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  1. Taken in south-central Kansas. Thank you in advance for the help! 1. These were taken November 19, I originally had them as pure Ross's Geese and didn't think much of it which was before I read that blue-morph Ross's Geese are apparently super rare a few days ago. They have been accepted into ebird as Ross's Goose but I am wondering if they aren't in fact Ross's x Snow Geese, though it's weird that there were two different ones in the same area. Or, are these in fact blue-morph Ross's Geese? Or is it just a wive's tale that blue morphs are rare and they are actually not all unusual? I can't seem to find a whole lot of info on them on google. I've noticed one of these has a longish beak and a more developed grin patch then typical Ross's I see though. I think the bird in the second, third and last photo are the same individual. It seems I only got one photo of the first individual but I am sure they are two separate geese. I'm just really curious about it all so any information and help is appreciated! 2. And a bonus Sharpie vs Coop taken on Jan 8, though I am pretty sure this is a Sharpie but I just thought I'd make sure. It was in a good Sharp-shinned habitat, forested area flying over a meadow.
  2. Confirm/ID

    All taken in South-central Kansas, thank you in advance for the help!! 1. Taken awhile ago on Sep 23, is this a young Swainson's Hawk or an adult Red-tailed Hawk? I originally thought it was Swainson's but it was recently listed as unconfirmed on ebird so I'm thinking this one might actually be a RTH. It was in open farmland area and landed on a single bunch of trees. 2. Dec 16, originally thought it was a Cooper's Hawk but was also recently listed as unconfirmed. The tail does look a little odd to me now that I'm looking at it again but I'm really not too sure what it was. I remember I was looking at some sparrows in a forested area, and it flew out of the forest and over the lake. It was definitely quite large and agile, it was gone pretty quick! Also looks like it had a nice meal. 3. Dec 29, female Gadwall with a plumage I'm not used to? It was at a local fishing lake, hanging around other Gadwall and shovelers in the midst of Canada Geese. 4. Jan 4, Both Loggerhead? Both in open farmland, but the second one was staying low to the ground, perch on shrubs and tall grass. 5. Jan 4, if identifiable, all Lapland Longspurs? I'm pretty new to longspurs, so I'm not too knowledgeable about the variation among Laplands and other less common species. Many looked quite colourful and more rufous and others more pale greyish. Some had dark bibs and some didn't, and some had different shaped masks. They were pretty far away and fast moving so it was hard to get photos but hopefully these can be worked with. They were in an open short-grass field. The one on the far right in this photo was noticeably more colourful than much of the rest, of course I couldn't get a great photo of it. Another pretty colourful one. The one in the back to the right seems to have a different mask shape, unfortunately much of the rest of the bird is obscured. Is the grass just covering some of its patterns? there's a similar one to the far left. They both seem more overall rufous than the birds in the front. 6. Jan 4, the bird in the far right corner perched atop a branch seems like it has a shorter tail than most of the rest, but it could just be the angle. Possible Rusty or a male Brewer's?
  3. All taken in south-central Kansas, December 15-16, thank you in advance!! 1. I'd love to know what these fellas are. There were hundreds of them in a huge flock just flying around the area in circles and circles, then they would either land in a nearby field or this mudflat for a few seconds and then take off again. They made a variety of interesting finch-like noises, but I am pretty sure they aren't finches. In a few shots, it looks like there are meadowlarks mixed in. Are these all meadowlarks, some kind of sparrows, longspurs? If Id-able at all? 2. Any idea what kind of blackbird, just a grackle? It was in a tree pretty much alone, and a few trees over were huge groups of RWBB. 3. Krider's? Was right by the road, seemed to be eating something. Luckily it didn't abandon its food when it flew further away from the road. Never seen one which such magnificent wing patterns! 4. Eastern with a weirdly white head? 4. Young female, right? 5. From left to right- Immature Snow, adult Snow, Canada, leucistic Canada?
  4. ID/Confirm

    All taken earlier today in south-central Kansas, thank you in advance! 1. Loggerhead, right? It was in a pretty open area with lots of little shrubs and trees around. 2. Immature Yellow-bellied Sapsucker?? I'd never seen an immature one before if so, so I just wanted to make sure! This one was in a heavily forested area. 3. Is this ID-able? If so, do you think it is a Hermit Thrush? I for sure pretty clearly saw a separate Hermit Thrush in the same area as well as a Tufted Titmouse. I took this photo just really quickly and I didn't think I'd actually captured anything in it! Hermit Thrush is actually a lifer so I want to make sure my mind isn't turning this into a Hermit Thrush out of excitement. The colors in the photo are really muted since it was in a dark area, though I tried to lighten it up a lot. 4. I understand if this one isn't ID-able, but in this photo I can see a streaked belly, some rufous on the wings and some rufous/grey patterns on the back... In another photo (which is worse than this one) the bird seemed to have a bright orange bill, in person it appeared cardinal-size and reddish and I almost thought it was just a cardinal but then saw the photos and now am thinking Fox Sparrow. It had Fox Sparrow behavior;staying still in a brush pile staring at me just out of clear view!
  5. ID/Confirm and RTH ssp

    These were all taken in south-central Kansas. Thank you in advance for all the help! 1. July 29, when I first saw this sparrow I thought it might have been a Vesper Sparrow but then realized that would be odd for late July. Might it be a juvenile of something? I remember there were tons of Grasshopper Sparrows around and calling the day I took this. This one was on a fence in an open area near grassland and fields. 2. Nov 21, immature Horned Lark? There was a pretty large flock of them though they didn't stay long and I only managed to get this low quality photo through the windshield. They were in an open area with short grass. 3. Nov 19, Domestic Swan Goose x Canada Goose hybrid? It looked like it to me but I just wanted to make sure. There are some more photos in the ebird link if more are needed but here is one showing the front and another showing comparison to a Canada. This one was in a somewhat small local fishing lake. . https://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40606913 And now these next three are Red-tailed Hawks and I am curious if anyone might possibly know the subspecies if it's possible they can be brought to subspecies level with these photos. 4. July 29, possible calurus? I have been curious about this one for quite some time cause I haven't seen many RTH sporting a near-bib like this one. I almost thought it was a Swainson's Hawk when I first saw it. I know sometimes immature ones can have rufous on the chest but this one has pretty dark eyes for an immature. It also had a lot to say! 5. 28 October, borealis or abieticola? I was thinking possibly abieticola since it has a dark band on its throat and somewhat extensive belly-band, but I am not sure. 6. 9 September, another borealis vs abieticola.
  6. Yellow-rumped Warblers

    These were all taken in south-central Kansas at different dates and areas. From what I know, Myrtle Warblers are the expected subspecies in my location but Audubon's can venture down here too sometimes. But I have realized I am not really sure how to differentiate between them.. I have read Audubon's Warblers will have yellow throats, but I have seen a few Yellow-rumped Warblers that have just the tiniest amounts of yellow on their throat-- can Myrtle sometimes appear to have a bit of faded yellow on the throat? Another thing I have read is that Audubon's Warblers lack the eye-stripe that Myrtle Warblers have. But again, I have seen some Yellow-rumped Warblers with snow-white throats and barely any eye-stripe! I would love to get educated on the subspecies, is there any other differences besides the throat and eye-stripe to look for on winter-plumage birds? Here are some photos of some questionable birds. Are they all Myrtle Warblers? 1. 19 November at a park in a semi-open area with scattered trees. This one seems to have a weak eye-stripe and just a little hint of yellow on the throat. 2. 11 October, also at a park but this one was staying near the more heavily-treed areas. Very faint eye-stripe with possible yellow tones on the throat. 3. 22 January. This one was in a forested area near a large lake. This one seems to be without an eye-stripe at all!
  7. Duck n' Hawk

    Taken earlier today in South-central Kansas at a large lake with lots of forested area nearby. 1. Is that female simply a normal female Mallard, just with a maybe darker than average beak? 2. Krider's Red-tailed Hawk?
  8. Chipping Sparrow?

    This little guy was seen on October 29 at a local park with scattered trees in South-central Kansas, a small lake and some forested area nearby. I figured it was likely a Chipping Sparrow since I believe Clay-coloured aren't too typical this time of year but was not 100 percent sure how to tell them apart. Thank you in advance!
  9. Sparrows!

    All taken yesterday in Sumner County of South-central Kansas at the Slate Creek Wetland. Slate Creek is full of marsh areas and tallgrass prairies, there are some streams/rivers and forested area as well. 1. Is this Leconte's Sparrow?? Would be a awesome lifer! It was hiding in the brush at the edge of one of the pools. .. 2. Are these all Lincoln's Sparrows? Another lifer (I think) for me if so! They were all in brushy areas and small shrubs. 3. Savannah Sparrow? This one was on a fence near the prairies. 4. This one is probably not actually a sparrow. Just a Cowbird? Up on a powerline also near the prairies.
  10. Warblers and Others

    .All taken September 24 in south-central Kansas. Thank you in advance for the help! 1. Tree Swallows, adults and juveniles? They were in an open area with forest area nearby. 2. Black and White and Nashville Warbler? Taken by a stream in a forest. 3. Loggerhead Shrike? The bill was very large as compared to the other Loggerheads I saw in the area which made me question it. It would be early for Northern. Taken on a power-line in a pretty open area, near wetlands.
  11. Geese

    Both taken yesterday(September 30) in south-central Kansas at a local park, this park has a lot forest area around it with trees, large ponds and a waterfall. Thank you in advance! 1. This is a Ross's Goose, right? Or is it some domestic? I think it's still pretty early for these guys to be around so I just want to confirm. There was only one, and it looked much smaller than the Canada Geese and was staying by them. 2. Is this a domestic Greylag x Canada hybrid? I actually just saw a Greylag Canada hybrid about a month or so ago in this same area, but this one definitely looks like a different individual because of the huge white patch on its stomach which the other one lacked, I think it also has less orange on its beak. Are these hybrids common? Or is this a hybrid with a different goose species? Some things/markings I would note on this guy is that it has a pale cheek, bright orange feet and legs, a mostly black beak with just a tad of orange on the underside, white on the wings in flight and it also had an odd honk as opposed to the Canadas. It sounded kind of like a Canada Goose, but very raspy or scratchy. It seemed just slightly bigger than the Canada Geese and held its wings in a different manner.
  12. All taken in South-central Kansas, early September, late August. Thank you in advance for the help! 1. This was taken September 1 at a local park with a small lake and forested area nearby. Is this a hybrid or a phenotypically challenged Canada, or something else altogether? It was hanging out with other Canada Geese. 2. Western Willet? Taken August 27 at a large lake 3. ID-able sandpiper? Also an eclipse plumage Mallard, right? Taken August 27 in a kind of swampy area
  13. Lots of Confirms/IDs

    All taken in South-central Kansas at the Chaplin Nature Center yesterday. Thank you in advance for the help as always! 1. Is this for sure a Cooper's Hawk? Or is there not really enough detail to differentiate between a Sharp-shinned? Or IS it a Sharp-shinned? It was really small, I thought it was a falcon at first. It was also pretty far away and flying fast, which made getting good quality shots difficult. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/68446381?__hstc=60209138.0d86aa84246045f7adb0b334cb12bc4b.1487025075195.1505023526741.1505064844603.98&__hssc=60209138.10.1505064844603&__hsfp=3404604552 https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/68446391?__hstc=60209138.0d86aa84246045f7adb0b334cb12bc4b.1487025075195.1505023526741.1505064844603.98&__hssc=60209138.10.1505064844603&__hsfp=3404604552 https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/68446401?__hstc=60209138.0d86aa84246045f7adb0b334cb12bc4b.1487025075195.1505023526741.1505064844603.98&__hssc=60209138.10.1505064844603&__hsfp=3404604552 2. Sadly, this is the only shot I got of this individual. I never got a good look at it. Is it enough to ID or should it remain at Empid sp? https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/68447161?__hstc=60209138.0d86aa84246045f7adb0b334cb12bc4b.1487025075195.1505023526741.1505064844603.98&__hssc=60209138.10.1505064844603&__hsfp=3404604552 3. More bad photos of a flycatcher, but I at least got more than one. What I can tell is that there seems to be a weak/absent eyering, a pretty short tail, v-shaped vent, bi-coloured bill and some wingbars. The primaries seem pretty long, too. Eastern Wood-pewee or Traill's? https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/68448031?__hstc=60209138.0d86aa84246045f7adb0b334cb12bc4b.1487025075195.1505023526741.1505064844603.98&__hssc=60209138.10.1505064844603&__hsfp=3404604552 https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/68448061?__hstc=60209138.0d86aa84246045f7adb0b334cb12bc4b.1487025075195.1505023526741.1505064844603.98&__hssc=60209138.10.1505064844603&__hsfp=3404604552 https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/68448071?__hstc=60209138.0d86aa84246045f7adb0b334cb12bc4b.1487025075195.1505023526741.1505064844603.98&__hssc=60209138.10.1505064844603&__hsfp=3404604552 https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/68448111?__hstc=60209138.0d86aa84246045f7adb0b334cb12bc4b.1487025075195.1505023526741.1505064844603.98&__hssc=60209138.10.1505064844603&__hsfp=3404604552 4. Eastern Wood-pewee or Eastern Phoebe? I wasn't sure with this one. At first I thought phoebe, then I heard that call and it reminded me more of a pewee. (Call is the last one, I heard this particular bird make it!) It was hanging around water and acting how I'm used to phoebes acting. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/68448801?__hstc=60209138.0d86aa84246045f7adb0b334cb12bc4b.1487025075195.1505023526741.1505064844603.98&__hssc=60209138.10.1505064844603&__hsfp=3404604552 https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/68448831?__hstc=60209138.0d86aa84246045f7adb0b334cb12bc4b.1487025075195.1505023526741.1505064844603.98&__hssc=60209138.10.1505064844603&__hsfp=3404604552 https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/68501601?__hstc=60209138.0d86aa84246045f7adb0b334cb12bc4b.1487025075195.1505023526741.1505064844603.98&__hssc=60209138.16.1505064844603&__hsfp=3404604552 5. Definitely Red-eyed Vireo calls in between the Chickadees and Titmice? https://macaulaylibrary.-org/asset/68454501?__hstc=60209138.0d86aa84246045f7adb0b334cb12bc4b.1487025075195.1505023526741.1505064844603.98&__hssc=60209138.10.1505064844603&__hsfp=3404604552 6. Immature male Summer Tanager? It was singing a bit, which lead me to think a male. Its singing was so quiet I wasn't able to record it, but it kind of sounded like the vireo's meowing but a deeper and quieter tone, along with a few whistles. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/68447001?__hstc=60209138.0d86aa84246045f7adb0b334cb12bc4b.1487025075195.1505023526741.1505064844603.98&__hssc=60209138.10.1505064844603&__hsfp=3404604552 https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/68447031?__hstc=60209138.0d86aa84246045f7adb0b334cb12bc4b.1487025075195.1505023526741.1505064844603.98&__hssc=60209138.10.1505064844603&__hsfp=3404604552 7. Call only. It was really quiet, despite it being close to me, and the insects drown it out a lot, so hopefully you can hear it. I know it is a wren, because I saw the wren making this noise at me but I couldn't see it good enough to tell the species, I'm just really curious as to what wren makes this sound, because I have heard it before a few times. There were tons of Carolina Wrens around, is this another one of their sounds? https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/68501881?__hstc=60209138.0d86aa84246045f7adb0b334cb12bc4b.1487025075195.1505023526741.1505064844603.98&__hssc=60209138.16.1505064844603&__hsfp=3404604552
  14. Some IDs

    Taken in South-central Kansas yesterday, thank you in advance! All butterflies were n a large prairie habitat except for number 4. 1.I struggle so much with the Crescents/Checkerspots! Unfortunately this is the best photo I got, is it IDable? 2. I'm just not sure, but it I know it was a gorgeous moth. When it flew, I could see flashes of red 3. Silvery Checkerspot? 4. I'm just not too sure what these guys are but there were numerous amounts of them throughout the forest, they seemed to prefer being in the shade an in areas with trees. 5. Skipper on the right. ID-able?
  15. This is a immature Mourning Dove and not a Pigeon or Collared Dove, right? I actually was surprised yesterday to find this guy in my house when I got home, I'm guessing he came in through the doggy door or sneaked in without me noticing when I left a door open for a minute. I cornered him, and slowly approached him and when he calmed down I was able to get him to sit on my hand before carefully placing him in a large box. There are clean cloths on the bottom, a water dish filled about an inch or so deep, and small pile of generic wild bird seed bought from Walmart placed in a corner on the bottom with no cloth. I have Parakeet seed and spray millet as well if that would be a better/healthier option but I figured wild bird seed would be fine. It's around 80-85 degrees in the room that the box is in, should I still place a heating pad/light? The room is pretty dull and quiet and he seems to not be too stressed and I have even seen him eat which I think is a good sign, I have not been constantly watching him though because I don't want to stress him. Is there anything else I could do to make the environment better for him before I can release him/give him to someone? How bad is the injury? Do you think it will heal by itself without any intervention and that I should just leave him be for a few days and let him back outside, or does it need to be wrapped up or surgically treated to heal, or does this look permanent and it's unlikely he'll be able to fly again? Is it possible I could try to wrap his wing up or would that be a really bad idea? I am pretty certain that he cannot fly at the moment, I have left the box half open in case he wanted to get out and roam in the room (He can't get out of the room) but he hasn't, he also did not try to fly away when I approached him to capture him but he did hop and flutter a bit. I'm not sure that a rehabber will take doves/pigeons and plus all of the ones I could find were quite far from me, and I am a pretty inexperienced driver. Is there anything I can do? Should I try to do anything? Should I let him back outside? I have never dealt with an injured wild bird before and I wasn't exactly sure what to do or where I should post about this but I'm hoping you guys can help. The local vet seems unwilling to do anything. Is there any other site or person you think I should ask help from? Anyone in Sumner County KS that would take him? Thank you all so very greatly in advance for the help. If more photos are needed just let me know, these two were the best I could get of each side of him and he didn't enjoy the camera being in the box much and I didn't want to freak him out too bad.
  16. Taken in south-central Kansas at a large lake in December, 2015. I had always figured this image was just of a Greater White-fronted Goose but looking back at it, it does look possibly a little odd and I remember it standing out a bit from the other geese. (And I recently got an email about it from the ebird moderators, it didn't have an explanation, though, which I thought was odd, so I just wanna make sure I have the right species!) Thank you in advance. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/65673071?__hstc=60209138.0d86aa84246045f7adb0b334cb12bc4b.1487025075195.1503263631743.1503369055036.86&__hssc=60209138.1.1503369055036&__hsfp=3088401856
  17. Yellow House Finch?

    This was taken April 27, a few years ago (yes, another old photo) in my yard in south-central Kansas. I had always thought this one was a Pine Siskin, but looking at it again it looks way more like a House Finch.. but, yellow? I have heard of there being a yellow variant of HOFI, but I'm not sure if that's what this one is- or if it is indeed a Pine Siskin. Thank you in advance! This seems to be the only photo I had.
  18. Old Warbler photo

    Looking through my super old data again, I found these warblers which were labeled as "Blue-headed Vireos", this was around when I first started birding, looking back at them now they certainly don't look like vireos to me- I'm however not exactly sure what they are, they remind me of Common Yellowthroats with their colouration and plain yellow/green wings, but the one on the left has such a strong eyering, which threw me off (though you can only see the one on the right's face, there probably isn't much you can tell from that but I only assume they're the same species.) There were Blue-headed Vireos hanging out with them, though, I recall that they were in a little flock together jumping around at a stream pretty deep in the woods. This was taken at the Chaplin Nature Centre of south-central Kansas, late April or early May, 2012. Thank you in advance! Unfortunately this is the only photo I have of them.
  19. Little Blue or Snowy?

    Yes, I have yet another Heron to question! This was taken August 4 at the Slate Creek wetlands of south-central Kansas. At first I assumed these were both Snowy, but the one on the left just really seems to have a black-tipped beak like a Little Blue.. However it has dark legs, which made me think Snowy Egret, but it didn't appear to have bright yellow feet (or maybe I just didn't notice) when it flew off after the Snowy on the right interrogated it. Thank you in advance for the help as always. You can see the beak colouration pretty decently in this photo: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/65314761?__hstc=60209138.0d86aa84246045f7adb0b334cb12bc4b.1487025075195.1501996306444.1502006405119.65&__hssc=60209138.1.1502006405119&__hsfp=775991002 Poor frog! https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/65214521?__hstc=60209138.0d86aa84246045f7adb0b334cb12bc4b.1487025075195.1501996306444.1502006405119.65&__hssc=60209138.1.1502006405119&__hsfp=775991002 Then he/she flew off a bit after this photo, you can kind of see a foot in this photo which appears dark but with the lighting, it's hard to determine if there's yellow https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/65214531?__hstc=60209138.0d86aa84246045f7adb0b334cb12bc4b.1487025075195.1501996306444.1502006405119.65&__hssc=60209138.1.1502006405119&__hsfp=775991002
  20. Sandpipers Confirms

    All taken at the Slate Creek Wetlands yesterday in south-central Kansas, thank you in advance as always. Sandpipers are tough to me this time of the year! I'll change the species I got wrong, I just thought I'd put them in ebird links to make them easier to zoom in. 1. Stilt Sandpipers? Their beaks seemed thicker and longer than the Pectorals, and seemed big compared to the Pectorals (as you can see in the first photo) https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/65214321?__hstc=60209138.0d86aa84246045f7adb0b334cb12bc4b.1487025075195.1501926522946.1501957897652.58&__hssc=60209138.4.1501957897652&__hsfp=775991002 https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/65214341?__hstc=60209138.0d86aa84246045f7adb0b334cb12bc4b.1487025075195.1501926522946.1501957897652.58&__hssc=60209138.4.1501957897652&__hsfp=775991002 2. Baird's Sandpipers? Or at least the one to the right, with the Killdeer behind it? Or is it a Western/Semipalm? https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/65214101?__hstc=60209138.0d86aa84246045f7adb0b334cb12bc4b.1487025075195.1501926522946.1501957897652.58&__hssc=60209138.4.1501957897652&__hsfp=775991002 3. Are these all Semipalmated, if ID-able? They seemed just a little larger than the Leasts. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/65214061?__hstc=60209138.0d86aa84246045f7adb0b334cb12bc4b.1487025075195.1501926522946.1501957897652.58&__hssc=60209138.4.1501957897652&__hsfp=775991002 https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/65214141?__hstc=60209138.0d86aa84246045f7adb0b334cb12bc4b.1487025075195.1501926522946.1501957897652.58&__hssc=60209138.4.1501957897652&__hsfp=775991002 https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/65214181?__hstc=60209138.0d86aa84246045f7adb0b334cb12bc4b.1487025075195.1501926522946.1501957897652.58&__hssc=60209138.4.1501957897652&__hsfp=775991002 4. Not a Sandpiper actually, but this is definitely a Little Blue, right? There were Snowy Egrets around too but this one had light legs, and a beak that is light at the base and seemed a bit stouter. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/65213891?__hstc=60209138.0d86aa84246045f7adb0b334cb12bc4b.1487025075195.1501926522946.1501957897652.58&__hssc=60209138.6.1501957897652&__hsfp=775991002
  21. Ibises

    Taken at the Slate Creek Wetlands of Central Kansas on the 2nd of August, these photos may be understandably too bad but I was just curious about some of these Ibises, there were some that looked like they had dark facial skin with white margins that didn't quite reach passed the eye, but it could just be poor photo quality or they are still too young to tell. I just wanted to make sure none of them were Glossy, since Glossy has been reported in the area before but in spring rather, and this early in August it might be unlikely. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/65097451?__hstc=60209138.aaaca0f31ef3310357be19d86606c483.1489122089087.1501733937388.1501803630473.74&__hssc=60209138.4.1501803630473&__hsfp=3653780453 https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/65097491?__hstc=60209138.aaaca0f31ef3310357be19d86606c483.1489122089087.1501733937388.1501803630473.74&__hssc=60209138.4.1501803630473&__hsfp=3653780453 https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/65097501?__hstc=60209138.aaaca0f31ef3310357be19d86606c483.1489122089087.1501733937388.1501803630473.74&__hssc=60209138.4.1501803630473&__hsfp=3653780453 https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/65097511?__hstc=60209138.aaaca0f31ef3310357be19d86606c483.1489122089087.1501733937388.1501803630473.74&__hssc=60209138.4.1501803630473&__hsfp=3653780453
  22. Damselfly species?

    These were taken at the Slate Creek Wetland in Central Kansas on July 29, thank you in advance!! 1. I'm sure these are Bluets, but I'm not sure which species, they were very plentiful in the area though, I would see several of them just walking along the trail. These are two different individuals but probably of the same species. Familiar Bluets? 2. Not sure with this one, dancer of some sort? These are two different individuals also but I'm guessing they are the same species. These were taken yesterday, by a small lake and stream with some woodland.
  23. Solitary Sandpipers?

    Taken on the 29th at the Slate Creek Wetlands of Central Kansas, dark bill, legs and black and white striped tail is making me think Solitary Sandpiper (except for maybe the last photo) but I'm not for certain, there were sure a lot of them though, I think that some could have been Lesser Yellowlegs, or I'm just totally wrong! There were also others that looked like these ones, but I could see they instead had plain brown tails, but I didn't get good photos of those since they were much shier. Thanks in advance! 1. Solitary? 2. Solitary? and a Damselfly 3. Solitaries, or at least the one on the left, showing its tail. 5. Lesser Yellowlegs?
  24. Bell's Vireo??

    Taken today at the Slate Creek Wetland this evening, I figured this is either a female Yellowthroat or a Bell's Vireo- either would be awesome! Thanks in advance for the help.
  25. Bell's Vireo??

    Taken today at the Slate Creek Wetland this evening, I figured this is either a female Yellowthroat or a Bell's Vireo- either would be awesome! Thanks in advance for the help.