Can you help me identify these birds?

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  1. invisible

    invisible Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I don't want to know their names and last names but actually their species, so I can label my files properly.

    Comments and critique are welcome, though.

    Thanks in advance for your help!
     
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    Here's my shot at it (some of these are iffy without knowing if they were in a zoo or a wildlife centre).

    1. Snowy Owl, summer plummage
    2. reminds me of a New Zealand pigeon, the Kereru, but looks a bit too small
    3. Burrowing Owl
    4. some type of sandpiper (sorry that's a bit vague)
    5. Mallard female & drake (at the back)
    6. Common Crow
    7. possibly a juvenile Herring Gull
    8. Scarlet Ibis
    9. juvenile Herring Gull

    And if any better birders want to correct me, please do! #4 has me stumped.
    Hope these help Invisible, beautiful lighting in shot#4 btw!
     
  3. matt-l

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    #4 is a member of the small sand piper family, its called a Sharp-Tailed Sandpiper.
    i believe....
     
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    Thanks much, guys! I'll bump this just once, in case someone else can shed some light.
     
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    Firgive me, If I'm Wrong.. But does the bird in #4 only have one leg.. :confused:
     
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    ^ no, thats how alot of birds sit. it there not doing much because there not so heavy they just suck up one leg

    is 1 and 3 shot in a zoo or the wild?
     

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