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  1. One of the people reported a rare bird (unconfirmed) the other day, and yup it added it to the county listing as the ‘newest’ bird they had seen. Amazingly they’re not even first 😂. Though, I honestly don’t think it’s done maliciously. I’ve had a few people ‘talk’ to me through their checklists/species comments or ask me (through email/Instagram) where the best place to find X species is at a certain location. The other day someone thanked me in their comments as they found a bird they hadn’t seen that they were able to find as I mentioned where I birded and where I saw that species in my checklist. So I think it’s good to have some sort of awareness of how your lists/birding ability is being perceived by other people, as any list you upload is visible by anyone, and they might base their actions or expectations on what you have reported. Then a good reputation can help from relationships with the birders around you, and then maybe you get to join the secret birding group chat where rare/notable birds get reported as soon as they’re found or something 🤷🏻‍♂️
    5 points
  2. I'm going with my lifer, Gray Kingbird: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/452385281
    4 points
  3. 1. Olive-sided 2. Least 3-4. Yellow-bellied
    3 points
  4. Got a new camera and moved to a new apartment in the last week, so I've been using any opportunity I can to take pics. Just a House Finch today, but I still like the way this one came out. :) https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/452231731
    3 points
  5. Plenty of parking still available!
    3 points
  6. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/452656681
    2 points
  7. Some sort of oriole. not western expert. My guess is Bullock's Oriole
    2 points
  8. Big-headed and short-tailed, along with a thick bill. Additionally, you can make out the creamy throat that contrasts with the overall dusky coloration.
    2 points
  9. https://ebird.org/species/dwavir1 https://ebird.org/species/yebspo1 https://ebird.org/species/salmon1 Salmon XD
    2 points
  10. I’m pretty sure that’s a Common Yellowthroat.
    2 points
  11. 2 points
  12. Can’t believe I didn’t a good photo of these. That being said, I’ve never actually photographed them.
    2 points
  13. Scaly-breasted Munia in the backyard https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/451990131 https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/451990151
    2 points
  14. I actually do have a decent photo of a house sparrow
    2 points
  15. Man, I really can't believe this is my best photo.
    2 points
  16. Female Blackpoll Warbler
    2 points
  17. Blackpoll Warbler from today.
    2 points
  18. Hooray! I finally found a Blackburnian warbler feeling photogenic!
    1 point
  19. And I certainly wouldn’t say the lighting is “bad.”
    1 point
  20. The colors of the birds is all wrong for Painted Buntings and House Finches. The structure is also wrong for any finch.
    1 point
  21. Look at this checklist from the same spot. https://ebird.org/checklist/S110694459?_gl=1*1dxgwha*_ga*MzI0Nzc5NjA2LjE2NTMyMDA4MTI.*_ga_QR4NVXZ8BM*MTY1MzMzNTMzNy43LjEuMTY1MzMzNTg2OS4zMg..#_ga=2.22052019.983238638.1653200812-324779606.1653200812 The OP’s bird is clearly closer, and maybe even identical, to the Marbled in that checklist. In my experience, Hudsonian, especially this time of year, stand out very clearly from Marbled, and if you’re unsure, it’s probably a Marbled.
    1 point
  22. While I agree that they most probably are, I don't think we should make an id, based almost totally on shape.
    1 point
  23. You're not alone, I still need Black Swift as well. They are far from easy, especially in the Central Valley. I've missed them both on the breeding grounds and from within Sacramento by minutes.
    1 point
  24. Yesterdays: https://ebird.org/checklist/S110888902 Today’s: https://ebird.org/checklist/S111003974
    1 point
  25. This is the only photo of a House Sparrow(s) that I have in my files. And I really don't know why it was still there!
    1 point
  26. At some point I will check, but I'm not sure I've had this many super-rare birds in one day in the county. These are the first Spring records in the county for White-rumped Sandpiper, Franklin's Gull and Black-bellied Plover. All the best looks I've had at each of these species. Also a late tagged Horned Grebe.
    1 point
  27. Still racking up FOY birds this past week, 5 of them today. Lifer - Connecticut Warbler (also flagged rare) Rare - Clay-colored Sparrow, Black-bellied Plover, White-rumped Sandpiper Other FOY - Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Gray-cheeked Thrush, Common Nighthawk, Cliff Swallow, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Bank Swallow. Dipped on Grasshopper Sparrow this morning.
    1 point
  28. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/451476661
    1 point
  29. A Black-crowned Night Heron in Gilbert, AZ a few weeks ago. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/451189611
    1 point
  30. I’ve knocked out Orchard Oriole, got the Iceland Gull, and am well on my way to my lifer and audio goals! Lifers: 363 Audio: 156 with more pending
    1 point
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