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  1. They play submarine sometimes
    10 points
  2. They’re actually Caspian Terns. Far too large for Common.
    8 points
  3. This is a Western Sandpiper. Structure helps a lot on a bird that is molting and wet. It has a hind toe which is evident in pic #1 and #3. It looks like it has long primary projection because it’s molting its rectrices.
    8 points
  4. Good catch, young buck. Yes, WTHA. WHTA has probably never been seen in Utah either, whatever it is.
    8 points
  5. 1. California Corn Lily 2. Black-tipped Ragwort or Slide Butterweed 3. Western or Columbian Monkshood 4. Monkeyflower, probably Tiling's or Yellow 5. Richardson's Geranium 6. just Fireweed 7. Honorary flora: Fly Amanita
    8 points
  6. I haven’t been on in a while, so here’s a couple recent ones from the boreal forests of VT that I am really proud of 😊! Spruce Grouse https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/356615641 Canada Jay https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/359590631
    7 points
  7. No way! Just make sure you count the toes…correctly. 😉
    7 points
  8. Another Great Tit in Germany https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/359743541
    7 points
  9. Gonna cheat a bit with two from today. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/359713421 https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/359713291
    7 points
  10. @Charlie Spencer I was observing the birds when another group of birders came by and were very positive they were common Moorhens. They were a bit older though! 😉 Thanks all for responding and confirming!
    7 points
  11. House Finch https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/359908881
    6 points
  12. Ash-throated Flycatcher.
    6 points
  13. I accidentally had some weird setting on my camera when I took this.
    6 points
  14. I think this is my only photo of one. Taken with an old P&S zoom camera over 10 years ago.
    6 points
  15. And on my phone, while the the dog was licking my face, ...
    6 points
  16. This flocked trio was a rare and welcome sight for me, as I normally only see solitary Anhingas here in South Florida:
    6 points
  17. 5 points
  18. Juvenile American Robin. Welcome to whatbird!
    5 points
  19. I will. I am almost always in bed by 9:30 at the latest, so 11:00 is like being up half the night to me. The only other time I am up that late is when my grandfather comes and we play harts from 6:30 till 11.
    5 points
  20. Bold Jumping Spider
    5 points
  21. Utah Trip, Aug 2021: Farmington Bay WMA Western Grebe White-faced Ibis Bank Swallow Antelope Island Western Kingbird Broad-tailed Hummingbird Western Wood-Pewee Warbling Vireo Lark Sparrow Western Meadowlark Lazuli Bunting Golden Eagle Burrowing Owl Eared Grebe Long-billed Curlew Wilson's Phalarope Salt Lake City--at the hotel California Gull Swainson's Hawk
    5 points
  22. At the risk of being boring (several previous posts) I am always interested when a Mink pops up -yes I know, they are very aggressive (I have photos of them trying to grab a Mallard chick (failed)and also raiding the local marsh nests) but they can be quite playful and always fascinating to watch. For anyone into editing I tried the latest version of FocusMagic (my first effort with the trial) with marginal improvement. The Mink was moving quickly and I missed focus on the head (too close for a change).
    5 points
  23. 07 Aug 2021 OMGoodness. We met up with a couple from the Great Salt Lake Audubon Society who were nice enough to take us birding. I got 16 Lifers just today, including Wilson's Phalarope, of which there were at least 10,000. At Antelope Island, we birded along the causeway, the Visitor's Center, Garr Ranch, and the "Hollywood" spot where I saw my first Burrrowing Owl. ❤️❤️❤️ At Framington, we picked up Western Grebe, White-faced Ibis & Bank Swallow. It was an amazing day!
    4 points
  24. So sorry, that was the only photo I managed of this one.
    4 points
  25. Confirmation appreciated though!
    4 points
  26. Creste a historical and incidental checklist and just list the ones you know about. I think I did some that were incidental from my past. Even just for 1 bird I had a pic of.
    4 points
  27. Red tailed hawk indeed. Belly band, dark leading edge of wing, pale outer wing, and dark head all point to red-tailed. Also shape.
    4 points
  28. Today was a dragonfly day... Hope "youse guys" enjoy it.
    4 points
  29. Agreed. Welcome! Another Michigander 😁
    4 points
  30. Looks good for a Summer Tanager to me
    4 points
  31. You all make me feel better that I can't figure it out initially myself. 😄 Thanks again!
    4 points
  32. I may have search eBird using Ring-necked, but I sure can call them Ring-billed the rest of the time.
    4 points
  33. A few points to remember when separating Gallinules and Moorhens; Adults with mostly yellow lower mandibles might safely be identified as Eurasian Moorhen. Adults (bright red bills) with limited yellow on the lower mandible are likely American Gallinules. A large and flat-topped shield is an indication of American Gallinule. Birds with bright red eyes are likely Eurasian Moorhen. Seriously, the easiest way to identify a silent or subadult Moorhen or Gallinule might be to find a dropped feather and send it away for DNA testing. This is just the beginning of an effort to figure out how to identify these birds. There is still lots to be learned and hopefully someday a better understanding of variation in Moorhens and Gallinules will allow them to be identified with some more confidence, and maybe even be able to identify them in juvenal plumage.
    4 points
  34. 9:00, unless Dad's in town and we're playing Cribbage.
    3 points
  35. Female fruit fly (Tephritidae sp.) Wasp sp. (maybe Sphecidae? Prionyx?) Male Rocky Mountain Parnassian and digger wasp sp
    3 points
  36. I go out birding all day and you guys all change your minds! I just moved here from Wyoming so it’s all new to me. The shorebirds and gulls are enough to be going on with and now I start over with finches too. Sigh. So….purple it is?
    3 points
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