Ok, so this week, the yard has been very active (especially yesterday). When I initially took these photos, I figured they would be pretty easy IDs… I think I was mistaken. I have got an idea on each, but I find it hard to believe that two of my most sought-after lifers would just randomly appear right next to one another in my front yard, so rather than give in to wishful thinking, I will hand it over to you all. I am not sharing my thoughts on their IDs yet. I want to get my second opinions first. 😀
We will call them “Small Bird” and “Large Bird”. The small bird was about the size of a Painted Bunting. In their side-by-side, you can gauge the size of the larger bird.
“Small Bird” alone:
Two birds side-by-side:
And “Large Bird” (which is really not large, I know, but just a tiny bit larger than “Small Bird”):
These were all taken in east central Florida over the last few days. With migration in full swing though, all bets are off on range maps. I just love autumn in Florida for birding… keeps the challenge lively! 😀