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  1. 14 points
  2. I've still got a bit of Florida photo backlog to get through, here's two of a Little Blue Heron! Sadly messed up the framing of the second one (Worried about gators, Lol) so I had to crop it down a little. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/426425991
    13 points
  3. I think the one on the right walked out of the barber shop before the barber was finished 😛
    6 points
  4. BRDL 55 🪶🥚🪶🐦 🐦🐦🐦🐦 Score!
    5 points
  5. This is a really important point. All too often one is focused on photographing the bird instead of actually viewing and studying it. I am no exception here. Taking time to slow down and try and observe the bird will almost always yield better results than a crummy photo will. RCSP appears very different than do WCSP when seen well enough. Their vocalizations are also noticeably different and diagnostic. My advice would be to always take more stock in what you observed in person in the field than the feedback people will give you online in relation to a subpar photo. I do think that high quality photos when seeking an ID can be a different story, but honestly, the same logic still applies...study the bird carefully in the field.
    5 points
  6. Just gotta give a shout-out. This is impressive!
    5 points
  7. 711. Red-flanked Bluetail
    5 points
  8. 5 points
  9. It would be HIGHLY UNUSUAL to see an Osprey eating anything other than a fish.
    4 points
  10. I think the tail is too thick for Bank Swallow, likely Tree Swallows.
    4 points
  11. 4 points
  12. 4 points
  13. Nice photo. This is an ALHU, no need to use the slash here.
    4 points
  14. 4 points
  15. Double-crested Cormorant. Cormorants will also dry their wings like that.
    3 points
  16. 3 points
  17. At 209 with most recently being Pacific-slope Flycatcher.
    3 points
  18. I am far from generous with my reactions. When I do use the Like button it could be for a variety of reasons. Probably the easiest reason to explain would be because I was in the right mood at the time of reading the post and something just clicked. I don't add a like to posts because the poster has previously liked my posts, nor do I refrain from liking someone else's posts because they haven't liked posts of mine. While it's great to see likes show up on the screen, I have never really given them more than a casual thought and don't put much weight into who has, or hasn't, liked my posts.
    3 points
  19. The RBA is hilarious. Everyone in the city went to see it https://ebird.org/alert/summary?sid=SN35799
    3 points
  20. What a killer shot! Awesome.
    3 points
  21. I tend to not use many reactions at all, regardless of a cap. Even on social media. Like: agreement, acknowledgement (if I’m not responding), or a photo that I enjoyed Trophy: Thanks The last three are self explanatory
    3 points
  22. What I do is you make a really good post, or post a good photo, I’ll give you a “like”. If somebody answers a question of mine, I’ll give them the “thanks” reaction. If I’m confused, I’ll use the confused reaction, and if I find something funny, I use the “haha” reaction.
    3 points
  23. BRDL 55 🥚🐦🥚🪶 🥚🐦🪶🥚 🐦🐦🐦🐦
    3 points
  24. Wow! https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/423816451
    3 points
  25. Personally I would not count this, not as it would be a lifer, not unless I was completely sure without the photo at all. Just saying.
    3 points
  26. Red-flanked Bluetail!!! My first code 4 bird. Spent 2+ hours staking out a neighborhood with _a lot_ of other local birders to only get very brief looks. And of course all my photos were back of the head shots, but I'll take it.
    3 points
  27. Hooded Merganser, American Wigeon, Gadwall, Ring-necked Duck, and Bufflehead!
    3 points
  28. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/426331311
    3 points
  29. 3 points
  30. American Black Duck https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/362270261
    3 points
  31. 2 points
  32. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/426713281
    2 points
  33. Stopped at a rest stop in either Indiana or Illinois and there were hundreds of grackles and red-winged black birds in the trees. The sound was near deafening...
    2 points
  34. Haha yeah, I tried to eliminate as many letters as I could, and then suddenly remembered it existed
    2 points
  35. 2 points
  36. BRDL 55 🥚🪶🪶🪶 🪶🥚🪶🐦 🐦🐦🐦🐦
    2 points
  37. Become familiar with there sound. They are often noisy and it is likely you may hear one before you see them. They like grassy areas and may or may not be near water. Even if you are not good out bird sounds you will recognize these guys when you hear them.
    2 points
  38. Thanks. I’ll put this as sparrow sp for now. I’ll head back to see if I can get better looks.
    2 points
  39. Hit 150 today. Ahead of last years pace but it's not going to stay that way for long. No big California road-trip on deck this year.
    2 points
  40. Red-flanked Bluetail in Lake Forest Park, WASHINGTON Found in a residential backyard - https://ebird.org/checklist/S105060032
    2 points
  41. 82 YTD, feels like I’m behind but my average at this point is about 70 and only 2 other years ahead of this pace.
    2 points
  42. 2 points
  43. Lifer #88 and this year's 13th, Yellow-crowned Night-Heron. I would have missed these birds, but I always follow photographers with long lenses pointed at something and the woman mentioned the potential lifer, so I hung around for fifteen minutes and took 278 pictures. Here is the best one. Very close to the same spot where I got my Black-crowned Night-Heron lifer last Sunday. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/424850831
    2 points
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