Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Bird ID Quiz

Here's a fun ID quiz for y'all. All photos were taken in the fall of 2008 in NJ. Please leave your guesses in the comments. Sorry, no prizes available. Photo 4 may cause some debate based on what I've cropped out of the pic, but the others should be relatively easy. Thanks to Anthony Laquidara for pics 1,3,4,5 and to C. Takacs for pic 2.







corey said...

1. Upland Sandpiper
2. for some reason I have no idea on this bird...
3. maybe a Marbled Godwit?
4. Lesser Black-backed Gull
5. Whimbrel

Anonymous said...

Agree with Corey on 1, 4, and 5. Wheatear for 2 and American Golden-Plover on 3?

John said...

I'll go with:

1. Upland Sandpiper
2. Northern Wheatear
3. Solitary Sandpiper
4. Lesser Black-backed Gull
5. Whimbrel

Grant McCreary said...

I agree with Jason.

The Wheatear threw me at first, having never seen one.

Susan Gets Native said...

1. Some sort of shorebird.
2. Ditto
3. Ditto
4. Another sort of shorebird.
5. Yet another sort of shorebird.

Meh. I'm better with raptors.

noflickster said...

Love the quiz! I think Jason nailed it.

Christopher said...

1. Upland SP (look at that bill)
2. Wheatear
3. American Golden Plover
4. Lesser Black-backed Gull
5. Whimbrel

Wait - that's what Jason said isn't it? Yeah - I agree wih Jason

Patrick Belardo said...

You folks are just too smart! Jason pegged it. Great job! Nice job to everyone who agreed with Jason too.

The Wheatear was a one-day-wonder at Garret Mountain on 10/3/08. I didn't see it because I was on my honeymoon.

dguzman said...

Uh.... shorebirds?