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  1. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/613225581
    8 points
  2. Pretty happy with this photo of a Bonaparte's Gull considering the weather conditions. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/613249878
    6 points
  3. I originally reported this as YBSA / RNSA, since that is how it has been reported by most others -- as recommended by Kimball Garrett to original finder Mark Scheel. However, I have decided to change my report to simply "sapsucker sp."
    5 points
  4. 1. Olive Sparrow 2. White-eyed Vireo 3. Eastern Phoebe
    5 points
  5. Ah, if it were only this easy. Molt is a fairly complex process.There isn’t even agreement globally on which terminology system to use. https://www.birdpop.org/pages/blogPost.php?id=85
    4 points
  6. When looking for male birds don’t pay attention to the white one the face, instead look for the extent of black on the flanks. Very white in Common Goldeneye, distinctly pied with a black spur in Barrows, this is most useful in poor conditions at extreme distances.
    4 points
  7. Thank you @Quiscalus quiscula, @IKLland, and @lonestranger for reporting the spam posts.
    4 points
  8. Sedge Wren: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/613247107
    4 points
  9. Turkey Vulture: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/613248070
    4 points
  10. https://ebird.org/checklist/S158389852 Birding as it snowed.
    4 points
  11. That’s a Cassin’s Finch. Note the crisp, clean streaks on the breast, and the straight upper mandible.
    4 points
  12. Really happy with this one. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/613223940
    4 points
  13. I'll have to remember that one for when I need an excuse for a nap.
    3 points
  14. That was my first impression but I think the head may be at an angle, making the bill and head appear shorter. Common Loon, the head/neck pattern is wrong for grebe.
    3 points
  15. female prairie falcon gave us a glance on 01/06/24
    3 points
  16. The original plan was to take a long walk to relocate and PIN my Eastern Bluebird from December, but the trails were far too flooded for that endeavor, so we didn't walk very far. I got a Sedge Wren lifer! Decent number of species for the time spent and distance travelled: https://ebird.org/checklist/S158378366 Then, we ran down here with the primary goal of getting the Yellow-breasted Chat, (would have been a lifer for me) but it was too sulky. So far, @IKLland is the only person to have observed that bird at this hotspot. It ended up being a productive trip: https://ebird.org/checklist/S158359706 We then took a short trip down the road, both looking for a rare, Least Flycatcher, (would have been a lifer for me) but that bird was nowhere to be found. It may be gone - nobody has seen it since last Sunday. Slow, but I didn't venture too far: https://ebird.org/checklist/S158402804
    3 points
  17. My favorite Cattle Tyrant notes so far from Corpus Christi: "In surf club, apparently not bothered by the Pearl Jam cover band, and on adjacent roof." 🎸👨‍🎤 From https://ebird.org/checklist/S158336379
    3 points
  18. All birds can seem slightly smaller or larger at any given time, especially when not near other comparison species (as in these flight photos). Size can be very deceiving, especially when your consider a “slight” difference. These are presumedly least sandpipers but are fine left as shorebird or peep sp.
    3 points
  19. Looks good for white tailed to me
    3 points
  20. Eastern Meadowlark. Coastal Brunswick County, southeastern NC. Jan. 5th, 2024. https://ebird.org/checklist/S158137633
    3 points
  21. Was stuck at home for for a while, but tried to make the best of it by documenting the locals in our yard. Quite pleased with some of the shots I got of our resident Allen's: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/613223944 https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/613223927
    3 points
  22. Squeezing this in last minute. Don't really have anything good of this species
    3 points
  23. 3 points
  24. 3 points
  25. Ratings appreciated: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/613195801
    3 points
  26. Looks like a Common Loon
    3 points
  27. Absolutely insane amounts of dabbling ducks here the other day. I think the freeze forced all the ducks out of the smaller inland reservoirs and to the edge of Lake Huron. Also according to eBird I found the first January Dunlin record for the bay area. eBird Checklist - 5 Jan 2024 - N. Callahan Rd - 33 species (+2 other taxa)
    3 points
  28. Ruff Hernando County, FL 1-2020
    3 points
  29. birdie 🦢 #598: 🟥🟥🟥🟩⬛⬛ https://birdiegame.net/ I learned a couple of features I never noticed in the field.
    2 points
  30. You must have forgotten about CAFI molt?! Tony L. used to remind us about it. 😉
    2 points
  31. That’s a different bird. Looks like a female Black Scoter
    2 points
  32. Super overexposed to begin with, so super happy with the way this pic turend out: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/613250813
    2 points
  33. Could be a first year male. Don't know if there's a way to tell just by plumage.
    2 points
  34. Thank you! That means it was two extra unexpected lifers after all! 🥳
    2 points
  35. #2 is indeed a White-eyed Vireo. Congrats! https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/White-eyed_Vireo #3 is an Eastern Phoebe. https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Eastern_Phoebe I'll leave #1 to someone else, but I get Green-tailed Towhee vibe.
    2 points
  36. I agree that this is a Louisiana Waterthrush. The streaking on the throat is not dense enough and it gives a pretty typical Louisiana feel.
    2 points
  37. Unless I’m mistaken, shorebirds, like the majority (if not all) of birds, are fully grown by the time they leave the nest and are independent. Size differences are usually attributed to natural variation within the species or from male/female differences.
    2 points
  38. It's snowing here! Here's a House Finch from outside.
    2 points
  39. https://ebird.org/checklist/S158300909 An interesting trip- saw a large flock of gulls screaming on the little open water the river still has. Three Great Blues were hanging out in the midst of them, and my FOY Belted Kingfisher trilled loudly as it flew back and forth.
    2 points
  40. First State Record Couch's Kingbird!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    2 points
  41. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/613173180
    2 points
  42. Went back to see the Red-flanked Bluetail again & got much better looks at it this time.
    2 points
  43. Ruby-crowned Kinglet We have a bunch overwintering in Montana this year.
    2 points
  44. Not a bad shot considering it was taken before I had a camera with a decent zoom lens...
    2 points
  45. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/613068089 https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/613068085 https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/613068080
    2 points
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