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  1. I am still working on sorting through the tons of images I made over the recent weeks. Therefore, here is one from the archives. I like the stark contrast between the bright blue of the Indigo Bunting and the lush green of the environment. That is also why I kept the bird a bit smaller in the frame. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/569750311
    10 points
  2. Kind of hoped county bird #250 would be better looks, but it was a lifer Wilson's Phalarope. Not sure I've ever left my house as quickly after hearing about a possible new bird for me.
    8 points
  3. Blue Grosbeaks were super cooperative this morning!!! By far my best photos of the species! Ratings/thoughts appreciated. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/569517561 https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/569517601
    6 points
  4. Audio is really the only way to safely differentiate between the two. Visually, they are virtually identical.
    5 points
  5. That's a Broad-winged Hawk! Note the shorter tail.
    5 points
  6. FINALLY defeated my biggest nemesis, Swainson's Thrush from this morning.
    5 points
  7. 4 points
  8. Immature Mississippi Kite?
    4 points
  9. Yes, Clay-colored Sparrows and a Field Sparrow on the left in the second pic. Sparrows frequently form mixed flocks.
    4 points
  10. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/569338471 Rating appreciated
    4 points
  11. Ratings greatly appreciated: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/569334441
    4 points
  12. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/569945761
    3 points
  13. Awesome list! Living here in Sacramento, I'm having a hard time imaging so many migrants in one place. Seriously, 130 warblers!!! I'm unbelievably happy whenever I get more than 30 warblers on one list, which almost never happens.
    3 points
  14. Lucky guess birdie 🦃 #355: 🟩⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛ https://birdiegame.net/
    3 points
  15. Do not trust Merlin for things like this, rarities, similar sounding species, etc.
    3 points
  16. I don't think there's any reason to believe this would be a Western unless you have clear audio. I believe Western Wood-Pewees also have a more extensively dark lower bill.
    3 points
  17. Then why am I so observant when it comes to birds but not the laundry?
    3 points
  18. Bank Swallow! They are annual in Georgia, but a lot more common rarities on the coast. https://ebird.org/checklist/S136876078?view=photos
    3 points
  19. The main site has been down for a while after a major hacking attack. I don't have any news about when it might be up again.
    3 points
  20. After finding a Willow Flycatcher on Sunday (county bird) I found an Alder this morning, which was a new state bird and 3rd County Record! https://ebird.org/checklist/S136759737 Tomorrow I'm going for the annually occurring OSFL, and hoping for a YBFL to round out the expected flycatchers for the year!
    3 points
  21. Yeah, I was on that boat. The Murphy's show was just incredible!!! I got some pretty good photos as well, but it might be some time before I can upload them. I also very happy to finally get a good look at a Hawaiian Petrel, my first one was just a speck on the horizon that was seen for only a few seconds.
    3 points
  22. Blue Grosbeak pair https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/569517581
    3 points
  23. Swainson's Thrush, one of those birds that are really easy to hear but a pain to see. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/568030821
    2 points
  24. Eurasian Collared Dove Ratings appreciated: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/564864891
    2 points
  25. I always debate with these things!! I usually keep it the way it really was unless I like it MUCH better the other way. Personally I like the first better, but if the second one is how it really was, then I would leave it as that. I would only change the orientation like this if I like it a LOT better the other way. Nice photo!
    2 points
  26. Looks like it! Seems like everybody's finding them lately.
    2 points
  27. Action shot https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/569852061
    2 points
  28. Also, loosely regarding photo #4, the difference in appearance between a Greater/Lesser Yellowlegs and a Solitary Sandpiper is surprisingly small to my eyes, whereas when you compare the overall size between Yellowlegs and Solitary Sandpipers, the ID becomes rather obvious. Not necessarily saying #3 are Solitary Sandpipers, but your comment about their diminutive size had me wondering a bit...I wouldn't call it from those pics however either way.
    2 points
  29. Connecticut Warbler! https://ebird.org/checklist/S136928630
    2 points
  30. Do you have any other photos of the last bird? I'm almost certain it's a White-rumped Sandpiper. The first bird is a Least.
    2 points
  31. Understood and very sorry to hear that.
    2 points
  32. Fooled y'all; I ain't gots one!
    2 points
  33. birdie 🦢 #355: 🟩⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛ https://birdiegame.net/
    2 points
  34. 1. White-rumped Sandpiper 2/3. Least in front, Semipalmated in back (Western would have a long bill as a female, rufous in the scalps as a male). 4. White-rumped
    2 points
  35. Northern Waterthrush makes sense to me for this bird due to the shorter tail.
    2 points
  36. Oh, oh no, oh no oh no oh no… I collect bottle caps!
    2 points
  37. Rock Wren https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/569517281 House Finch https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/569517471
    2 points
  38. From this weekend, insane amount of Murphy's. Finally got them in Marin County as well, making it county bird #359. We've had them infuriatingly close to the county border before, but this trip had them well in into Marin. https://ebird.org/tripreport/125849
    2 points
  39. Least Sandpiper! At the pond in town too!
    2 points
  40. Common ringed Plover in Mass.! https://ebird.org/checklist/S136696618?view=photos @stitch58, @cooldood, @Tanager 101, @Birding Boy?
    2 points
  41. Solitary Sandpiper, Lesser Yellowlegs, and Spotted Sandpiper! It is normally very hard to find any kind of shorebird in my county.
    2 points
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