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We went up to the Mount Charleston area again for a day trip, with a visit to three of the usual locations. I've compiled the day into a trip report: https://ebird.org/tripreport/73378

Lots of goodies today, including both a lifer and a bird I haven't seen in over 20 years (Clark's Nutcracker)!

  • Red Crossbill (lifer with photo and audio)
  • Clark's Nutcracker (FOY with photo and audio)
  • Red-breasted Nuthatch (FOY)
  • Hermit Warbler (FOY)
  • MacGillivray's Warbler (new for Clark County)

This brings my year count to 325.

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I had taken a week off from my half-marathon birding hikes in the heat, but was back at it again, armed with my new Nikon Coolpix P1000.  I appreciated having the extra zoom, as I took a number of shots at max zoom, which would have come out worse with a little more than half the zoom of my B6000.  

See my checklist notes for more details about the trip.  I've said this before, but my checklist comments had been hidden.  I just changed my Ebird preferences to allow the public to see my comments.

https://ebird.org/checklist/S117968882

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52 minutes ago, dragon49 said:

I had taken a week off from my half-marathon birding hikes in the heat, but was back at it again, armed with my new Nikon Coolpix P1000.  I appreciated having the extra zoom, as I took a number of shots at max zoom, which would have come out worse with a little more than half the zoom of my B6000.  

See my checklist notes for more details about the trip.  I've said this before, but my checklist comments had been hidden.  I just changed my Ebird preferences to allow the public to see my comments.

https://ebird.org/checklist/S117968882

Nice photos!

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Almost not worth the bump, but I'm past the time to edit the previous post, and I hate being inaccurate.  I should have stated that the B6000 has a little less than half (60x, as opposed to 125x) the zoom of the P1000, not a little more than half.

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57 minutes ago, Connor Cochrane said:

My first good numbers of shorebirds for the fall. I was working on non-birding related surveys, so the Red Knot was real nice to pick up when I wasn’t even focused on finding anything  

https://ebird.org/checklist/S118120184
 

I am so jealous...still missing so many shorebirds. All I have is Semipalmated Sandpiper and Semipalmated Plover.

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This has been my best birding day since I started the adventure in January!   Here is paste of most of the checklist notes:

I went out looking for Warbler lifers, and I wasn't disappointed.  The American Redstart and Yellow-throated Warbler were lifers. The Short-tailed Hawk was also a lifer. This is also the greatest number of species I've reported on a checklist.

I'm also getting better at this.  I heard a Loggerhead Shrike, while Merlin didn't pick it up at all!  I wrestled with myself briefly, before deciding to go with my gut and report it.  The bird did show itself a few minutes later to confirm my instincts, but I didn't want to post the pics of the bird from the back.

https://ebird.org/checklist/S118156142

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