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  1. Hi all! I only have a very bad photo, extremely cropped, so looking for a miracle here. Today there was a group of about 10 of these gull-like birds flying low over the water just to the west of San Clamente Island off the coast of San Diego. Very visible white strip running across the top of the wings with a dark beak and dark around the eyes. 

    Thank you!



  2. 4 hours ago, Charlie Spencer said:

    That seems to be a two-way street around here.  Photographers attempting to improve their ID skills, and birders trying to take better photos.  :classic_wink:

    Did you know this site has a separate photo forum?


    I hadn't seen that yet, thank you for sharing! I just got back from a walk, will post my best from today after I sort! 🙂

  3. On 1/25/2019 at 8:08 AM, Charlie Spencer said:

    Welcome.  I'm with HamRHead.  These shot are not just great for ID purposes, they're great overall.  The turnstone in particular is a nice shot of a bird being a bird.

    Thank you so much! Wildlife photography has been hobby for a while and it has finally turned me on to birding. I've only just started tracking sightings on eBird and wow, I'm looking forward to the day where I don't have to look up EVERY bird to get a positive ID. Thank you for the great welcome to your community, I'm sure I'll have many more questions soon 🙂

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  4. Hi all, this is my first post. I'm struggling to identify two birds I saw while on a walk this evening in Tarpon Springs, FL (about 40 minutes North of Tampa). I saw them right at dusk, and they were feeding in the sand near a large flock of laughing gulls and black skimmers. There were an assortment of wading birds all together. I have a couple ideas but want to hear what you all think! Sorry the pictures aren't great and I didn't get many - it was getting late and light wasn't good.




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