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  1. Thank you folks for your confident confirmation Really appreciate it.
  2. Here are distant photos of the bird: According to my books, there are 4 species of parrots here but this parrot does not seem to fit any of them: 1) Black-billed parrot (Bill does not look dark enough. However, it could be a lighting issue. This is my first guess.) 2) Yellow-billed parrot (no white eye ring) 3) Olive-throated parakeet (no white eye ring, tail not long enough) 4) Green-rumped parrotlet (The bird did not look small enough. The tail does not appear short enough. This is my second guess) I understand this is a tough one given the poor quality photo (heavily cropped from original) and non-US location. Hope to hear your expert opinions
  3. Thank you folks. I guess I've not seen a white-winged scoter that looks like the ones in my photos, and hence my confusion. On the gull, I agree it's difficult to positively ID it. However, I was fairly confident enough to rule out black-backed gulls (no black on wings), herring and ring-billed gulls (the visible wing-tip is white). Hence I narrowed it down to Iceland/Glaucous. I'll leave it as gull sp. though.
  4. 1) Is this an Iceland Gull, based on the white wing tips? Since there is a possibility of it being a Glaucous gull, here is the full photo that shows size comparison with other gulls: 2) I am leaning towards a white-winged scoter but the head shape and bill shape look unusual to me 3) Another white-winged scoter? This one is also unusual because although the bill reminds me of a male white-winged scoter, it lacks the white patch around the eye
  5. Thanks everyone for your thoughts. I now have enough votes to change my report
  6. Do others have thoughts on this bird? I would like to be extra sure before I change the species on my checklist to one that is rare.
  7. Thank you. I now see the bill difference. Thanks for the explanation. I've updated my observation on ebird.
  8. One thing I know for sure is that I'm confused After seeing several Google images of Black-bellied plovers, I am beginning to agree with you on the thinner bill of my birds. On the hind toe, while I don't see it, I'm not 100% sure if I would be able to spot it if even these were actually black-bellied (By the way, in the 4th photo, does the bird on the right, have a tiny hind toe, or is it a portion of the front toe?)
  9. These two birds were seen together in Jamaica. I reported them as Black-bellied (American Golden is rare). However, after reviewing the photos, I'm not sure. I see some gold on its back and cap. But according to the books, Black-bellied can show gold color. Also I'm on the fence w.r.t. bill size, and distinct dark cap (leaning more towards Black-bellied). What are your thoughts?
  10. Louisiana Waterthrush?

    Thank you BigOly!
  11. This bird is from Jamaica: I wish I got a better picture, but given this one, can you tell which waterthrush it is? I am leaning towards Lousiana because of the bright pink legs, whitish underparts, thicker eye stripe. What do you think?
  12. Thank you Bird Nuts. May I ask what features rules out yellow-rumped?
  13. Thank you meghann. Do you have any thoughts on the first bird?
  14. Thank you HamRHead. Here are my comments: 1. Not sure. - If you look carefully, you'll see yellow on the rump. Hence my speculation for an immature yellow-rumped warbler. 2. I think Cape May Warbler. - I agree with you. Considering there was a male Cape May on the same tree, checking if this was a female Cape May should have been the next logical step (duh moment for me). 3-6. Black-throated Blue Warbler. - I agree with you on this as well. I guess because I did not see the white spot on wing, a black-throated blue did not cross my mind.
  15. Hi Folks, 1) Yellow-rumped warblers? (Note: Both are different birds) a) 2) I'm not sure what this bird is, but it was warbler-sized Thanks in advance for the help, Nevine