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Patricia Norris — June 19, 01:00AM

I need help iding a bird

I saw a bird at the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. It was soaring some distance away. Through the binoculars it had a pale underside, narrow v-shaped wings. When it banked I could see some rust-red on the upper wings. It was near a lake.

Pat Noble — June 24, 11:20AM

Have you tried the Merlin app? It can be quite helpful in narrowing down the possibilities. You will need to assess the size of the bird, as well as up to three colors and what the bird was doing when you saw it -- flying, in a tree, on the ground, wading, etc. I also participate in a bird identification group on Facebook. They usually want a photo of the bird in question, however. I find my membership helps me improve my IDing capabilities.

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