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10 hours ago, PaulK said:

This fine fellow spent several hours on an urban lake in Vancouver today, before continuing on North. First record for BC. I just hopped onto Instagram and the first six posts on my feed were all of this bird from different local birders.

The RBA is hilarious. Everyone in the city went to see it https://ebird.org/alert/summary?sid=SN35799

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Red-flanked Bluetail in Lake Forest Park, WASHINGTON

Western Tanager in St. John's, NEWFOUNDLAND

Say's Phoebe in Stratford, CONNECTICUT

Common/Short-billed Gull in Stratford, CONNECTICUT (consensus is leaning toward Short-billed)

Northern Lapwing in Lunenburg County, NOVA SCOTIA

Redwing in Newfoundland is continuing

And the Slaty-backed Gull invasion continues!

One in Monroe County, MICHIGAN, one in Stratford, CONNECTICUT, and one in Larimer County, COLORADO

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27 minutes ago, Peromyscus said:

That's truly amazing in the absence of a tropical storm/hurricane!

I see on eBird that there are a bunch more American Oystercatcher sightings in Pennsylvania than I imagined, and a lot of them are from March through May. AMOY sightseeing is more common that I would have thought.

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On 1/11/2022 at 7:38 PM, DLecy said:

It's a good question. I think it has to do with the fact that the Texas sighting wasn't by a birder/eBirder. The bird was seen and photographed as a one time sighting by a tourist at a private ranch/nature retreat and then circulated on Facebook.

Importantly though, the sighting was accepted by the Texas Bird Records Committee on Dec. 9th, 201. So, the record was confirmed by the records committee, but I'm not sure why it hasn't been adde to eBird yet. It's likely that it will eventually get added into the eBird database, but hasn't yet as of the writing of this.

Just fyi looks like this has now been added to eBird https://ebird.org/checklist/S101336733

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Heermann's Gull in Baltimore, MARYLAND. First state record.

It's billed as a "juvenile" in the state-wide email list message I saw. So I wonder if it is the all-dark bird that had been at Hopewell, Virginia, during the past few months, which was last seen on March 16.

I may go look for it tomorrow; it's maybe an hour's drive away.

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2 hours ago, Peromyscus said:

Heermann's Gull in Baltimore, MARYLAND. First state record.

It's billed as a "juvenile" in the state-wide email list message I saw. So I wonder if it is the all-dark bird that had been at Hopewell, Virginia, during the past few months, which was last seen on March 16.

I may go look for it tomorrow; it's maybe an hour's drive away.

Good luck! They’re kind of everywhere here.

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6 hours ago, Peromyscus said:

Heermann's Gull in Baltimore, MARYLAND. First state record.

 

Once again they waited to put this on the Facebook group until after I had already posted here, lol.

My guess it would have to be the Hopewell bird, as what are the chances there is a third bird?

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14 hours ago, meghann said:

Once again they waited to put this on the Facebook group until after I had already posted here, lol.

My guess it would have to be the Hopewell bird, as what are the chances there is a third bird?

Gawd, let's hope that there are only two birds!

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