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Old 08-18-2010, 08:42 PM   #1
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I need some IDs!
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Old 08-18-2010, 08:43 PM   #2
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Two shots of the same sparrow.
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That looks a whole lot like a song sparrow to me.
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Yeah, I was thinking that #3 in the first post was almost definitely a song sparrow, but the other sparrows don't quite look right. Not stripey enough on the face, for sure.
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I need some IDs!
I am not expert, but have a question: are the first two photos the same bird? The first photo resembles an ovenbird, but it is difficult to tell.

Not sure on the sparrows, but I will check. There are so many different species of sparrows and so many look alike with very minor variations.
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Hmm. I'll be watching to see how these are IDed.

So, are those last 4 pictures not of the same sparrow?
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Hmm. I'll be watching to see how these are IDed.

So, are those last 4 pictures not of the same sparrow?
Nope, #3 and #4 are different birds from the one in the second post.
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I am not expert, but have a question: are the first two photos the same bird? The first photo resembles an ovenbird, but it is difficult to tell.
I think they are the same bird, but I can't remember for certain. I don't think it's ovenbird, because of the stripe on the back and the lack of streaking on the breast. But I can't find any one bird that fits all the features in the photo.
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Pretty sure the first bird is a Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas, either a female or a first-year male. They're common near water, but hard to see, let alone get a decent picture. The song is easy to recognize, a repetitive, mechanical "witchity witchity witchity...".
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Pretty sure the first bird is a Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas, either a female or a first-year male. They're common near water, but hard to see, let alone get a decent picture. The song is easy to recognize, a repetitive, mechanical "witchity witchity witchity...".
The call is certainly very familiar. I think you've got it. The grayish stripe on the back is a little odd, but I haven't found any bird that matches that. Maybe just a sport.
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