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  1. 5 points
    Osprey with unusual catch at Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve
  2. 5 points
  3. 4 points
    Pileated Woodpecker on a snowy day
  4. 3 points
  5. 3 points
    Got within 10 feet of an AMAZING male Barn owl about 20 mins. after midnight. Unfortunately didn't have my camera. šŸ˜ž
  6. 3 points
    Summer Tanager by Mark Goodwin, on Flickr
  7. 2 points
    I've been going through some photos of mine and found a photo of a wet CLNU:
  8. 2 points
    My prediction of Dark-eyed Juncos was wrong. My first bird of the year was a small covy of California Quail which was a pleasant surprise. šŸ™‚
  9. 2 points
    My first bird of 2020 was a seagull. It was flying, and I couldn't tell what kind of seagull it was. Happy New Year!!
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    Savannah Sparrow is correct, due to the small pink bill, short tail, tan cheeks, crisply streaked underparts, and yellowish stripe above the eye. The white feather is actually on the tertials (not the rump). This feather represents leucism, which is a partial loss of pigmentation in a bird resulting in pale feather(s).
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    American Robin, Cedar Waxwing, American Crow, Tufted x Black-crested Titmouse (hybrid)...
  14. 2 points
    Depends how early I wake up... if I wake up before dawn to go birding, perhaps a Great Horned Owl (one is vocalizing in my neighborhood now), or if I sleep in, perhaps a Hermit Thrush in my yard. That being said, I plan to chase a Arctic Loon(!!!) tomorrow which was seen in my county this morning... but I'd be much more likely to see Surf Scoter, Bufflehead, Western Gull or Glaucous-winged Gull first at that location.
  15. 2 points
    Either a Junco, one of the two Old World Sparrows (I love MO), or cardinal. Iā€™m hoping for a Bald Eagle or something else cool like that.
  16. 2 points
    I'll probably get Dark Eyed Junco as my first year bird, unless I can call in an owl or something šŸ˜
  17. 2 points
    Awesome birds! Pintails are pretty neat. Here's a long needed great horned owl that I observed recently.
  18. 2 points
    Well, I had to get one more wrong before the year ends!
  19. 2 points
    I'm getting a female Redhead feel from the circled ducks. They appear to have blue bills and are about the same size as the male Redhead.
  20. 2 points
    Northern Pintail and Common Goldeneye! And one photographic lifer: Ruddy Duck!
  21. 2 points
    I got two lifers today! Northern Pintail and Common Goldeneye!
  22. 2 points
    Yucca Valley in the Mojave desert looking north from the Mesa.
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  24. 1 point
    First bird is easy. I traditionally go photograph birds on the first day of the new year. Typically in the blackland prairie region of Texas. Photography conditions were somewhat dismal but the birds were out doing the survival thing. Red-tailed Hawk
  25. 1 point
    Quite a lot of shorebirds winter in New Jersey, with at least 16 species being more or less reliable at that season there. While the Atlantic Ocean and Delaware Bay beaches host the very reliable Dunlin, Sanderling, and a few others, the back-bay areas (such as DeKorte) probably host the best variety, such as your dowitcher. The the eBird occurrence graphs.
  26. 1 point
    This is an immature Lesser. https://cobirds.org/CFO/ColoradoBirds/InTheScope/21.pdf http://cowyebird.blogspot.com/2018/02/greater-scaup-ebird-problem-child.html
  27. 1 point
    I'd call that just a Common due to the spur of white on the dark neck and heavy bill. Common Loons occasionally will show whitish flanks/expose their white belly. Arctic Loons have more extensive bright white on the flanks.
  28. 1 point
  29. 1 point
    Tufted Duck in Santa Barbara, CA a few days ago...
  30. 1 point
    Out birding on east shore of San Francisco Bay like 10 miles from my home. Got out before the sun rose so didn't see anything until I got there.
  31. 1 point
    @HamRHead and @Charlie Spencer Unambiguous, exact, unmistakable, explicit, doubtless, specific undeniably and definitely!
  32. 1 point
    Commons don't normally get down to SC.
  33. 1 point
    Haven't been birding yet, but my first bird would be a Tufted titmouse I heard singing outside. Happy new year!
  34. 1 point
    First heard for me was the Great-Tailed Grackles lining up for early AM baths. First seen was in fact a White-Eared Hummingbird.
  35. 1 point
    Red-breasted Mergansers are correct. Note the slender appearance, shaggy crest, and thin red bill. The similar Common Merganser would have a rounder head, contrasting white on the head and neck, and stouter bill.
  36. 1 point
  37. 1 point
    Male eastern bluebird
  38. 1 point
    Only one bird so far--Carolina Wren.
  39. 1 point
    The first looks like an Armenian Gull to me: dark eye, extensive black on the wing with only one window on front edge For the second, I would choose Caspian over Yellow-legged due to bill descriptions in "Birds of Europe"; for Caspian, "Bill long and evenly narrow with attenuated point, lacking marked gonys angle." For Yellow-legged: "Heavy bill with strongly-curved tip and well-marked gonys angle in most...." Not willing to make a guess on the third :-)
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  41. 1 point
    Yes, Ruddy. What were your lifers?
  42. 1 point
    In one window and out the other šŸ˜„
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    And this, was my best day of birding.....EVER!!! (And yes, I removed the location) Ya know, just a casual 20 species of warbler...out of 22 we have here....šŸ˜šŸ˜‡ May 11, 2019 7:09 AM - 12:13 PMProtocol: Traveling4.5 mile(s)69 species Species are in the quote, for all who wants to read them...or those who want to skip them.
  45. 1 point
  46. 1 point
    Happy New Year's eve everyone! Post your total species of the year! And how many lifers if you want. šŸ™‚
  47. 1 point
    Something from 2015 Scisor tail Flycatcher by johnd1964, on Flickr
  48. 1 point
    Early morning shot of a double crested cormorant at Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve
  49. 1 point
  50. 1 point
    You're not driving far enough.
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