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  1. Yes, Blue-winged Warbler . Nice bird!
    7 points
  2. Yes, Field Sparrow. Great pictures! They are always so Skittish for me.
    6 points
  3. After a STELLAR week, I’m up to 242! Recent additions are Connecticut Warbler, Alder Flycatcher, Lark Sparrow, and finally a Yellow-billed Cuckoo (they are very late this year). The next two weeks I’ll be back in VT and will hopefully add the species I missed in migration (OSFL, YBFL, BBCU, GWWA) and add some northern specialties.
    6 points
  4. On the bright side, and with my rose-tinted glasses back on, at least I added about 20 to my year list and met a lot of cool birders. That, and sweated out about 10 pounds probably, lol (free sauna, woohoo!)
    5 points
  5. That cold week we had in early may pretty much delayed migration by a week. Now, we've got storms rolling through that are creating mini-fallouts, and on top of that everything that is headed north is BOOKING it to try and make up lost time. It's been weird. Bay-breasted Warblers were few and far between the first week of may, and everything you got your bins on was a Yellow-rumped or maybe a Palm, but now both are basically gone and the Bay-breasted's are dripping from the trees.
    5 points
  6. I'm up to 274 now after getting Purple Martins and a Yellow-crowned Night-Heron today!
    5 points
  7. Second county record Yellow-crowned Night-Heron!!! My first new county bird sonce 2022!
    5 points
  8. Looks better for Semipalmated to me. It lacks the “racing stripes” of a Least (white stripes down the back, like on a Snipe)
    5 points
  9. All least except for 1&4, which are both Solitary.
    5 points
  10. Palm Warbler and a bunch of old stuff from Hawaii bring my year list up to 129.
    4 points
  11. Song Sparrow. Nice pics!
    4 points
  12. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/570736511
    4 points
  13. Blue Grosbeak and Least Sandpiper.
    4 points
  14. birdie 🦃 #357: 🟩⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛ https://birdiegame.net/
    4 points
  15. Aren't these Pectorals? Note the breast streaking.
    4 points
  16. Greater Yellowlegs. It's not very good since I had to shoot down into the river below and there wasn't any way to get closer or further down. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/570341221
    4 points
  17. Thanks to @IKLland for helping me with the cropping. Ratings greatly appreciated: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/570043741
    4 points
  18. 3 points
  19. 3 points
  20. The black on the chest is actually just a part in the feathers. Nice bird!
    3 points
  21. Those are probably the same words that @Charlie Spencer will hear the first time his phone rings when he's out with a group of birders. 😄
    3 points
  22. 3 points
  23. I only criticize photos when asked to. When I first looked at the photo, I didn't initially think about anything inconsistent with the blurring, but my brain acted as if something was slightly out of focus before it normalized everything. Maybe my eyes took a second or two to initially properly focus because of the box to the top left of the bird, the few light spots on the right, and the two darker spots on the bottom, to the left of the pole. There is also the dark V shape on the far left that wasn't obscured by the blurring. I'm not certain those are the exact issues I had with the photo initially, but I'm trying to figure out what caused my instincts to think there was a flaw.
    3 points
  24. Second day in a row! birdie 🦃 #357: 🟩⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛ https://birdiegame.net/
    3 points
  25. https://ebird.org/checklist/S137135005 https://ebird.org/checklist/S137134858 I went out to Corn Creek again this morning to see the latest migrants and to check for rarities. Another Northern Parula decided to pass through, but the real treat was getting a lifer Pinyon Jay (with audio)! I also saw five additional firsts of the year (bringing me up to 305): Indigo Bunting (uncommon out west) Blue Grosbeak Pacific-slope Flycatcher (verified with playback) Yellow-breasted Chat Black-throated Sparrow In addition, several of the birds I recorded today were audio lifers.
    3 points
  26. Dunlin! The difference is due to molt-the bird on the right hasn’t competed it’s molt into breeding plumage yet, while the bird on the left is close, if not completed it’s molt.
    3 points
  27. Thoughts appreciated. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/570342351
    3 points
  28. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/568214191
    3 points
  29. With retirement pending, I'll soon have to turn in my company phone. I bought a new Samsung a couple of weeks ago, and promptly set the ringtone to a Pileated's "WUK-WUK-WUK-WUK-WUK-WUK-WUK-WUK-WUK". The sound for an incoming text is the bird's hammering.
    2 points
  30. The top birder in my county on eBird went to the same location for the shorebirds and his checklist comments said "Nice collection of shorebirds found by P. erythrophthalmus here yesterday!"!!
    2 points
  31. These two are generally not identifiable by sound, their songs are nearly identical.
    2 points
  32. Definitely Spotted (L) and Solitary (R). I see these guys daily in my yard this time of year.
    2 points
  33. 2 points
  34. Trip Rrport:https://ebird.org/tripreport/127278
    2 points
  35. Thanks! I was thrilled I managed to get it! Sure wasn't expecting this to show up today! Also, my picture will probably be better than this, this is just a BOC shot. I think I've gotten pretty good at those!
    2 points
  36. Please not that eBird guidelines don’t say anything about how the background is blurred. Only subtract a point for this if the background is distracting away from the bird. In this case, even if you feel it may not be uniform, only subtract a point for it if it’s distracting. Personally, I find the background not totally smooth, but not distracting.
    2 points
  37. https://ebird.org/checklist/S137159135 Not bad for midday IMO
    2 points
  38. Thank you. These would be my first Dunlins then. Yeah, a new Lifer!
    2 points
  39. MJ changes her ringtone now and then. On one occasion she had changed it without me knowing and then got a persistent caller that called back every few minutes while MJ was out walking the dog. I checked in every room, in all the closets, down the basement, and out around the house trying to find the source of this very familiar sound. When she got back from walking the dog, MJ just laughed at me when I told her that I could hear a cat meowing from somewhere in or around the house but I simply couldn't locate it. Personally, I like having a unique sounding ringtone, that's why my ringtone sounds like a phone ringing.
    2 points
  40. I'm now up to 177 species with the addition of White-rumped Sandpiper and three other species
    2 points
  41. When I open the door to go birding:
    2 points
  42. My best photo to date of a Blackpoll Warbler. Seeing a ton of them this season.
    2 points
  43. 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
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