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  1. Song Sparrow and Canada goose. The Goose seems to be injured.
    6 points
  2. Today in Horicon Marsh (Wisconsin)...
    4 points
  3. There was one when I was at South Padre Island this year that hopped around in a foot tall bush in the middle of crowds and even landed on some people.
    4 points
  4. Looks like a young Mountain (Westerns/Easterns would be much more spotted at this age).
    4 points
  5. There are a few things going on in this thread. First, a Baltimore Oriole in Vancouver, BC that has been unconfirmed by a reviewer will not show up in the RBA and will not be searchable, but WILL still exist on the observers individual checklist...which is exactly what you are describing and what has apparently happened here. Individual reviewers do not have the capability to remove individual species from an observers checklist. Second, the case of the Egyptian Goose is different because eBird has made a concerted and quite recent effort to categorize and document exotic species. Much of how these birds are categorized in eBird depends on their status in your local region. eBird often considers how state Bird Record Committees vote on the species in question. The goose was likely a captive "escapee," so eBird treats it as such and it is not searchable. Unlike, much more established exotics, which are considered "naturalized" and are searchable.
    3 points
  6. House Finch in the yard https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/463363581 https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/463363521
    3 points
  7. Mountain ... ?
    3 points
  8. Respectfully, I'd like to point out to @AESthat size is one of the hardest things to judge in the field, and sometimes hard to judge in photos too. Don't get discouraged if you're repeatedly reminded of that fact on the forums. Size is easy to misjudge and it happens to ALL of us, and I suspect that it's because it has happened to ALL of us, that many of us will repeatedly emphasize the difficulty of estimating a bird's size. Don't take it personally or get discouraged if people point out that, contrary to popular belief, size DOES matter, but it's hard to judge. 😉 Welcome to the forums AES. 🙂
    3 points
  9. Certainly plenty common around here and perfect habitat for one.
    2 points
  10. Looks like a female type American Redstart and a Greater Yellowlegs to me.
    2 points
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  14. Once when I was about 10 we spotted one going over really low and ran out to watch it. It kept getting lower and lower so my younger brothers and I chased through the fields after it and watched it barely clear our fence where we had cattle and touch down in the neighbor's field. Boy wasn't that exciting! Of course we jumped that fence lickety split and went to check it out. They made us run all the way back to the house to get permission but after the all OK they took us up for a ride to the end of the tether. Made some little kid's day!
    1 point
  15. The left bird in the first photo is a Cliff Swallow. Everything else is Tree Swallows.
    1 point
  16. Sounds like one of the herons possibility. Not certain what to make of it. Maybe a Night-heron?
    1 point
  17. I would have thought that unconfirmed would have been treated differently than "no you're wrong that wasn't there", but I can see from a database perspective how difficult it would be to leave something visible privately but not publicly at the same list/web address depending on login status. Thanks everyone!
    1 point
  18. When you spend the day birding in the marsh, and your most stunning photo subject is a dragonfly 😲
    1 point
  19. It's visible on your checklist when I access the checklist from a map of Canada Goose sightings from April 2020. No Egyptian Geese are mapped for South Carolina at all, unlike in neighboring Georgia.
    1 point
  20. The colors were overdone yesterday, presumably due to the flash firing when it wasn't necessary. Anyway, Nikon Support resolved the problem for me. I had the flash set to "fill flash," which caused it to fire every time it was up. I changed this to "auto."
    1 point
  21. See if the unconfirmed Egyptian Goose is visible. https://ebird.org/checklist/S67828413
    1 point
  22. Partially the reason why I love calling them by their nickname of Whisky Jack!
    1 point
  23. I think it stays on the checklist, but reviewer can remove it from showing on RBA listing.
    1 point
  24. @AES seems to be confident that he/she is seeing Gray Catbirds, so unless the op has more questions regarding these birds, lets let this thread go.
    1 point
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  26. Lots of good shots yesterday but my two favorites https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/463242641 https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/463242701
    1 point
  27. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/463230361
    1 point
  28. https://ebird.org/species/robcha1 https://ebird.org/species/grtcha1/
    1 point
  29. Huh, I would have thought that was out of range for @Charlie Spencerto have experience with the species. Ah, that doesn't sound like him, I may have misunderstood.
    1 point
  30. Yes, it sounds pretty spot on for BEWR to me. Bewick's Wrens are unbelievably variable with the sounds they make. A very well known birder once told me, "If you don't recognize a particular bird sound, it's a Bewick's Wren." He wasn't wrong.
    1 point
  31. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/462991731
    1 point
  32. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/462948351
    1 point
  33. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/462752201
    1 point
  34. How about removing the word Northern from the name of birds that don't have a Southern counterpart, an idea that I believe was previously suggested somewhere else on the forum. When I go to All About Birds and type Northern into their search engine I get a list of MANY Northern birds. When I type Southern into the same search engine I get ZERO results. Why the heavy loading of Northern birds when there's no Southern birds to balance it out. Rhetorical question of course, unless you happen to know the answer.
    1 point
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