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32 minutes ago, Clip said:

Florida photo lifer. I have seen and photographed Peregrine Falcons in Colorado but until yesterday I had only seen them in Florida and then only a couple. It is nice to have photo in Florida now.


Normally the shore behind the falcon would be covered in birds. Gee I wonder why there were none yesterday??

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4 minutes ago, Dan P said:

I went to Arizona for a week around Thanksgiving -- and my first birding excursion outside of Southern California.  I went to 6 birding hotspots, but 2 of them were a bust.  I saw a lot of birds at 4 of the locations -- 2 southeast of Phoenix and 2 in Prescott.  I got 11 lifers.  Was hoping for a few more (especially a Cactus Wren), but I'm happy with what I got:

Abert's Towhee
Black Vulture
Common Gallinule
Curve-billed Thrasher
Gambel's Quail
Gila Woodpecker
Greater Roadrunner
Northern Harrier
Tundra Swan












Nice? But, the topic for lifers is this: 

This topic is only for birds you’ve seen, but not photographic. 

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Eurasian Wigeon-I saw one of these on two separate occasions while living in Colorado but after looking for a photo of one not long ago I couldn't find one. I don't recall if I didn't get one or if perhaps it got deleted as a very poor photo. Any way I had not shared one with ebird as of this sighting so photo lifer it is. Too far away for a great photo but it isn't horrible either.


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1 hour ago, Caley Thomas 2.0 said:

Henslow's Sparrow.  This one was quite a challenge, but 2 trips and 8 hours later, I finally managed a decent picture of what has to be one of the more beautiful sparrows I've identified so far. 


You see sooo many incredible birds! Awesome shot of an awesome bird! I’m so jealous….

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