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  1. Welcome to Whatbird, ivorybilledbirder! Way to jump in feet first. I can confirm Indigo Bunting but have to pass on 2 and 3.
  2. A beautiful Common yellowthroat.
  3. YES, Downy...thanks for catching that, and sorry for any confusion it may have caused! And sorry to the OP who was hoping for Hairy.
  4. Bump....because I'm curious. I thought the primaries were a bit dark for Forster's. Do you have any other angles? psweet is good with Terns. Maybe he will get a chance to weigh in.
  5. Bill length and white patch on neck look like Hairy...sorry! Edit: I meant to say Downy!
  6. Deep orange bill, short orange legs, black wingtips...I would say Common Tern.
  7. You might check out Cape Romain NWR--Bulls Island, which is north of Charleston. I have been there twice and can't wait to go back. You go over by ferry and stay for half a day or all day. The ferry boat crew members are serious birders and naturalists. They have binoculars and cameras with large lenses at the ready. You'll get some great lectures on the ride and they can answer questions and help with specific birding questions. There are several eBird checklists from June if you what to take a look. http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L267984 Here are several shots from November: Oyster Catchers Blue-headed Vireo Habitat The alligators will usually get out of the way Piping Plover Ruddy Turnstone
  8. Does the Brown-headed Nuthatch make it out to your location? Or is that the nasal sounding call you mentioned? The BHNU does have a high pitched two-note call that could be "do it" or "chew it."
  9. Appears to be a Northern Mockingbird.
  10. Not sure, but maybe a female Indigo Bunting.
  11. which was unusual
  12. Here is a bit of information from www.arkive.org/common-tern/sterna-hirundo/ "...The bill is orange-red with a black tip and the legs are red (2) (3) (4) (5) (6). Outside of the breeding season, the common tern retains some of its characteristic black cap, but the forehead and face become white. The bill and legs also lose their orange-red colouration and turn black (2) (5) (6). The male and female common terns are similar in appearance year-round (2). The juvenile common tern is variable in appearance. In general, it has a whitish or buffy forehead which contrasts with a dark brown crown and dark ear-coverts. The back, shoulders and wings are most often grey, with prominent brown bars and dark edges and tips to the feathers. The underparts are white and the tail is short, lacking the elongated streamers, with dark tips. The legs of the juvenile common tern are pinkish or orange-brown, and the bill is dark with a pinkish or yellowish base that becomes darker with age..."
  13. Agreed.. black legs and bill--nonbreeding adult.
  14. I agree on the Wood Thrush. Some possibilities for 1. are Northern Harrier, or Killdeer, but I don't feel particularly confident with either option.
  15. It is a Tricolored Heron.