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  1. Gonna be dumping a ton of photos on here and in the best photo of the day thread from the past few months…way behind on editing. Grasshopper Sparrow from August: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/613311097 Olive-sided Flycatcher: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/613311156
    5 points
  2. Definitely Lesser Black-backed
    4 points
  3. Most cooperative WEVI I've ever had! Decent photos even in really bad photography conditions. Ratings/thoughts appreciated: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/613291840
    4 points
  4. Any profile photos with the head up? Plumage looks good for lesser black backed to me but I’d like to better see the bill and structure
    4 points
  5. Evening Grosbeak! The closest I had to a nemesis. Sadly they were pretty poor looks
    4 points
  6. Made time on my trip back down to Tennessee yesterday to pick up two lifers and ABA rarities! #394 Pink-footed Goose https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/613312194 #395 Red-flanked Bluetail https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/613312325
    3 points
  7. Snowy Egret (Bottom right corner )
    3 points
  8. the rough-legged hawks are down, the bitter cold weather should follow.
    3 points
  9. definitely not typical Zonotrichia habitat, but I actually had a ton of WCSPs in the tules nearby
    3 points
  10. Really happy with this closeup of a Northern Shoveler. Wish I could have gotten on ground level with it though:https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/613251815
    3 points
  11. Thanks much. Oddly, I can categorically state that I have never seen a male Goldfinch in my life, since there's no way even I could mistake one for anything else. That's species number 16 at the feeders since we started in May. Thanks again.
    2 points
  12. 2 points
  13. Page 1 - Walk, but faster. Page 2 - The End
    2 points
  14. 2nding LBBG
    2 points
  15. Dang, that blends in!
    2 points
  16. A photo lifer too! Pied-billed Grebe: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/613263403
    2 points
  17. After my dentist appointment this morning, I went to a nearby lake and picked up 5 year birds (Great Blue Heron and 4 duck species). Later, while walking through a local park, I saw my first Sharp-shinned Hawk of the year, an adult. These six put me up to a measly 54 species, which for me isn't actually that bad, a week into the new year.
    2 points
  18. Eurasian Collared-Dove: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/613268693
    2 points
  19. 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.
    2 points
  20. female prairie falcon gave us a glance on 01/06/24
    2 points
  21. You must have forgotten about CAFI molt?! Tony L. used to remind us about it. 😉
    2 points
  22. Sedge Wren: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/613247107
    2 points
  23. Really happy with this one. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/613223940
    2 points
  24. Page 1 - Float Page 2 - Don't sink Page 3 - Flail arms Page 4 - Backstroke or Flail arms in reverse.
    1 point
  25. It's a trilogy...somehow.
    1 point
  26. Lizard? The last bit of a snake? Gluten-free, low-fat, vegetarian Reptilicious Sticks?
    1 point
  27. Cold front dragging warm soggy air up from the Gulf and across much of the southeast. High winds (gusts to 50+), scattered T-storm and tornado warnings, with flash flood warnings for good measure. Forecast to start easing here in SC shortly.
    1 point
  28. I can't wait to read the sequel.
    1 point
  29. 1 point
  30. #3 is a Black-tailed godwit #4 is a Common Ringed Plover You also have another Redshank on picture #2 on the left, with lots of ducks on the foreground (Eiders?)
    1 point
  31. Not that I have experience with these two, but just looking at photos I think your bird's bill is shaped more like a Rusty's.
    1 point
  32. 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
    1 point
  33. 1 point
  34. Looks like it was reported by a number of birders the same day at that location. Definitely a Common Goldeneye, hadn't thought of them being rare over such a large area in the SE.
    1 point
  35. I would like to find a good general purpose timetable for when common species / passerines molt into adult plumage, esp those that don't go through multiple patterns / years first.
    1 point
  36. Pretty happy with this photo of a Bonaparte's Gull considering the weather conditions. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/613249878
    1 point
  37. Turkey Vulture: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/613248070
    1 point
  38. Could be a first year male. Don't know if there's a way to tell just by plumage.
    1 point
  39. Female, there wouldn’t be juveniles in February!
    1 point
  40. I found this shot of a Waterthrush from 2021 at the Patuxent Research Refuge. The white strip seems to widen at the rear but the side views also makes the throat look busy, more like a Northern might be. I feel confident this is an LA but I wanted to confirm. Thanks in advance for the help and I hope your 2024 is starting out great!...
    1 point
  41. Eastern Meadowlark. Coastal Brunswick County, southeastern NC. Jan. 5th, 2024. https://ebird.org/checklist/S158137633
    1 point
  42. For what it's worth, we had one hanging out at a wastewater treatment plant in Columbia for most of December. I'm no longer getting alerts for it so it may have moved west.
    1 point
  43. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/613173180
    1 point
  44. Ruby-crowned Kinglet We have a bunch overwintering in Montana this year.
    1 point
  45. Mountain Chickadees are probably my favorite Chickadees, sorry Chestnut-backs 🫠 https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/613144911 https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/613144908
    1 point
  46. House Finch https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/613135451
    1 point
  47. Amazing looks at a BHVI!! Ratings appreciated. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/612996281 https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/612996280
    1 point
  48. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/612939763 ratings appreciated!!
    1 point
  49. Exactly what kind of wind rips the tops of trees out, strips the leaves off half the trees, picks limbes up and throws them over your house, 60 yards away from the tree they came out of, tears off 10-12 inch diameter limbs, but leaves a piece of chimney, that is standing on end and could by knocked over by a mouse, standing only twenty feet from a tree that half the top is missing?
    1 point
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