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2 hours ago, Peromyscus said:

I saw that there was a tornado warning on the west side of Puget Sound this week! How often does that happen?

Anecdotally a warning seems to be about a yearly occurrence with an EF0 about that often but anything that does more than flatten a rotten fence or blow over a trampoline is pretty rare.

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5 minutes ago, chipperatl said:

I see some comments were added to FB about the Harris’s Hawk being captured.  Can anyone update the details?  Escapee confirmed?  Not on social media.  

Not confirmed, but likely. A rehabber has it, said it was an underweight female with an overgrown bill. The bill isn't 100% a slam dunk for a non-wild bird, but argues in that direction.

Since it had no bands, unlikely an owner would step forward, unless they had a legitimate reason for the lack of bands.

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Western Meadowlark in Peggy's Cove, NOVA SCOTIA

Western Meadowlark in Hadley, MASSACHUSETTS

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper in Galilee, RHODE ISLAND

Tropical Kingbird in Barnstable County, MASSACHUSETTS

Apparently recently Massachusetts has also had Wood Storks, Townsend's Solitaire, Western Tanager, Bell's Vireo, Rufous Hummingbird, Brown Booby, and Franklin's Gull.

The Northeast is hoppin'!

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1 hour ago, Peromyscus said:

There were *two* Oriental Turtle-Doves together in British Columbia https://ebird.org/canada/checklist/S97588261 and https://bcbirdalert.blogspot.com/2021/11/rba-2-oriental-turtle-doves-in-prince.html, the 5th record for the province. One day wonders.

There was discussion on Facebook about origin, and possibly being hybrids, which is why I didn't post them.

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18 minutes ago, meghann said:

There was discussion on Facebook about origin, and possibly being hybrids, which is why I didn't post them.

Thanks, I had no idea. My second link said in part "**Multiple photos of these birds were sent off to experts in Japan and Thailand including to Wich’yanan Limparungpattanakij author of the Birds of Thailand who confirmed they were pure Oriental Turtle-Doves and not hybrids.**" so that sounded legit to me. I did wonder why they weren't in this thread. 

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2 hours ago, Peromyscus said:

Thanks, I had no idea. My second link said in part "**Multiple photos of these birds were sent off to experts in Japan and Thailand including to Wich’yanan Limparungpattanakij author of the Birds of Thailand who confirmed they were pure Oriental Turtle-Doves and not hybrids.**" so that sounded legit to me. I did wonder why they weren't in this thread. 

Interesting, that is new info for me, as the Facebook discussion went a different route. I should dig up the photos from the Facebook discussion and post them here, so we can see what our board thinks, as obviously we're the true experts.

😁😁😁

 edit-felt the need to clarify that my lack of posting the birds was due to my own uncertainty about who was right about these birds.

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A few today before bed. I will try to keep up with this over the next week or so, but I'm driving from Georgia to New Mexico and back as the only driver, so we'll see. 😬

Broad-billed Hummingbird in Pottawatomie County, KANSAS (4th state record)

Eastern Screech-Owl in Rattlesnake Springs, NEW MEXICO (found by people trying to get the Blue Mockingbird)

Remember, if you'd like to contribute sightings to the thread, remember that ABA rare is different than Ebird rare. For this thread, it's any species that is a Code 4 and up, and/or is on the state's review list.

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21 hours ago, meghann said:

A few today before bed. I will try to keep up with this over the next week or so, but I'm driving from Georgia to New Mexico and back as the only driver, so we'll see. 😬

Broad-billed Hummingbird in Pottawatomie County, KANSAS (4th state record)

Eastern Screech-Owl in Rattlesnake Springs, NEW MEXICO (found by people trying to get the Blue Mockingbird)

Remember, if you'd like to contribute sightings to the thread, remember that ABA rare is different than Ebird rare. For this thread, it's any species that is a Code 4 and up, and/or is on the state's review list.

Be careful! I saw an IG post where people going to the mockingbird got in a wreck with a deer. 

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1 hour ago, Avery said:

Be careful! I saw an IG post where people going to the mockingbird got in a wreck with a deer. 

I'll be on the wrong side of the state for the bird, but will definitely be careful. Thanks! 😁

 

Today's posts:

Eastern Towhee in Edmonton, ALBERTA

Great Cormorant in Sarasota County, FLORIDA

Ancient Murrelet in Palacitas NEW MEXICO (bird was taken immediately to rehabbers, but sadly didn't survive.)

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