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  1. Lifer White-Winged Crossbill from yesterday
    8 points
  2. but have you ever seen a Lesser Roadrunner? Colima, Mexico
    7 points
  3. Owl lifers are the best lifers!
    5 points
  4. Photos are incorrectly flagged frequently. Not quite right. Reports that are reviewed and found lacking (unconfirmed) will bubble back up with any change made to the entry by the observer. If they're confirmed, they'll stay that way, even if photos of incorrectly ID'ed subjects are added.
    3 points
  5. My Grandma's getting me a bag of BOSS for Christmas!
    3 points
  6. Rare birds seen in NC over the past month: Rough-legged Hawk (my 2nd in NC) Ash-throated Flycatcher (3rd) Black-legged Kittiwake (2nd) Red-necked Grebe (several) Snow Bunting (2nd) Black-chinned Hummingbird (2nd) VARIED THRUSH (state bird) WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL (state bird and lifer)
    3 points
  7. I think the vote is in ...
    3 points
  8. I do, actually. Here's one at my feeder. ?
    3 points
  9. That is definitely a Yellow-rumped Warbler of the Myrtle subspecies.
    2 points
  10. I think Yellow-Rumped Warbler, but wait for the experts.
    2 points
  11. We often learn more from our mistakes (but don't ask how that's working out for me on vireos).
    2 points
  12. Common but definitely not the easiest for a good photo.
    2 points
  13. 2 points
  14. No, it’s a Ivory Billed Woodpecker. Can’t you tell the difference?!
    2 points
  15. Also note the time of year. In December BWHAs are well south of Maryland.
    2 points
  16. Kevin, Finally got around to using Merlin for bird ID'ing, so thanks again. 22 new birds in the one location. Nothing unexpected for Dhaka, but among the latest was a Brahminy Kite who was kind enough to land right in front of me. Now slowly going through pictures from 2 summers ago in Portugal [where I also didn't have an ID book].
    2 points
  17. Somehow got up there with my White-Winged Crossbill photo!
    2 points
  18. I think that’s a young Snow Goose. Ross’s goose should stand out a lot more, and a Ross’s of the age of the bird in question should lack a lot of that plumage duskyness and instead have more white ( unless it’s a dark morph, which it doesn’t appear to be)
    2 points
  19. I saw these for the first time today too! I was only able to identify two because they flew overhead and I heard their calls, but I could definitely hear a lot more mixed in with the Tundra Swans.
    2 points
  20. Trumpeter swans....adult and immature. Lifers. Maricopa county, Arizona
    2 points
  21. From these photos, this bird doesn't feel like a buteo to me. Size-wise, NOGO are buteo-sized but structurally very different. The underside of the wing could be a NOGO (thinner streaking) and the barring seems not as thick as COHA would be. The bird seems to be girthy and barrel-chested which would be good for NOGO, but could easily be a COHA with a full crop. Accipiter sp. would be safe here unless you have better pics.
    2 points
  22. Dark morph buteos are notoriously difficult. On second glance I now see what appear to be dark patagials. I initially thought I saw a dark carpal patch which would support RLHA. I also thought and still think this bird looks particularly long winged and is which would support RLHA. The beak didn't look particularly big and I thought I saw feathered tarsi. The amount of white streaking on the breast of this bird is a little problematic for RLHA. I am still not sure I would call this unless I saw better photos, but am leaning dark morph RTHA due to wing shape (wide, bulging secondaries). However, if I were personally throwing this on eBird I'd likely go with Buteo sp., unless of course I got better looks in the field. I'd love to hear what others think as to RLHA vs. RTHA
    2 points
  23. The owner drained a farm pond on a back road by my neighborhood in August. It attracted migrating shorebirds that are uncommon in the county. I reported a couple and within a couple of hours, other checklists started popping up for this obscure non-hot spot. Most of the area's top birders were turning in lists. Yeah, that's a cheap thrill. Collectively we notched around 10 or 12 species many people had at least one life. It lasted three or four weeks, until the birds migrated out, grass started growing over the mud, and the pond began refilling. Still, a great time while it lasted.
    2 points
  24. Not sure how rare this is, but a Great-tailed Grackle has been hanging out at a local McDonald's for the last two weeks in Portland, OR, which is a fair ways out of its normal range. Some Portland birders have nicknamed him McGrackle, and he was first seen eating a french fry. I personally find the whole thing very funny.
    2 points
  25. Late in the day yesterday, my first barred owl
    2 points
  26. Finally!!!! Common Redpoll. I almost ignored this flock of 50+ birds I drove by, thinking "More American Goldfinches", but then I've never seen a flock that big of them. Turned around and they gave me great looks.
    2 points
  27. Great! Ivory Billed it is. Artists start your pencils!
    1 point
  28. That's a big clue in separating Hutton's Vireo and Ruby-crowned Kinglet. Often times you don't even even have to see them up close to know which bird it is.
    1 point
  29. Sounds like the kind of study you could get a 3- or 4-year government grant to cover.
    1 point
  30. @Candydez12 remember to pay attention to where these birds were seen, as all though the ones you mentioned are somewhat similar in appearance, both can be ruled out by the fact that their ranges do not encompass any part of Costa Rica
    1 point
  31. Cold-colored brown heads, steep foreheads -- good for BAGO
    1 point
  32. This was pretty disturbing, at an old cemetery in Walpack, NJ in the Delaware Water Gap NRA.
    1 point
  33. 1 point
  34. Tufted Duck African Silverbill Hawaiian Petrel Wedge-tailed Shearwater Brown Booby Red-footed Booby Black Noddy Short-eared Owl Chinese Hwamei Gray Francolin White-tailed Tropicbird Great Frigatebird Wandering Tattler Rosy-faced Lovebird Common Waxbill Scaly-breasted Munia Chestnut Munia Northern Cardinal Red-crested Cardinal Black Francolin Orange-cheeked Waxbill Chukar Red-billed Leiothrix Maui Alauahio Apapane Iiwi Hawaii Amakihi Java Sparrow
    1 point
  35. Recently I started to feed the squirrels so that they wouldn't compete for food with the birds. I found a funny squirrel feeder, It is a Horse Head feeder of Accoutrements. Watching them go nuts over the feeder was pretty funny. We laughed so hard, and it became an instant hit for the kids. The head is hollow inside, and you can put a variety of nuts and seeds to attract them.
    1 point
  36. Short-eared Owl Common Poorwill (no photo)
    1 point
  37. Didn't realize just how weird these birds are until I tried to draw one!
    1 point
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