Photo Quiz: July Juveniles

If you are out birding this month in the northern U.S. states or Canada you are virtually certain to encounter some puzzling birds. Try as you might, you'll likely fail to find anything that looks quite like them in your field guide. The selection of images below were all taken 21-23 July 2012. Each of these newly-fledged juveniles represents a species that regularly breeds in the Pacific Northwest, and most are actually quite common across much of the Region. When removed from the context of a readily identifiable adult, they may confound you. The date and location for each photo is provided. We invite you to try your hand at figuring out what these birds are and challenge your birding friends to do the same. If you are bold enough to make your guesses public, please do so in the form of a comment to this blog piece (comments box is at the bottom of the page). We'll give this about a week before posting the identities of these birds. 

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Bird #1: The individual (same bird) in the photos above and below was at Newport, Oregon on 21 July 2012. 

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Bird #2: This bird was photographed at Sandy River Delta Park just e. of Portland, Oregon on 23 July 2012. 

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Bird #3: This bird was photographed at Sandy River Delta Park just e. of Portland, Oregon on 23 July 2012. 

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Bird #4: This bird was photographed at Sandy River Delta Park just e. of Portland, Oregon on 23 July 2012. 

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Bird #5: This bird was photographed at Sandy River Delta Park just e. of Portland, Oregon on 23 July 2012. 

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1

OK, I will give it a try – White-crowned Sparrow, Chipping Sparrow, Lazuli Bunting, Brewer’s Blackbird (), Common Yellowthroat, and some sort of flycatcher (). That last one really has me stumped.

2

Alex, Thanks for taking the plunge and being the first to offer some guesses. I suspect that the last bird will be a stumper for nearly everyone. Not much there to go on.

3

Two pictures of White-crowned Sparrow
Lazuli Bunting
Spotted Towhee
Common Yellowthroat
Western Wood Pewee

4

White-crowned Sparrow
Lazuli Bunting
Spotted Towhee
Common Yellowthroat
Cedar Waxwing

5

Without looking at the previous posts, my list is:
White crowned sparrow
No idea
Spotted Towhee
Common Yellowthroat
American Robin
(Ok, just looked at the other posts – my last one may be way off!)

6

Wow, these are hard! But let me try.
1: White-crowned Sparrow
2: Lazuli Bunting
3: Brown-headed Cowbird
4: Yellow Warbler
5: Willow Flycatcher

7

Great quiz, Dave. I’ll give it a shot.
1. White-crowned Sparrow
2. Lazuli Bunting
3. Spotted Towhee
4. Common Yellowthroat
5. Willow Flycatcher.
Looking forward to the results.

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Hi John,Hands down, the Chickadee has to be my favorite bird. No matetr how bleak my backyard gets, I know I’ll always be able to spot a Chickadee or two. They stay around all year round, no matetr how unhospitable Duluth weather gets. They are the bravest and friendliest of birds. I hear their wings flapping all the time, as they fly around my head. I can get within inches of them. I’ve had them land on feeders that I was carrying back to their hook after being refilled. Once, I had one land on my hand and take some seed.My least favorite has to be the Starling. Besides being an invasive species, when they are around, they dominate my feeders and don’t like to share. I had a pair of Cardinals visiting my backyard everyday, until the Starlings showed up. The Starlings are gone, now, and the Cardinals have not returned.Tony

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