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  1. Solitary or Juvie Spotted in VT?

    Thanks to you both for the confirmation .
  2. I believe this is a Solitary Sandpiper going by it having a bit longish legs, a bold eye ring and the white spots on the back. I've been known to confuse them with Juvenile Spotted Sandpipers, so I just wanted to be sure.
  3. Possible Pectoral Sandpiper in VT

    Thanks all for the help.
  4. Possible Pectoral Sandpiper in VT

    Sorry about the multiple posts. I think I have that figured out now. I don't see any indicator that the post is uploading and hit the submit button again thinking I didn't get it. I use a MacBook with a trackpad, and sometimes the trackpad doesn't respond and I assume that is the problem. Wish there was a turning cog or something to show that the post is uploading.
  5. There was a recent sighting of Pectoral Sandpipers by 2 of our best birders here in Windsor county yesterday. I went to the spot they were with hopes of finding one. I actually saw 2 of these birds, but I just am not good enough to say this is a Pectoral rather than a Least. I tried looking at key features, but just not confident with shorebirds having subtle differences. I was looking through my scope, which was definitely clearer, but I didn't have my birding book for reference and was hoping maybe some pics might show enough detail. The birds were quite a ways off, and these pics are highly cropped and enhanced about as much as I can. May still not be enough to tell, but thought maybe someone here that knows shorebirds might be able to tell. I added a lot of pics just to give the best possible chance at an ID. Killdeer makes a good size reference.
  6. There was a recent sighting of Pectoral Sandpipers by 2 of our best birders here in Windsor county yesterday. I went to the spot they were with hopes of finding one. I actually saw 2 of these birds, but I just am not good enough to say this is a Pectoral rather than a Least. I tried looking at key features, but just not confident with shorebirds having subtle differences. I was looking through my scope, which was definitely clearer, but I didn't have my birding book for reference and was hoping maybe some pics might show enough detail. The birds were quite a ways off, and these pics are highly cropped and enhanced about as much as I can. May still not be enough to tell, but thought maybe someone here that knows shorebirds might be able to tell. I added a lot of pics just to give the best possible chance at an ID. Killdeer makes a good size reference.
  7. There was a recent sighting of Pectoral Sandpipers by 2 of our best birders here in Windsor county yesterday. I went to the spot they were with hopes of finding one. I actually saw 2 of these birds, but I just am not good enough to say this is a Pectoral rather than a Least. I tried looking at key features, but just not confident with shorebirds having subtle differences. I was looking through my scope, which was definitely clearer, but I didn't have my birding book for reference and was hoping maybe some pics might show enough detail. The birds were quite a ways off, and these pics are highly cropped and enhanced about as much as I can. May still not be enough to tell, but thought maybe someone here that knows shorebirds might be able to tell. I added a lot of pics just to give the best possible chance at an ID. Killdeer makes a good size reference.
  8. Bufflehead in VT

    Thanks IvoryBillHope
  9. Juvenile Grackle in VT?

    Thanks, that was our other choice. Just looked a bit larger in the field.
  10. Juvenile Grackle in VT?

    I was birding with one of the best birders in VT today and we both saw this bird, but couldn't really come up with a satisfactory ID. Best we could do was a juvenile Grackle. Other pics online do show an eyeline but not the streaked breast and that yellow color to the face looks off as well. Any help would be appreciated.
  11. I was birding with one of the best birders in VT today and we both saw this bird, but couldn't really come up with a satisfactory ID. Best we could do was a juvenile Grackle. Other pics online do show an eyeline but not the streaked breast and that yellow color to the face looks off as well. Any help would be appreciated.
  12. Bufflehead in VT

    Pretty sure this is a female bufflehead, but the white patch on the side of the face does not look as distinct as I am used to seeing and it is sort of out of range for this time of year, so I wanted to be sure.
  13. Warblers in VT

    Thanks to you both. Should have got that vireo.
  14. Sandpiper in VT

    Thanks egosnell
  15. Sandpiper in VT

    Saw this bird today. First thought was Solitary Sandpiper as it seemed too big for least. Looking at the pic, the lack of eye ring leads me to least, but I'm terrible at shorebirds. Any help would be appreciated
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