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Posts posted by meghann

  1. Actually, with the combination of both a belly band and patagial bars, this looks good for a Red-tailed Hawk. Rough-legged Hawks usually have a much darker belly band, and they do have dark marks on the wings, but it's closer to the "wrists" than the "shoulders".


    Welcome to Whatbird! It's always helpful to include your location in a post, too. 🙂

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  2. Rarest overall would be Northern Lapwing in 2013. My only Code 4. Seen about an hour from the coast in Georgia. The only picture I got was terrible, because he was pretty far out in a field.

    8495099993_b0e9e9fc70.jpglapwing1 by midgetinvasion, on Flickr

    Rarest for my state would be Mountain Bluebird, I believe. It was two years ago, and to my knowledge, it was the first time the bird had been seen in the state. He was here in Augusta for a day, hanging out with the Eastern Bluebirds on the airport fence, and then he was gone.

    38987292660_1d237b6503.jpgMountain Bluebird by midgetinvasion, on Flickr

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  3. Just sharing. My daughters and I were strolling on Jekyll Island here in Georgia yesterday. A park ranger caught our attention and showed us the plover chicks. They had hatched just the day before! Cute little buggers. I could not get close enough for decent pictures, but at least you can get an idea. 

    48033712436_ea2e5d3f70_z.jpgWilson's Plover parent and chick by midgetinvasion, on Flickr

    48033712556_5136629b28_z.jpgPlover adult and chicks by midgetinvasion, on Flickr

    48033711271_0783282257_z.jpgOne day old Wilson's Plover by midgetinvasion, on Flickr

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  4. Yesterday, at a WMA along Georgia's Southern coast. Listed on ebird, the expected species here are Black-bellied Whistling Ducks, Mallard, Wood Ducks, BW Teal, Mottled, Mallard/Mottled hybrid, and American Black Duck/Mottled Hybrid. 

    BW Teal, Wood Duck, and the whistling ducks were all seen. I did not see any male Mallards.



    (this one is super bad, sorry.)


    and then this mama and babies


  5. Yesterday, Jekyll Island, GA. Was in a large flock of Royal Terns, and a few Sandwich Terns. Seemed a bit smaller than the Sandwich.



    And then a different one in flight, this one may not be identifiable.



    Lastly, please confirm Gull-billed Tern. This was also yesterday, at a WMA along Georgia's coast. It is a lifer for me, which is why I'd like the confirm. 🙂



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