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  1. There were two of these calling back and forth between the trees by the lakeshore and a large deciduous tree a couple hundred feet away (on opposite sides of me). At least that was my impression. For what it's worth the morning a couple of birders came up with this list: https://ebird.org/checklist/S146698957
  2. birdie 🦆 #446: 🟨🟩⬛⬛⬛⬛ https://birdiegame.net/
  3. Just to be clear it's this call I'm wondering about, voiced twice in the first 5s or so
  4. This is really interesting for me because this is what my local HOFI friends spend all day saying. We went in a little trip last month and I kept having to look up bird calls that turned out to be the same HOFI. Regional dialects??
  5. Hi, today in Vancouver BC I heard this distinctive call that I just can't place. I don't think it's a Pacific-slope flycatcher. The call stops when the barn swallows start freaking out over a Merlin. Thanks in advance. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/601603021
  6. ¯⁠\⁠_⁠(⁠ツ⁠)⁠_⁠/⁠¯ birdie 🦃 #445: 🟥🟥🟥🟥🟩⬛ https://birdiegame.net/
  7. birdie 🦅 #444: 🟥🟥🟥🟥🟩⬛ https://birdiegame.net/
  8. I recall Tony L once saying that if there's white in the tail it's always a barn swallow, and this photo of yours is a really good view of that
  9. Same, and then I *really* overthought it and chose the other one
  10. birdie 🦅 #443: 🟥🟨🟩⬛⬛⬛ https://birdiegame.net/
  11. Probably unidentifiable, but that's too much pale coloration for either of those options, no? Especially on the wings. I don't think it's just glare because the direction doesn't match up with the glare from the waves.
  12. Hi, today in Point Roberts WA. Am I correct in thinking this is a first year California Gull? Flying in it had a distinct black band on its tail and very dark primaries. There was a similar gull flying around that I'm pretty certain was a second year California. I don't think this is likely to be an Olympic at this age with the pale bill with dark tip, as I'd expect that to be all dark. Apologies for the dreadful photo, I had a toddler pulling on the lens cap. Thanks!
  13. Hi, I saw this flock of seabirds from the Lily Point lookout of Point Roberts WA, erstwhile Canadian territory had the Brits shown more resolve in the Pig War.* Anyhow, I have this listed as 40 surf scoters because they look scotery and some have white in the right places, especially back of the neck. Is this right,or are they just unidentifiable with some scoter sp. mixed in? In case this is relevant there were harlequins in the area but the pattern doesn't match. Bonus possibly related bird: I got a good long look and terrible photos of this all black bird with white in the secondaries, smaller than the cormorants flying around it. Is there anything this could be other than a white-winged scoter? Thank you! *Not really, that border had been settled over a decade prior, but any opportunity to share a really stupid part of our shared history has to be taken....
  14. Game number 4 in the vault
  15. birdie 🦆 #442: 🟥🟩⬛⬛⬛⬛ https://birdiegame.net/
  16. Good one today birdie 🦅 #441: 🟥🟥🟩⬛⬛⬛ https://birdiegame.net/
  17. I skimmed through this quickly and read this as a reply to this and thought What on earth?!
  18. birdie 🦃 #440: 🟥🟥🟥🟨🟩⬛ https://birdiegame.net/
  19. birdie 🐦 #439: 🟥🟥🟥🟨🟩⬛ https://birdiegame.net/
  20. Vague memory of an id post ftw birdie 🦢 #438: 🟩⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛ https://birdiegame.net/
  21. Very lucky guess birdie 🐦 #437: 🟩⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛ https://birdiegame.net/
  22. Hi, I'm curious if anyone has any thoughts on the structure of this pelagic cormorant. These are bad id shots, there was another that looked the same. Normally the pelagics I see have elegant long thin curved necks; these had stocky ones. I don't think there's any evidence for these being anything but pelagics, but I've never seen them looking this way. Just a posture thing? Juveniles? Both trying to swallow big fish? Thanks. (Today in Vancouver BC)
  23. I've never had so many different families of birds in my guesses birdie 🦅 #436: 🟥🟥🟥🟥🟩⬛ https://birdiegame.net/
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