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13 hours ago, Birding Boy said:

Been wanting to do this for a long time. Spent all day at Tawas Point State Park yesterday, one of the top birding spots in Michigan. Watched migration off the point for a couple hours and found some pretty unusual stuff, and then milled around the park for the rest of the day. More photos to come eventually!

https://ebird.org/checklist/S109835196

What the heck?? 114 species!

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13 hours ago, Birding Boy said:

Been wanting to do this for a long time. Spent all day at Tawas Point State Park yesterday, one of the top birding spots in Michigan. Watched migration off the point for a couple hours and found some pretty unusual stuff, and then milled around the park for the rest of the day. More photos to come eventually!

https://ebird.org/checklist/S109835196

Nice list! Would have given me 12 lifers.

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The original plan was to take an ocean view walk to get some shorebird lifers, but there was nowhere to park, so I headed to a hotspot I haven't visited in a long time.  The timing worked out perfectly as I got my 21st lifer of the year, a Least Bittern.  With my reported 350 Wood Storks, this set my record for the most reported birds on a checklist.  

This place is a shorter walk than the hotspot I normally frequent, but it has a different character and I'll be back.  It was a great day!

https://ebird.org/checklist/S110070084

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It was a normal walk in the neighborhood.  I did get excited to see the RSHA at the end of the trip.  I enjoy sharing non-vulture raptor pictures, but everything I took was out of focus.  I also make a point of sharing pics when Ebird Mobile tells me the species is "uncommon" for the area, but as I've shared enough RSHA pics from this hotspot, that I think the county reviewers believe me. 🙂

https://ebird.org/checklist/S110662863

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I went back to the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, and it was pretty quiet today. Several of the ponds were low. I did manage two FOYs: Red-necked Phalarope and Olive-sided Flycatcher. @Aidan B's 1,000 RNPH puts my 2 to shame, though. 😁 I also stopped by a nearby wetland area and got distracted by a singing Lucy's Warbler.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S110907086

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S110910896

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Was a good day.  I saw a lifer with 100% certainty, but couldn't get a pic, and so far, no ID here:

Not the end of the world, but I am kicking myself a little for not having had the patience to wait around longer for a photo ID.  The problem was that the two birds were already navigating away from me when I noticed them, and the weeds were so high, and there was a large tree obstruction the way they were angling, so lots of patience may not have paid off anyway.

I've been looking at pictures of not just South Florida Birds, but all Florida birds, and nothing comes close to what I saw, so I'm more upset that I missed the opportunity to report a rarity or a migrant, and possibly be the first to report it.

I'll back at that hotspot many more times.

https://ebird.org/checklist/S110984044

 

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I woke up this morning, ate breakfast, and then checked my e-mails to see the rare bird alert. A quick check of the weather report told me I was not staying home and instead had to visit Corn Creek. 2 lifers, 3 photographic lifers, 8 FOY, and 5 new in Clark County).

https://ebird.org/checklist/S111024646

Firsts of the year:

  • White-throated Swift (photographic lifer)
  • Willow Flycather (lifer + photo)
  • Orchard Oriole
  • Hooded Oriole
  • American Redstart
  • Northern Parula
  • Rose-breasted Grosbeak
  • Dickcissel (lifer + photo)

Five new for Clark County:

  • Willow Flycatcher
  • Orchard Oriole
  • Scott's Oriole
  • American Redstart
  • Dickcissel
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Was a good day.  I heard the high-decibel screeching of the Nanday Parakeets, but they were too far away and behind at least one building, so no photo opportunities today.  It was a first for me, as I've never before seen an Anhinga on a wire.  Not too may "buzzards" around these days, so it was good to see the Black Vulture and Turkey Vulture flyovers:

https://ebird.org/checklist/S111165434

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