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  1. What hawk is this?

    Thank you both!
  2. Photographed today, Long Island, NY. It was windy, but it appeared to be hovering a bit. It was quite a distance away so the photos are terrible. Does anyone know what it could be? Thanks!
  3. Thanks everyone. Is it the white on the breast that makes this an obvious domestic?
  4. Seen today, Long Island, NY. Is this a hybrid Black Duck x Mallard? Possibly also melanistic? Thanks!
  5. Can anyone confirm that this is Yellow-rumped Warbler? That's my best guess - only saw it from below. It hovered above me for a few seconds and then took off. Today, Long Island, NY.
  6. Thanks Doug! I use Merlin Bird ID in situations like this, but it usually doesn't work very well when it's not a very clear photo or there are close similarities between species. In this case the first choice comes up as Glaucous Gull, and Iceland doesn't even come up as a suggestion. Even so, I also was thinking more Iceland than Glaucous. Would be good to get more opinions regarding the bill.
  7. I'm pretty sure that I photographed either an immature Iceland Gull or immature Glaucous Gull today in Long Island, NY. Photos attached. I'm leaning towards Iceland due to size as it appears to be smaller than the Herring Gulls (seen in some of the pics). Gulls were all quite a distance away. The bi-colored bill however would seem to suggest Glaucous Gull. I'm not very familiar with either species as neither is common here. Thanks for any help! https://i.imgur.com/sKmEvnE.jpg[/img
  8. Mystery Duck/Goose

    Thanks. I was initially was thinking Snow Goose but then the colors were throwing me off. The yellowish/red head and what looks like a pretty clean white band on the neck. Best thing would be if I went back and it returned, and I get a better look and better photos.
  9. I took this terrible pic today as the sun was setting. This bird was associating with an estimated 500 Canada Geese and 14 Brant in a small lake. It was a bit far away, so after taking this pic I moved to get a better vantage point and once I got there the bird was gone. I did hear some geese fly off, and this bird was part of those that left, unfortunately. I scanned the geese carefully with my binoculars for 15 minutes but I didn't see it again. My best guess is Ruddy Shelduck/Common Shelduck hybrid? Or is it some kind of domestic breed? Thanks for your help!
  10. Seaside Sparrow?

    Thank you all!
  11. The photos are terrible but I'm wondering if anyone would recognize this as a Seaside Sparrow. Photos taken today in Long Island, NY. Location is a known habitat for them. Saltmarsh, Nelson's, and Savannah Sparrows have been reported at this location over the past week.
  12. I took these photos last week in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. I saw one adult male Barrow's Goldeneye (photo not attached) on this lake and possibly one female Common Goldeneye (Image #4) based on the two colors of the bill? The other males and females were immature. I think most may be Barrow's based on the slope of the forehead, but perhaps I'm missing something with the plumage. Can anyone help ID these? Thanks! 1- 2- 3- 4-
  13. I took this photo of a grebe last week in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. There were a few Eared Grebes, a Western Grebe, a Pied-billed Grebe and I wasn't quite sure about this one. My Merlin Bird ID App has a photo of an immature Horned Grebe that looks almost identical to this one. Can anyone confirm Horned Grebe? Thanks!