I'm so pleased that there are so many species of birds near my new home. They make for hours of contented bird watching, and sometimes hours of study and occasional frustration in my attempts to identify them. Here are a few birds I've photographed recently.
I believe this is the hermit thrush, although I'm not 100% sure. It might possibly be Swainson's thrush or the gray-cheeked thrush, or even Bicknell's thrush. They're all fairly similar and they all live in this area. I eliminated the gray-cheeked thrush because I think this bird is too brown for that species. I'll gladly take pointers from bird experts on this one!
Here's a very obliging female red-winged blackbird who posed for me at the Sackville Waterfowl Park. Quite distinctive colouring and markings on this bird - she was easier to identify.
This is, I believe, a female magnolia warbler with fall plumage, possibly a juvenile one. Again, I'll gladly accept other opinions! The middle picture isn't as sharp as I'd like, but it's helpful in assessing the markings on the bird.
Then there's this little chirper. I thought it was a dark-eyed junco, but now I'm not sure. It seems to have a little more brown than I would have thought for a junco, and it's not solid enough in the grey colour compared to the others I regularly see. Can anyone identify this bird? It seems to be sparrow-like in size and in the shape of the beak.
It's also a natural at posing, although it didn't like me getting too close.
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