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  1. Thanks BigOly. Are there any other thoughts on the Mourning Warbler? I uploaded it to my blog if there are problems hearing it here.
  2. Yes. That strong dark mustache and horizontal barring on the chest are good field marks.
  3. Isn't that tail a little too long for Tennessee? Warbler Guide calls out as being "very short-tailed" for Tennessee.
  4. I definitely heard the Yellow-bellied call, but want to see if this bird could be the same one. He was taking notice when I was playing back the Yellow-bellied call to confirm to myself that is what i heard. There were Least and Alder within a few hundred yards of where this bird was also. It was on the edge of an open area, next to large hardwood forest area. He was maybe 15 feet up on smaller trees for first shots, and same height in larger trees in other shots. Yellow-bellied Flycatcher-1.jpg by chipperatl2, on Flickr Yellow-bellied Flycatcher-2.jpg by chipperatl2, on Flickr Yellow-bellied Flycatcher-8.jpg by chipperatl2, on Flickr Want to confirm this is Mourning Warbler before I submit it to this Song Mapper program for them. Habitat was right, although a little farther away from the water than my previous bird here. I increased the pertinent sections in Audition, and the sonogram on there matches the Warbler Guide app call B. It states that call is found on the Western range, which shouldn't be in MI. Thanks in advance for help.
  5. Slaty-backed Gull at Whitefish Point, Michigan
  6. This was a case of "Can't see the trees, in the forest". I wracked my brain for quite a while on this bird. I called in a female Black-throated Blue in the field. I was thinking the white at the front of the wing was a field mark for them. Got home looked a the pics closer and said "That's not right". Kept searching and searching, when I finally noticed the stinking Orange feathers on its head. This was not the usual OCWA I have seen prior. My experience with them are more thorough yellow all over, not the contrast from head to body I see here. (As I go back and search I now see in eBird there is apparently a "Gray-headed" subspecies). Orange-crowned Warbler-7.jpg by chipperatl2, on Flickr 691A9754.jpg by chipperatl2, on Flickr
  7. Welcome to Whatbird fellow (West) Michigander.
  8. Fork-tailed Flycatcher at Tawas Point Michigan.
  9. In the past week: Least Bittern Golden-winged Warbler (twice)
  10. Bobolink-4.jpg by chipperatl2, on Flickr
  11. #225 Orchard Oriole Orchard Oriole-2.jpg by chipperatl2, on Flickr #226 Cerulean Warbler Cerulean Warbler-1.jpg by chipperatl2, on Flickr
  12. #293 - Orchard Oriole....finally.
  13. Looked different from the other 8 that were in this flooded field, but I don't think different enough for it to be anything else. Just want to cover my bases here. Thanks in advance. Semiplamated Plover-7.jpg by chipperatl2, on Flickr Semiplamated Plover-5.jpg by chipperatl2, on Flickr Semiplamated Plover-3.jpg by chipperatl2, on Flickr
  14. I'm assuming this is just a juvenile Mourning Dove, and that explains the shorter tail on this bird and smaller bill than I am used to seeing. I ask just based on the suggestion of my master bird the other day being an Eurasian Collared-Dove. The tail doesn't exactly look right for that from the pics I've been looking at. Thanks for humoring me in advance. 691A8852.jpg by chipperatl2, on Flickr
  15. Not my best photo today, but I dug the differences in tail banding on these two Broad-winged Hawks. 691A8569.jpg by chipperatl2, on Flickr