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  1. All taken in South-central Kansas. The sparrow was seen March 28 and the rest today, April 5. Thank you in advance for the help! The sparrow was seen at a small local fishing lake while the rest were seen in wetland-ish swampy areas connected to a large lake. 1. March 28. Messy Lincoln's Sparrow, or variation of Song? More photos if needed. Both Lincoln's and Song are common in this area. 2. American Golden Plovers?? There were lots of these here today, I have more photos if needed, though all were taken from a distance. 3. Semipalmated Plover to the left?? Body seems less elongated than Killdeer, and legs seem shorter. I unfortunately only have one photo of this guy. Would be a lifer if so!! 4. Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs? 5. Louisiana Waterthrush?? Waterthrush would also be a lifer!!
  2. Swallows

    Taken in South-central Kansas this week in a small fishing lake area near a large river with lots of forested area around, thank you in advance! Swallows and martins are just starting to arrive in Kansas. Rainy, cloudy days lately, so sorry for the low-quality photos, I understand if not all are identifiable. 1. Purple Martin, or Northern Rough-winged Swallow? March 26 2. Barn Swallows, or Cliff? March 26 3. Not even sure this is a swallow species, lol...or if it can be figured out by silhouette alone. March 27 4. Hopefully a bit of a description will help with this one: I saw at least 2 swallows in this flock with very noticeable orange rumps and orange necks with short fanned tails, no forking. Their bellies were white and throat red. Would this fit for Cliff Swallow, or is there another swallow that could fit this description? It's a little early for them, I think. March 28 the pale rump and neck I saw can barely be made out in my absolutely amazing photos that I managed...
  3. Black Vulture?

    Taken earlier today, (March 12) at a local fishing lake area in South-central Kansas Turkey Vultures have just barely made their way into Kansas, so I have been watching them as much as I can as their numbers begin to rise. I saw four vultures today, and noticed that one looks atypical. The shorter, fan-shaped tail and light primaries don't seem to fit any raptor species except for Black Vulture. I also noticed this vulture looked a little smaller than the two TVs it was flying with, and had broader-looking, shorter wings. This would be a lifer for me, plus Ebird says Black Vulture is rare, so I wanted to make sure that's what it is, and that it's not a weird TV or other raptor. I apologize for the photos, but hopefully you are able to see the shape and light primaries. Thanks in advance! Oddball is to the left, with what I believe to be a normal Turkey Vulture to the right. Not sure if the bird is included in these next two, but I thought I'd include them just in case they could somehow help https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S43591043
  4. Sandpipers

    Taken earlier today (March 9) in south-central Kansas in a wetland area. Thanks in advance! 1. All Wilson's Snipe, or are there a few dowitchers in there? If it's possible to tell? At first I thought all were dowitchers, then it turned out most seem to be snipe. 2. Baird's? Seems short, and I think it is standing in a shallow water area/mud. The bill also seems short, and body chunky.
  5. Ducks and Yellowlegs

    All taken n South-central Kansas earlier today (March 3) in a wetland area. Thank you in advance!! 1. Male Cinnamon Teal? There are probably not many other things it could be but this is the first time I have seen one in Kansas, and it is showing up as a rare/flagged sighting on ebird so I just want to make sure. There was a pair spotted recently in northern Kansas if that means anything. Looks good for one? 2. A very orange-y female Northern Pintail to the right? 3. Long-billed Dowitchers with Lesser Yellowlegs? Ebird is also saying these are rare as well as Lesser Yellowlegs, I am guessing just a teeny bit early, or they are something else? I have a few more photos of the yellowlegs if needed. 3. Greater Yellowlegs? I also have more photos of this one. 4. Both Greater Yellowlegs? The one of the left seemed larger than the one on the right from far away, but I think it is just brighter. 5. Greater/Lesser Yellowlegs? Exact yellowlegs species probably not ID-able, maybe? All seem to be about the same size except the bottom middle one, but it could be just further away.
  6. Herring Gull?

    Taken earlier today in south-central Kansas at a large lake area. Thank you in advance for the help! Yes I know, more gulls! The one to the right in particular seemed a little different, so I thought I would get it double-checked. It seems maybe a bit smaller than the Herring Gull way to the left, but still bigger than the Ring-billed Gulls in the middle. The bill appears all-dark, head and chest almost all white which really contrasts with the darker wings. Is it also a Herring Gull? It's understandable if a clear ID can be made but I appreciate the help nonetheless! 3 Edit: ***The bird on the left in these photos may or may not be the same gull I'm questioning on the right in the other photos. I thought I would add/keep them here just in case.
  7. Gulls

    All were taken in south-central (Sumner county) Kansas yesterday in a large freshwater lake area. Some are probably un-IDable by photo but I figured I would include them just in case. Thanks in advance! I am hoping I got at least one Herring Gull right! 1. Young Ring-billed? I am pretty sure this is all the same bird. It stood out among the rest in that particular flock. 2. Young Herring? Seems to have an all back bill and an overall dark body. It seems I only got one photo of this one. 3. Young Herring? Huge, all-black bill, dark body, also dark eyebrow? 4. Adult Herring? There seems to be black in front of the red on the bill which is throwing me off but I'm guessing it might be a variation thing, it's way too huge for a Ring-billed! 5. Adult Herring? 6. Some seemed to have all white wings and all orange bills but I have no idea what they were. Is it just an illusion and they are actually all Ring-billed? These were in a really large group of around 100 or so gulls which were staying close together and hovering over the water together in case behavior helps. They were pretty far away which sadly lead to these bad photos but I am hoping maybe it might give some options, since I don't think many white-winged gulls come to Kansas. In February a few years ago I did for sure see a Glaucous Gull and that is about all I've seen. 7. Another young Herring that is just a bit older than the one with the all-black bill?
  8. ID/Confirm

    All taken in South-central Kansas, thank you in advance for the help as always! 1. Feb 3, is this an American Pipit? It was hanging out with bluebirds on part of a riverbank. 2. Jan 31, is this a normal Red-shafted female Flicker? I *think* these two are the same bird, she was very yellow underneath when she flew, in the bottom you can see her feather shafts seem quite yellow rather than red. Could she be an integrade? We get both Yellow and Red-shafted (although Yellow-shafted is slightly more common) and integrades are expected here but I have seen very few. 3. Jan 31, is the duck all the way at the bottom that is way tinier than the domestic mallards a female American Wigeon? As you can see, it was hanging out with these domestics in a small lake. 4. Jan 28, are these ID-able by shape? Are they blackbirds of some kind? They caught my attention in that they were flying with a flock of Canada Geese which I have never seen before. They kind of had a blackbird-type bouncy flight style but I'm not sure if they can be identified further or not. They were seen in a local fishing park flying above a small body of water.
  9. Taken in South-central Kansas in a forested area around a small fishing lake. Carolina Chickadees are most expected in my area but I'm also near the contact zone so Black-capped occur sometimes too, at this particular park there were a lot of Black-capped "fee-bee" calls everywhere, I know the species often will do each other's calls but I paid extra attention to the chickadees just in case! I felt like these two seemed pretty good candidates for BCCH, Thank you in advance! 1. Jan 29, I think these are all the same bird... This one was hanging with Tufted Titmice, I didn't hear it call much, but it looks like it has some white on the coverts and the transitioning on the nape is pretty harsh. Thoughts? 2. Jan 31. This one seemed to be battling another chickadee, and looked noticeably larger than it. It was also doing the "fee-bee" calling aggressively and was really loud! There were other more distant chickadees fee-beeing back to it. I have more photos of it if needed, but they aren't much better quality than this. It also looks like there might be white on the coverts, and a strongly transitioned nape. I'm not sure what other field marks to look for besides those two.
  10. Three Confirms

    Taken earlier today in south-central Kansas at a local fishing lake. Thank you in advance! 1. Simply a buffier-than-average Song? It was jumping around in tall grass and brush near the water before flushing to this shrub. There were other Song Sparrows nearby it and some juncos. 2. Myrtle (Yellow-rumped) Warbler? 3. If ID-able, is this just an American Goldfinch? It was alone. I thought it was a Yellow-rumped Warbler at first glance till I noticed it was pretty yellow. It quickly creeped up branches and jumped through them until it disappeared. It was in a brushpile within the tree cluster by the water.
  11. Raptors N' Ducks

    All taken earlier today (Jan 20) in south-central Kansas. The forecast was quite cloudy which means some bad photos (even though it did clear up later in the day). Thank you in advance for all help and information! 1. Common Goldeneye with some leucistic/piebald feathering? Was integrated in with Common Goldeneyes, mergansers and Mallards in a bit of open lake water that was unfrozen. 2. Common Merganser females? Also with goldeneyes and mallards in open lake water. 3. Immature Bald Eagle with the white armpits? I think these are all of the same bird, although the first shot was taken in a different area than the rest, it really looks like I ran into the same eagle unless they are just the same age/molt. It may not be easy to tell with the quality of these photos but would this be a hatch year (1st year) bird or close to it since it is so dark? 4. Is this ID-able? Falcon species? It flew rather low over the water extremely fast and even getting this shot was lucky though I'm not sure it's good enough for ID. Unfortunately I didn't get a good view of the underside of the bird since it disappeared so fast, all I could tell is that it seemed light underneath. It was a similar size to the goldeneye ducks it flew over, maybe just a bit bigger than them. I'm not sure if it was planning to hunt the ducks, but they got pretty nervous regardless of how small the raptor was since it flew so close to them. It was in the same habitat as the ducks, over open water of the lake with dense forested area surrounding. I have found a goshawk in this same area a month ago, so that might help give a vivid image of the habitat haha. 5. Western (Calurus) Red-tailed Hawk? Or Harlan's? If able to tell from these shots? Just wanted to make sure since Western shows up as "rare" for this area.
  12. 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.
  13. 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?
  14. 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?
  15. 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!
  16. 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.
  17. 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!
  18. 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?
  19. 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!
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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?