Jimmyos

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  1. Heh, at least you didn't create 3 threads in one like I did! I'll take a jab at the next one I see and post it as well to get confirmation. Thanks for the additional information, I appreciate the knowledge!
  2. Good to know. Thank you, The Bird Nuts!
  3. Good point. So streak thickness and head shape are the key indicators?
  4. That was my thought also. Wouldn't the streaks be darker on a Sharp-shinned? Sorry about the triple post btw; I'm really not sure how that happened!
  5. Nice... somehow managed to triple post -.-
  6. I still have trouble with these, so I'll get a second opinion, but I was leaning towards Cooper's. What do you guys think, and why? The pictures are in this folder next to the picture of geese: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B_TChK9O6YtYYlZnTDk2eVdfNk0 Picture taken a couple days ago in northern Mississippi.
  7. I still have trouble with these, so I'll get a second opinion, but I was leaning towards Cooper's. What do you guys think, and why? The pictures are in this folder next to the picture of geese: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B_TChK9O6YtYYlZnTDk2eVdfNk0 Picture taken in northern Mississippi.
  8. I still have trouble with these, so I'll get a second opinion, but I was leaning towards Cooper's. What do you guys think, and why? The pictures are in this folder next to the picture of geese: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B_TChK9O6YtYYlZnTDk2eVdfNk0
  9. Agreed. I'll send you what I sent to the last person asking for an ID on Snow Geese since I don't want to reiterate all of it: "Indeed. Looks like a Snow Goose! The goose is mostly white, so that pretty much narrows it down to domestic, Ross' and Snow Goose. A domestic goose would have a more orangish bill (not pinkish) and a more noticable iris, so that rules that one out. If you look at pictures of Ross' Geese, you'll notice they look pretty similar to Snow Geese, but with a picture as good as yours, they are easily distinguishable from one another if you know what you're looking for (I've attached a picture below to help you out). Notice the dark section in the center of the bill of the bird you photographed? That's a distinct feature of Snow Geese that I call the grin patch. In better lighting it might make more sense, so check the picture below for reference. This patch is not nearly as prominent, if even noticeable on most Ross' Geese, and their bills are stubbier, and often more pink than Snow Geese, so if you can get good looks these features, it will help you ID them." The geese also have a dark morph form that (hence the one that doesn't look as white), but the grin patch is a good giveaway still: Snow Goose up close: ' and a comparison of Ross' and Snow Geese:
  10. Your bird is indeed a Carolina Wren! Good guess!
  11. Indeed. Looks like a Snow Goose! The goose is mostly white, so that pretty much narrows it down to domestic, Ross' and Snow Goose. A domestic goose would have a more orangish bill and a more noticable iris, so that rules that one out. If you look at pictures of Ross' Geese, you'll notice they look pretty similar to Snow Geese, but with a picture as good as yours, they are easily distinguishable from one another if you know what you're looking for (I've attached a picture below to help you out). Notice the dark section in the center of the bill of the bird you photographed? That's a distinct feature of Snow Geese that I call the grin patch. In better lighting it might make more sense, so check the picture below for reference. This patch is not nearly as prominent, if even noticeable on most Ross' Geese, and their bills are stubbier, and often more pink than Snow Geese, so if you can get good looks these features, it will help you ID them: Snow Goose up close: ' and a comparison of Ross' and Snow Geese:
  12. I thought the same thing initially, but can't find any other pictures that looks similiar. On the other hand, the suggestion of goldeneye made me think Bufflehead, and Hooded Merganser x Bufflehead pulls up a few results that match in many ways. What do you guys think?
  13. Heh, it's good to see that my original guess (bluebird) wasn't as far off as it seemed. I was at least able to recognize that it was a thrush!
  14. I was thinking Great Black-backed, but am unfamiliar with the species, so I wouldn't say this with confidence.
  15. Beautiful photo. I think it's a juvenile (1st year) Bald Eagle. The head would be lighter on a Golden Eagle and the bill a bit stubbier with more orange on it. I also don't think the underside of the tail would be so white, nor would the breast be such a light shade of brown.