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  1. Black-and-white Warbler https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/611649227
    9 points
  2. From yesterday - Merlin: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/611658573
    8 points
  3. Greater. Long upturned bill with a light base.
    7 points
  4. Palm, yellow rumped wouldn’t have such a yellow belly and chest streaking or dark eyeline
    7 points
  5. Got word of this bird when I was out of town for Thanksgiving. I prayed to the bird gods for it to stay put and survive for the next three days until I was back in town. I went down this morning before class and spotted him just after sunrise! Such a cute little guy! And boy did he put on a show! Diving for food within 10 feet of us in clear water mere feet from the shoreline, allowing us to see them hunt underwater! Lifer #393!!! Ancient Murrelet in Chattanooga Tennessee https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/611636339
    7 points
  6. #749. White-eared Hummingbird
    6 points
  7. 6 points
  8. From yesterday - Snow Goose: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/611657412
    5 points
  9. 5 points
  10. Probably but perhaps best left as Greater/Lesser unless someone else here is more positive. It also appears that Lesser is much more likely in SC in November, only two Greater reports.
    4 points
  11. 4 points
  12. 2 points
  13. Amazing day, having found the rare Snow Geese (Lifer!) I also got two FOYs, the Northern Pintail and Marsh Wren. Audubon Everglades guided field trip. The guide split this into different checklists: https://ebird.org/checklist/S155368024 https://ebird.org/checklist/S155368023 The main one: https://ebird.org/checklist/S155368027 This one, just to get the rare Tropical Kingbird for a different county: https://ebird.org/checklist/S155368029
    2 points
  14. A bunch of entries from yesterday: 1 - Snow Goose. This was one of those exciting birding moments. This was one of these guided field trips with a caravan of vehicles birding by car and communicating via walkie talkies. When the field guide decides to, we all get out around. Whenever I'm not 100% certain of what type of bird I'm looking at, I always take photos. While driving, I saw a flock of white birds approaching that I didn't recognize. I didn't ask the driver to stop but managed to get my camera out the window at an uncomfortable angle and was able to get ID shots. When I looked at my viewfinder, I had no idea what kind of birds they were. I'd never seen Snow Geese, whether in-person, or in any photographs, or on the internet or TV. We shortly got out of our cars, and I showed the birds to the field guide for an ID. He replied, "Holy s***, those are Snow Geese." https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/611657415 Tropical Kingbird: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/611657502 Vermilion Flycatcher: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/611657478 The entrance/exit borders a different county. The trip organizer wanted the group to be recognized in the other county, so when we were about to leave and she saw the Tropical Kingbird had crossed the border, she asked the guide to start a new checklist: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/611657549
    2 points
  15. That’s your best photo ever IMO
    2 points
  16. birdie 🦆 #557: 🟩⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛ https://birdiegame.net/
    2 points
  17. Upper Wing pattern is telling in addition to face pattern
    2 points
  18. 2 points
  19. 2 points
  20. Found some frosted dew drops this morning. Kellogg's new cereal made from tiny drops of water with a thin frosted coating.
    2 points
  21. Got a fish! https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/611533651 Coming in for a landing! https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/611533652
    2 points
  22. Barn Swallow photos that could have been the best/favorite of this week's species. Oops, I forgot to click the submit button this morning.
    2 points
  23. 2 points
  24. This topic is for photos of creatures that are just plain cute. I will start with this trio from my backyard yesterday. Cuddle buddies- Common Ground Doves and it wasn't even chilly yesterday when the shot was taken. We get a kick out of watching them in the backyard. (I did a search for a similar topic and came up empty.)
    1 point
  25. XMP and IPTC Country, State, City, and Sublocation. IPTC is a fallback as it gets truncated at 32 characters. After uploading, I use the Geonames API to fill in the County column in my database as well (and I can fill in the other fields if they're missing). Country, State, and County are pretty obvious for the US, and when I happen to take photos in other countries, it shouldn't be hard to figure those out. City is the first tricky one. If it's a location within a city, I'll fill in the correct (usually incorporated) city name. If it's somewhere a bit far from civilization (which isn't uncommon with wildlife), I may use the name of the protected area, national forest, or mountain range, such as "Lake Mead National Recreation Area." Sublocation is usually the hotspot name, like "Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve," but in larger areas I'll put the area as the city and the exact location as the sublocation. In the end, it doesn't really matter, and I may tweak things further in the future once I figure out how I want to utilize the location filters on my site.
    1 point
  26. Green Heron sitting in our yard outside the bedroom window. 😁
    1 point
  27. We have two Greaters in central SC hanging out at a wastewater treatment plant for a couple of weeks. Multiple photos and confirmations. First ones in years. But I agree with leaving this as Greater / Lesser for the moment.
    1 point
  28. Allen’s Hummingbird https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/611604535
    1 point
  29. Tropical Kingbird!
    1 point
  30. Barn Swallows, at least for me, are some of the friendliest birds I run into. Except with each other sometimes ... your script/caption may vary.
    1 point
  31. Dang it I forgot about these cuties until after I had posted an adult Barn Swallow in Best or favorite.
    1 point
  32. This is from a couple weeks ago, but I liked this sequence of Rock Pigeon courtship. Spoiler alert: he was not successful, and she flew off. In the final picture, his throat feathers are deflating. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/611533639 https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/611533641 https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/611533637 https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/611533640
    1 point
  33. Here are just a few of my overflow from best or favorite species of the week Green Heron Week.
    1 point
  34. Here is a pair of Cuddle Buddies (Common Ground Doves) from last winter (1-22) on day when it was chilly. Yes, NE Florida can get chilly. We even drop below freezing a few times each year. Also from our backyard.
    1 point
  35. Here is another good example for this Too Cute topic. Bank Swallow from years ago (spring 2014) in Colorado.
    1 point
  36. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/582268281
    1 point
  37. Ratings appreciated https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/582139441
    1 point
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