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Birding Boy

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  1. By date and grapefruit like appearance I'd call those Long-billed Dowitchers. Yes, Rusty Blackbird, Cooper's Hawk, and Golden-crowned Kinglet
  2. Yeah, discord has certainly permanently changed Michigan birding for the better. I can't believe we were still using WhatsApp (capped at 256 members or something) and Facebook as the fastest way to get bird info just a few years ago.
  3. Last winter was weird in Michigan's Keweenaw peninsula. Completely devoid of Redpolls and Crossbills. Hopefully that is not the case this winter! Should get all the usuals, Evening Grosbeak, Pine Grosbeak, siskins, etc.
  4. The wings don’t appear super long…I’d hazard a guess and say it doesn’t look wrong for a Semipalm, but it’s hard to be shire
  5. Yeah, it’s a Philly due to the yellow underside which is especially intense on the throat, and distinct face pattern
  6. That actually looks better for a Philadelphia Vireo 🙂 Note the face pattern, and especially the thick bill and blue feet. edit: sniped by @IKLland!
  7. That's interesting, I've experienced the opposite here. Though I haven't recorded all night (I don't have a remote setup), I've usually had the most thrush flight calls within the first few hours after sunset, and then again a few hours before sunrise, right up until dawn. This is usually most drastic in the fall though - I can't remember if I've ever had large thrush flight like these during spring migration. I don't think I have.
  8. The floodgates have opened in the east, with cool temperatures flooding in bringing in tons of migrants. I haven't (and won't) be able to bird much due to scholarly obligations, but I had to take a while tonight to document a spectacular nocturnal thrush flight. eBird Checklist - 7 Sep 2023 - Michigan Technological niversity campus - 8 species (+3 other taxa)
  9. birdie 🐦 #475: 🟨🟩⬛⬛⬛⬛ https://birdiegame.net/
  10. Looks fine for a pretty classic Philly to me
  11. Could probably call it a Willow - no really bold eye ring, very gray coloration overall
  12. Yeah I suppose it would help if I actually paid attention to the location 😅
  13. I'll take a break from the shorbs for a bit; here are some warblers that bred on the family property this summer. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/607967221 https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/607966851
  14. A Buffie from last week, staring into my soul ML607254291 Buff-breasted Sandpiper Macaulay Library ML607254291 Buff-breasted Sandpiper Macaulay Library
  15. Looks fine for a Wilson's IMO - I think I'm seeing darker auriculars which isn't a Hooded thing, right? But I honestly don't have any female HOWA experience. And yeah, that is a drab Cape May
  16. I laid on the beach where I anticipated they'd walk by given a few minutes...and that they did! They came too close to focus (didn't help they were bouncing so quickly) and I probably could've reached out and touched one if I was fast enough!
  17. Congrats, and dang those are some nice pics!
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