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  1. Just now, IKLland said:

    If pic is to poor than I understand

    i will be busy tomorrow so I am posting challenge now. 

    take a pic of three+ species of birds on your feeders at once, in the same pic. 
    is this to easy?? I can make it harder...

    The challenge was three gull species, and I think we've done that challenge before 

  2. 3 hours ago, Charlie Spencer said:

    We lived in Upper Michigan in '68 and '69.  Dad bought the Golden Field Guide to Birds of N.A.  It had a checklist in the back.  There are lots of birds marked, not just from MI but from other states we lived in after that.  But there are no dates or locations, just check marks next to species' names.  And I can't figure out when we would have seen Caribbean Flamingos or Roseate Spoonbills.  (That college Marine Biology trip to FL Keys in '80?)  I've since seen and documented almost all of the birds checked in that book, but 12 of them still elude me.  If I have nemeses, those are the ones.

    But from the ones in that book that are commonly found in Northern MI, I'd go with Black-Capped Chickadee.  There; wasn't that the long way to go to get an answer?  (I went farther than that to get BCCH off that Undocumented Nemeses List, all the way to Maine.)

    Birds of North America: A Guide to Field Identification

    I have that book!

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  3. I'm pretty sure the first birds I ever technically "saw" were House Finches. My first list I ever put on eBird was a whale watching cruise and that included Pigeon Guillemots, Rhinoceros Auklets and stuff so that doesn't really count. 

    I remember American Pelicans flying over the house, and a Peregrine Falcon which I'm still not sure was an actual Peregrine or not... if my memory from when I was like 6 is any good it definitely was, but who knows!

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