I thought I’d post a few images of birds to see if anyone can identify them, a bird quiz (for everyone except Nathan, sorry).
Both species were shot at Falls Lake this past Sunday (10/17), which is actually a rather good clue, if you keep up with the local bird listserv.
The first is a small bird and can potentially be seen each fall in our area if you look hard enough.
Next we have shorebirds. The group of birds in the photo below consists of two species (four of the birds near the front of the pack look like yellowlegs, I think). You only need to identify the species which makes up the bulk of the birds. Concentrate on the birds in the center. I admit that this photo does not give you a very close view of the birds, but the following clues (below) are so helpful.
Need more clues? I’ll post more if you need them.