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Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

They're awful pics . . . anyone want to try to identify this one (all the same bird)?

Resin

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The Ozarks, MO(Zone 5b)

Sedge Warbler?

And thanks for starting the new ID thread and also for ID'ing the Purple Finch on the previous thread.

Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

Nope! Sedge Warblers live in dense vegetation (sedges, reeds, etc), not on the ground!

Resin

North Little Rock, AR(Zone 7b)

Kind of looks like a house sparrow.

Richland, MS(Zone 8b)

I would say some kind of sparrow too. A member of the Family Emberizidae. The beak looks conical to me.

Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

Quoting:
A member of the Family Emberizidae

Yep!

West Pottsgrove, PA(Zone 6b)

A female Reed Bunting, Emberiza schoeniclus?

Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

Nope! Clue: found on both sides of the Atlantic

Merritt Island, FL(Zone 10a)

Lapland Longspur?

Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

Yep, well, Lapland Bunting ;-)

Resin

Melbourne, FL

Just got this one and it is pretty far out. I can only guess some kind of crane? Sandhill?

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Merritt Island, FL(Zone 10a)

Anhinga

Melbourne, FL

It looked like a larger bird, but you are probably right, thanks Ned.

Putnam County, IN(Zone 5b)

Gee, they are starting to all look alike to me...who am I??



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Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

Song Sparrow

Resin

Putnam County, IN(Zone 5b)

Gee sorry, he just looked so different.....

The Ozarks, MO(Zone 5b)

Poor pic but I think it is an Eastern Phoebe.

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Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

Yep, Eastern Phoebe

Resin

Marlton, NJ

Congratulations Rose!

Fort Worth, TX(Zone 8a)

Do I have a Indigo Bunting here?? I have never seen this bird before.

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Marlton, NJ

Hi Sheila,
My guess would be a Blue Grosbeak with those brown wingbars and silvery beak.

Resin will know for sure. He's beautiful; nice pic!

http://www.birds.cornell.edu/AllAboutBirds/BirdGuide/Blue_Grosbeak.html

Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

Yep. Bill is not large enough for Blue Grosbeak, which is the other possibility on plumage.

Edit: to clarify, a first-summer bird (~10 months old), which is why it isn't all blue. Pelle's post wasn't there when I started my post!

Resin


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Fort Worth, TX(Zone 8a)

So it is a young Indigo. Thanks both of you.

Marlton, NJ

Thanks Resin.

Congrats Sheila!

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Burleson, TX(Zone 8a)

Congrats Sheila!! Was that pic taken at your home?! I'm so excited for you if it was...and for me because that means they are in our area and I might see one some day!

Fort Worth, TX(Zone 8a)

Yes, the DH took it this week. He was describing it as having blue from the chin down the breast. I was surprised that it was something I hadn't seen before. I think I am going to enjoy his retirement. LOL!

The Ozarks, MO(Zone 5b)

Thanks Resin and Pelle!

Congrats on the Indigo Bunting, he is beautiful. I am looking for them to arrive here one of these days...ain't spring great?!!

Not sure what kind of hawk this is.

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Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

Red-tailed Hawk

Resin

Marlton, NJ

Very nice pic Rose!!

The Ozarks, MO(Zone 5b)

Thanks Resin and Pelle!

Central, KY(Zone 6b)

I need some help with the I.D. on this new bird. The best I could come up with was a female Yellow-rumped Warbler.

#1

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Central, KY(Zone 6b)

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Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

Quoting:
The best I could come up with was a female Yellow-rumped Warbler

Exactly right!

Resin

Central, KY(Zone 6b)

Thanks Resin :-)

Putnam County, IN(Zone 5b)

Why do I always have a bad pic to post here for ID's ???

Anyway, who is this little mystery bird??

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Putnam County, IN(Zone 5b)

Maybe another Yellow rumped? Though it seemed a little large for one. pic #2



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Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

Eastern Phoebe

Resin

Marlton, NJ

Congrats nanny!!

Georgetown, TX(Zone 8a)

I believe this is a Black Chinned Hummer, but I didn't know if they should be in my area yet. The Ruby Throateds have been here a couple weeks, but he definitely doesn't have red on his throat. He is the first hummer I've seen and he's become a real regular already at the feeder on the front porch.

Most of the time you can't see it, but at certain angles I could see a deep purple gorget. I tried for a while to get that angle with the sun to show his purple, but this was the best I could do.

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Georgetown, TX(Zone 8a)

Here he is from the other side with the sun shining on him. I thought you'd be able to see the purple from this angle, but it doesn't show. I'm starting to wonder if I imagined it.

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