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  1. Definitely agree with barn swallow. The deeply forked tail gives it away!
  2. Right, that was throwing off my friend and I. The only justification I can imagine is that the underside of the wings are lit from behind, so perhaps the color captured here is deceiving. I can't imagine what else it would be though, and I had the same thought about the bill pointing to Wilson's.
  3. Seen in Mid Missouri on 2/29/2016 (reviewing old SD card). Remembered that I never figured this one out. My recollection from the sighting was that the bird was completely quiet, and I never saw more than one breastband. Semipalmated or Wilson's? Let me know what you think. https://ibb.co/jUkdCa
  4. *facepalm* Of course these are rock pigeons... They don't even have bills. This is why I need the good people of whatbird to keep me on track.
  5. This picture is stitched together, so that's why the color is off. The three birds were flying together. With the bird on the right, I can't tell if the white patch is an aberration or an actual white rump... its really throwing me off. My impression was that they were roughly mallard-sized. As usual, the quality is atrocious. Any ideas would be appreciated. Seen in southwest Missouri, 5-18-17. https://ibb.co/hKpRFv
  6. Seen this morning in Mid Missouri, near a small lake and field. I didn't notice this until it was nearly out of sight. When the sun was facing the bird, It looked almost entirely brown, so I was thinking it might be an American Bittern? I'm curious if anyone has enough experience with herons to help narrow this down. The pictures are terrible - sorry. https://ibb.co/mFtnLk https://ibb.co/crqCmQ
  7. 5/01/17 - Listening for Henslow's sparrows in a field of tall grass in Mid-Missouri. I heard a song/call that I haven't heard before. I couldn't get closer because it was emanating from private land (in the middle of a field of tall grass). It sounded buzzy, somewhat like the first note of a blue-winged warbler song, or maybe like the sustained buzz a grasshopper sparrow makes. One buzzy note followed by two quick, higher pitched buzzy notes. The song was repeated at least 30 times with no variability, but this is the best recording I could get on my phone. Attached is an audio file that is very quiet. The song can be heard at 2 seconds and 6 seconds of the longer audio. The shorter audio attempts to isolate the sound. There are eastern meadowlarks in the background as well. If you're willing to give it a go, you'll probably need to turn up the volume or headphones to hear the bird. Thanks! Unid Bird.m4a Unidentified song 1.mp3
  8. I only got a few shots of this bird at quite a distance, and can't come to an ID myself. I'm thinking an immature mourning warbler? Any feedback will be much appreciated. Edit: Seen near a stream in Mid Missouri, 4-15-17.
  9. Thanks!
  10. I only managed to get these two poor quality pictures. I'm thinking a Nashville warbler, but a friend suggested it could be a female/immature mourning warbler, so I'm coming to the folks at Whatbird for help. Seen in Mid-Missouri on 4-10-17.
  11. I heard this 3 times, each about 2 seconds long. Winter wren is far more likely, but it bothered me that the song was only about 2 seconds long vs. a winter wren's much longer song. I guess individuals can vary quite a bit though.
  12. I was recording the song of a Louisiana waterthrush, which can be heard at the end of this recording, and noticed a house wren like song (from 2 to 3 seconds in the recording). Sorry for the poor audio, I didn't expect to hear this. Let me know if this is something else and I'm just having a brain fart. Thanks Maybe House Wren.mp3
  13. Thanks for the feedback everyone.
  14. Saw this in Missouri, 3/20/2017. The scale isn't obvious, but it was about the same size as the Canada geese nearby. I'm wondering if it's a mallard hybrid of some sort, but it was definitely much larger than a mallard. Any ideas?
  15. I've yet to see a Bewick's wren, so I don't have any experience differentiating the two. The bird in this photo had a very unique song (nothing at all like a Carolina wren). I played a Bewick's song and it perched up above me (like a territory defense). Any help on a confirmation would be great. Seen in mid-Missouri this June.