Help identifying a few birds
Posted 29 September 2012 - 04:40 AM
I need some assistance in identifying a few birds. All of the photos were taken at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie near Wilmington, Illinois (Northeast Illinois) on September 23, 2012.
I believe the first two photos are of the same species. I guessed a variety of a Flycatcher, but I'm not sure?
Number 3, I can not identify what type of sparrow this is. I have a hard time with sparrows for whatever reason. It never turned before it took off, I don't know if this is enough for a definitive ID.
And photos 4 and 5 are an American Goldfinch, I believe. I'm just not sure if it is a female or a male. Guess is a female because it seems too dull for a male. Is it early enough for a male's color to start getting dull for winter?
Thanks again for the help!
Posted 29 September 2012 - 05:23 AM
Pass on the second one, and the third. I don't know enough about Goldfinch plumage to tell you whether it's a female or non-breeding male.
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