Mark5

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  1. From July 5. Bird 1: Gray-cheeked? DSC00526r by Mark Ross, on Flickr Bird 2: Who is this scragly little one in with the western gulls? DSC00298r by Mark Ross, on Flickr Bird 3: I heard 3 of these birds calling back in forth from the trees by the parking lot and saw flashes of them but could not get a good pic. Any ideas? DSC00327r by Mark Ross, on Flickr DSC00323r by Mark Ross, on Flickr Thanks!
  2. Yep. Black-necked stilt.
  3. From a marshy area south of Chicago. Today. Bird 1: 2 photos: Pectoral Sandpiper? (With lesser yellowlegs.) DSC01593r by Mark Ross, on Flickr DSC01594r by Mark Ross, on Flickr Bird 2: 1 photo: Hooded Merganser? DSC01655r by Mark Ross, on Flickr Bird 3: 3 photos: Kinda looks like a spotted but sure did not act like one. No head bobbing. No eye line that I see. Don't know what else it cold be. DSC01675r by Mark Ross, on Flickr DSC01689r by Mark Ross, on Flickr DSC01685r by Mark Ross, on Flickr Bird 4: Thoughts? DSC01718r by Mark Ross, on Flickr Thanks.
  4. Yesterday at the tick infested Orland Grasslands. Both bob-o-link? I have never seen the female before and could not get a handle on these birds. DSC01529r by Mark Ross, on Flickr DSC01450r by Mark Ross, on Flickr Thanks.
  5. Thanks Sean C. and Sor A. Rail. I think I am convinced the first bird is Barrow's based on this article: http://www.sibleyguides.com/2010/01/distinguishing-female-barrows-and-common-goldeneyes/ and using bill shape and color as the deciding factors. I was a little surprised the second photo was the goldeneye duckling. I guess I have never seen one and they don't have picture in my guidebook. (The usually reliable Nat. Geo. lets me down.) Here is a good photo I found showing mom and duckling: http://yourshot.nationalgeographic.com/photos/1578296/ The last bird is horrible photo and shall remain unlabeled.
  6. East of Springfield near Carmen Reservoir. 1) Barrow's Goldeneye were reported at this location. This, unfortunately, looks like a common to me though. DSC00201r by Mark Ross, on Flickr 2) Ahhh..... DSC00233r by Mark Ross, on Flickr 3) Cliff swallow nest right? DSC00246r by Mark Ross, on Flickr 4) In springfield. This bird was singing away next to my mom's house at the top of a tree. When I looked at the photo I labled it indigo bunting without a second thought. Problem is they are not in range. Is this good for Lazuli bunting? DSC00133r by Mark Ross, on Flickr As always, thanks in advance.
  7. From yesterday at at Burnham Prarie south of Chicago. 1) Good for Bank Swallow? DSC01062r by Mark Ross, on Flickr 2) Trail's? DSC01075r by Mark Ross, on Flickr 3) Orchard Oriole male and female? I don't know what is up with red coloration on the male's chest. DSC01091r by Mark Ross, on Flickr DSC01103r by Mark Ross, on Flickr Thanks.
  8. Agree. This can be a tricky ID. They look different than the adult. Welcome to the forum!
  9. Trail's and not pewee, I think. DSC00106r by Mark Ross, on Flickr
  10. Thanks. Makes sense as I saw a couple of males in the area. I have had trouble with this ID before, maybe now it will sink into my brain.
  11. Today in Chicago. Same bird in both photos. DSC09902r by Mark Ross, on Flickr DSC09904r by Mark Ross, on Flickr Thanks!
  12. From last Sunday at Orland Grasslands in the south suburbs of Chicago. My first time at this site. It was really wonderful birding even though my wife freaked out about the ticks after about 20 minutes. They were all over us. On the way out we were stopping for tick checks every minute or so. Bird 1: Field sparrow? DSC09722r by Mark Ross, on Flickr Bird 2: 2 photos. This raptor was right above us but I captured barely any color in these photos. Is ID possible? DSC09714r by Mark Ross, on Flickr DSC09711r by Mark Ross, on Flickr Bird 3: 2 photos. No idea DSC09749r by Mark Ross, on Flickr DSC09748r by Mark Ross, on Flickr Bird 4: From my In-laws backyard on the same day. I am always trying to contort Cooper's into Sharp-shinned. Opinions? DSC09794r by Mark Ross, on Flickr Bird 5: On the way home in the evening this bird was on a pole above the gas station where we were filling up singing nonstop. Any ideas? DSC09802r by Mark Ross, on Flickr
  13. Very close to each other, singing as loud as they could. DSC09707r meadowlark by Mark Ross, on Flickr DSC09595r Dickcissel by Mark Ross, on Flickr
  14. Black-necked stilt. Very distinctive look.
  15. Looks like Common Gallinule.