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  1. 08 May 2021 Baldwin co. AL; I think this is a Herring Gull, but his bill looks really bulbous. There were 2 of them.
  2. 08 May 2021 Baldwin co. AL; Sea-/gulfside park with large areas of open grassland, surrounding woods, crumbling buildings 1. Female Blue Grosbeak 2. Immature European Starlings 3. Which blackbird sp? 4. Female Bobolink 5. Female Bobolink
  3. 08 May 2021 Baldwin co. AL; Ft. Morgan peninsula. 2 different individuals from 2 separate sites. I thought they might both be the same species: Swainson's or Bicknell's? 1. Heavily wooded trail through historic site with Live Oak, abundant brambles & thickets. 2. Walking trail through NWR; Live Oak, pine palmetto, wetlands, beach
  4. 08 May 2021 Baldwin co. AL; seaside; grassy meadows flooded with fresh water from recent rains 1. Black Bellied Plovers--bill, shape, & size look good, but wondered if the back color was too solid? 2.. Least Sandpiper 3. Solitary Sandpiper 4. Spotted Sandpiper(s) 5. Upland Sandpiper 6. Western Sandpipers 7. ?
  5. 08 May 2021; Baldwin co. AL; Bayside public park; heavily wooded; cypress, palmetto, pine, wetlands; taken at/near dawn 1. Favor Pine Warbler 2. Unknown (and maybe unidentifiable) sleeping bird who is as much a morning person as my spouse. I see a single wing stripe, wings short relative to the notched tail and maybe a warbler-esque bill.
  6. ?Royal Tern--wing pattern & tail rule out Caspian
  7. 25 Apr 2021 Mobile co. AL; public lake & park 1. Orchard Orioles--male in lower part of frame and immature/females above; what I ID'd as female Orchards were 4 mustard-yellow birds flying in a quarrelsome group. I though either female oriole or tanager sp. The four fought while flying and when perched. I could not get a good look or shot of them due to their frenetic movements. Is such behavior consistent with female Orchards or does something else come to mind? 2. female/immature Orchard Oriole 3. Barn Swallow 4. Eastern Kingbird 5. ?Common Grackle--but his tail looks short 6. Brown-headed Cowbird vs. Shiny Cowbird vs. other blackbird sp. 7. Least Tern 8. Which Tern--it was a small tern, but bill looked too orange for Least, cap didn't look quite right for Forster's
  8. 21 Apr 2021; heavily wooded coastal shell middens I thought at first it might be a Pine Warbler, but then thought there was too much yellow in the spread tail
  9. 21 Apr 2021 Gulf-side shell middens; heavily wooded with Live Oak, palmetto, cypress, hickory 1. Prothonotary Warbler 2. Common Grackle--our local Boat-taileds can have a yellow eye 3. ? Gleaning Bottle Brush in suburban yard 4. ?
  10. 21 Apr 2021 Mobile co. AL; Gulf-side shell middens, heavily wooded with Live Oak, palmetto, cypress, hickory 1. Swainson's Thrush 2. House Finch vs. Indigo Bunting 3. Yellow Warbler 4. Ovenbird 5. Wood Thrush 6. Female Prothonotary Warbler The following 2 were in a suburban yard across from the shell middens, gleaning Bottlebrush plants. 7. Tennessee Warbler 8. Northern Parula
  11. 21 Apr 2021 Mobile co. AL; Gulf-side shell middens with heavy vegetation, primarily palmetto, Live Oak, cedar, cypress, hickory
  12. 19 Apr 2021 Dale co. AL; public lake with heavily wooded hiking/walking path Sorry about the helicopters. 20210419_102132 - Copynl - Copy.wav
  13. 19 Apr 2021 Dale co. AL. walking trail around public lake; heavily wooded 1. Chipping Sparrow 2. ??--I thought Northern Parula, but too much yellow underneath, tail too long; considered Pine Warbler, but the eye arcs? 3. ? 4. Palm Warbler 5. Palm Warbler 6. Northern Rough-winged Swallow 7. Palm Warbler 8. ?Orchard Oriole
  14. This could have gone to the "LOL" thread due to the irony of situation. I attended my very first Alabama Ornithological Society meeting tonight. The Spring meeting is usually held at Dauphin Island-a major migratory flyway--but, was necessarily virtual this year, so many attendees were still at their homes in various areas of Alabama, far removed from the island. At meeting's start, it was noted that less than half of the those who registered were not yet online. Then the message came through that there was a fall-out occuring at Dauphin Island at that very moment and those absent birders were there. We have had constant, steady, and heavy flooding rain for the last 3 days, and when it let up for an hour or so, it "released" the birds. Some of the absentee birders came online from the field to report they were surrounded by wall-to-wall warblers. It's raining again now and won't let up again until 0600 tomorrow, so maybe we will have another fallout. 🤞
  15. 05 Apr 2021 Baldwin co. AL Bayside public park and lake with large trees, shrubs, and abundant brush
  16. 31 Mar 2021 Baldwin co. AL small seasonal pond in agricultural field ?Greater Yellowlegs
  17. 29 Mar 2021 Baldwin co. AL; bayside public park with small ponds; mixed oak, pine, cypress, flowering shrubs & trees 1. Wilson's Warbler, male--the only view I got of him 2. Wilson's Warbler, female 3. Wilson's Warbler, female 4. Orange-crowned Warbler
  18. 27 Mar 2021 Baldwin co. AL; suburban yard; mid canopy
  19. 26 Mar 2021, Baldwin co. AL; bayside cypress/pine palmetto swamp; he was lurking in the undergrowth near water's edge
  20. 26 mar 2021 Baldwin co. AL; Mobile Bay Large flock of white egrets. From my far vantage point, I could not ascertain leg nor bill color & I am not experienced enough to estimate size at the distance I viewed them. Any way to discern which species these birds are (e.g. flocking behavior/flight pattern)? I did not crop so as to preserve resolution
  21. Definitely bad for the birds. Unfortunately, although Alabama is somewhat late to the party, the result will be the same as that playing out over the world. I remember my great grandfather talking about the Lord God Bird (Ivory Billed WP) and how common it was to see in his youth. https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2020-11-29/mobile-river-biodiversity-extinctions-alabama?fbclid=IwAR1guKU4NWAURjKExshsdsAXpFq5O8pY_CdtOXY594OTAJ-7VZS0N7lTZGw
  22. Dec 26 & 27, 2020 Baldwin co. AL; Gulf of Mexico Taken over 2 subsequent days in same general location, so may be the same individual. I originally listed as Common Loon, but now wondering if that throat delineation is too clean and it is a Pacific. 12/26 12/27
  23. 19 Mar 2021 Mobile co.; creekside public gardens with ornamental ponds & woodland trails ?House Wren Baldwin co.; Mobile Bay; narrow area of shoreline frequented by fishermen, adjacent to numerous restaurants, & alongside a busy highway ?Great Black-backed Gull (Laughing Gull for semblance of scale)
  24. 18 Mar 2021 Baldwin co. AL; saltwater/brackish marsh & bay 1. Are these just Mallards or something more exciting? 2. Rough-winged Swallow vs. female Purple Martin Small group feeding quite low over marsh grass; individuals looked dark in coloration from afar.
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