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  1. The reviewer got back to me and said the bird in question was a female Brown-headed Cowbird. He didn't explain his reasoning, so I have nothing else to add. I appreciate all of the replies.
  2. I'm still waiting to hear from the reviewer, but I'm sticking to Brown-headed Cowbird for now. I found the checklist for one of the other birders, and they posted a picture of a male (all black) Shiny Cowbird, and since one of them mentioned the Brown-headed Blackbird was female, this is probably it. The flaw in the logic is that maybe this was a second (female) Shiny Cowbird that only I saw. The problem with that argument is that these folks are all much better birders than I, and they had a scope on the same area I was looking at, so, It's a weak argument.
  3. This was at the Semi-Chi Rice Mill. I now know with 100% certainty that it is either a Brown-headed Cowbird or a Shiny Cowbird. At the time, I was with a bunch of very experience birders, and they all saw both species in the same structure, but I only saw and photographed one. I do remember one of them told me that the Brown-headed Cowbird was female. I don't remember any discussion about the sex of the other. I don't have contact info for any of the other parties, but I can get it. If any of them tell me that the Shiny Cowbird was male, then I'm going to consider this a Brown-headed Cowbird. In any event, I reached out to one of our reviewers and am awaiting his answer. I'll pass it on here.
  4. Peregrine Falcon: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/529186021
  5. Five Lifers. Nuff said! https://ebird.org/checklist/S127107705
  6. Awesome day - I got five lifers! American White Pelican: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/529185391 Barn Owl: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/529189621 Brown-headed Cowbird: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/529186591 Forster's Tern: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/529185131 Vermilion Flycatcher. I also made the county rare bird alert with this find: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/529186131
  7. American White Pelican: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/529191561
  8. One to the left of the Black-bellied Plovers, and one a few birds to the right? Taken this morning in Loxahatchee, Florida:
  9. Not sure if these are identifiable, as the bills aren't clear. Taken this morning in Loxahatchee Florida:
  10. Cool - I already took credit for the lifer, as I saw the bird through a scope, and a good birder told me what it was. At least I have a photo - I didn't want to add another non-photo lifer to my list.
  11. If not, I'm clueless. Taken this morning in Loxahatchee, Florida:
  12. The main one - https://ebird.org/checklist/S126985057 https://ebird.org/checklist/S126987155 https://ebird.org/checklist/S126988157
  13. Eastern Phoebe: https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/528495771
  14. I'm never sure where to draw the line on what to post here. I don't post incidentals, and I don't post 3-minute supermarket parking lot checklists with a handful of species. Not too much going on here, but I did include two great photos. I've only gone to this place twice; both times failed attempts to locate a Great Blue Heron (Great White) that other birders keep finding here: https://ebird.org/checklist/S126907967 Very, very little overall going on here, as too many of the flyovers were too badly lit for positive IDs, and my focus was only in the directions the Lesser Nighthawks could have been coming from. I did get a lifer though, the Lesser Nighthawk: https://ebird.org/checklist/S126931967
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