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  1. Got lots of good shots of various (continuing) rarities on Sunday, but my best shot I'd have to say was of this Black Phoebe: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/613364593
    9 points
  2. Finally got a Rock Sandpiper!!!
    7 points
  3. We've had several last year in San Diego, but this is a first for us, and gave good, accessible looks for weeks! https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/613363410
    7 points
  4. Saw this today in a pretty urban area & seemed to be quite used to people. Barely acknowledged my presence.
    5 points
  5. 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
    5 points
  6. Pale nape creates a capped appearance - looks good for Cooper's.
    3 points
  7. Greater White-fronted Goose. We usually get a couple every winter.
    3 points
  8. 176 including Florida, 129 for California and Orange County
    3 points
  9. 3 points
  10. I once said that Song Sparrows are my favorite sparrow but DEJUs certainly give them a run for their money. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/613329964
    3 points
  11. Mostly pale breast creating a bellyband, lots of pale mottling on the back, mostly pale tail (Red-shouldered would have at least as much dark color as pale), no rows of pale icicles or shark's teeth on the secondaries. Am I wrong? (That's a question for anybody.) Thanks for pointing out what happened--it's not that the reviewer is slow, they just consider it a Red-shoulder. At this point I'm tempted to post it on Facebook. If the reviewer's wrong, the experts on the Raptor ID group would have a better chance of correcting this, since flagging it obviously isn't working.
    2 points
  12. I mean doesn’t it have a pretty clear belly band?
    2 points
  13. Only joined eBird today so haven't completed my 100 checklists this year but have noticed a mis-id on someone else's checklist. Identified as wandering whistling-ducks but the long, buff-coloured flank plumes, splotchy bill and overall paler colouration indicates these are plumed whistling-ducks https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/613338600
    2 points
  14. Got many shots I'm quite happy with on Sunday. Here are a few more: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/613364669 (not sure if this is the best of the set - hard to pick just one) https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/613364565
    2 points
  15. What's better than being stared at by a flycatcher? Being stared at by two flycatchers! https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/613363400
    2 points
  16. 108 with an overdue House Sparrow
    2 points
  17. I’m honestly not sure. Immature/female Calypte hummingbirds are an underratedly challenging ID.
    2 points
  18. I'm thinking partially leucistic House Finch here. I believe they live in that area year around, so no reason for it to abscond far away that I'm aware of.
    2 points
  19. These guys are a hot mess. In the contact zone (roughly Aransas up to Bexar counties and following the I-35 corridor up to the OK border), any given Titmouse is almost certainly part of the hybrid swarm, with some mix of Black-crested and Tufted genes and phenology. Floresville is on the western edge of the contact zone, so if this is an intergrade, it likely has greater Black-crested influence than Tufted and should appear more "pure" Black-crested than hybrid. Compare this bird to pure Black-cresteds in say Starr County or Randall County and you'll see very little difference. Even pure birds far from the contact zone have some brown on the front. I'd say this bird is Black-crested enough that you wouldn't have any trouble submitting it as such to eBird, iNat, etc.
    2 points
  20. 2 points
  21. Green Jay https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/613325221
    2 points
  22. Evening Grosbeak! The closest I had to a nemesis. Sadly they were pretty poor looks
    2 points
  23. 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
    2 points
  24. 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
  25. @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.
    2 points
  26. These are identifiable by the white markings on the wings. I'm looking for a post that discussed this late last year. EDIT - found it. Lessers; on Greaters, the white on the trailing edge of the wing would extend past the midpoint most of the way to the tip.
    1 point
  27. I put it back: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/613392414
    1 point
  28. Somebody got a near perfect shot of that STFL: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/611586853
    1 point
  29. The Macaulay library link is broken because I took the photo down. I'm no longer certain of the ID.
    1 point
  30. Thanks @IKLland, @Jerry Friedman
    1 point
  31. Or come to think of it, @DLecy, aren't you an eBird reviewer? Maybe you've got a better way to handle this.
    1 point
  32. It's been confirmed as RSHA again. Why do you'll think it's a RT? Just so that I can learn, because I don't see anything that's a dead giveaway as a RT
    1 point
  33. birdie 🦉 #601: 🟨🟨🟨🟨🟩⬛ https://birdiegame.net/ No idea this bird, and several who I guessed after my first one helped me along, exists.
    1 point
  34. Cooper's for me (face looks blue for a male, flat head with a rear peak and chunky legs), but could be wrong.
    1 point
  35. FOY Mourning Dove and Green-winged Teals which triggered a high count. I really need to go through and edit my photos... https://ebird.org/checklist/S158519807
    1 point
  36. 1-2 Fulmar 3 Tufted Duck 4 Domestic Mallard 5 Common Snipe 6 Greylag Goose
    1 point
  37. 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
    1 point
  38. A photo lifer too! Pied-billed Grebe: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/613263403
    1 point
  39. https://ebird.org/checklist/S158276156 My father and I took a nice walk around the bird preserve on Saturday while I tested out his 500mm f/5.6 lens. I had a lot of photos to get through, but I wanted to finish them before posting the list. There were also six unseasonable Blue-winged Teals. This brought my year count up to 73.
    1 point
  40. This may no be my best but it is one of my favorites.
    1 point
  41. A few extra Green Heron photos that almost made the species of the week thread.
    1 point
  42. While it’s an old photo I had to share this in this thread
    1 point
  43. Yes, one must be careful about such things...
    1 point
  44. The words "blue" and "feet" are involved 🙂.
    1 point
  45. A Brant - a first for this location on Southern Georgian Bay (not too common in general in the area). It was a miserable day yesterday, raining and I almost didn't go to take a closer look at it.
    1 point
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