https://pbase.com/zackiedawg/image/170435907/original

2. One of several unidentified warblers spotted in a great big cluster of dozens of birds and numerous species all feeding in a stand of cypress pines:

https://g3.img-dpreview.com/E1EBF1430FF04E169543C8645D3A5613.jpg

3. Here are a few shots of what I think are all the same bird - another unidentified warbler to help with the ID on this one:

https://g3.img-dpreview.com/C3ECC083DF3D4338B6DE32B6C86BB076.jpg

https://g1.img-dpreview.com/B9ACFE64A0614A5999E240AA086A5A26.jpg

https://g1.img-dpreview.com/D317EF687FB94687A1C0902B86C0636D.jpg

4. This one might be a same bird as a previous shot above, but the shot came later after photographing a few other birds, so just in case it's something different, here's one more warbler:

https://g3.img-dpreview.com/DA1E2227468E4DB0B6C6079134AE29F4.jpg

5. This one not a very good shot, but there seemed to be a little more yellow than the previous birds shown above:

https://g3.img-dpreview.com/740BCF7BD2464353A5E719691865DA96.jpg

6. One last one - wasn't sure if this was an eastern phoebe - it looked a little too big - so thinking maybe great crested flycatcher?:

https://g1.img-dpreview.com/5B79B1A6D44A40C3A6613072F18224D6.jpg

Many thanks in advance for any and all help!
 
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Zackiedawg

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Interesting - certainly could be as we have lots of red-shouldereds here too - it looked quite small to me, but it's difficult to tell with in-flight shots with nothing to compare it to - and a juvenile can always be hard from a distance. Any others?
 

lundbergj

Member
Red-shouldered for me. Rounded wing-tips of five feathers distinguish it from Broad-winged Hawk. Certainly make the case for crescent, translucent "wing-windows". Wings carried forward.
 

jmepler

It's just a flesh wound.
1. Red-shouldered Hawk
2. Blackpoll Warbler
3. Orange-crowned Warbler
4. Orange-crowned Warbler
5. Common Yellowthroat
6. Pass
 

D Halas

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1 Red-shouldered Hawk
2 Pine Warbler? The tail looks too long for a Blackpoll Warbler.
3 Orange-crowned Warbler
4 Orange-crowned Warbler
5 pass
6 Eastern Phoebe
 

Zackiedawg

Well-known member
OK - thanks so far. Sounds like #1 is a sure thing for RS hawk...the in-flight perspective thing made it look much smaller so I was thinking of smaller hawks. #3 and 4 sound like sure things for orange-crowned warbler - I always forget about them when trying to ID! I go through all the ones I'm most used to, and somehow forget about them. And #6 sounds good for eastern phoebe.

The two less sure so far seem to be:

#2 sounds more likely to be blackpoll based on majority votes, though a guess at pine?
#5 still no firm call on that - it is a blurry partially blocked photo so I'm not surprised the ID is difficult.
 

HeadWest

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The warblers are pine (definitely not black-poll) and orange crowned. The final bird is an eastern phoebe. Correct on the other ones.
 
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