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  1. I'm very happy to have gotten a few decent Pine Siskin Photos last week! Usually I don't see them at or below eye level. https://ebird.org/checklist/S104556887
    12 points
  2. Anyhow, since my parents work in the area, I got a second chance this morning 😁 First lifer of the year, I can’t tell ya how hyped I am.
    8 points
  3. From last week. Not sure which I like best, so I’m posting both. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/425915981 https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/425915921
    7 points
  4. County bird 253! Yellow-bellied Sapsucker!!! There hasn't been a chaseable YBSA (or at least one that cooperated once birders tried to refind it) since around 1994 in the county.
    7 points
  5. Looks like a Purple Finch to me. Pattern on face, no heavy brown streaking on chest/sides/flanks.
    6 points
  6. Another Curve-billed Thrasher shot I just got uploaded. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/425835681
    6 points
  7. 6 points
  8. BRDL 53 πŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸͺΆπŸ¦ 🐦🐦🐦πŸ₯š 🐦🐦🐦🐦 Imagine not thinking of South American seabirds...
    5 points
  9. Sapsuckers often have pretty regular feeding patterns. See what time the birds are being reported at that tree then go there at its time. Their wintering territories also aren't usually too large, so try to find all the trees with holes and it'll likely be at one of them.
    5 points
  10. Sometimes it can be a lot of fun and very rewarding, especially if its in a place were there's a bunch of birds already...but yeah I understand, it can feel like a chore, especially if you dip or its not likely that it will be around.
    5 points
  11. Nice shots! I see how hard sapsuckers can be to chase. The one here in Orange was found in December, for one day. Fifteen people or so saw it, then it wasn’t refound at the same location until January. A few people saw it that day, then it was refound three weeks ago. It has now been coming one day every week or so. I’ve tried fourteen times, and finally saw it last week.
    4 points
  12. Older shot but remember this one popped up right in front of me, almost daring me to take it's picture.
    4 points
  13. Thanks to the help of this forum, I've id'd this caramel crow. Never knew they came in different flavors! Thanks for those who helped me out with this.
    4 points
  14. This Cuban Parrot looks like he shaved a little too close!
    4 points
  15. I may have posted this before but I'm old and involved in other forums so forgive me. I was birding in Cuba and at the time working with my fantastic guide that was doing his best to hook me up with a Pygmy Owl we could hear but not see in the thick short trees and brush. He finally gave up and walked away. After a bit, I started to try to catch up to him when I hear a flutter right behind me. I turn and not 5 feet away is this Cuban Pygmy Owl posing like "oaky, here I am".
    4 points
  16. Thank you, both. Lifer! πŸ‘
    3 points
  17. No list but spammed the last letter until something was accepted BRDL 53 πŸͺΆπŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯š πŸ₯šπŸ¦πŸ₯šπŸ₯š 🐦🐦🐦πŸ₯š 🐦🐦🐦🐦
    3 points
  18. Agreed, Royal Tern was my first thought.
    3 points
  19. I think the poor photo quality is emphasizing the shadows on the leading edge of the wings. This looks like a Royal Tern, to me.
    3 points
  20. Looks good for a Red-tailed Hawk
    3 points
  21. I have no idea what this is and only got it because it rejects guesses not on the list BRDL 53 🐦πŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯š 🐦πŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯š 🐦πŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯š 🐦πŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯š 🐦🐦πŸ₯šπŸ¦ 🐦🐦🐦🐦
    3 points
  22. I’ve like, never even heard of this bird πŸ˜‚ Got it by purely by alphabetical elimination. BRDL 53 πŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯š 🐦πŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯š 🐦🐦πŸͺΆπŸ₯š 🐦🐦πŸ₯šπŸ¦ 🐦🐦πŸ₯šπŸ¦ 🐦🐦🐦🐦
    3 points
  23. Yay!! Wohoo! Goody! FOY Eastern Meadowlark! I can’t believe how much I’ve missed those guys.
    3 points
  24. This is a normal Red-winged Blackbird, just a young male. The song you're referring to is a House Finch
    3 points
  25. I would say Greater Scaup and Greater Yellowlegs if I saw those birds.
    3 points
  26. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/425835561
    3 points
  27. Tail and bill are fine for Orange-crowned Warbler. It's also from High Island Texas where there has only been one record of MacGillivray's Warbler since the mid 1980s. With regards to the broken eye ring... https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/118993131
    3 points
  28. Northern Shoveler and Pied-billed Grebe. Eastern Meadowlark. Flagged high count of American Woodcock. Had one fly less than 10 feet away from me and land about 25 feet away. Another calling around 20 feet away from me. My earliest record for them.
    3 points
  29. Was in the area, so I decided to check out this place I've never been to before. FOY Eastern Meadowlark, and an apparently pretty rare bird for the county, Barred Owl. https://ebird.org/checklist/S104973399
    3 points
  30. 3 points
  31. I spent half an hour at a marshy site a 45 minute drive away yesterday afternoon and saw my first Tree Swallows of the year, as well as my first of the year Peregrine Falcon. It was a nice, sunny, warm day ... in the low 70s, roughly 20 degrees above normal
    3 points
  32. There’s no bird as cooperative as a gull.
    3 points
  33. Why I don't chase. Too much like work.
    3 points
  34. Black vulture.
    2 points
  35. I need to stop trying to ID distant, blurry photos. Although, I'm still having a hard time making this into a tern. The wings look rather broad and not very angular.
    2 points
  36. Thanks! Unfortunately it’s pretty high up and distant, so unfortunately no 5 star shots of a Gyrfalcon haha. I’ll upload the actual photos later.
    2 points
  37. Good idea...for a different thread. πŸ˜‰
    2 points
  38. @Birding Boyyour Siskin is up!
    2 points
  39. https://ebird.org/checklist/S104960972
    2 points
  40. Yes! I've been the subject of much gentle ribbing here but I've never seen anyone truly be persecuted. Unlike the rest of the Internet, at Whatbird it's okay both to be wrong and to admit it!
    2 points
  41. It seems the common ones are more cooperative…lol.
    2 points
  42. This really is true* *most of the time.............(I've had some very uncooperative gulls)
    2 points
  43. This Sandhill Crane was in (I think, some sort of fast food) a Burger king parking lot and in the grasses in front. Got great looks and was fine with us walking within 5 feet of it. It was rainy and cloudy. Had it been sunny I could have gotten amazing photos.....
    2 points
  44. I have always really liked this photo. The American Avocets in their non-breeding plumage and lighting being overcast...has this looking like the photo was shot in black and white but it wasn't. The photo is not photo shopped in any way.
    2 points
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