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  1. You mean like: Seenbirds( @Seanbirds) Lonesomedove(@lonesome55dove) I also drop one of the L's in @IKLland producing I.K. Land And I'm not even going to try typing out @aveschapinas......
    7 points
  2. My lifer Grasshopper Sparrow from this morning! Here’s a juvenile: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/589578271
    7 points
  3. Vireoing Warbler Medium Yellowlegs Tattling Wanderer
    6 points
  4. Got word of a photo that was initially misidentified of a Western Kingbird near me, so I headed over and it was still there, 2 days after it was photographed! https://ebird.org/checklist/S143142906
    6 points
  5. Broad-winged Hawk. Overall structure and shape of the wings is totally wrong for Swainson's Hawk of any age.
    6 points
  6. I think this is my worst one. I'll donate any three birds off my life list, with the exception of my yard lifer Whooping Crain, to the person who can figure this out. "Spoon by yard"
    5 points
  7. White-headed Woodpecker ML589614151 White-headed Woodpecker Macaulay Library ML589614131 White-headed Woodpecker Macaulay Library
    5 points
  8. Grasshopper Sparrows!
    5 points
  9. White-winged Tern just reported in Michigan at Pointe Mouillee SGA, on Discord. 1st State Record.
    4 points
  10. It’s actually my moms three initials followed by the first part of our last name. 😁
    4 points
  11. Should arrive within 36 hours. If lost in shipping, I fully blame the AICBDRLIAS (Alabama International Center for Bird Delivery and Research of Live Animal Shipments ).
    3 points
  12. Trying to figure out if it would be worth it to try to get my 300th Michigan species and 400th ABA species be the same bird. Currently at 273 and 369 respectively.
    3 points
  13. 3 points
  14. Precisely why I kept calling you "she" when you first joined!
    3 points
  15. Many of the post in this category show case humans thoughtlessness and stupidity. In the case of the photo below I believe mother nature herself to be the cause. The photos were taken yesterday at Huguenot Memorial Park in Jacksonville, FL which is a breeding ground for many birds in the spring and summer. The park ropes off a large portion of the dunes from memorial day to the end of summer to protect these birds. The park can do little to protect them from mother nature herself though. I have no idea what happen to all of these birds but it does not appear humans were involved. The first two photo show an adult Laughing Gull attacking a juvenile Laughing Gull and then releasing it. I have no idea why it attacked it. The next four are all different injured juvenile Laughing Gulls. The last is a Royal Tern I hope is just resting but fear it was dead or dying. The number of dead juvenile Laughing Gulls we see every year around this time is jaw dropping. The 3 photos I have here of injured juvenile Laughing Gulls a drop in the bucket to the number of them we saw. On bit of a happier note we saw very few injured or dead Royal Terns. The Laughing Gulls number in the 1000s the Royal Terns the hundreds so this may be just a product of the numbers but it also seems like Laughing Gulls just are not as good a parents.
    3 points
  16. What are you doing with more than three initials? Don't you know there are people in this world who only have one?
    2 points
  17. Red-breasted Sapsucker ML589805961 Red-breasted Sapsucker Macaulay Library ML589805941 Red-breasted Sapsucker Macaulay Library
    2 points
  18. Lemme introduce you to my good friend, the air conditioner.
    2 points
  19. Colorado recently had its first Limpkin (via the ABA weekly rarity roundup; https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/587850381).
    2 points
  20. This. Swainson’s Hawks have pointed, almost falcon-like wings.
    2 points
  21. birdie 🦃 #406: 🟩⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛ https://birdiegame.net/
    2 points
  22. birdie 🦆 #406: 🟩⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛ https://birdiegame.net/
    2 points
  23. Correct - I've learned when editing my own writing, that my brain often fills in what it is comfortable with, as I've always incorrectly seen your screenname as "Ikirkland.," which sounds more familiar to me (could be short for something like Ira Kirkland) instead of the actual "Ikland." Message sent.
    2 points
  24. I think you entered my name wrong. My email is not full. Try again.
    2 points
  25. A Merlin would have a uniformly streaked breast and belly, and dark irises.
    2 points
  26. The whole thing is photoshopped. Not real.
    2 points
  27. 2 points
  28. 2 points
  29. Baird's Sparrow, this bird was so secretive I'm surprised I even got a shot off. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/589467851
    2 points
  30. The bummer news is I didn't get a new lifer for me, oh well... But the really cool news is, that if it's a Broad-winged Hawk, then I feel like it's a sign. These two photos are from my property in the Keys, and this bird kept watching me for a few days and would hang out where I was - and about 6 months earlier, I saved a Broad-winged Hawk (ID by the hospital) from the road and brought him to the bird sanctuary/hospital. He was released after he recovered and maybe this is a friend and heard that I'm a crazy bird lady and wanted to say hi. Here's the pic of my hawk friend on my lap! My husband couldn't believe I wasn't scared of him or worried about him being on my lap. I told him it never crossed my mind, all I could think about was getting him some help.
    2 points
  31. Please define "heat". I just looked and it dropped down to a lovely 89 for the low last night
    2 points
  32. There’s been a pattern of rare birds popping up during the week at a “nearby” WMA. 3 Weeks ago I was able to successfully chase the Mottled Ducks that week. The next week the Anhingas and Neotropics were reported frequently, so I went for them that weekend and got them. Last week was a by week, and now there is a young Cave Swallow and some Spoonbills… hoping the swallow sticks around for this weekend! I’ve been successful so far with the rarities there, but this one will be a challenge, lots of walking, will have to take preventative measures for chiggers and ticks, and be prepared for miles in the heat. Oh, and not enough time to sleep after work. What a fun hobby! 😅
    2 points
  33. I have five hours before I need to get up and I'm on here because?
    2 points
  34. Green-tailed Towhee https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/589185791 https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/589185771
    2 points
  35. Maybe it's a boat-tailed grackle..
    2 points
  36. It is! I had completely forgotten about that song.
    1 point
  37. This one's pretty good.
    1 point
  38. Bill looks wrong to me for BHCO, though everything else seems to match.
    1 point
  39. https://www.inaturalist.org/people/rodolfosalinas Who is this?????
    1 point
  40. birdie 🦆 #406: 🟩⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛ An extremely familiar bird.
    1 point
  41. Just felt the feather and oh my goodness, it feels so soft like silk ! Especially compared to a turkey or buzzard feather. The wispy ends feel even softer. Guessing it's probably a first stage/immature feather because of the wisps/no stripes. Thank you both so much ! Hopefully anyone who has the same feather in the future can find this post and know what it came from. Such a cool fact about owls and the rain !
    1 point
  42. Not sure, but if you feel the feathers, they should have a fuzzy feel that helps them fly quietly. That's why they can't fly in the rain or they will die from hypothermia, because the fuzz acts like a cotton shirt.
    1 point
  43. Ovenbird! https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/588827871
    1 point
  44. Lazuli Bunting https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/588556761
    1 point
  45. Probably not my "best" of the day but it's hard to turn down posting a male tanager! https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/588403051
    1 point
  46. Ran into this while birding in the Sierra Nevadas today!!!!! Amazing bird that I have always wanted to see!!!
    1 point
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