Saturday, April 28, 2007

Bad photo I.D. Quiz



I've got a few things I want to post but I'm too for the time being. The last i.d. quiz was too easy for you experts. PA Birder guessed Dowitcher(it was a short-billed), and Yellow-billed Cuckoo on the first try. Both anwers were correct. Someone did mention that they thought the Dowitcher was a Snipe when they saw it. I actually thought the same thing when I first saw the Dowitcher. It was in a farm field, and I did not know that Dowitchers could show up at an inland location.


Here are two failed pics from today. I might as well post them before I delete them. See if these are any more difficult for you: Try to I.D. the two birds posted above.

8 comments:

PA-Birder said...

Larry,
You will be happy to know that I have no clue what the top picture is and any guess would be a wild one. Is the bottom one a Bank Swallow?
Vern

Cathy said...

Hmmm. That top one - whew . . . gotta think.

Then the bottom one. Gosh - The head kinda Phoebe - guess that tail is wrong. I'll bet Vern is onto something with a swallow id.

Larry said...

It is a swallow but I'm going to hold off on saying which one.

Larry said...

O.K.-I guess I'll give a clue for the first one-It's a Shorebird which I saw inland.

Cathy said...

OK - I just read today's post and now I remember the bird whose name I couldn't remember. Upland Sandpiper - right?

Larry said...

You've got it.

Gone Birding... said...

My guess Larry..Northern Rough-winged Swallow?..Like your site and thanks for your comments..RM

Larry said...

correct with the Northern Rough-winged Swallow.