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1 minute ago, dragon49 said:

A local reviewer sent me an email and corrected my Northern Mockingbird ID to Gray Kingbird, so I changed the media and adjusted the count for both species.

Lol I was thinking that wasn't a mockingbird.  😄

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Whether this surpasses last week's trip as my best birding trip is too close to call, after all, last Saturday, I got 2 lifers, and today, I only got 1, 🙂 but today I saw more species and a lot more birds.  See the checklist notes for more details on my half-marathon walk in the 90-degree heat.

https://ebird.org/checklist/S116447719

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I edited the above-linked checklist and changed 30 Barn Swallows to one Barn Swallow, added one Tree Swallow, and 28 swallow.sp.  It wasn't logical for me to have originally assumed all the swallows were Barn Swallows after I got one individual identified.  After all the work and research I did for the two IDs, my field eyes will be better tuned to recognize the different types of Swallows, but for this checklist, the right thing to do was to report the 28 swallow.sp.  I put comments for the species to explain my reporting choices.

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15 hours ago, dragon49 said:

Whether this surpasses last week's trip as my best birding trip is too close to call, after all, last Saturday, I got 2 lifers, and today, I only got 1, 🙂 but today I saw more species and a lot more birds.  See the checklist notes for more details on my half-marathon walk in the 90-degree heat.

https://ebird.org/checklist/S116447719

This photo is insane! The lighting is super nice. 
https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/473189381

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2 hours ago, IKLland said:

This photo is insane! The lighting is super nice. 
https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/473189381

It's all a matter of me separating myself from my mattress early enough on the weekends to get some good A.M. shots. 🙂  My work schedule prohibits early A.M. birding walks during the week, which is why there are sometimes issues with the lighting on my weekday pics.  Yesterday, sunrise was at 6:47 A.M., and I took the pic at the beginning of the trip at 7:39 A.M.

 

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6 minutes ago, dragon49 said:

It's all a matter of me separating myself from my mattress early enough on the weekends to get some good A.M. shots. 🙂  My work schedule prohibits early A.M. birding walks during the week, which is why there are sometimes issues with the lighting on my weekday pics.  Yesterday, sunrise was at 6:47 A.M., and I took the pic at the beginning of the trip at 7:39 A.M.

 

Late afternoon has very good lighting as well. 

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While in New York, I saw the Rare Bird Alert back home had been going mad at the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve with a first for Nevada: a Tricolored Heron. I figured I might as well endure another hot, humid day and check it out. In addition to the heron, I got a lifer Stilt Sandpiper.

Of interest, someone nearby ushered everyone over to check out a Lark Bunting, which would be pretty incredible for the area as well. I unfortunately did not lay my eyes on it, and only two others saw it in flight. Nobody got a photo. Another miss was a Snowy Plover, which would've been a potential lifer as well; I also missed a potential FOY: several Marbled Godwits.

https://ebird.org/checklist/S116572703

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18 hours ago, Zoroark said:

While in New York, I saw the Rare Bird Alert back home had been going mad at the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve with a first for Nevada: a Tricolored Heron. I figured I might as well endure another hot, humid day and check it out. In addition to the heron, I got a lifer Stilt Sandpiper.

Of interest, someone nearby ushered everyone over to check out a Lark Bunting, which would be pretty incredible for the area as well. I unfortunately did not lay my eyes on it, and only two others saw it in flight. Nobody got a photo. Another miss was a Snowy Plover, which would've been a potential lifer as well; I also missed a potential FOY: several Marbled Godwits.

https://ebird.org/checklist/S116572703

I'm pretty sure the photo you uploaded of the Stilt Sandpiper is a Wilson's Phalarope.

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5 hours ago, BirdNrd said:

I'm pretty sure the photo you uploaded of the Stilt Sandpiper is a Wilson's Phalarope.

 

34 minutes ago, blackburnian said:

This 

Aw shoot, you guys are right. I'll need to go through my photos again and find it. One of the more experienced birders (one who saw the Lark Bunting) confirmed one of them as a Stilt Sandpiper in the field.

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On 8/8/2022 at 6:50 PM, Zoroark said:

While in New York, I saw the Rare Bird Alert back home had been going mad at the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve with a first for Nevada: a Tricolored Heron. I figured I might as well endure another hot, humid day and check it out. In addition to the heron, I got a lifer Stilt Sandpiper.

Of interest, someone nearby ushered everyone over to check out a Lark Bunting, which would be pretty incredible for the area as well. I unfortunately did not lay my eyes on it, and only two others saw it in flight. Nobody got a photo. Another miss was a Snowy Plover, which would've been a potential lifer as well; I also missed a potential FOY: several Marbled Godwits.

https://ebird.org/checklist/S116572703

Really nice list though

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