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  1. October 6-9, 2021 https://southalabamalandtrust.org/wp-content/uploads/BirdFest-2021-Schedule-4.pdf
  2. taken this morning, sw florida, in a park with wet lands near it. it was overcast and raining a bit.
  3. We're back in Texas again, so I just decided to give ya'll an update on what's been happening down here. Day 1: Arrived at Corpus Christi from south-central KS. Day 2: Got lifer Herring Gull and went to North Beach, where I got a photo lifer, Ruddy Turnstone. https://ebird.org/checklist/S80834331 Day 3: Went to Aransas NWR and found lifers Reddish Egret and Neotropic Cormorant. Also saw lots of White-tailed Deer and an alligator. https://ebird.org/checklist/S80832910 Day 4: Weather not good for birding, so went to Texas State Aquarium instead. Had a lot of fun there. Day 5: (yesterday) Went to Linda S. Castro Nature Sanctuary where I found lifer and rarity Clay-colored Thrush. After getting a good checklist there, We went to Rockport Beach and got two lifers: Long-billed Curlew and Caspian Tern. https://ebird.org/checklist/S81185227 https://ebird.org/checklist/S81248589
  4. 28 Nov 2020 Baldwin co. AL Good morning, All. A few moments ago, I noted at my platform feeder a small bird with prominent black and white striping, a white throat, and a small bill. I noted no other colors in the short time he allowed me to observe him. There was no reference bird present, but X was small. It was not a Downy or other woodpecker sp. I thought B & W Warbler, but apparently don't come to feeders with sunflower seeds. Ideas?
  5. Hi, All. In the past, I have seen all sorts of raptors (BE, Osprey, RTH...) perch in this lonesome pine in a large field. From my perspective, this bird seemed the size for a BE, did not appear to have the small head of a vulture or Osprey, and I saw a a pale flash when he flew off. Wings held predominantly flat, not dihedral, but seemed to have a the slightest upturn at tips. Can anyone ID from this blurry silhouette?
  6. 18 June 2020. Baldwin co AL. There are several birds singing in this clip. I heard a Norther Mockingbird and an Eastern Bluebird, but I am interested in what the bird is that calls approximately every 10 seconds (aprroximately at seconds 7, 17, 26, 39). 20200618_100010 - Copy.wav
  7. Spotted this bird outside on the fence just hanging around by the bird feeder. Any ideas???
  8. 21 Mar 2020. Baldwin co., AL. <1 mile from Mobile Bay Hi, All. ? Today, I noted a large flock of 60-70 grackles (and possibly a few Red-Winged Blackbirds--ID'd by ear only) fly and roost for several minutes in the uppermost branches of surrounding trees. When they flew overhead, their tails were long & large, and unfurled into a shallow V at the end. I ID'd them as Boat-Tailed, but ebird popped up with an error message calling them "Infrequent". On AllAboutBirds and ebird, I listened to the calls of each of the 2 species and they did sound more like Common Grackle (but please see Question #1 below). So my questions: 1--Are the calls of the 2 species as different (as they sounded to me) on ebird/llAboutBirds? 2--Do Boat-Taileds also aggregate in huge flocks (and with other "black-birds") like Common? 3) Do the 2 species socialize/roost/flock together? 4) Regardless of the species of the birds I saw, why would ebird state Boat-Taileds as "Infrequent" here? We are coastal and we have them here year-round. 5) Would not the hugely long tail showing an obvious V shape in flight suggest Boat-Tailed? Thanks, everybody. ?
  9. 11 March 2020. Dauphin Island (Mobile co.), AL. Saltwater.
  10. 11 March 2020. Dauphin Island, AL. Expansive grassy marsh between beach and road
  11. 11 March 2020. Dauphin Island, AL. Hi, All. There were 2 very bulky birds in this pine near the parking lot of a public pier. They were being harried mecilessly by crows resulting in one of the unknowns flying off before I could snap a pic. I thought at first they were buteos, but the tail on this one...?
  12. Taken 02/27/2020. Baldwin co. (coastal) Alabama. May or may not be same individual from last post. Ruby Throat vs Black-Chinned, and specific field marks/algorithm you used to ID, please :) We have both species (as well as the occasional Rufous and Anna's) and both the RT and BC overwinter here. Thank you!
  13. April 30, 2018. Baldwin co., AL (Coastal). Did not have the reddish tail of a Hermit Thrush.
  14. Hi, All-- Dauphin Island, AL April 16 2019. Ring Billed Gull? Juvenile or First Winter or in transition between the two? The beak is two-toned like a FW, but there is no grey on the back.
  15. Good morning, All. Amongst the usual Goldfinches, Cardinals, Wrens, Chickadees, Doves, and Titmice at my feeders this morning, there was this unknown. Could this be an Orange-Crowned Warbler? It came readily to the feeder & suet. I did not see yellow on its flanks or elsewhere. It appeared overall olive/drab & has a faint hint of an eyeline. Sorry for the underexposure and subsequent lightening. I am posting both the original and the lightened version. Thank you all. ? 02/22/2020. Coastal Baldwin co., AL
  16. Hi, All. These were taken 02/21/2020 Baldwin county, AL (coastal). RTs very common here. BCs much more common here than previously thought and have been sighted regularly in the last several weeks in my county. Now I am questioning everything I ever called a RT. Wings look long on this one, but I think still not long enough to be BC? The wing tips are in deep shadow and are longer than they appear at first glance. How would you all ID this and via what field marks. Thank you.
  17. Hi, All. Feb. 13, 2020. Mobile co., AL. Public park/lake. Is this a Mallard hybrid? If so Mallard X What?? A teal? Thanks in advance. ?
  18. No pic. Two (amateur) observers. Just got a quick glimpse in passing: low flying raptor, roadside field, coastal Alabama 01/19/2018. Looked like a Buteo. Conspicuous, rather wide, white bands on dorsal side of wings toward tips. Kriders (confirmed) have been spotted by others in county Oct-Dec 2109.
  19. April 24, 2017. Small seasonal freshwater pond/Grady pond. Coastal Alabama.
  20. Hi, All. I believe this to be a RBWP but it looked odd. I think it is due to the distance/poor quality of the photo & the fact he is fluffing and windblown, but wanted to confirm. He was incredibly high up in a dead tree. June 2019. Baldwin co. AL
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