After the last quiz, which proved to be not-at-all diabolical, I vowed to make the next one a doozy.  And I think I have succeeded.  There are four images below, all of which are migrant birds that have come through Queens in the last week.  Your task is to figure out which species is in which picture.  Make sure that you leave your guesses in the comments and that you give the full species name for each guess (if you think a bird is a Song Sparrow say that, not just “sparrow”).  Answers will follow eventually, and if this proves too diabolical I might even drop a clue or two so make sure to check back as the weekend rolls on.  Good luck and good birding!

Diabolical Fall Migration Quiz Pic 1

Diabolical Fall Migration Quiz Pic 2

Diabolical Fall Migration Quiz Pic 3

Diabolical Fall Migration Quiz Pic 4

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Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy, their son, Desmond Shearwater, and their indoor cat, B.B. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.