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  1. Another reason to love living in South Florida. I got an "incidental" Yellow-crowned Night Heron on the way to the parking lot after the main checklist: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/548141611
    9 points
  2. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/548338101
    7 points
  3. I got to make the County Rare Bird Alert with this White-crowned Pigeon: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/548138011
    7 points
  4. For an odd Mallard, I'd need more than one clear sign of specific interspecific ancestry to call it anything but a Mallard with some domestic ancestry.
    6 points
  5. 6 points
  6. 6 points
  7. Fine by me - I only posted it because an almost identical bird was accepted close to this location not long ago. No dispute about this hybrid at the same location today - Goldeneye x Hoodie.
    5 points
  8. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/548075341 Thoughts?
    5 points
  9. Yep, it's a Red-tail. Looks like there might be some odd white speckling on the head?
    4 points
  10. Thoughts appreciated. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/548330321
    4 points
  11. Never believe what is seen and always suspect what isn't. There is really an out of sight pole holding this duck up.
    4 points
  12. birdie πŸ¦† #306: πŸŸ©β¬›β¬›β¬›β¬›β¬› https://birdiegame.net/
    4 points
  13. Still no Common Myna lifers here, but I did later get intel on a better spot to find the bird: https://ebird.org/checklist/S131449014 Not much going on here, but I only stayed in one area looking for a bird. I did get the White-crowned Pigeon lifer I was after though! I also discovered a new hotspot: https://ebird.org/checklist/S131484243
    4 points
  14. Finally got a half-decent Osprey shot: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/547980821
    4 points
  15. Like the poster said, you can see that the eyebrow is wider at the back, and Northern Waterthrush are usually more yellowish and buffy. From what we can see, this bird also has very little streaking on its throat, which is another characteristic that favors Lousiana over Northern.
    3 points
  16. birdie πŸ¦‰ #306: πŸŸ©β¬›β¬›β¬›β¬›β¬› https://birdiegame.net/
    3 points
  17. birdie πŸ¦ƒ #306: πŸŸ©β¬›β¬›β¬›β¬›β¬› https://birdiegame.net/
    3 points
  18. birdie 🦒 #306: πŸŸ©β¬›β¬›β¬›β¬›β¬› https://birdiegame.net/
    3 points
  19. It's a Yellow-rumped Warbler.
    3 points
  20. 3 points
  21. getting a lot of visitors to my woodpecker feeder.
    3 points
  22. Ratings/thoughts welcome!! https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/547777151
    3 points
  23. I agree. Here are two pages with Mallard x American Wigeon photos https://ebird.org/species/x00611/US-IL https://www.marylandbiodiversity.com/view/19884
    2 points
  24. I love making the County Rare Bird Alert but am not 100% certain of this and don't want to get a bad rep. Taken this afternoon in Lantana Florida:
    2 points
  25. Canada Geese with the occasional Mallard. Riverfront Park, Columbia, central SC. July 2020
    2 points
  26. I dont understand why Amazon would shut it down. They are all about making money so do they have bigger and better DPReview planned?
    2 points
  27. 2 points
  28. Very nice! One day I'll see one.
    2 points
  29. 1 point
  30. I learned a longtime ago to not ask questions unless you really want the answer. LOL
    1 point
  31. Thanks for the detailed info! I perused your linked-to post as well. I had indeed made a list of stops along the Main Road that I felt ought to be most interesting/productive, but have had to eliminate a few from our itinerary in the interest of time. However, since you mentioned it specifically, I shall have to see and hopefully we can make time to stop for at least a few minutes at Mrazek Pond. Our park visit will unfortunately be limited to one full day, sandwiched between two 1/2 days that necessitate travel to and from what will be our home base 4+ hours away. Curious whether you've taken any of the boat rides? Right now in the planning stages I'm leaning toward the Ten Thousand Islands tour. (The Florida Bay Tour was my first choice, but I found out it will shut down for the season a few days before we get there - apparently on account of shallow water levels in the bay after April 15.) Whether right or not, the airboat rides don't give me a good impression. Loud and touristy ($$), and seem like they might scare all the birds away before we get within a mile! Any further thoughts, please feel free to share! πŸ™‚
    1 point
  32. It's very hard to fake metadata, the photo was definitely taken on a phone. This appears to be on an island with massive breeding colonies of boobys, so it would be hard to not walk and be close to a nest. He was also probably there for research purposes, and likely was conducting some scientific research, as people usually don't visit and walk on offshore islands with breeding seabird colonies otherwise.
    1 point
  33. Yes, since Great Horned Owl isn’t a sensitive species. Great Gray, Northern Hawk-Owl, Gyrfalcon, and now Long-eared owl are all listed as Sensitive on eBird, as well as many more. The usual reasoning is due to low populations and/or sensitivity to disturbance. Gyrfalcons have low population numbers, and are sensitive to being nest raided by falconers.
    1 point
  34. Rock Wren from today https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/547777121
    1 point
  35. Cedar Waxwings. Batesburg-Leesville Industrial Park, Lexington County, central SC. February 2020
    1 point
  36. Let's see what captions this one inspires...
    1 point
  37. https://ebird.org/checklist/S131218405 Just a nice day for a walk. 42F and the snow is melting, listening to singing birds.
    1 point
  38. Any pics in profile so we can get a look at the beak shape? I lean Purple Finch, but that beak looks curved, albeit a tough angle to know for sure. I've seen some very colorful HOFI before, close to this.
    1 point
  39. Strikes me more as a Purple Finch. Any other pics?
    1 point
  40. No Yellow-rumped Warblers on either checklist. Looks like they are leaving town. I recently spoke with a local birder who noticed fewer around these days as well. Not much to comment on for the first one. Normal stuff for the area. I should be seeing more species this time of day though. The highlight was being able to capture good audio of a Red-bellied Woodpecker call. I've uploaded RBWO audio before, but never this call: https://ebird.org/checklist/S130964905 I got the Red-crowned Parrot lifer I was after! I'd never been here, so I showed up earlier than the anticipated flyover, walked around the neighborhood, and ended up with a decent checklist with some good photos: https://ebird.org/checklist/S131001440
    1 point
  41. 1 point
  42. Not a lot going here, but I did get the Cave Swallow lifer I was after. This place has lots more to offer, but I was stationary most of the time, trying hard to get recognizable photos of the bird. I ended up getting a good enough screengrab from a vid. I'll have to go back and walk around some more: https://ebird.org/checklist/S130764668
    1 point
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