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  1. I bird species I saw often in Colorado but I have also seen 1 in Florida. Beautiful birds especially when your favorite color is blue. This was a tough choice as I have few photos that I really like. I bet you can tell this isn't the one from Florida. I miss snow.
    7 points
  2. I see the Gray Gull is still present, and noticed on Anything Larus that there were pics from June of probably the same bird nearby.
    7 points
  3. @Peanut, welcome to Whatbird! Cormorants are built for swimming. Their feet are well back on their bodies, making it difficult to walk under the best conditions. They're always clumsy on land. Unlike many other waterbirds, cormorants' feathers are not waterproof. After they've been swimming, they need to air dry their feathers. It's common for them to hop on a perch and spread their wings, as your bird is doing in the second photo. Based only on these two photos and your description, this looks to me like a normal cormorant doing normal corm things, just in an unusual location. If it's there in the morning, then I might consider calling a rescue center or rehabilitator.
    6 points
  4. It was freezing cold outside this morning! Supposed to be down to 26 tomorrow..🥶
    6 points
  5. This one took a wrong turn and ended up in Illinois. Attracted quite a crowd.
    6 points
  6. Killdeer: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/610537508
    6 points
  7. Irruption year for these! Man are they everywhere! Been trying to get good photos while I can-if it’s not an irruption year they’re very uncommon here. These may be my best ones yet! https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/610515454 https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/610515455
    6 points
  8. I think it's a White-throated Sparrow.
    5 points
  9. We are not suppose to post more than one photo in your best or favorite...topic and I really like this one too. So I'm posting it here. Oh and then there is this one...
    5 points
  10. Snow Bunting. Awesome little birds. Welcome to Whatbird
    4 points
  11. Hello and welcome! This is a Double-crested Cormorant, which live in the waters all around Long Island. This bird could be sick or injured, or possibly blown in and exhausted by a storm. It is very odd to see one in someone’s wooded backyard. Looks like my post didn’t go through lol
    4 points
  12. Double-crested Cormorant, drying out their wings, no comment from me as to age. (note the secondary orange patch between the bill and the "bridge" of the "nose" of the bird, which tells you it's not a Neotropic nor a Great Cormorant at least).
    4 points
  13. It's shockingly hard to get good photos of this species. I'm quite pleased with how this one turned out! ML610491691 - Nuttall's Woodpecker - Macaulay Library
    4 points
  14. 3 points
  15. Yes to the first one, second bird is a western
    3 points
  16. chaos in the wind, check out the two bottom right.
    3 points
  17. I have a few that I really like. I’ll post a female though https://media.ebird.org/catalog?userId=USER1824290&mediaType=photo&taxonCode=moublu&sort=rating_rank_desc
    3 points
  18. Eastern Phoebe. Saluda Shoals Park, Lexington County, central SC. 28 Oct 23. A cooperative bird that hung out for the 'Last Saturday of the Month' bird walk. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/610476154
    3 points
  19. South Carolina in October is reliability wonderful.
    2 points
  20. It's a White-throated Sparrow, because of the face pattern and the unstreaked gray color surrounding the white throat.
    2 points
  21. Just a few weeks ago you were complaining how hot it was!😂
    2 points
  22. 2 points
  23. Omigosh, you do WHAT to your prey?
    2 points
  24. My only pic of one...at least I think it is
    2 points
  25. Considering that I live about 35 miles from Bickleton, Washington which is known as ''the bluebird capital of the world'' this one lone Mountain Bluebird is the only one that I have ever seen.
    2 points
  26. Leaning Blue-winged (small bill and I think I see an eye stripe, head also looks more grey than brown, at least to me).
    2 points
  27. Fork-tailed Flycatcher: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/610481704
    2 points
  28. Fork-tailed Flycatcher! Many thanks to @Birds are cool for the initial tag, and to @Peromyscus, and @chipperatl for the follow-ups and encouragement. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/610481703
    2 points
  29. Doubled-up at Nature Area today, Surf Scoter and 1st Winter Lesser Black-backed Gull. I thought the Surf Scoter was gone until I looked at my pics. I just assumed it was a female Scaup hanging out with the male when I scoped it. I only snapped the pics to make sure I could get the Scaup ID.
    2 points
  30. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/608952403 https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/608953770 https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/608953935 https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/608953921 https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/608953922
    2 points
  31. Strikes me as a ratty LeConte's
    1 point
  32. Nobody on this forum (or anywhere else) was born knowing a thing about birds. For some of us, the learning curve is steeper or longer than for others. Don't let it get you down because even the best, most experienced birder is still learning stuff.
    1 point
  33. Savannah Sparrow and Pine Warbler
    1 point
  34. While all of the above was going on we also watched a submarine and escort boats coming out of the Atlantic Ocean into the St. Mary's river toward their port at King's Bay in Southeast, Georgia. It was a very entertaining day at the beach. Some bird watching did happen.
    1 point
  35. Continuing Wood Thrush!!
    1 point
  36. Self found Magnolia Warbler Self found Plumbeous Vireo Tennessee Warbler(no photo) Continuing Broad-billed Hummingbird!
    1 point
  37. Thick-billed Vireo: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/609675903 Orchard Oriole: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/609675216
    1 point
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