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  1. BRDL 379

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    ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿฆ
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    I have not seen this bird.

  2. Hopefully someone a bit more familiar with first-summer gulls can shed some light on this one. On my trip to Port Jefferson last year, I saw plenty of Herring and Great Black-backed Gulls, and a handful of Ring-billed and Laughing Gulls. However, when going through my photos more meticulously, I noticed this one bird (in the upper right) that I believe may be a Lesser Black-backed Gull, but the pink legs don't help with that identification. This was taken on July 31, 2022.

    Can anyone confirm or deny?

    Great Black-backed Gull (2022-07-31).jpg

  3. BRDL 378

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    ๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿฅš
    ๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿชถ๐Ÿฅš
    ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿฆ
    ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆ

    I have not seen this bird.

  4. I'd like to add an addendum: I seriously did not see this post before making the comment about the Willow Flycatcher in my previous comment. The Acadian Flycatcher was the first tricky bird I thought of that was very common in the southeast, then I looked at range maps of similar empids to pick out one that was uncommon in central Georgia to use as an example.

    I apologize to @Birds are cool if you thought I was poking fun at your query. It was genuinely a coincidence.

  5. Disclaimer: I am not a reviewer. This is just food for thought. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Being a reviewer is a volunteer job. You'll be wading through "identified by Merlin" rarities that couldn't be more incorrect, modifying the local filters as trends change, and e-mailing the sleepyhead who attached a Northern Mockingbird photo to their Northern Shoveler report.

    Whenever birders in your community submit their rare sightings, it'll be you making the executive decision whether or not it should be approved and become a part of the permanent record. Is that blurry photo actually a Willow Flycatcher, or is it the much more common (in your county) Acadian Flycatcher? Did they actually positively identify it by sound? How about the description? @Tony Leukering shared this document on quality descriptions; it might be nearly 20 years old but it still holds true. This discussion became a bit heated that it had to be locked, and it would be you in the position to settle the debate.

    Someone submitted a personal location as a public hotspot. If it isn't obvious like a newly opened preserve (or a mistake like a location named "my home"), you may have to drive there and investigate.

    If you decide to take a vacation, the sightings won't just stop. They'll still be there, waiting for your review, when you get back. You might even start getting e-mails about why "obvious" sightings aren't getting approved.

    Are you up to the task?

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  6. BRDL 377

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    ๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿชถ
    ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆ

    Interesting choice. I was wondering if I had mixed up the code for ยปBarrow's Goldeneyeยซ, but apparently this one has two different meanings depending on banding authority.

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  7. BRDL 376

    ๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿชถ๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿฅš
    ๐Ÿชถ๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿฅš
    ๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿฅš
    ๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿฆ
    ๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿชถ๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿฅš
    ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆ

    I have not seen this bird.

  8. BRDL 375

    ๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿชถ๐Ÿชถ
    ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿฅš
    ๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿชถ๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿฅš
    ๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿชถ๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿฆ
    ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆ

    I have not seen this bird.

  9. birdie ๐Ÿฆ† #257: ๐ŸŸฅ๐ŸŸฅ๐ŸŸฅ๐ŸŸฉโฌ›โฌ›

    A very familiar bird with some tricky photos.

    9 hours ago, IKLland said:

    The third photo is kinda diagnostic.ย 

    My third guess was the ยปBlack-billed Magpieยซ based on that marking.

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  10. BRDL 374

    ๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿชถ๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿฅš
    ๐Ÿชถ๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿชถ
    ๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿชถ๐Ÿฅš
    ๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆ
    ๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆ
    ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆ

    I have not seen this bird.

  11. I'm ending my January at 121. I did leave the county, but I saw nothing that I didn't have back home.

    The most surprising birds that I haven't gotten yet:

    • Osprey
    • Vermilion Flycatcher
    • Green Heron
    • Bewick's Wren
    • Virginia Rail

    ...mostly because I've had many opportunities to see these birds but didn't, while others did.

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