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  1. Confirm Lark Sparrow? NE Illinois

    Thanks much!
  2. Northeastern Illinois, 19 April 2018. Both were foraging in the gravel on the side of a country road in an agricultural area, adjacent to a woods. Are these both Lark Sparrow? Bird 1: Bird 1 left, bird 2 right: Bird 2:
  3. Bird of Prey ID

    Hi Diane, welcome to WhatBird! As stated above, the photo did not attach. Maybe you can try again?
  4. Audio: Illinois woodland near wetland

    Thanks much!
  5. confirm Coopers Hawk

    Confirm Cooper's Hawk with big head, cap instead of cape, and unbroken line between the forehead and beak, but this is an adult, with dark red eyes and horizontal orange barring on the breast. Immature have yellow eyes and vertical tear drops on the breast.
  6. Recorded 10 Mar 2018 in north central Illinois. The recording starts with 1/2 of a cycle, then there are two more repetitions as the bird moves away. Vocalization originated from a woodland area with dense shrubs, about 200' from a wetlands. Also observed in the area were Tufted Titmouse, Caroline Wren, Song Sparrow, Northern Cardinal, and woodpeckers. 13 seconds on Clyp.It.
  7. Red eyed water bird on Texas bayou

    Woof2, welcome to Whatbird! Here are photos of adult Black-crowned Night Heron per TBN's suggestion above.
  8. In a dry creek bed in southeast AZ

    Thanks, I should have known that!
  9. Photo 24 Feb 2018 in Arivaca Creek (which was dry at the time) in Buenos Aires NWR, Pima County, Arizona.
  10. Flycatcher, southeast Arizona

    Thanks all for your help, I'm going with Gray Flycatcher. This one did flick the tail downwards.
  11. Photo last week at Buenos Aires NWR in Pima County, AZ, near the almost-dry Lake Aguirre. This bird was foraging for insects in the shrubs about 100' from the lake edge.
  12. That would explain it! There seemed to be a lot of regional variations - like the songs of House Finch seemed different in southeast AZ compared to northeast IL.
  13. Thanks! A few people have observed Swamp Sparrow in that location recently, so it's not entirely unreasonable. That was my other choice but I don't have the ID points to back it up and this is the best photo I got.
  14. Female canvasback?

    Agree w/ IvoryBillHope, bill/head shape in profile is good for Canvasback.