Whitefish Pt. Birds
Posted 05 September 2012 - 11:31 AM
I'm not sure if there is enough detail for a positive ID. I believe it is a warbler, but I only have two shots and neither are very good.
P8316902 by ogylanthius, on Flickr
P8316903 by ogylanthius, on Flickr
I believe the bird on the left is a juvenile Cedar Waxwing, but does anyone want to venture a guess on the bird on the right?
P9016971 by ogylanthius, on Flickr
There isn't much detail in this one either. I'm not the best at post-processing images, so I wasn't able to get a lot of detail out of it other than an eye ring.
P9016958 by ogylanthius, on Flickr
I believe this next one is a red crossbill. I believe I can see the crossed bill in the first image and they would be somewhat common in the area, but once again the image isn't very clear so I was hoping for independent confirmation.
P9027007 by ogylanthius, on Flickr
P9027006 by ogylanthius, on Flickr
Finally, I was able to take some decent shots. I was thinking this is a blackpoll warbler. It has the wing bars, eye ring, and streaking on the breast and back, but my Peterson's guide says the legs and especially the feet should be yellowish, so I thought I'd ask the experts.
P9016935 by ogylanthius, on Flickr
P9016947 by ogylanthius, on Flickr
P9016949 by ogylanthius, on Flickr
P9016950 by ogylanthius, on Flickr
Thank you for your help!
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Posted 05 September 2012 - 12:04 PM
- Maybe juvenile Pine Warbler
- Cedar Waxwing on left, possibly White-crowned Sparrow on right
- No idea
- I can see Red Crossbill for this -- the crossed bill isn't very clear in this version of the photo, but the build looks right, the smudges on the undertail coverts look right, and they've been invading the upper Great Lakes for a couple of weeks.
- Agreed, Blackpoll.
Posted 05 September 2012 - 08:22 PM
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Posted 05 September 2012 - 11:39 PM
Posted 06 September 2012 - 12:22 AM
Posted 06 September 2012 - 12:37 AM
maybe vesper sparrow for 3?
I agree with blackburnian, pic 3 looks like a Vesper Sparrow.
I also agree with Vesper Sparrow. Field Sparrows have smaller bills and dark outer tail feathers.
I also agree with Blackpoll Warbler. The vent is very white and as psweet noted, the bird is pretty nicely marked below. I can't make out any reliable color to make a call from the feet, though.
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