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  1. The bill doesn't seem very alcid like to me but I'm not sure what else would have this wing pattern seen in Mendocino co Edit from what I can see on my other photos the white is only on one side
  2. "Florida man breaks the migratory bird treaty for murica"
  3. Look at these amazing photos of Pacific Loon and Common Murre
  4. Day 1 : After a night of being disappointed I couldn't go set up my blacklight, I woke up to the sound of seagulls screaming at the top of their lungs. At the back of the motel I was staying at, there was an outdoor deck and an access to the Gaulala Bluff Trail. Along the trail I came across many swallows of different species, the most abundant being NRWS. After a unsuccessful seawatch, We then drove south to Sea Ranch where we explored the tide pools at Tide-pool Beach, and I explored a 3.3 acre property while my parents talked with a real estate agent about buying said property. At tide pool beach I found the expected such as black oystercatcher, lifers such as osprey, and the unexpected such as the highlight or the day, a breeding plumaged Red-necked Grebe. At the 3 acre lot I found bluebirds collecting food, swallows collecting food, and a deer carcass being food, all while Steller's jays and Cicadas tormented me with noise. After spying on my parents conversation for two hours, my family and the agent drove up to another lot, this time in anchor bay in the north. This lot was noticeably alot less birdy, with the only birds being a singing Bewicks Wren and Anna's Hummingbird. After heading back to Gaulala to eat lunch, we went off to Gaulala Point. However one thing about California beaches in the afternoon is that they get horribly windy. So we hike through the park, admiring the flowers and the sheep lawn movers and wind trough a dense patch of lupine and pop out... into the beach. Where we get promptly get sandblasted by delightful 45 kph winds. After noping out of the beach to prevent involuntary dermabrasion we headed to the river which was not much better in terms of wind and birds. After heading back to the motel to waste the next hour and a half contemplating how I took 500 photos in one day, we got hungry and headed out to go get Pizza, at the Pizza place we found No.2 bird of the day, a Peregrine Falcon, most likely looking for some tasty bird pizza or like us, on a trip up north. Day 2 coming soon
  5. @Connor Cochrane You're the subspecies guy, seen in sea ranch
  6. Empids are generally rare in my neighborhood (only migrants) but Pacific Slope is by far the most common. I can hope for rare child though
  7. I completely forgot royal tern is close
  8. @Connor Cochrane @DLecy I know you guys are farther south but do you know of any other spots worth creaking out? I know Sea Ranch and Gaulala Point are pretty good but I'm wondering about spots further inland (although most of the birds there are probably similar to thoughts along the coast
  9. I'll be staying at Gaulala next weekend and want to know what places would be good for birding, I already know about salt point but I want to know what else to look for. My main targets will be Allen's Hummingbird, Downy and Hairy Woodpeckers, Hutton's and Cassin's Vireos, Bullock's Oriole, Warblers, Tanagers, Grosbeaks, and everything else lol.
  10. Coyote, and I thought there was a stuff on appropriate signs but that may have been only for birds
  11. No dogs (I think there was a channel like this but can't find it)
  12. Not in my backyard but I found ✨ c hi l d ✨
  13. townsrnds does'nt sound right they shond more like pee pee pee tweeee yeet in that makes any no sense
  14. MVI_4189.wav Some kind of warbler and some kind of chaparral bird
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