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      Whatbird Forums Rules   01/08/17

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Thank's JB. I'll be able to tell those two apart next time! :P

It's to show the size of the Least Sandpiper. . . :rolleyes:

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White-winged Scoter (top left), Surf Scoter (top right), Black Scoter (bottom)

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That is such an amazing capture!

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Here's a turkey vs. black vulture shot from me. Black vulture: light spot confined to the ends of the wings, shorter tail, longer neck. Turkey: light runs along entire length of the wing, shorter neck (with red head if you can see it) longer tail. Also slightly larger bird overall.

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Female Purple finch vs. Female House finch. and other House sparrows

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Female purple finch vs. Male House finch and other house sparrows

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Female Purple finch vs. Female House finch. and other House sparrows

Female purple finch vs. Male House finch and other house sparrows

Good ones, Shoveler!

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The left-most and top-most are male Red-breasted Mergansers, I think the rest are Common. Notice how the RBs are smaller.

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American Tree (top left), immature White-crowned (top right), Dark-eyed Juncos and House Sparrow.

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Greater and Lesser Scaup female. The Lesser is on the Left and the Greater is on the right.

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Razorbill and Brown Pelican

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Now I'll be able to tell the difference!!!! How''d you ID them in the field?

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LOL. The main purpose of those is the size comparison. Now you know that Razorbills are smaller than a Pelican and just slightly bigger than a Merganser :)

(Ok, I admit, actually the main purpose was to show off the Razorbills that I saw in Florida :) )

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Yeah, saw it, thanks. E-bird isn't likely to let an event like that happen without saying a few words. :)

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