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  1. @DLecy found this Rusty Blackbird a few days ago. Luckily it stuck around for a few days while I was in Texas, and I was able to refind it this morning. #497 for my California list.
    7 points
  2. Northern Bobwhite https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/613090245
    7 points
  3. Aside from the dark post-ocular area, this seems like a straightforward YBSA to me. Maybe I'm missing something, but I figure a plumage feature such as the dark face on this bird is within reason of an aberrant plumaged YBSA. I don't see anything that stands out as a hybrid, but I am happy to be wrong here. Sometimes sapsucker hybrids can be quite subtle, sort of like flicker intergrades at times.
    6 points
  4. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/613068093 https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/613068091
    6 points
  5. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/613090953
    6 points
  6. Cackling Goose, Red-necked Grebe and Marsh Wren All taken 1-1-2024 at Castaic Lagoon, Los Angeles County.
    5 points
  7. Yes, your second guess is correct. This is a Sharp-shinned Hawk.
    4 points
  8. Please remember to put the date and location in your posts, this helps a lot.
    4 points
  9. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/613068089 https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/613068085 https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/613068080
    4 points
  10. Not very good shots but first time seeing the Shortear - Harrier show this season.
    4 points
  11. My father and I are going to chase the Couchs Kingbird up in Augusta tomorrow. Hopefully we see the ash throated flycatcher that's been on and off there as well. Really excited!
    3 points
  12. Aha! Now I know who to blame my birding failures on!! This Greater Scapegoat.
    3 points
  13. I'm not really focusing on listing this year, because it's not always a reliable indicator of birding skill and often involves a lot of traveling (difficult for a young birder). I do want to get out birding more- every day without heavy precipitation- and fill in data gaps for my county- hopefully getting a few lifers in the process! I'll be focusing on birding within my county and some good birding spots in bordering counties.
    3 points
  14. Please remember to put the date and location in your posts, this helps a lot.
    3 points
  15. There was Dovekie, a long standing nemesis, American Flamingo & Swainsons Hawk I did road trips to Pa. for & Jersey's first Limpkin & Red-flanked Bluetail. Favorite though was probably Bar-tailed Godwit which gave me all 4 Godwits in NJ.
    3 points
  16. Western Tanager. I didn't get any pics, but I got good enough looks to claim the lifer.
    3 points
  17. Looks like a male Yellow-bellied Sapsucker to me. I'm no expert.
    3 points
  18. December 22 2023 Wakodahatchee Wetlands Delray Beach FL
    3 points
  19. Stolen catch-two kids fishing at the family beach portion of Huguenot Memorial Park in Jacksonville, FL had their catch stolen by this Wood Stork. The girl tried to catch up with the Wood Stork as it walked away with the Black Drum fish. It flew before she could though. It is actually a common sight to see Great Egrets and Wood Storks hanging out near people fishing here.
    3 points
  20. Thankfully the Prairie Falcon stuck around until I returned from Florida. My state bird and a heck of a bird for my county!
    2 points
  21. @DLecy > From my photos, you can't see that there are 2 or 3 red feathers on the nape. This seems to be the main reason people are considering this may be a hybrid. But even so, it has not been determined to be a hybrid. I just thought the folks here would be interested in seeing this bird and giving their thoughts on it. The bird was found at Castaic Lagoon (Los Angeles County) on 12-29-2023 by Mark and Janet Scheel. Below are some checklists that have photos showing the red feathers on the nape, along with some interesting comments -- for those who are interested: Mark and Janet Scheel -- 12-29-2023 >> https://ebird.org/checklist/S157456112 SVC CBC (Naresh Satyan) -- 12-30-2023 >> https://ebird.org/checklist/S157554353 Mark Scheel -- 12-31-2023 >> https://ebird.org/checklist/S157659079 Jeffrey and Mary Fenwick -- 1-1-2024 >> https://ebird.org/checklist/S157746890 Chef Ito -- 1-1-2024 >> https://ebird.org/checklist/S157747926
    2 points
  22. 2 points
  23. If you reported as Ybsa, it could make you look stupid because NOBODY else has done so. If it was in my backyard, I'd mark it as Yellow-bellied and move on. I don't spend much time checking how others mark thier list, and don't worry much about who checks mine. If it turned out I was wrong, this seems like an error that would be easily understood. Just one idjit's opinion.
    2 points
  24. Looks exactly like the Greater Scapegoat that I saw the other day.
    2 points
  25. I ended with 211, I had some great birding last year but I never bird as much as I'd like to in the last few months of the year.
    2 points
  26. My first Red Knot at Cape Kolka in Latvia. Lifer Wilson's Warbler that was really close to me. First Laughing Gull while stuck in traffic heading to the airport in NYC. Those are probably my top three, I had my best birding year yet!
    2 points
  27. Pink-footed Goose in Rockleigh, NJ. https://ebird.org/checklist/S158132380
    2 points
  28. Tufted Duck in Saratoga, NY. https://ebird.org/atlasny/checklist/S158084077 @Quiscalus quiscula
    2 points
  29. Most people have left it as a /. It looks good for YBSA except the one or two red feathers on nape others have pointed out. The face is strangely dark for either species except red breasted. Personally I wouldn’t call this to species unless others choose to and it gets accepted. @AlexHenry@Connor Cochrane@DLecy @Aidan Bthoughts?
    2 points
  30. Just looked through your trip report, you're photo of a Blackcap looks like a tit of some kind. I'm pretty sure it's a Great Tit, but not 100% certain on eliminating Coal Tit.
    2 points
  31. birdie 🐦 #594: πŸŸ©β¬›β¬›β¬›β¬›β¬› https://birdiegame.net/
    2 points
  32. Yellow-breasted Chats have bright bright yellow breasts with no streaking on the sides, jet-black masks, and no wing bars. I've never heard of a chat at a feeder.
    2 points
  33. 2 points
  34. Cannonball Jellyfish-Huguenot Memorial Park, Jacksonville, FL. A common sight at certain times of the year. Sometimes seen dead by the hundreds maybe thousands. Also posted a live one seen not far from Huguenot.
    2 points
  35. Just got back from texas. Got 14 ABA birds and 6 lifers. Still got a lot more photos to go through and upload to the report. The 6 aba birds that weren’t lifers that i got were Grove-billed Ani, Tropical Parula, Golden-crowned Warbler, Red-billed Pigeon, Bare-throated Tiger Heron, Brown Jay, Roadside Hawk, and Common Pauraque https://ebird.org/tripreport/187577
    2 points
  36. Ratings greatly appreciated https://ebird.org/checklist/S157856735
    2 points
  37. I ended the year with a bang! Today was my best birding day since I started with this. I OBLITERATED my previous solitary checklist record of 52 species with 59! I also got a lifer Grasshopper Sparrow and a lot of good photos. See the checklist notes for more details: https://ebird.org/checklist/S157644546
    2 points
  38. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/612872900
    2 points
  39. 1 point
  40. 1 point
  41. Same birdie 🦒 #594: πŸŸ₯πŸŸ₯πŸŸ₯πŸŸ©β¬›β¬› https://birdiegame.net/
    1 point
  42. birdie 🦒 #594: πŸŸ©β¬›β¬›β¬›β¬›β¬› https://birdiegame.net/
    1 point
  43. birdie πŸ¦ƒ #594: πŸŸ₯πŸŸ₯πŸŸ₯πŸŸ¨πŸŸ©β¬› https://birdiegame.net/ You cannot imagine my shock when this wasn't a <NorthernMockingbird>
    1 point
  44. 1 point
  45. Red-footed Booby Fea’s Petrel European Storm-Petrel Red-billed Tropicbird American Flamingo all in NC
    1 point
  46. You got it! Well done!
    1 point
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