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Just now, Bird Brain said:

Good to see you back, Sean!! Looks like you had a good day yesterday. Congrats on the lifers!! :classic_smile:

Thanks!! yes, I had a fabulous time!!

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39 minutes ago, Sean C said:

Hi all!! Sorry I haven't been on in a while

I wanted to update:

Yesterday I went on the Clermont Christmas bird count. we saw 86 Sp. (I saw 85 personally), including a rarities 1 Snail Kite, 15 Rusty Blackbirds and 20 Barn Swallows.

My 2019 yearlist is 87 after yesterday. I got 4 lifers (Easter Screech-owl, Eastern Meadowlark, Vesper Sparrow and Rusty Blackbird) which brings my lifelist to 192.

Also got 14 county lifers, which brings my county list to 118.

Glad you're back! :classic_happy: Congrats on the lifers!  I'm at 37 for the year.

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40 minutes ago, MerMaeve said:

Is Ethan on here?

Ethan, or Astro? No.

By the way I gave up doing the yearlist comps because of this sad dilapidated website where no one joins anymore so there's not much point in doing them.

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Yeah, its sad how many we lost after the crash.  😥  I think they've gone to the discord?  I don't know, I'm not on there and I probably won't.

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6 minutes ago, MerMaeve said:

Yeah, its sad how many we lost after the crash.  😥  I think they've gone to the discord?  I don't know, I'm not on there and I probably won't.

Yep, all of them. 

@egosnell2002 is here.

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17 hours ago, egosnell2002 said:

Yee

I wanted to tell you that I saw your one of Saw whet photos in our local Nature Preserve's newsletter. :classic_smile:

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1 hour ago, MerMaeve said:

I wanted to tell you that I saw your one of Saw whet photos in our local Nature Preserve's newsletter. :classic_smile:

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Wow, weird. Not really even a good photo, and in a newsletter from... Michigan right?

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1 hour ago, egosnell2002 said:

Wow, weird. Not really even a good photo, and in a newsletter from... Michigan right?

Yupper! 

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On 2/28/2019 at 7:49 PM, MerMaeve said:

Yupper! 

And Fyn's picture of a Barred Owl, I think he was active on this forum a long time ago as well. I wonder if they looked at the whatbird's YB flickr group for pictures

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16 hours ago, egosnell2002 said:

And Fyn's picture of a Barred Owl, I think he was active on this forum a long time ago as well. I wonder if they looked at the whatbird's YB flickr group for pictures

I doubt it.  I think it was creativecommons.org?

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6 hours ago, MerMaeve said:

I doubt it.  I think it was creativecommons.org?

Yeah, who knows. It's weird either way.

How's birding going with everyone?

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17 hours ago, egosnell2002 said:

Yeah, who knows. It's weird either way.

How's birding going with everyone?

We've had a TUVU, RWBL so far.  I have 56 species so far this year.   


Side note, Fyn had some salamander pics in the newsletter too.

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17 hours ago, egosnell2002 said:

Yeah, who knows. It's weird either way.

How's birding going with everyone?

 

18 minutes ago, MerMaeve said:

We've had a TUVU, RWBL so far.  I have 56 species so far this year.   


Side note, Fyn had some salamander pics in the newsletter too.

wait do you guys know each other?

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We are returning from a robotics competition today! We ended up 14th out of 32 teams which is actually pretty good. But our robot was good enough that we got picked to be an alliance partner with the number one team, and two others in the top four wanted us too! Semifinals went smooth. The first finals was won by our two alliance partners. Then they ran their best robot and our robot, and believe it or not, their robot unplugged itself mid match! We actually carried them, getting 70 extra points in the last 1 and a half minutes, winning by 20 points! We thought for sure we had lost but we didnt, winning the whole thing for our alliance captain, who is now going to worlds. We just get a trophy and medals but we're happy with that, especially since our entire robot was built in a month and a half, long after other teams had already been competing for 2 or more months. The final alliance (we're in back):

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18 hours ago, Melierax said:

We are returning from a robotics competition today! We ended up 14th out of 32 teams which is actually pretty good. But our robot was good enough that we got picked to be an alliance partner with the number one team, and two others in the top four wanted us too! Semifinals went smooth. The first finals was won by our two alliance partners. Then they ran their best robot and our robot, and believe it or not, their robot unplugged itself mid match! We actually carried them, getting 70 extra points in the last 1 and a half minutes, winning by 20 points! We thought for sure we had lost but we didnt, winning the whole thing for our alliance captain, who is now going to worlds. We just get a trophy and medals but we're happy with that, especially since our entire robot was built in a month and a half, long after other teams had already been competing for 2 or more months. The final alliance (we're in back):

 

WOW!  Congrats, Mel!  

I didn't know you were in to robotics.  Learn something new every day!  

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Posted (edited)

Time for a revive! I'm asking a bunch of people to rejoin from discord. Hopefully we'll get more people here soon. I'll try to post a lot!

Recently I got to see a flock of Gray-crowned Rosy-Finches and lifer Black Rosy-Finch! They're super gorgeous. The pink on black is really stunning. Also, I don't remember if I posted this but I made a Kestrel cam for my box. Their names are Bob and Mary and I think they're getting close to nesting 🙂

https://www.youtube.com/embed/live_stream?channel=UCjNB6VN1RFLp7pMG9aVqrMg

Edited by Melierax

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Pretty much the first Pine Warbler of the year!
Hey all! I'm a young (16), Christian birder/photographer from South NJ whose name is Joseph!
(Kind of cheesy lol)
Been birding for a few years now, but I've been interested in birds since I was nine and nature since as far back as I can remember. 

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