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About PhillymanPete

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  1. I always have trouble differentiating between an Eastern Phoebe and the Eastern Wood Pewee. I believe this to be an Eastern Phoebe given the underside of the bill is yellow as opposed to black. Correct? Image taken 6/18/2017 in SE PA. Thank you!
  2. So, I am really, really on the fence in regard to the ID of this bird. I think that its body appears to be turning toward a YC but its face and bill is leading me toward BC. Let me know your thoughts? Thanks in advance. Image taken today in Ocean City, NJ at the Rookery behind the Visitor's Center.
  3. I am quite confident that this is a Veery. Please confirm. Thank you! Image taken on 5/6/2017 in Southern New Jersey:
  4. Is this a Long-tailed drake in eclipse plumage or a hen. I am heavily leaning toward the former... Image taken in early February at the Barnegat Jetty in Southern NJ: Thank you!
  5. There has been some debate among my friends in regard to the species of duck in the photo below. Some say it is Common Pochard others a hybrid between a Canvasback and a Red-head duck. Hoping a waterfowl/duck expert can chime in and provide a definitive answer (if possible). Image taken on February 19, 2017 on the Choptank River in Cambridge, MD
  6. Female Surf Scooter? Barnegat Light, NJ ~ 1/12/2017
  7. Thank you very much!
  8. Based on my research, I am near 100% certain this is a Gadwall Drake. Believe it or not, this is my first encounter with this waterfowl species. Confirmed Gadwall Drake?
  9. First inclination is Savannah Sparrow, but that is not a strong opinion. There were a couple of these sparrows mixed with a large number of Juncos. They were feeding on the ground. What say you? Image taken 11/6/2016 in Southern New Jersey, USA Thanks.
  10. American Tree Sparrow? Image taken today in South Jersey: Thank you!
  11. I think that you may be on to something here...
  12. My gut says Palm Warbler, but a small piece of me says not Palm Warbler. Image taken today in SE Pennsylvania. Confirm Palm Warbler?
  13. Seen today at Stone Harbor Point, NJ. 50 yards from the Atlantic Ocean. My guess is Cape May Warbler, but that is really just a semi-informed guess. Not a great image: Thank you!
  14. Found a flock of these on a fresh water mudflat. They would always set-up right next to the water, but always feed on the edge and never in the water. Size of a chunky fox sparrow. They were mixed in with Lesser Yellowlegs and Pectoral Sandpipers. My best guess is Least Sandpiper given the size and the fact that they would feed only on the edge of the mud flat and not in the water. Shorebird ID is tough for me as I don't see enough of them. Image taken 9/17/2016 in Southern New Jersey, USA. What say you? Many Thanks!
  15. Wasn't sure if I should post this to the butterfly board or the insect board. So, I chose insects. Any idea what species of caterpillar this may be? Seen in SE Pennsylvania today: Thanks.