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Aidan B

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  1. "Slow" day at Lake Camanche, at least compared to normal. Still can't complain though, I had some really nice birds! Fourteen Red-breasted Mergansers on a central valley lake is quite unexpected, to say the least! https://ebird.org/checklist/S127141608
  2. Still nothing compared to @Avery, But I have now recorded 100 species!
  3. I got to 168 today with a last minute Canyon Wren.
  4. Common Murre California Gull Western Gull Black-legged Kittiwake Short-tailed Shearwater Northern Fulmar Pomarine Jaeger Pink-footed Shearwater Red Phalarope
  5. Black-footed Albatross https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/528845751
  6. Yeah, If I was to do a pelagic down in SoCal, it would definitely be one of these, given how long of a drive it is from my home to reach any of the pelagics down there. I've been eyeing that trip on August 26th for some time now, but I don't really think I can make it work this year.
  7. Man! It wasn't all that long ago that I was getting lifers on pelagics like that! Looks like it was a great trip! In particular, congrats on the Red-billed Tropicbird! That's a great bird! I really need to get on one of those SoCal pelagics!
  8. I'd add it. Birds like alcids, shearwaters, and the other pelagic species are very rarely recorded, I'd be shocked if anyone else on here has a recording of one to add.
  9. 299. American Three-toed Woodpecker https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/465542521 300. Cassia Crossbill https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/464314131 301. Buller's Shearwater https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/519646421 302. Flammulated Owl https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/519733131 303. Painted Redstart https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/492353961 304. Sharp-tailed Grouse https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/465005621 305. Sprague's Pipit https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/465005631 306. Thick-billed Longspur https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/465005541 307. Guadalupe Murrelet https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/504911991
  10. 290. Nashville Warbler https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/519675301 291. Northern Goshawk https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/473972331 292. Northern Harrier https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/465005411 293. Pygmy Nuthatch https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/526739541 294. Rock Wren https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/522063151 295. Sagebrush Sparrow https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/466195871 296. Varied Thrush https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/511944411 297. Winter Wren https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/507597401 298. Yellow-throated Warbler https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/492354181
  11. 281. Chestnut-collared Longspur https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/519658491 282. Chimney Swift https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/465005011 283. Cordilleran Flycatcher https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/348388061 284. Costa's Hummingbird https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/505353841 285. Franklin's Gull https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/466104021 286. Gray Flycatcher https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/444569711 287. Lapland Longspur https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/387034641 288. Lark Bunting https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/465005131 289. Lark Sparrow https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/304409471
  12. 1. Yep! Not 100% certain on all the birds, but at least two are definitely Rock Sandpipers. 2. Yes, Short-billed. I've certainly never seen one with such pale primaries. I'd bet the bird is leucistic.
  13. Red-masked have more red on the face, extended below and beyond the eye. They also have red patches on the underwing, which these birds don't have.
  14. Least Sandpiper with those yellow legs and overall brown coloration.
  15. I got the Red-flanked Bluetail today! Lifer 466! It was incredibly uncooperative for me though, I got good looks through my bins, but my best photo is so bad I won't upload it here.
  16. I'm now up to 164 species for the year after spending the day chasing rarities around in Santa Cruz and San Mateo Counties. Still a lot of easy birds I am missing!
  17. birdie 🦉 #244: 🟥🟥🟥🟩⬛⬛ https://birdiegame.net/
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