1. Unknown Sparrow (same place - ANWR)
2. Shorebird 1
3. Shorebird 1
At Bolivar Peninsula on Gulf Coast closer to Galveston than ANWR -
4. Shorebird 2
5. Shorebird 2 again (I think)
Thanks for any help,
CLOSED: One more Sparrow and Shorebirds
The sparrow looks like a Savannah to me with the yellow. I double checked with White-throated, but this just doesn't look right for that.
I will leave the shorebirds to others. I can barely tell sandpipers apart. I could only guess the first two as a type of Yellowlegs.
Ditto to Savannah
Greater Yellowlegs for the first wader, and Sanderling for the second.
Oh boy. I need Bird ID 101.
I thought the sparrow was a white throated, but it does look like Savannah.
As far as the shorebirds ...
I thought the first was a greater yellowlegs and then I tried to convince myself that it was a Solitary Sandpiper even though the legs look yellow and not green. The second one I thought was a Sanderling while I was watching it running all over the place, but later when I looked at the photos, I tried to make it into a Western or Least Sandpiper. Sigh. First impressions seem to be best.
Thanks much Chilly and Resin. I appreciate your help.
Have to admit White-throated was my first thought too, but it can be excluded by the flank streaking; W-t has plain unstreaked flanks.
Solitary Sandp is a stockier, less 'lanky' bird. Lesser Y'legs can be counted out as it has an all-black bill without the pale basal area; its bill is also more delicate.
They only have 3 toes on each foot-no rear-pointing toe
A wintertime color photo would look the same as a black & white shot-no tan/brown/orange/yellow anywhere.