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  1. Lark Bunting and Common Goldeneye female both leucistic.
    6 points
  2. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/322008231#_ga=2.57203308.731866880.1617335387-265189789.1605842310 https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/322008191
    5 points
  3. Have you ever had a mallard on your house? No, but I've had a Wild Turkey!
    5 points
  4. You mean I beat out all those other posts, and I won by unanimous decision??? WOW!! Am I good or what!!??!! 😁 😂 OK, thanks. I'll find one and post soon.
    5 points
  5. Looks more like a female Brown-headed Cowbird. A female Brewer's would be darker brown or black heading towards the tail and would have a longer bill.
    4 points
  6. 4 points
  7. 4 points
  8. I have been working on getting Easter dinner together so haven't been able to do anything but backyard birding, but here is a shot from Wednesday. Red-bellied Woodpecker Baldwin co. AL
    4 points
  9. A mix mash of mountain flowers
    4 points
  10. Female Pine Warbler?
    3 points
  11. I think they're all Shovelers. The last two for sure.
    3 points
  12. Assassin bug
    3 points
  13. This is an adult Red-shouldered Hawk.
    3 points
  14. Scorpion I found in my room tonight
    3 points
  15. Definitely a domestic Mallard.
    3 points
  16. 3 points
  17. Looks good for Canyon, with the reddish crown and the eye-ring!
    3 points
  18. While Coop may be right, it may not be. The photo seems to suggest a black crown, but it is so out-of-focus that I’m unwilling to back on it. Adult, certainly and either a female SS or a male CH.
    3 points
  19. Today, as I was cleaning up from lunch, I looked out the kitchen window. The feeders were barren of birds, and the falling snow was melting instantly on the ground. Not many interesting birds have been in the yard since this weekend, though this morning I heard a FoY Flicker calling from the stand of trees at the top of the hill, loud in the absence of the singing juncos of late. All the excitement has been along the lake. Great Egrets, Caspian Terns, Tree Swallows, and a few shorebirds have started appearing. But it’s slow going at home. I looked out at our yard, scanning beneath the line of trees for a flicker probing the ground. Nothing. Then, a flicker of movement caught my attention. From the small patch of forest where there turkeys roost at the top of the hill, a bird had appeared. My mind went immediately to flicker. Size was about right, and I even saw a dot of white as it dodged the trees, heading straight towards me. I turned off the water, and gave my full attention to the bird. It floated out of the trees at breakneck speed, and flapped twice. The upper tail coverts were white, but this bird was bigger. Crow sized. Dark crown, slate blue back, and a long banded tail. An accipiter, flying towards me at eye level. The bird then banked lightly, and glided down the hillside, it’s orange breast about a foot off the soaking grass. As soon as it disappeared around the side of the house, I dashed across the room to the living room window. The bird appeared again, lifting a few more feet off the ground as it flapped a few more times. It’s shoulders appeared hunched forward against the snow, and it’s dark cap bled onto its dark blue back. It flared its tail as it crossed the neighbors yard, showing me the thinnest white edge to its squared tail. It weaved through the trees at the edge of the yard, and pulled up to perch, hidden in the tangle of branches. After retrieving my binoculars, I could not find the bird again. 10 seconds of wonder and joy from a day of confusing Vermont weather.
    3 points
  20. Tom Turkeys trying to impress the ladies
    3 points
  21. Man, I hope Mom never takes us to that barber again!!!
    3 points
  22. Today in southern Nevada. Kinda rare in these parts, want to make sure I'm eBirding correctly. Thanks!
    2 points
  23. Looks like one
    2 points
  24. "Hello, Home Depot? Yes, please cancel my 10-foot pole. It turns out I won't be touching these photos with one. Thanks; you have a good one too."
    2 points
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  27. Thrashers were everywhere this morning! https://ebird.org/checklist/S84567539 I also got my Lifer Common Poorwill! https://ebird.org/checklist/S84577678
    2 points
  28. Wild Turkey aint nuthin to speak of for an eye opener. Ya need ta take a hard swallow of mescal or tequila with a chaser of sangrita before you tackle that leaky roof!
    2 points
  29. " I tell you, when you eat a bug, you get bug body parts!"
    2 points
  30. You know, those things 'll kill ya. Horrible habit.
    2 points
  31. 2 points
  32. Clearer photos can show things like the nape, body proportions, beak size, legs, and tail...all of which help aid in the ID. This bird should be left as SSHA/COHA, as it's not a Goshawk.
    2 points
  33. Better photos. 😄
    2 points
  34. "I'm gonna tell...Mom said you weren't supposed to eat your dessert first!"
    2 points
  35. I couldn't come up with anything other than, Awwwww for your photo. They were just too cute for a caption...wait there's my caption, Too cute for a caption.
    2 points
  36. California. Range and dark eye rules out Crissal, which are also more gray. Brown plumage and facial patterning rules out LeConte’s which is much more drab overall and sand-colored.
    2 points
  37. I’m fine with this as a stained ABDU.
    2 points
  38. Pulled from the archives.
    2 points
  39. FOY Savannah Sparrow from yesterday
    2 points
  40. I love spiders, they creep me out on occasion, like when you walk face first through their webs and then see them dangling off the peak of your hat a few minutes later, but I still love watching them and seeing the beautiful work they do with their webs. Here's a few of my spider web shots.
    2 points
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