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  1. On 10/22/2021 at 10:18 AM, Kadynn_H said:

    As others suggested use the target species on ebird. You should check out Turtle Creek Reservoir, judging from your pfp you own a scope which would make birding from the dam super profitable, Sept-Dec is the best time for large body's of water in the Midwest. Also be sure to check out the grounds below the dam such as the spillway and camping area. As the lake freeze's this winter the spillway stays open attracting some decent gulls.  

    Tuttle is really close. it is my favorite place that is close. i've seen lots of coots, gadwalls, ring necked ducks, and a pied billed grebe out their in the past. pretty soon the ducks should be here in large numbers. I do have a scope that has been very handy for watching ducks.

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  2. 2 minutes ago, Charlie Spencer said:

    Why in the name of Charles Darwin would you even go there?  :classic_blink:

    I wouldn't do anything in his name... just wondering if he cropped the picture in we may get a better view of birds that look like possibly the same species. even if they are not, he my be able to ID whatever they are.

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  3. On 10/20/2021 at 4:20 PM, PaulK said:

    Hahaha, absolutely not ideal. This was the bird at max zoom on my lens. Above photos are cropped from the full digital zoom of my camera added on top of that. I assumed this would likely be impossible going in.


    what are the two birds on the rocks to the right of the bird in question?

  4. I really want to boost my year list/ life list before the year is over. whatever waterfowl or warblers that have yet to leave here would probably bring the most lifers. any suggestions of places to bird? also what species should I look for his time of year? my life list is at 207, so chances are whatever bird you are thinking of I probably have yet to see:) 


  5. 7 minutes ago, Avery said:

    I don't think this is a Gadwall, sorry. It's too small (NSHO 45-41cm, GADW 46-56cm), making it a teal. I can't tell if I'm seeing buffy triangle under the tail or not, so I'd go with Teal Sp.

    you are right. I do think I see buffy under the tail and the head shape points to green winged teal as well, i think, but it would probably be best to leave it as teal sp.

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  6. 1 minute ago, Seanbirds said:

    Go to Quivira at the right time of year and you'll be sick of Blue-winged Teal by the time you have to leave!

    Also a good place for Peregrine Falcons during migration (watch for large flocks of shorebirds flushing simultaneously).

    Bell's Vireo and Eastern Towhee seem to be kind of hit-and-miss around these parts. Listen for their vocalizations in proper habitat.

    Spotted Sandpiper can be found near almost any body of water in the state, but they avoid heavily vegetated shores and prefer rocky ones. Lakeshores are good.

    I have missed the season for all of the above this year, right?

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