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West USA Road Trip Bird ID Help #3 - Yellowstone

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Hi all,

next round of bird ID requests from my West USA trip, this time from Yellowstone NP.

Bird #1 - not sure, could it be Clark’s Nutcracker?

Location: Yellowstone NP, Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone I think



Bird #2 - no idea here, looks sparrowish though?

Location: somewhere in Yellowstone NP




Bird #3 - a sparrow, but which species?

Location: one of geyser basins in Yellowstone NP



Bird #4 - some ducks far away, so probably hard to identify, but there were lots of such ducks in the lake, so perhaps best guess of a most common species there with head like this???

Location:Yellowstone Lake


Bird #5 - looks purple/blueish, so common raven?


Location: near Yellowstone Lake




Bird #6 - Canada Geese, this was was easy

Location: Yellowstone Lake






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You are correct on 1, 5 and 6. 

2. Chipping Sparrow, the second photo is a weird angle so I'm not sure on that one.

3. Actually a Brown-headed Cowbird.

4. Goldeneye, not sure which species.

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The second sparrow looks like a Vesper. The goldeneyes are Barrow's, which is the expected species there.

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The second photo at Bird #2. I suppose that could be the Chippie at a weird angle, but that seems like an awfully strong eye-ring. Bird #3 is, as Melierax stated, a Brown-headed Cowbird.

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