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Not exactly sure on these 3 ID's

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I'm guessing #3 is a Chipping Sparrow. Cute little guy,

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Great Egret

Tundra Swans

Clay-colored Sparrow ( You can see a split in the crown and the dark auricular = ear patch)

Mike H.

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The first one is definitely an great egret. I have no idea about the third.

The second is a swan, for sure. But I don't know which one. I thought the only way to tell swans apart was the bill color and bands on the face.

Borealhunter, how can you tell that is a Tundra?

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Boreal Hunter is definately correct about the sparrow id. On the swans, I would want to know what month the image was taken. The other two images seem to indicate summer or at least late spring images from (this year?). If the swan image was from late spring/summer, I would think that the diffault id would be trumpeter swan.

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the swans were heading north in December, kind of didn't need to really know the id right away. It's nice to know I saw a kind of sparrow I have never recognized before.

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Being there is only two I'd guess trumpeters.

Tundras seen in MN are always migrating and usually in big flocks.

Did they look huge?

Seems the tundras are ALWAYS, well mostly always very noisy in flight too.

BUT,

Ya just never know.

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I'd say trumpeters also. There are hundreds of them that spend all winter around Monticello area.

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egret

and trumperter swans, black bills give it away, and also tundra swans are in the tundra now.

last one looks like a english sparrow.

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I think that redpole is actually a fence grin

Now that is funny right there. LOL

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