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I feel good about finally capturing this Bay-breasted Warbler.  I'm confident I saw the correct bird my two previous sightings, as a field guide, and another experienced birder told me exactly what I was looking at, but I didn't get a good look at the features.  While the sightings did meet the technical qualifications for a lifer, I've always felt guilty about this particular one:

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8 minutes ago, dragon49 said:

I feel good about finally capturing this Bay-breasted Warbler.  I'm confident I saw the correct bird my two previous sightings, as a field guide, and another experienced birder told me exactly what I was looking at, but I didn't get a good look at the features.  While the sightings did meet the technical qualifications for a lifer, I've always felt guilty about this particular one:

https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/498723561

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That’s a Northern Parula.

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24 minutes ago, IKLland said:

That’s a Northern Parula.

Good catch.  There were a number of experienced birders who are part of this shared checklist, so it would have been embarrassing to have gotten busted for this one.  🙂  I'm glad I refreshed the forum before dinner. Hopefully, I caught it before anybody noticed.  I deleted my bay-breasted warbler observation and added the photos to the Northern Parula section.

So, the Bay-Breasted warbler remains one of twelve of my photo nemeses.

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Back on October 1st, my report of having observed a House Funch lifer was in error, as I had seen at least one of the birds at a family feeder in New York, back in 2018.  I just found a photo of one of the birds on my iPhone.  I had intended on adding it to my eBird catchup lifers when I joined but forgot to.  

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