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  1. Yes! That's a Red-breasted Nuthatch!!!
    8 points
  2. Rare Gray-cheeked Thrush!
    7 points
  3. I think these are Night-Herons
    6 points
  4. Rarity and county lifer, this Summer Tanager provided some pretty good views for a couple minutes this morning much to the delight of a couple dozen birders. This was probably the best photo I managed of it - though the light was a bit harsh by then. Can't complain 😁 ML567865681 Summer Tanager Macaulay Library
    5 points
  5. That is actually a Warbling Vireo. Great pictures!
    5 points
  6. My strategy is to look for the people with big fancy cameras and binoculars staring at a shrub and whispering excitedly, then I glue myself to them until we all find what we're after. I've found some nice things using that method, it also helps when people give the exact coordinates of the bird.
    5 points
  7. Mis-identification. Based on the first photo it's clearly David Hasselhoff. birdie 🦒 #351: πŸŸ¨πŸŸ©β¬›β¬›β¬›β¬› https://birdiegame.net/
    5 points
  8. Yes, Brewer's. The pale lores and no white crown stripe rule out both Chipping and Clay-colored.
    5 points
  9. Too much thin streaking on the 2nd for Prairie IMO, and not enough yellow.
    4 points
  10. Me and @IKLland met up and found the Nelsons Sparrow in San Diego County. https://ebird.org/checklist/S136316139
    4 points
  11. Still on the phone and spell-checking, I see.
    4 points
  12. Not my best work, but good enough to be a photo lifer! https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/567794861
    4 points
  13. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/567744851
    4 points
  14. I think digi as in digiscope and bin as in binoculars so a photo taken through binoculars with a phone(I think).
    4 points
  15. My first ever encounter with a Gray Partridge! I was about to drive away when I spotted some weird-looking pigeons in the field, it turned out they were not pigeons at all πŸ˜„ https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/567653621 https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/567652621
    4 points
  16. That's kind of rude, drooling on the bird...😜
    4 points
  17. Got 20 yearbirds today. Found a Eurasian Wigeon, I'd like to consider it self found, but it's probably the same one last reported a week or so ago. Migration is super late this year, so most of the non PAWA/YRWA/YEWA were 1st of year. eBird Checklist - 5 May 2023 - Pte. Mouillee SGA - 104 species (+2 other taxa)
    4 points
  18. A throwback with the Snowy Owl in Orange County earlier this year https://search.macaulaylibrary.org/catalog?taxonCode=snoowl1&userId=USER1499726
    4 points
  19. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/567847171 Not exactly a photo lifer...Had one previously I accidentally deleted. Definitely my first decent shot of one!
    3 points
  20. Prairie I think Cape Mae Unidentifiable
    3 points
  21. All look good for Warbling to me
    3 points
  22. Ratings appreciated: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/566937001
    3 points
  23. birdie πŸ¦… #351: πŸŸ©β¬›β¬›β¬›β¬›β¬› https://birdiegame.net/ Very cool birds!
    3 points
  24. In all seriousness, when the bird is originally found, the person that finds it should(and usually does) give the precise location of where the bird was, either by description or with coordinates. As people continues to see it, if it moves location, they add the new location in their comments. As for actually locating the bird, one of the biggest things with rarity passerines is the calls/songs. I can’t tell you how many times rarities have been located by sounds first. Carefully scan in the area where the bird is most often seen it the best bet, as well as the fact that there are usually other birders around checking the other trees/shrubs.
    3 points
  25. 3 points
  26. So will acid reflux or a stray cat.
    3 points
  27. Only Northern Cardinal I've seen. This was before I had a camera so I only have a digibin.
    3 points
  28. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/564946991Thoughts and ratings appreciated
    3 points
  29. Today was a decent start to the weekend-got my main target, the Nelson’s Sparrow. Nice to meet up with @sirstarling89😜! I have a pelagic trip tomorrow which will hopefully give me some lifers and new birds for the weekend. https://ebird.org/tripreport/125240
    2 points
  30. Heck, I didn't see that one until you pointed it out!
    2 points
  31. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/567841061 Ratings Appreciated. Rarely see one of these in the open...
    2 points
  32. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/567838611 I happy with this one. Thoughts/ratings appreciated
    2 points
  33. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/567838781 I liked the setting of this photo
    2 points
  34. Swallow-tailed Kite for sure!
    2 points
  35. It's a Traill's Flycatcher (Willow/Alder)
    2 points
  36. looks like a Swallow-tailed Kite, flat flight profile and forked tail
    2 points
  37. How exactly does one chase small, highly-mobile birds that hang out in brush or trees, like sparrows, warblers, etc? I've gone after a Limpkin that was reported for a couple of weeks in the same football field-sized area, a bird large and slow-moving enough that dozens of birders found it. There was a Horned Grebe reported hanging out for several days on a four-acre pond that offered nowhere to hide. Ditto Black-bellieds on a much larger pond but staying mostly in one corner. But passerines? What are the tactics? Show up, cross your fingers, and enjoy whatever else you may see?
    2 points
  38. 2 points
  39. It's 10:48, well past my bed time. Good night everyone.
    2 points
  40. A silhouette photo of a Ridgeways Rail in a saltwater marsh. Location: Tijuana Slough McCoy Trail, San Diego, CA https://search.macaulaylibrary.org/catalog?taxonCode=ridrai1&userId=USER1499726
    2 points
  41. I wouldn't say that the article 'bashes' Audubon. While I agree that Audubon also did good work, it's important to recognize that he also had major flaws, including the fact that he owned slaves, and shot hundreds of birds for his illustrations. The article is raising awareness of this.
    2 points
  42. Very far from a good photo, but my favourite anyway! This picture started my journey here on the forum πŸ™‚
    2 points
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