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I'm at 190 for the year, with today's Black-bellied Plover and 3 Pectoral Sandpipers (replacing a so-so view I head two or three weekends ago). I missed the Tricolored Heron on the way there though. 200 locally is faintly possible.

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4 hours ago, Charlie Spencer said:

Trikes shouldn't be too tough in MD.  I trip over them along the NC and SC coasts most of the year.

It's funny you mention that. On the latest trip to South Carolina, I really wanted both the Tricolored Heron and Yellow-crowned Night Heron because they were by far the easiest bird I still needed for my year list but had little chance of seeing in the remainder of the year. I barely got a TRHE on one of the last days and missed the YCNH entirely (which I did get in the background of a picture in New York).

And now there's a TRHE sticking around, thousands of miles from home, at my local bird preserve.

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10 hours ago, Charlie Spencer said:

Trikes shouldn't be too tough in MD.  I trip over them along the NC and SC coasts most of the year.

Trike isn't annual in the immediate DC area. The DC bird I missed yesterday is the only one in the immediate area this month, so far.

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Welp, the Tricolored Heron was seen this morning. Just not when I was there. I fully expect for it to be return right about now. It seems that it is an early morning and latish afternoon bird. Since tomorrow is Saturday, there won't be any rush hour to contend with in the morning.

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Forget the Tricolor. There was an American Avocet a 15-minute drive from my house this morning and I was able to see it. Year bird #191; county year bird #172 I think. Not that either number is spectacular, except for me.

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I’m up to 288 from my trip home and back. Picked up one lifer on the way, a Wood Stork in PA! Also a Ruddy Shellduck, but I’m believing it’s an escapee and not countable until it’s proven otherwise. Weird that it shows up on my eBird as a lifer though, even though it has the escapee tag. 

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1 hour ago, Avery said:

Weird that it shows up on my eBird as a lifer though, even though it has the escapee tag. 

I know it won't show up on the Sightings maps or county list.

I think it won't show up if someone else looks at the checklist.  I can't remember one way or the other, and the recent changes in how escapees are managed may have changed the display anyway.

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8 hours ago, Avery said:

I’m up to 288 from my trip home and back. Picked up one lifer on the way, a Wood Stork in PA! Also a Ruddy Shellduck, but I’m believing it’s an escapee and not countable until it’s proven otherwise. Weird that it shows up on my eBird as a lifer though, even though it has the escapee tag. 

eBird hasn't implemented the feature of removing escapees from someones life list yet, that should happen later this year.

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I am at 176 species in my home county for the year. This might maybe be my second-best year total for that county, and there are still many weeks left in the year.

eta: I was at 174, not 172 species, and today I chased Little Blue Heron and Lesser Yellowlegs, finding the latter along with Greater Yellowlegs.

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There was/is an American Golden-Plover on the other side of my county. I found out about it a couple of hours ago, after we got home from seeing family. I decided not to go after it as I was too tired. Maybe it will be there tomorrow. It would be a year bird for me, and a species I haven't seen in some years.

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  • 2 weeks later...

Had  lull in the summer months but thing picked back up this fall, and I was able to add some year birds. 

284. MacGillivray's Warbler

283. Green Kingfisher

282. Black Phoebe

281. Bushtit

280. Bullock's Oriole

279. Scott's Oriole

278. Common Ground Dove

277. Rufous Hummingbird

276. Ringed Kingfisher

275. Canyon Towhee

274. Hutton's Vireo

273. Warbling Vireo

272. American Redstart

271. Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay

270. Black-throated Sparrow

269. Zone-tailed Hawk

268. Cactus Wren

267. Pyrrhuloxia

266. Vermilion Flycatcher

265. Common Raven

264. Verdin

263. Northern Parula

262. Yellow-throated Warbler

261. Blue-headed Vireo

260. Black-capped Vireo

259. American Avocet

258. Olive-sided Flycatcher

257. Upland Sandpiper

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3 minutes ago, Kevin said:

Had  lull in the summer months but thing picked back up this fall, and I was able to add some year birds. 

I should clarify, we have not had fall, birds migrated through, but unless you call 110, fall weather, we have not had it. 

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