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  1. Hope you don't mind another, Grebes are one of my favorite subjects and I have a lot of images of them! This is one of my favorites because of the early morning light.
    13 points
  2. Been real busy,great pics everyone
    12 points
  3. Looks like lots of people have gotten great shots of the grebes 😃 Here are a couple of my faves...
    11 points
  4. Brandt's Cormorant https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/366042691
    9 points
  5. More photos that sat forgotten for months https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/365824261 https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/365824291 https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/365824281
    8 points
  6. I have better, but this is definitely my favorite!
    8 points
  7. A few of mine, moon taken through our telescope (a lovely 8 inch dobsonian) by holding my camera up to the eyepiece. Lol. Fuzzy, but. . .Saturn! And the eclipse in 2017, featuring Mercury just to the right of the sun, and a plane on the right.
    7 points
  8. "After all those curls and STILL no bicep??"
    7 points
  9. 6 points
  10. You are correct! In addition to range. a northern would have a smaller mask.
    6 points
  11. Cracked 300 with a nice look at a Least Bittern! The last 100 only took me six years, compared to ten from 100 to 200. Nice. Also added Stilt and Buff-breasted Sandpipers shortly after thanks to a day of birding the MA coast. Haven't had three lifers in the same month since last November!!
    6 points
  12. Sharp-shinned. Round head with steep forehead, small bill, extensive dark cap covers eye.
    6 points
  13. Got a Baird's Sandpiper on Sunday! #351
    6 points
  14. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/365824211 https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/365824241
    6 points
  15. Okay, it seems some general comments need to be made... It is great to have a hearty discussion about a bird, but is NOT okay to personally attack other members, by making fun of them or criticizing how they identify a bird, OR calling them names. If you are annoyed by someone's posts stop reading them and move on. Arguing in the threads is almost NEVER ever productive, it is just going to cause hard feelings. Also please remember every one here is a human, like you. Most of the time people are not trying to start a war with you. Also you probably don't know what life stress and problems they are going through, a little kindness and being forgiving go a long way. Everyone is here because they like birds and birding, and are probably not here trying to attack you. There is room here for everyone as long as you are able to behave yourself.
    5 points
  16. I believe that they are new feathers coming in after molt.
    5 points
  17. I’d call it Cassin’s as well
    5 points
  18. Inner primaries are very narrow and there is almost no buff coloration below. It's a Black-chinned Hummingbird.
    5 points
  19. Nope, I'm not here to have an opinion. Said I wasn't taking sides. Just dropping the bar charts and disappearing in a puff of smoke.
    5 points
  20. A New Yorker would say fuhgeddaboudit 😉.
    5 points
  21. Welcome to Whatbird! Bird size of a single bird can be very misleading. Both Turkey Vultures and Immature Bald Eagles would be all dark and massive looking in flight. Without a picture, it's hard to say more than that, though.
    5 points
  22. Determined to cheat me out of a lifer, are you?
    5 points
  23. I am also gunna guess that gunna is not a word and, that we can spell it how ever we want to!😁
    5 points
  24. I am gunna guess that this thread is listed as "hot" too!
    5 points
  25. 5 points
  26. Thanks for posting this Kevin! It does bring back a lot of memories! I joined originally in 2008 (my original profile; http://www.whatbird.com/forum/index.php?/user/4669-stitch58/ ). I was brand new to birding then & was more of a lurker but definitely learned a lot here. Don't know if anyone else remembers Vin The Grine but he was a fellow NJ birder & kind of took me "under his wing" at the time. Learned a lot from him but lost touch when he moved out of state. I was also the person that originally suggested starting the Flickr Whatbird group but Rogue Birder was the person that actually ran it. Used to really love participating in the Whatbird Big Year Forum too. It was a lot of fun competing against the other states. Not sure if this is the way he spelled it but anyone else remember SnowyOwl? Thanks again Kevin!
    5 points
  27. Hairy Woodpeckers are very rare in Sacramento, and the few records that there are from Sac county are all from the Folsom area during the winter, closest to the foothills where they are usually found. It's pretty safe to call anything that looks like this a Downy here in sac.
    5 points
  28. I joined on Jan 1, 2008. Hopefully there's someone still around that's been on here longer than me. I feel old enough already!!!
    5 points
  29. I don’t really have anything good even though they’re really common here.
    5 points
  30. One last thing, PLEASE don't make me need to make these posts very often, I think y'all all know about my spelling and typing abilities, it took me some 20 minutes to decide what I was going to say, and wright it out.
    4 points
  31. 4 points
  32. Probably Bairds Sandpiper I think.
    4 points
  33. I will have two birds for each question on the poll. Answer the one that you would save from extinction (if it had ever come to that). Most importantly, have fun!!!!
    4 points
  34. I went in and took a screenshot of mine, for old time's sake. I reread some of the stuff above and realized JimBob was like. . . .12 when I first knew him. 😳
    4 points
  35. Forsters have thicker bills and longer tails but most helpful if you see them fly - Common have black on wings. If they are in non-breeding plumage, as these should be, Forsters black head patch still covers the eye but the common black patch looks more like it is on the back of the head behind the eye. I still have trouble with this too. I'm told it gets easier with practice and time.
    4 points
  36. Black is my favorite color. I find the color black dignified and get more pleasure in spotting Black Vultures than I get in spotting Turkey Vultures. Look how serious these guys are. 🙂
    4 points
  37. Cali Quail sitting 20 feet away from me. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/365792201
    4 points
  38. It's a Flam! Cibola NF, NM Spotted Owl, Carr Canyon, AZ Spotted Owl, Miller Canyon, AZ NOPO, Washington County, OR Boreal Owl juv, undisclosed location in Washington state
    4 points
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