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  1. Really cooperative Townsend's Warbler https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/504698481 https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/504698501
    10 points
  2. You might be a birder if you get up earlier on your days off than you do when you go to school/work.
    8 points
  3. Hi, Kevin. Thanks for checking in on me! I'm hanging in there, going through some not so pleasant times. Two years ago my wife was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, unfortunately. That has pretty much ended my birding days. I haven't been birding but a few times since then, none at all in over a year. I spend almost all my time at home taking care of her. I want to keep her home as long as possible. I'm not complaining, that's just the hand that life has dealt. We had many good years together, and that's what I want to remember. I'm on here every day (automatic login), and read what's going on and enjoy the site. I just don't have much to contribute but I keep up with it as time permits. Thanks again for asking!! 🙂
    8 points
  4. 6 points
  5. Not a great pic but I like the pop art type vibe 🙂
    6 points
  6. Funny you should mention that... A rare Common Goldeneye has been reported nearby for the last two days. I'm at work an hour early today so I can leave while there's daylight to try for it.
    6 points
  7. Yes, definitely a Black Oystercatcher
    6 points
  8. Non Water entry I know not much of a reflection 😛
    5 points
  9. I’ve never actually seen Creepers do it. In my experience they always fly to the bottoms of trees and move up the trunk, then fly to the bottom of the next tree. As someone in the PNW I have done a fair amount of creeper watching. That being said, I am always happy to be proven wrong so I will be paying more attention to their behavior from now on.
    5 points
  10. Who are you kidding? Have you ever NOT brought the big lens?
    5 points
  11. Loggerhead Shrike: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/504638321
    5 points
  12. Great Crested Flycatcher https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/504908101 https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/504908251
    4 points
  13. Pink footed goose in Kentucky.
    4 points
  14. He was probably laughing so hard that he shook the camera or messed up the focus setting!
    4 points
  15. In the summer they are very common. After august, they are uncommon, and by October they are gone.
    4 points
  16. If only the brown branch strips on the right side of the frame weren’t there… And if only this stick wasn’t behind the bird…
    4 points
  17. Just trying to avoid putting up all Ibis pictures .
    4 points
  18. You might be a birder if you forget to eat lunch because you went out to chase a bird.
    3 points
  19. Man! That's an amazing photo!
    3 points
  20. 3 points
  21. Huh. Looks like Red-winged Blackbirds to me... 🤷‍♂️
    3 points
  22. What features point you to the hybrid possibility? I’m having trouble finding any spots that seem out of place for Gadwall
    3 points
  23. Juvenile Herring Gull Sorry I was feeling creative this morning 🙂
    3 points
  24. Not many black birds have disturbingly flesh-colored legs like that.
    3 points
  25. Make sure you at least take the time to enjoy the ones out the window - it's one of the ways I help deal with caregiver fatigue. ❤️
    3 points
  26. Once you click on “View All,” they are fixed from highest to lowest, as usual. I almost always view them this way, so it doesn’t bother me too much.
    3 points
  27. Definitely Gadwall with the new photos
    3 points
  28. This time a Blue Jay that was only looking for a snack on the ground and did not seem to me. It is unfortunate I did not get a better angle though https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/504534421 https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/504534431
    3 points
  29. #239, Common Goldeneye, wastewater treatment plant in central Lexington County, central SC. Waterfowl routinely spend winters on this easily accessible 2+ acre pond. Two Gadwall were here for a few weeks in the spring, another very uncommon bird for central SC. You can't get into the facility but the birds are visible from the fence. The female COGO was reported by a friend two days ago, and birders have been turning in reports ever since.
    2 points
  30. Both of these statements are true. I’d say it’s an Orchard by size, greenish plumage, structure, bill size, and the fact that OROR are much more likely than HOOR at this date; at least that’s the case in Northern CA. The tail looks concerningly long for OROR in some of the pictures, but it’s just too small to be anything else, IMO. People sometimes confused ORORs with warblers, that’s how small they are, comparatively. Aren’t you brothers @Bird-Boys and @BirdNrd?!
    2 points
  31. Mixed flock? That white bird in the center of the first photo sure looks pigeony to mel
    2 points
  32. 2 points
  33. birdie 🦢 #182: 🟩⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛ https://birdiegame.net/
    2 points
  34. While creativity is encouraged, @cooldood, it's still limited to one photo a day. 😉
    2 points
  35. Thanks to all for views and confirms. I also felt like it was a Prairie. Wanted support. I posted to eBird this evening. It is considered "rare" for this time of year. Made my day ! Cheers and good birding !
    2 points
  36. x-ray of a bird wing?
    2 points
  37. Nice grounds. This was my first time here. I succeeded on my mission to get some lifers. The Gadwall, Ring-necked Duck, and Spotted Sandpiper were all lifers. https://ebird.org/checklist/S122564797
    2 points
  38. I got 3 lifers today! Gadwall: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/504636491 Ring-necked Duck: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/504637801 Spotted Sandpiper: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/504637971
    2 points
  39. 2 points
  40. 2 points
  41. Yep! Going down head first is typical nuthatch behavior.
    2 points
  42. They changed the front page (possibly to prevent bombing?), where different images appear in the top photos from the top 30 or so every time you refresh the page.
    2 points
  43. I had to donate some of my old ones that I got started with because they're 20+ years out of date and not useful beyond a curiosity. I kept one because it's decently vintage and interesting to see how they described species before splits. Sibley is still my favorite physical guide for identification; I've got both West and the full guide. I've been thinking about getting the East one so I don't have to haul the full guide with me on a plane. You might be a birder if you have a hard time deciding which two physical field guides to take with you when visiting relatives for a few days, and whether it's worth bringing the big lens or just the binoculars.
    2 points
  44. Creativity is not cheating, and unlike cheating, creativity is encouraged. 😉
    2 points
  45. I should clarify, just in case someone does not realize, that's @Charlie Spencer's photo, turned upside down.
    2 points
  46. The more time, and/or effort we spend looking for negativity, the more negativity we'll find, or end up creating, and the more negativity we'll carry with us and spread in our next interactions. Positivity goes a long way too though, as this forum is proof of. 🙂 If we can focus on the positive all the time, eventually that's all we're going to see, and the more positivity we'll end up projecting toward others. I know life isn't that simple, but it's a simple lesson I need to remind myself of now and then.
    1 point
  47. In November I think they are.
    1 point
  48. And you drew it with the tip of a burnt stick. On a cave wall. In France. Thank you! You've been a beautiful audience! Try the scallops!
    1 point
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