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soaring birds ID???

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Oh, I just saw the two pics are different birds. The first looks like an accipiter. Or a sparrow. But probably an accipiter.

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#1. Coopers/Sharp-shinned Hawk or a Robin, positive Id is inpossible

#2. American White Pelican

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Located near LA/MS state line, on gulf of Mexico. I new ID would be a challange, and if I could get a positive, I would use it in the contest. The birds were large, and quite high. thanks anyway

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I think there's a good bet that they're pelicans, but I've heard that wood storks soar like that, too. Wish I could be definite. Keep your eyes peeled!

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I agree that neither of these shots are identifiable, but I would point out that the second one reminds me of soaring gulls.

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psweet that was my thought also on the 2nd pic. i saw about 30 today that looks just like pic 2. looked at them thru the binos and yep gulls of some sort.

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There's an awful lot of black on them to be gulls - especially visible on the lower one. But yeah, no way to get a positive ID on it.

The amount of black was evident when I enlarged it about 12 times.

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