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Probably the best bird I have ever found.  Bucket List bird - Self-found, Michigan Review Species, and in my home county.  This potentially great shorebird spot had normal SOSA, WISN and KILL there, a

My checklist of the day; WORK! 

Lifer Yellow-billed Loon! https://ebird.org/checklist/S80713862

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57 minutes ago, Aaron said:

I’m curious how many checklists everybody actually does in a day.

Lately, I usually only do one at sunrise for about 30-40 minutes and sometimes (about once a week) I’ll do 2 if I go somewhere else later in the day, or if I decide to bird the location next to my daily one in the same outing. 

In the Spring/Summer I’ll average about 2, and sometimes get up to 4 depending. Though it’s still usually one at sunrise, about 1-2 hours, and then another if I notice anything while outside/looking out the window.

Just curious what everyone else is doing, as it seems like quite a few people have multiple checklists to choose from on given day. I’m sure location/climate plays a big factor. 

I usually do between 2 and 4 checklists a day.

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Found a white-winged crossbill today. Last time I saw one, I was 8 and in the Yukon. I’ve been actively looking for them at this area for the last couple months, but didn’t think I’d actually find one.

I thought I’d have to drive across the city to see the flocks at the cemetery, but this one was just across the street. A little too early in the morning to get any good photos, but glad I found her.
https://ebird.org/checklist/S79223227

If the owl would have been there, it would have been my best day in a while 

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1 minute ago, Aaron said:

Found a white-winged crossbill today. Last time I saw one, I was 8 and in the Yukon. I’ve been actively looking for them at this area for the last couple months, but didn’t think I’d actually find one.

I thought I’d have to drive across the city to see the flocks at the cemetery, but this one was just across the street. A little too early in the morning to get any good photos, but glad I found her.
https://ebird.org/checklist/S79223227

If the owl would have been there, it would have been my best day in a while 

Those chips might be the crossbill, but I don't think the whistle is. However, I have no experience with White-winged.

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10 minutes ago, Aaron said:

Found a white-winged crossbill today. Last time I saw one, I was 8 and in the Yukon. I’ve been actively looking for them at this area for the last couple months, but didn’t think I’d actually find one.

I thought I’d have to drive across the city to see the flocks at the cemetery, but this one was just across the street. A little too early in the morning to get any good photos, but glad I found her.
https://ebird.org/checklist/S79223227

If the owl would have been there, it would have been my best day in a while 

The whistle sounds like a mix between Lesser Goldfinch and a Varied Thrush. It also sounds like the first note of the White-crowned Sparrow song.

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Just now, Connor Cochrane said:

The whistle sounds like a mix between Lesser Goldfinch and a Varied Thrush. It also sounds like the first note of the White-crowned Sparrow song.

The closest I got was one of the zonotrichia practicing its singing for the spring. Though, White-throated is the only one we should get here during the winter, but even then they are in very low numbers. I think only 10 were counted during the CBC. 
I looked through crossbill sonograms and none make that whistle, though it does seem like a weird coincidence to hear a weird sound and then find one 10 minutes later. 
I’ll look more into the sparrow sounds. 

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This area was pretty good considering what it was and where it was located. I can see it being a good spot to come in the spring/fall. Also a fair amount of spruces in one area so I expect crossbills to be there at some point, maybe even an owl. 
Though, the pipeline that’s being installed goes right through it so it’s gonna be closed until October and ultimately altered for the worse. They started chainsawing trees as we left.  
Half of my daily hotspot, which isn’t too far away from here, just recently got closed off for the same reason. Not a fan of ATCO gas currently....

https://ebird.org/checklist/S79350854

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Bolsa chica paid off. @Connor Cochranei got my bonaparte's gull!! I got a total of 18 lifers!!!!!! My new high checklist: 71 species. I got rarities like Reddish Egret, Flagged as rare TWO Greater Scaups, Self Found, Glacous Gull, unforunetely no mountain plover.

great overall day!! Also my new high for species with pics, 36!!

https://ebird.org/checklist/S79439131

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You know the usual Streak-backed Oriole, Black-throated Sparrow, Rough-legged Hawk, Gadwall x Mallard hybrid, Slate-colored/Cismontanus Junco, Dark-morph Ferruginous Hawk, Sage Thrasher, and the other usual's.

https://ebird.org/checklist/S78611938

https://ebird.org/checklist/S79243137

https://ebird.org/checklist/S78612898

https://ebird.org/checklist/S79520073

https://ebird.org/checklist/S79518855

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40 minutes ago, BirdNrd said:

You know the usual Streak-backed Oriole, Black-throated Sparrow, Rough-legged Hawk, Gadwall x Mallard hybrid, Slate-colored/Cismontanus Junco, Dark-morph Ferruginous Hawk, Sage Thrasher, and the other usual's.

https://ebird.org/checklist/S78611938

https://ebird.org/checklist/S79243137

https://ebird.org/checklist/S78612898

https://ebird.org/checklist/S79520073

https://ebird.org/checklist/S79518855

😄😆😂😭

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On 1/19/2021 at 3:03 PM, Jefferson Shank said:

Wait... Don't you guys have school or work today? I can't even go birding most days. 😖😭😩

I'm home schooled, so most days I can get out, at least for a few minutes.

It is amazing it often takes me 30 minutes to go get the mail.

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