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  1. Northern Parula at eye level! I've got a few more I'll upload in a bit. My first good photos of the species, and I rather like their subtle fall plumage. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/372860711
    10 points
  2. They are so much fun to watch! Here are my favs...
    8 points
  3. When you stop for coffee and get a bonus Lifer! 🙂
    7 points
  4. Interesting Coop. Would it be considered melanistic? I'm confused.
    6 points
  5. Migratory White-crowned Sparrows are back. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/372816791
    6 points
  6. 6 points
  7. In each pic the cheeks look a bit different, so I think shadows are playing a part, too.
    5 points
  8. Another head on warbler shot, a Northern Parula from this afternoon
    5 points
  9. Peregrine flyover! https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/372814511
    5 points
  10. I do NOT like photographing magpies! It is so hard to fit the whole bird into the frame and keep it sharp, so I am absolutely thrilled to get these photos. These are by far my best ever Yellow-billed Magpie photos!!! I love the iridescence on the tail in the first photo. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/372791511 https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/372791521
    5 points
  11. Also, the head pattern is that of a Cooper's or Sharp-shinned, not that of a goshawk.
    4 points
  12. I think the size in comparison to the branches and leaves rules out Goshawk.
    4 points
  13. @BirdNrd @Aidan B @DLecy
    4 points
  14. Black Scoter (one of a group of ~15) from a while ago.
    4 points
  15. I do as well, but it's a really strange one!
    4 points
  16. I think it is a Cooper's
    4 points
  17. I like all of these, but the molting male Wood Duck is probably my favorite. https://ebird.org/checklist/S95092626
    3 points
  18. Your warbler is a Magnolia, note the wingbars and brighter back coloration that a Yellowthroat wouldn’t have. 2: I think it’s a Swamp Sparrow 3: Red-shouldered?
    3 points
  19. Man, I can't figure this bird out! Do you have any more photos? It can't be a Mountain Bluebird because of the orange belly. The back is blue with no orange on it, pointing towards a Eastern Bluebird, which a really good bird for Utah. However, the throat is blue, and Eastern Bluebirds have orange throats. Western Bluebirds have blue throats but don't usually have entirely blue backs. My conclusion is that this is a probably a Western Bluebird doing it's best Eastern Bluebird imitation to try and confuse tired birders who should not be on the ID forums late at night.
    3 points
  20. I'm not seeing a very broad white tail tip, but it could be because the bird might be worn. I agree with Cooper's.
    3 points
  21. 1: Clay-colored Sparrow 2: Looks like a Surfbird 3: Merlin
    3 points
  22. I know eastern birding can't really compare to western given the sheer numbers of species over there, but man that seems pretty good from an eastern birder's perspective. Especially considering you're restricted to a single county.
    3 points
  23. 1. Nelson's 2. Left Saltmarsh, right Nelson's
    3 points
  24. It’s been pretty slow. Only up to 145 right now. Hopefully it’ll pick up and we can get a few final species.
    3 points
  25. Persistent south winds have helped a lot.
    3 points
  26. I’m always so jealous of your guys’ fancy yellow-billed magpies. I’m stuck up here with basic black-billed magpies…. The yellow really does make all the difference!
    3 points
  27. The RSHs showed up on my trail at the end of July, and have been beautifying the place since. I spent the last fifteen minutes trying to decide which picture is best, but couldn't make up my mind, so here are two pics of the same bird taken fourteen seconds apart:
    3 points
  28. The one with the curved bill is a Whimbrel. The ones with the dark-tipped pink bills are Marbled Godwits. The gray one with white in the wings is a Willet.
    3 points
  29. To those who vent their frustration hitting a punching bag: you, are, weak. The legit way is to hit wood with your face
    3 points
  30. Blackburnian Warbler and a Yellow-rumped Warbler.
    2 points
  31. Not sure about the Hawk but I agree with Magnolia Warbler and Swamp Sparrow
    2 points
  32. 2 points
  33. You have to love that! And a good reason to always have a camera handy. You just never know.
    2 points
  34. Here in Florida we get NO Magpies. When I lived in Colorado I use to call the Black-billed Magpies trash birds. Not just because they were common but because they could often be found around and even in trash cans. Now of course I kind of miss them.
    2 points
  35. It’s an Eastern Phoebe with the lack of any eye ring and the all-black bill. To me Phoebes look cuter and have rounder heads.
    2 points
  36. Oh well, whatever, nevermind. (Hello hello hello etc.)
    2 points
  37. Yeah, domestics with that deep belly.
    2 points
  38. I got these pics at a marsh in Maine where both Saltmarsh and Nelson's have been seen. I think I got pics of both but could use confirmation. I think the lone bird is definitely a Nelson's but think that maybe both in the second are Saltmarsh.
    2 points
  39. In the past two days 3 lifers! Canada Warbler, Tennessee Warbler, and Prothonotary Warbler!
    2 points
  40. I think it is a Blue Winged Teal
    2 points
  41. Yes, Nashville with the thick, complete eyering and white at the base of the legs.
    2 points
  42. Canada goose https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/372665441 mallard https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/372665641
    2 points
  43. Caution: Construction Zone!
    2 points
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