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  1. Pine Warbler?

    Yes, I love the autocorrect on my iPad!
  2. Pine Warbler?

    This is a palm warbler. Note the brown upper parts, yellow uncertain coverts, and the facial pattern.
  3. Pa warbler id

    I'm not entirely confident on this one, though. Orange-crowned warblers are less common back East. The long, pinkish legs are throwing me here too. I'm wondering if this actually might be an immature mourning warbler - not a species I have any personal experience with but a possibility. I'll be interested to hear what others think. The yellow underparts (especially what can be seen of the undertail coverts) and the lack of wing bars suggest an orange-crowned, but the beak doesn't seem quite as sharp as an orange-crowned and those long pinkish legs...
  4. Pa warbler id

    This looks like orange-crowned warbler with the yellow underparts and plain gray above, plus that partial eye ring and sharp beak.
  5. Warbler

    Yes, that's a palm warbler - beautiful photo!
  6. Or...Orange-crowned Warbler?!

    This looks like a palm warbler to me with the brown upper parts, its facial pattern, and yellow underparts.
  7. Another Northern Parula (?) in NJ today

    This is an American redstart, a female or young male
  8. Passerine in southern Ontario

    I'd say so too
  9. VT Warblers

    1) Bay-breasted warbler 2) Magnolia warbler 3) Scarlet tanager, fall males are usually more yellow with darker wing plumage 4) Black-throated green warbler 5) Blue-headed vireo 6) Looks like another Bay-breasted to me with the dark feet
  10. Red-shouldered Hawk Pair Question

    The plumage of both of these hawks is that of adults with the rich red-brown coloration on their chests. Juveniles would have heavy dark marking on their front, almost appearing like an entirely different species. There's a lot of variation in coloration with red-shouldered hawks and the lighter head of the bird at left doesn't indicate a difference in age or the sex of the hawk. According to Cornell's allaboutbirds.org "Florida birds are very pale, particularly on head and breast". Maybe this occurs in SC as well.
  11. Fairbanks, AK

    This looks like an immature white-crowned sparrow to me.
  12. more from alaska

    That's been a pleasure for me as well - seeing Swainson's and hermit thrushes during the summer along with Wilson's, orange-crowned, and blackpoll warblers I'd usually only see during migration back in NY.
  13. more from alaska

    Swainson's thrush, savannah sparrow, and juvenile white-crowned sparrow all look correct to me. The photo labeled "chipping sparrow" is also a juvenile white-crowned. I'm not sure of the duck, not an area of great confidence for me.
  14. Alaska Birds

    Checking my copy of Armstrong's Birds of Alaska, black-throated blue is included as accidental to Southeastern Alaska, so think Ketchikan and Juneau and not Fairbanks. In contrast orange-crowned warblers are common in Central Alaska.