One of the most oft requested posts on this forum is ID assistance. In order to help facilitate those trying to identify the birds they have photographed, I figured I would start this thread. I have been birding since 1989 and there are many other excellent birders on this forum. Too often, ID posts just don't have the right info to help.
When posting a request for ID please use the following and be as specific as possible:
Location Taken: State at a MINIMUM, county would be nice or a wildlife refuge, park, etc.
Date Taken: If you don't know the exact date, guess. If you don't know that, then post a month. If you have no idea on month then give the season. A few days can make a difference in what might be seen in various locations.
Behavior Not Shown in Photo: Sometimes a behavior can be a great clue even if it isn't shown in the photo.
If you post more than one photo (of different species), please provide info for EACH photo.
Let us know if you have other photos of the bird from different angles that you might not have posted.
I will occasionally post some photos of tough ID's for others to enjoy.