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  1. Sounds good to me. Thanks all.
  2. That would be an extreme rarity. But it makes me think Sage Thrasher, which is slightly more common, is likely.
  3. Taken August 7 in Southwestern Saskatchewan. Habitat is natural sand dune with sage-dominated native prairie. I am quite confident I know what it is, but need confirmation from as many sources as possible. Thanks all.
  4. Right on, thanks guys. Another guy that saw it wouldn't believe me, but this thread should be proof enough.
  5. You actually can't definitively tell that from this picture. A good look at the tail feathers is needed.
  6. Taken September 20th in northern Saskatchewan, near Key Lake. On a sandy beach of a large lake. Oddly, it was alone. Just looking for confirmation, thanks.
  7. You can't decipher Empids 100% by visuals alone. You need to hear them sing for a confirmation.
  8. Thanks guys. Sure looks like a Ferruginous, just wanted to confirm. It is a couple 100km's away from their regular breeding area and in completely the wrong habitat, which is why I wanted to be sure.
  9. Taken this week in central Saskatchewan. A large forested area surrounded by farmland. There are a couple things throwing me off so I would like to get some other opinions.
  10. Definitely a Barred Owl. Keep in mind, Location and Date of picture should be posted as well.
  11. Be careful when comparing tail bars. In the West, it is not that clearcut. This is an Eastern bird, so it is a viable ID clue, but here, it isn't helpful at all.
  12. Finally! A Saskatchewan bird! There are many Western Kingbirds here in summer. A ridiculous amount. For it to be anything else would be exceedingly rare, I don't think there is a record of any other Western-y Kingbirds. Because of that, I will definitely say it's the photo making it Cassin's-y.
  13. Agreed. Not much else with that square, black tail.
  14. You betcha.
  15. The only foolproof way is by range. If you are in the overlap, there is no way to know 100%, although I assume you could if you had them in hand. Some people say they can tell the difference, but range would be the only way I would be comfortable IDing. I don't like to leave any doubt when it comes to ID's. The birds can even learn the "wrong" song.