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By jewill
#89097
I would appreciate if someone could positively ID this bird. The Merlin app says it is a Veery! I don't think so because that's a fairly uncommon bird and both of these pics were taken from my patio in suburban Surrey. I was fooling around with my camera settings, hence the graininess. Thanks!

ImageSwainson's Thrush (Juvenile) by Jewill on Flickr

ImageSwainson's Thrush (Juvenile) by Jewill on Flickr
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By jewill
#89104
northvanrob wrote:
Jul 19 1:01 pm
I would say that yes, this looks like a Swainson's Thrush juvenile!

See the gape!s
Thanks Rob. I thought it was a Swainson’s but when Merlin said it was a Veery I started doubting myself :| . As 1 of my former teachers said “1st impressions are usually right”. I’ll have to remember to heed that advice.

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