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19 minutes ago, Connor Cochrane said:

No one refound it today after it was seen flying off by the person who found it. Hopefully it’s refound tomorrow. I’m really busy with finals right now and I might not be able to look until Sunday.  

That’s what happened with a Snowy Owl reported in a neighboring county (to my home county) a few weeks ago. It left before anyone else could chase it. I thought that would happen so I didn’t even bother trying.

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As Connor said, it wasn't refound this evening. It will be interesting to see what happens, as the Bay is a large place and it could really be anywhere. The whole Bay Area birding community sure hopes it shows back up in the area for many days. I would love for it to roll up in Marin, but honestly would chase it this weekend if it sticks wherever it is. Unfortunately, can't get out before Saturday due to work. 

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20 minutes ago, Aidan B said:

I won't be able to chase it tomorrow, though Thursday and Friday might work. I'll definently be able to on Saturday if it shows back up. 

Let's hope that we run into one another while viewing this beauty...preferably Saturday. 😁

 

9 minutes ago, AlexHenry said:

That’s my patch. I work that patch so hard and often, I feel like I got robbed. If I didn’t have work today I might’ve found that bird

Rough. My condolences.

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13 minutes ago, AlexHenry said:

That’s my patch. I work that patch so hard and often, I feel like I got robbed. If I didn’t have work today I might’ve found that bird

I know the feeling, though it's probably nothing like the feeling you get when such a rarity is found in your patch.  

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On 12/14/2021 at 10:28 PM, Aidan B said:

I know the feeling, though it's probably nothing like the feeling you get when such a rarity is found in your patch.  

Just like me now. But, not as rare as a Ross’s Gull. Somebody found a Solitary sandpiper at my parch yesterday, I would’ve found it if I’d been in CA, I’m in Florida right now. If it’s still there when I get back, I’ll for sure chase it as the place is VERY close to my house! 
here it is

 https://ebird.org/hotspot/L4398256

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21 minutes ago, IKLland said:

Just like me now. But, not as rare as a Ross’s Gull. Somebody found a Solitary sandpiper at my parch yesterday, I would’ve found it if I’d been in CA, I’m in Florida right now. If it’s still there when I get back, I’ll for sure chase it as the place is VERY close to my house! 
here it is

 https://ebird.org/hotspot/L4398256

I hope it sticks around! I'm heading to SoCal for a few days of birding Sunday morning, and might look for it if I have the time among everywhere else I'll be birding. I really want to see a SOSA that's not 800 feet away! 

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9 hours ago, Aidan B said:

I hope it sticks around! I'm heading to SoCal for a few days of birding Sunday morning, and might look for it if I have the time among everywhere else I'll be birding. I really want to see a SOSA that's not 800 feet away! 

The one time someone is gonna be in my area I’m away. I’ll be in Florida until Wednesday. Good luck! Let me know if it was an easy chase. 

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10 hours ago, IKLland said:

Just like me now. But, not as rare as a Ross’s Gull. Somebody found a Solitary sandpiper at my parch yesterday, I would’ve found it if I’d been in CA, I’m in Florida right now. If it’s still there when I get back, I’ll for sure chase it as the place is VERY close to my house! 
here it is

 https://ebird.org/hotspot/L4398256

Just so you know, that the hotspot is quite small, just a loop trail on the hill to the sides, and a few ponds that you can’t get too close to. The area I bird includes some of the surrounding neighborhoods, but the solitary is at the first pond, the one with the “ Waterfall” coming. It’s my patch as it’s very close to my house, but bird done if the surrounding neighborhoods and trails too. You can get some good birds. I’ve had Surf scorers there, 7 or 8 miles inland. 

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