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12 minutes ago, Charlie Spencer said:

@Kevin, you had 45 species in 30 minutes?

You suck, you know that, right?  :classic_angry:

There is a small creek that runs behind our house, and it is amazing how many birds it attracts.

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18 minutes ago, Charlie Spencer said:

@Kevin, you had 45 species in 30 minutes?

You suck, you know that, right?  :classic_angry:

And do not forget the four other taxa.

4 duck sp.

1 woodpecker sp.

9 Tufted x Black-crested Titmouse (hybrid)

5 Western/Eastern Meadowlark

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7 minutes ago, Kevin said:

And do not forget the four other taxa.

4 duck sp.

1 woodpecker sp.

9 Tufted x Black-crested Titmouse (hybrid)

5 Western/Eastern Meadowlark

Like a Dyson with a turbocharger.  If you see a pup tent in your back yard, throw me some Cheez-Its.

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11 hours ago, Kevin said:

9 Tufted x Black-crested Titmouse (hybrid)

That’s quite interesting. You’re in the extremely narrow range overlap of the two titmice, which cuts right through the middle of Texas. It’s apparently common to see these hybrids at your location — I used to think they were seldom seen.

If you see the eBird map, you can see how thin this range overlap really is: https://ebird.org/map/bcxtit1

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That is quite the yard list...my best ever for my yard is something like 14 species and one other taxa 😂

 Very cool to regularly see hybrid titmice.

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33 minutes ago, Birding Boy said:

Very cool to regularly see hybrid titmice.

Oh, how I wish I could find some pure Titmice!

8 hours ago, akandula said:

That’s quite interesting. You’re in the extremely narrow range overlap of the two titmice, which cuts right through the middle of Texas. It’s apparently common to see these hybrids at your location — I used to think they were seldom seen.

If you see the eBird map, you can see how thin this range overlap really is: https://ebird.org/map/bcxtit1

Here ( Palo Pinto Co.) you have to put up a very good argument and or photos to persuade Ebird reviewers that you have a pure bird. 

If you ever visit somewhere in range here are some things to look for... Dark grey crest (Not black not grey), rusty or chestnut forehead.

This bird has the darkest crest I have seen.

 

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Black-crested x Tufted Hybrid

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I confess I began losing my interest in the article as soon as I saw the word 'meme', a word I've come to understand as 'Something somebody thinks is funny / cute but that I won't understand because I don't know the pop culture touchstones referred to".  I quickly reached 'For those not terminally online...', knew that I not only wasn't but likely wouldn't be, and felt my interest drop another couple of notches.

I've never heard the word 'birb' before today (or 'doggo' or 'snek').   As to rules for using the word 'birb', I scanned them briefly but with little interest.  Since I don't see myself ever using the word intentionally outside this discussion, I can relax and not worry about whether I'm using it 'incorrectly'.

I'm not trying to be Debby Downer here.  Like most things I'm told are memes, it just another Internet thing I don't get.

Now quit staring at my trees with those binoculars and get off my lawn!

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I've only heard birb in a bird humor group on Facebook that I belong to. I confess i find it annoying and never use it myself, but otherwise the group is fun.

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7 minutes ago, Birding Boy said:

Your not a real birder 'till you know the difference between a birb and bird 😂

A bird is an animal with feathers that lays eggs. A birb is a tired silly joke.

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3 minutes ago, Birding Boy said:

Haha yes I know, I am totally joking. And Audubon devoted an entire news article to it! 

I was trying to joke back,  but if you have to explain it...

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12 hours ago, Birding Boy said:

Your not a real birder 'till you know the difference between a birb and bird 😂

 

12 hours ago, Aveschapines said:

A bird is an animal with feathers that lays eggs. A birb is a tired silly joke.

 

12 hours ago, Birding Boy said:

Haha yes I know, I am totally joking. And Audubon devoted an entire news article to it! 

 

12 hours ago, Aveschapines said:

I was trying to joke back,  but if you have to explain it...

 

12 hours ago, Birding Boy said:

Sorry lol, didn't mean to take it that seriously 

I am glad y'all explained, because I was confused.

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And this, was my best day of birding.....EVER!!!  (And yes, I removed the location)  Ya know, just a casual 20 species of warbler...out of 22 we have here....😏😇


May 11, 2019 7:09 AM - 12:13 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.5 mile(s)
69 species

Species are in the quote, for all who wants to read them...or those who want to skip them.

48 minutes ago, MerMaeve said:

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  2
Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)  1
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  1
Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis)  2
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)  1
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)  4
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)  1
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  4
Downy Woodpecker (Dryobates pubescens)  2
Hairy Woodpecker (Dryobates villosus)  1
Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)  1
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee (Contopus virens)  1
Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)  1
Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus)  3
Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus)  2
Yellow-throated Vireo (Vireo flavifrons)  4
Warbling Vireo (Vireo gilvus)  1
Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus)  2
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  2
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  1
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  4
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)  3
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)  2
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)  1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)  1
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis)  1
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)  1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea)  6
House Wren (Troglodytes aedon)  1
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)  6
Veery (Catharus fuscescens)  4
Gray-cheeked Thrush (Catharus minimus)  3
Swainson's Thrush (Catharus ustulatus)  2
Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina)  4
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  5
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  6
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)  5
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  2
Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana)  1
Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus)  6
Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula)  2
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  12
Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater)  8
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)  1
Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla)  4
Golden-winged Warbler (Vermivora chrysoptera)  1
Blue-winged Warbler (Vermivora cyanoptera)  8
Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia)  2
Nashville Warbler (Leiothlypis ruficapilla)  2
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)  6
Hooded Warbler (Setophaga citrina)  6
American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla)  10
Cape May Warbler (Setophaga tigrina)  2
Cerulean Warbler (Setophaga cerulea)  5
Northern Parula (Setophaga americana)  6
Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia)  3
Bay-breasted Warbler (Setophaga castanea)  1
Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca)  2
Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia)  10
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica)  4
Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga striata)  2
Pine Warbler (Setophaga pinus)  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata)  23     Conservative estimate
Black-throated Green Warbler (Setophaga virens)  4
Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea)  6
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  5
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus)  6


 

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And this, was my best day of birding.....EVER!!!  (And yes, I removed the location)  Ya know, just a casual 20 species of warbler...out of 22 we have here....😏😇

Wow...thats an amazing list, imagine getting 20 warbler species in one day.

I started birding seriously this fall so I'm at a measly 126 species for year. Hoping to get at least 200 for 2020.  My favourite checklist of the year only has forty something species, but I managed to get all 3 "common" falcon species 😁 https://ebird.org/checklist/S61676930

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20 minutes ago, Birding Boy said:

Wow...thats an amazing list, imagine getting 20 warbler species in one day.

I started birding seriously this fall so I'm at a measly 126 species for year. Hoping to get at least 200 for 2020.  My favourite checklist of the year only has forty something species, but I managed to get all 3 "common" falcon species 😁 https://ebird.org/checklist/S61676930

Welcome to birding!!  Nice checklist!

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