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  1. Made it up to my old home town of Big Bear Lake last month.  Just confirming a few and some identification help. 

    1.  Killdeer

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    2.  Pygmy Nuthatch?

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    3. White-headed Woodpecker

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    4.  Mountain Chickadee 

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    5. Unknown (Female Red-winged Blackbird?)  There were many males in the area. 

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    6. Unknown. (Sparrow?) 

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    As always,  than you for the help!

  2. Went out yesterday on a fishing trip and did some birding, of sorts.  I missed an amazing albatross (fishing and taking pictures at the same time isn't easy) that had to be a Black-footed Albatross based on the color compared to the only other albatross in the area.  

    Now, all difficult pictures as taking pictures from a moving boat in rough seas with a brother that won't slow down is also difficult. 

     

    I think this is a Caspian Tern

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    Unknown Gull

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    The rest are shearwaters or Petrels.  I tried to group them together when I took the pictures.  Any help greatly appreciated.  

    Group 1:

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    Group 2:

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    Group 3:

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    This one looks like a Black-vented to me

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    4:

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    5. 

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  3. Made it out to the Salton Sea last week.  I knew all of the winter birds had left but was hoping for some migratory birds or new ones for me that are year round.  The large gray falcon/raptor (same I saw last month) showed up but I couldn't get a shot off.  Birding and driving can be difficult.  I did see 5 or 6 Burrowing Owls which were much easier to find than the hours I spent for one last month.  Here are a few I'm confirming identifications:

    Gambel's Quail

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    White-crowned Sparrow

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    I think these are all Spotted Sandpipers:

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    Thanks for all your help!

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  4. Got out to the Salton Sea this weekend and picked up a few new species.  Looking for confirmation on a few.  

    1.  American Avocet

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    2.  Wilson's Snipe 

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    3.  I think these are all Northern Shovelers 

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    And the target species.  I heard you can find these all over the place along all of the roads,  maybe for others.  After several hours this was my only Burrowing Owl, but so happy to finally see one although he doesn't look happy to see me :)

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    All confirmations and corrections greatly appreciated. 

     

     

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