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    Yellow-headed Blackbird-5347Last by peter spencer, on Flickr
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    Well, #300 happened last night! We were headed to the barn we shoot archery in and we just turned on to the road that it is on, and drove about 150yds down the road and there was a tire turd in the road then as we got closer it was too upright to be a tire turd. Mom slammed on the brakes as we realized that it wasn't a tire turd.......it was an OWL!! My brain clicked on what it was before Mom's did. It was a Short-eared Owl!!!! It sat in the middle of the road for about a minute, then it flew up on the bank of the road. We took a ton of pictures, then left to go shoot our bows. Driving back Mom said and I quote "We will probably never see that owl again on this road" And there it was same spot on the bank of the road again. It was on my side this time and we got a lot more pictures. I was probably 15 feet away from this SEOW. Amazingly unreal! Only cell photos. Will go out again tonight with our core group and try to find it. This was from when it was in the road 2nd time on the bank This angle it doesn't really look like an owl...raccoon?
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    I don't think it's automatic; there are "hotspot editors" (there two in my state) and I assume they're the ones who make those decisions.
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    Digiscauping is hard.
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    Also a Pine Warbler. They can be very drab.
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    I’ve got a snow day today, so pretty much, yeah.
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    That looks better for a Black-bellied Plover due to the thick bill.
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    Today, Pine Siskin and American Goldfinch.
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    Is everybody just sitting around waiting on a fresh post? I concur.
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    Merlin with that black tail with thin white stripes.
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    Technically, according to the ABA, dead birds cannot be added to your life list. See rule 3D: http://listing.aba.org/aba-recording-rules/
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    I agree - adorable call duck. :)
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    Seen yesterday in the SF Bay area. I'm betting that this is an immature Cooper's Hawk, but I'm happy to be corrected. It seemed to be taking weary refuge in a tree that also supported two crows. If the hawk tried to leave the tree, the crows would harass it. Thanks for your help!
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    Agreed. That 'long toe' stands out in the second shot.
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    Double sheesh! That's what I thought, too.
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    I had 3 Thick-billed Murres at Race Point this morning, and at MacMillan Warf 2 Black Guillemots, 1 Dovekie, and 10! Thick-billed Murres. 3 of them flew over our heads standing on the dock. 2500 Razorbills at Race. https://ebird.org/checklist/S63764110 https://ebird.org/checklist/S63764357 https://ebird.org/checklist/S63764211
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    I tried to enhance the image (doesn't help), even had a look at Palo Pinto to see what should be around (didn't help but interesting). it's raining here so...... Decided Eagle/Vulture hybrid, but leaning Bald Eagle despite the long fingers. I suppose we need a few more guesses before Kevin will cough up the answer.
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    Agree with Herring, note the dark outer primaries with pale inner primary "window", dark secondaries, stout bill.
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    I ask because I’ll be spending a week around MA starting tomorrow, so it may be relevant.
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    It's a Sharp-shinned hawk.
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    The second bird is a 1st year Northern Harrier. Note the streaking only goes to its chest, and it has white on its face.
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    Great bird! What the heck is a 'tire turd'? Is that anything like a 'gator back', a hunk of tread that's come loose from the tire?
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    Those look like northern harriers, and are both males I believe.
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    I spotted this bird near Bruneau, Idaho this afternoon. It is about the size of a Jay but I cannot find anything resembling it in my books. Sorry for the poor images. Any help is appreciated. Thanks! Nick
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    In photos 1 and 2 the large pale gull is a Glaucous-winged Gull. All other gulls in these photos are Western Gull. Photo 3 is either a Glaucous-winged Gull or a Glaucous-winged x Western Gull. Photo 4 and 5 are a Glaucous-winged hybrid, looking like Glaucous-winged x Herring Gull to me. Photo 6 is a Western Gull.
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    Orlando area Christmas week 2019 Not sure about this guy, warbler or vireo Chipping sparrow I would like for this to be a Sharpie but I think the light nape means Cooper's? Pine Warbler? Do the wing bars preclude Orange Crowned? Thanks
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    I'm not gonna give any firm answers here, just some impressions. I don't feel confident putting a name on these birds, but certainly others might be. 1. The cheek patch and chin stripe look like Aleutian, but otherwise looks like Richardson's to me. 2. Shape, size, and white collar suggest Aleutian but white cheek patch would be unusually large for Aleutian. 3. Long neck, head and bill shape seem more like Taverner's Cackling or Lesser Canada to me. Or perhaps Taverner's x Richardson's? Aleutian usually has a steeper forehead that doesn't slope into the bill. Small cheek patch and dark chin stripe are good for Aleutian though. Lack of a white collar on an adult bird seems a strong mark against Aleutian here. I have not noticed any geese with that orangey of a color on the breast, I'm not sure what that might suggest.
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    That's actually a domestic Mallard -- it appears to be a bibbed call duck with that small bill.
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    I got a half of a magpie! The top and bottom!
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    Photo taken yesterday.
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    Labeled as rare in south east Michigan by ebird, these snow geese are also lifers for me 😁
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    Yep, that is the way I do it most of the time. I think I read somewhere that the sharpest point is the center focus point, so it's best to use that anyway.
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    Osprey Aransas NWR 4-18 Osprey Aransas NWR 4-18 by johnd1964, on Flickr
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