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  1. @Charlie Spencer, Thank you so much! I guess I should start working on recognizing owl calls, lol. Maybe I was lucky to see a great horned owl in broad daylight? The water tip is definitely true! I found a pretty nice wetland/lake near my house where I spotted some sandhill cranes, among other things. Thanks again. 😊
  2. I thought perhaps some people here would appreciate this. I took this photo last year, with a cardinal on one of my feeders, a few deer in the background, and a wild turkey passing through.
  3. Okay, thank you. 😊 That sounds like a good rule to me. So, standing at the back of my property, I’ve seen a great blue heron sitting on a fence way out across a field. That would count? Also, would you, or anyone else, happen to know of any good places to go birding in West Michigan?
  4. New-ish birder here. I hope this is in the right category. If a bird is right next to my property but not on it, does it count for my yard list? What about a bird that flies directly over my property? My yard list at the moment is at 30, but I could add at least one or two more if birds that fly over count.
  5. Okay, that picture has me convinced it's a Tennessee. Warblers are tricky to identify correctly. They just pass through my area during migration, but I hope he sticks around for a little while longer. Very entertaining.
  6. Oh, that picture does resemble it's face very closely. Just my bird has less white, which I guess is variable.
  7. I'll try tomorrow if it comes back. I want to add it to my small-but-ever-growing life list, but I need to know what it is first! Thanks so much.
  8. There was a very faint dark line through the eye. But it was very, very faint. It doesn't show well in the photo. Next time it comes around I'll take a good look. I don't think it's an orange-crowned, the undertail coverts are not yellow. But the rest of the underside is mostly dingy yellow.
  9. My initial impression was orange-crowned. But the undertail coverts appeared to me to be white, the photo was just shadowed. So I figured it was a Tennessee. Thanks so much. 😊 Many warblers look very similar to this new birder, but I'm loving my field guide.
  10. Hello all. I’ve been seeing a yellowish warbler at my suet feeder for around 4 days now. I’ve looked in my field guide, but I’m still not quite sure. The pictures are pretty bad, so I’ll give a description too. Background Info: I live in West Michigan. The area has lots of farmland, but loads of trees too. Bird: The warbler overall appears yellow, and in flight I thought it was a goldfinch. It is slightly yellower in the breast, and a touch darker/more olive colored on top, but top and bottom are very similar in color. There is no streaking/markings on the breast, wing
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