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  1. This is a House Sparrow.
  2. 1 yes 2 Rusty Blackbird 3 Seems reasonable 4 looks like a Flycatcher of some kind but I am not positive 5 no comment too distant for me to claim certainty.
  3. Painted Buntings. EDIT - just noticed it was your first post - welcome to the site.
  4. Buff-breasted Sandpiper: Calidris subruficollis_2016-09-22_00340_small on Flickr
  5. Most folks on the site use something like Flickr, Pbase, Photobucket or Imgur. I would say Flickr is the most popular. Stay away from Google Photos it does not allow you to embed pics on other sites like that. Interesting - here in Ontario which is not that far away from Ohio, at least where I live, in winter it is the opposite, assume Greater unless definitive proof exists otherwise. And thats all fresh water, while Ontario has a long salt water coast, there are no ducks there now.
  6. That still is not working, but it is because of how you are posting the links. The pics are there (there is enough there to pull out the link if you know how to edit the link you posted). Those are really tough pics to do an ID on. I think but will not say I am sure they are in the Scaup group - either Greater Scaup, Lesser Scaup or Ring-necked Duck. Which of those would not be possible to be sure I fear. Fyi the first would have worked if you started with the http and ended with the .jpg. The other stuff with the % signs etc is html formatting code.
  7. General cloud storage look at SoundCloud. Bird specific : http://www.xeno-canto.org cant help on the editing software, I have pretty much committed to never buying another thing from Apple. I grew sick of the crap quality and worse service.
  8. I'm not great with birds of prey, but I am pretty certain this one is not a Cooper's Hawk. https://www.flickr.com/photos/backyardzoo/31515136404
  9. I wont add to the chorus of ID's, but will just note that Ring-billed are the ultimate generalists. More than any other gull, they are not tied to lakes or other large bodies of water. If you see a collection of gulls away from large bodies of water in a field, shopping mall parking lot etc, and are in range, there is a pretty strong chance they are Ring-billed
  10. I have seen my share of Mew Gulls (used to live in Europe). I am with creeker on this one, I think you would need a clearer photo for any kind of certainty in an ID.
  11. Sorry, that was a typo. it was meant to say does not look yellow (ie supporting the reference notes I had copied). I have edited in the post.
  12. I'm still not 100% certain that is right. From "Ducks, Geese and Swans of North America" - Johns Hopkins press by Guy Baldassarre Under Identification: Adult females - "The upper bill is black, edged with orange, while the lower bill is yellow. The irises are brown" Juveniles - "Immatures are female like...First year males resemble adult females, except for a larger crest, a faint whitish patch on the crest, a blackish bill and yellow irises" It is a dark picture, but the iris does not look yellow in the picture. (EDIT - corrected a mistyping here)
  13. I may be (potentially probably) wrong, but I thought immature males showed an all dark bill vs. the bicoloured bill with a orange tint on the lower bill for immature females as per this photo. Is this wrong ?
  14. Welcome to the site. As the others have mentioned, this is a Hooded Merganser, specifically a female. Males of this species look very different from the females, so it is possible you saw more of this species at the location without realizing it.
  15. Additionally, were it a Herring, it would be noticeably larger than the adult Ring-billed behind it.