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Great map found by @PaulK! Be sure to check it out.

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I don't think this is an ABA rarity but we had a really good local example of the Patagonia picnic table effect today in Metro Vancouver. There are a number of California Scrub Jays hanging out in a park (rare but there are a few every year) so the park has had a ton of experienced birders there adding to their year lists. This morning two of them were looking for the Jays up in a tree and an Acorn woodpecker flew in! As far as I can tell this is the first sighting in Metro Vancouver, with the last regional sightings being in 2010 and 2011 in a neighbouring region, and that's all. Quite a bird!

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9 hours ago, Aidan B said:

Two Red-legged Honeycreepers in both Florida and Louisiana!

https://ebird.org/checklist/S120664721

https://ebird.org/checklist/S120621012

2 each were reported in 2 different locations in Florida! Here on the 13th https://ebird.org/checklist/S120626726 and here https://ebird.org/checklist/S120704399 on the 14th and the 15th. Google Maps indicates that the two are about a 52 minute drive from each other. I would think that this means that there are four birds.

Meanwhile, in Louisiana, some eBird reports are saying that there are apparently 4 birds there https://ebird.org/checklist/S120721820: "Nancy Newfield found an individual that she said was in all blue plumage while seeing three green individuals together". (I'm not on Facebook so I wouldn't know what is being said there).

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3 minutes ago, Peromyscus said:

2 each were reported in 2 different locations in Florida! Here on the 13th https://ebird.org/checklist/S120626726 and here https://ebird.org/checklist/S120704399 on the 14th and the 15th. Google Maps indicates that the two are about a 52 minute drive from each other. I would think that this means that there are four birds.

Meanwhile, in Louisiana, some eBird reports are saying that there are apparently 4 birds there https://ebird.org/checklist/S120721820: "Nancy Newfield found an individual that she said was in all blue plumage while seeing three green individuals together". (I'm not on Facebook so I wouldn't know what is being said there).

That's crazy!! I wonder if they're from the introduced population in Cuba or from its native range.

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Just now, Quiscalus quiscula said:

That's crazy!! I wonder if they're from the introduced population in Cuba or from its native range.

I would think that Cuba would be the source. Also, I wonder if Hurricane Ian or its steering currents or other prevailing southerly winds has/have anything to do with these sightings.

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41 minutes ago, DLecy said:

Ummmm, if you live near LA at all...

https://ebird.org/checklist/S120719994

@IKLlandHey Derek,

Thanks for reaching out. All I have is my ears for this one. It wasn't a STJA. I heard it well, but didn't see the bird. The habitat was good for Pygmy Owl—dense mixed evergreen. It was a dark, foggy morning.

Holy! I’m really going to be busy this week, unfortunately. If by some miracle it’s still there Saturday I may be able to get up there. 

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55 minutes ago, DLecy said:

Ummmm, if you live near LA at all...

https://ebird.org/checklist/S120719994

@IKLlandHey Derek,

Thanks for reaching out. All I have is my ears for this one. It wasn't a STJA. I heard it well, but didn't see the bird. The habitat was good for Pygmy Owl—dense mixed evergreen. It was a dark, foggy morning.

Holy moly! And Washington DC had its first MacGillivray's Warbler this afternoon. I'm going to look for it tomorrow morning.

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Michigan my have another "magic" bird pulled out of the hat.  Many people are trying to track down a Variegated Flycatcher (pics of back of camera so debate on Sulpher-bellied and Piratic happening also).  Pics were posted to a private Facebook group, but original reporter hasn't confirmed ID beyond the city location yet.  

 

Oh and I guess a potential 1st state record of Bar-tailed Godwit at Whitefish Point.  

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4 minutes ago, chipperatl said:

Michigan my have another "magic" bird pulled out of the hat.  Many people are trying to track down a Variegated Flycatcher (pics of back of camera so debate on Sulpher-bellied and Piratic happening also).  Pics were posted to a private Facebook group, but original reporter hasn't confirmed ID beyond the city location yet.  

 

Oh and I guess a potential 1st state record of Bar-tailed Godwit at Whitefish Point.  

For some reason Nate Swick has Red-footed Booby in Michigan as a 1st record this year.  That seems to have puzzled many.  

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On 7/4/2022 at 4:21 PM, chipperatl said:
  1. Townsend’s Warbler
  2. Cassin’s Kingbird
  3. Southern Lapwing (if accepted as natural vagrant)
  4. Red-cockaded Woodpecker
  5. Common Redshank
  6. Limpkin (?) - https://ebird.org/checklist/S114392059

 

Townsend's Warbler is apparently not a 1st state record for Michigan.  The MBRC record from 1996 in Kalamazoo is not on eBird.  I thought both were in sync.  

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2 hours ago, chipperatl said:

Michigan my have another "magic" bird pulled out of the hat.  Many people are trying to track down a Variegated Flycatcher (pics of back of camera so debate on Sulpher-bellied and Piratic happening also).  Pics were posted to a private Facebook group, but original reporter hasn't confirmed ID beyond the city location yet.  

 

Oh and I guess a potential 1st state record of Bar-tailed Godwit at Whitefish Point.  

Variegated Flycatcher pics - https://ebird.org/checklist/S120781948

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16 hours ago, DLecy said:

Ummmm, if you live near LA at all...

https://ebird.org/checklist/S120719994

@IKLlandHey Derek,

Thanks for reaching out. All I have is my ears for this one. It wasn't a STJA. I heard it well, but didn't see the bird. The habitat was good for Pygmy Owl—dense mixed evergreen. It was a dark, foggy morning.

I see that in Michigan and just call it a Tennessee and move on.  

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1 hour ago, chipperatl said:

I see that in Michigan and just call it a Tennessee and move on.  

That’s what the original finder of this bird did. Thankfully, someone else recognized that it was not a Tennessee Warbler and alerted the community.That’s what the original finder of this bird did. Thankfully, someone else recognized that it was not a Tennessee Warbler and alerted the community.

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43 minutes ago, DLecy said:

That’s what the original finder of this bird did. Thankfully, someone else recognized that it was not a Tennessee Warbler and alerted the community.That’s what the original finder of this bird did. Thankfully, someone else recognized that it was not a Tennessee Warbler and alerted the community.

TEWA flag as rare out there?  Or just someone randomnly saw the photos and alerted reviewer to it?

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39 minutes ago, chipperatl said:

TEWA flag as rare out there?  Or just someone randomnly saw the photos and alerted reviewer to it?

Not sure how it all went down. TEWA typically flags as rare. I have yet to look at the filter for LA, but most places up here in Northern CA, it does. 

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1 hour ago, DLecy said:

That’s what the original finder of this bird did. Thankfully, someone else recognized that it was not a Tennessee Warbler and alerted the community.That’s what the original finder of this bird did. Thankfully, someone else recognized that it was not a Tennessee Warbler and alerted the community.

Not sure why this double posted. ??‍♂️

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We were lucky enough to get down there today and saw it. If it sticks around and acts like it did today then it should be fairly easy, as long as there are plenty of people looking for it. It likes the five small trees on the other side of the street (California blvd I think) of the western parking lot. It basically flies and forages between those trees and the tall trees at the edge of the cemetery. It tends to be very active, flying and foraging quickly, but it will then just stop and sits there for a bit, and then abruptly start quickly foraging again. There is also supposedly a Clay-colored Sparrow and a Palm Warbler in the area, FYI. Good luck!

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8 hours ago, Bird-Boys said:

We were lucky enough to get down there today and saw it. If it sticks around and acts like it did today then it should be fairly easy, as long as there are plenty of people looking for it. It likes the five small trees on the other side of the street (California blvd I think) of the western parking lot. It basically flies and forages between those trees and the tall trees at the edge of the cemetery. It tends to be very active, flying and foraging quickly, but it will then just stop and sits there for a bit, and then abruptly start quickly foraging again. There is also supposedly a Clay-colored Sparrow and a Palm Warbler in the area, FYI. Good luck!

Thanks for the info! There’s also a PLVI there. 

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