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  1. chipperatl

    Snow Bunting?

    I’m thinking Horned Lark. I don’t see any black on wing tips in the flight shot. My limited experience is Snow Bunting would be more likely to have wings spread when you shoot, and Horned Lark tucked.
  2. chipperatl

    Art

    Greater White-fronted Goose by chipperatl2, on Flickr Untitled by chipperatl2, on Flickr
  3. Thanks. Merlin and Bird Sleuth both nailed it also.
  4. I watched this bird for a while. Pretty familiar with Horned Grebes out here, and the size stuck out, even as far away as it was. Horned Grebes are noticeably smaller out in that part of the lake. Common Loon on the left for size comparison. Neck looks really long compared to Horned. _91A5344.jpg by chipperatl2, on Flickr _91A5272.jpg by chipperatl2, on Flickr
  5. chipperatl

    Flikr Adjusting Free Service

    Considering I am already paying for my own website, I think that will have to be the future of my photo storage. Stinks since Flickr was so easy and convenient.
  6. chipperatl

    How do you prepare for a birding trip?

    Charlie if you use eBird you can use the Target Species tool to give you a list of birds for locations that you don’t have for year or life lists. You can do this down to a county level. It provides this list in descending order of likelihood to see. You can tweak it down to the specific onto, or a custom timeframe. Example of you are going in early January you could include December in the output. Also sign up for rare bird alerts for that county on eBird. Along with that sign up for the local listservs for sightings in that state, or region. http://birding.aba.org/
  7. chipperatl

    White-winged scoters?

    Agreed on Common Eider
  8. Red-tailed Hawk with the dark patagials. Might have some abieticola subspecies in it. That is a lot of rufous coming down the neck, and the patagials are dark.
  9. chipperatl

    Lifers

    Spotted Redshank....in Michigan!!!! The Drama Mama bird. _91A5007.jpg by chipperatl2, on Flickr _91A4942.jpg by chipperatl2, on Flickr
  10. I think that is probably right. I did run it through Photo Sleuth...WRSA -71%, LESA and BASA were both 11%.
  11. chipperatl

    Share Your Best Photo of the Day

    _91A3027.jpg by chipperatl2, on Flickr _91A2607.jpg by chipperatl2, on Flickr
  12. I never caught a view of it in flight. I had to keep dodging downpours to view this location. It struck me as White-rumped Sandpiper, and I'm still thinking that just not as confident after looking at the pics. Long-winged, looked like strong supercilium to me. It looks a little buffy, but the Baird's I have seen seem more buffy than this one. The bill looked more drooping than straight. _91A4429.jpg by chipperatl2, on Flickr _91A4427.jpg by chipperatl2, on Flickr _91A4321.jpg by chipperatl2, on Flickr On left of the Dunlin _91A4402.jpg by chipperatl2, on Flickr _91A4397.jpg by chipperatl2, on Flickr
  13. chipperatl

    Raptor ID

    Looks like a Coop to me,
  14. Pretty sure it is all Dunlin in here, except for the one Pectoral. Nothing showed a White-rumped, so I think the birds that have different GISS or shorter looking bills are just a photo effect/angle. One bird that seemed to consistently looked shorter billed had dark spots on belly, so that pretty much means it had to be a Dunlin (highest bird in the first pic). _91A4171.jpg by chipperatl2, on Flickr _91A4064.jpg by chipperatl2, on Flickr _91A4067.jpg by chipperatl2, on Flickr _91A4055.jpg by chipperatl2, on Flickr _91A4012.jpg by chipperatl2, on Flickr
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