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36 minutes ago, DLecy said:

Short-tailed Shearwater. Challenging ID and tough bird to photograph (pelagic species usually are).

https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/375157231

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https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/375157251

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Nice bird. I wanna do a pelagic so bad at some point. Living in the interior Midwest means that, for me, seabirds are the weak point on my life list.

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13 minutes ago, Trevor L. said:

Nice bird. I wanna do a pelagic so bad at some point. Living in the interior Midwest means that, for me, seabirds are the weak point on my life list.

I can’t recommend pelagic birding enough. It’s fast and furious and really challenging birding, in a fun way. The birds you see offshore are amazing, and so are the other things (cetaceans, pinnipeds, etc.). We saw a huge pod of Risso’s Dolphins, which was super dope. 

Unfortunately, it’s not for everyone. If you are considering a pelagic I would recommend starting with a half day one (typically back around noon) instead of the full 10-12 hr. commitment of a regular pelagic. Enjoy!

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1 minute ago, DLecy said:

I can’t recommend pelagic birding enough. It’s fast and furious and really challenging birding, in a fun way. The birds you see offshore are amazing, and so are the other things (cetaceans, pinnipeds, etc.). We saw a huge pod of Risso’s Dolphins, which was super dope. 

Unfortunately, it’s not for everyone. If you are considering a pelagic I would recommend starting with a half day one (typically back around noon) instead of the full 10-12 hr. commitment of a regular pelagic. Enjoy!

I want to do one SO BAD. I was going to go to California and do one in March of 2020... but we all know what happened then.

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16 minutes ago, BirdNrd said:

GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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18 minutes ago, BirdNrd said:

GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/375308311

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https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/375307581

Golden-winged Warbler

I am very very jealous, I keep looking at the reports coming in from this bird.

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23 minutes ago, BirdNrd said:

Thanks! Had to delay school for this one!

You can make up school, but missing a bird like that'll keep you awake at night 😛

 

Edited by Birding Boy
*Disclaimer, I do not recommend skipping school multiple times in a row.
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11 minutes ago, MichaelLong said:

@Connor Cochrane @DLecy Did either of you guys get the Dusky Warbler?

I had it calling at dusk tonight and had it calling and very briefly in flight after Connor left on Monday. I haven’t counted it because I wouldn’t be able to independently ID the bird on my own based on the very venting and fleeting looks I have gotten thus far, which is my own personal threshold for counting a bird for my county list.

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9 hours ago, DLecy said:

I had it calling at dusk tonight and had it calling and very briefly in flight after Connor left on Monday. I haven’t counted it because I wouldn’t be able to independently ID the bird on my own based on the very venting and fleeting looks I have gotten thus far, which is my own personal threshold for counting a bird for my county list.

*Brief. No clue why it autocorrected to “venting.”

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33 minutes ago, Connor Cochrane said:

3rd times the charm. Got great looks at the Dusky Warbler this morning. Photos to be posted later. 

Dude, congrats! I can't wait to see the photos. Why are there so many Dusky Warbler records from Cali? Just noticing that.

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1 hour ago, Trevor L. said:

Dude, congrats! I can't wait to see the photos. Why are there so many Dusky Warbler records from Cali? Just noticing that.

There really aren't too many, but it's probably just because no one covers marshes that much to the north of us. They don't usually show up in traditional vagrant locations.

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19 hours ago, Seanbirds said:

I’d do anything to delay school! :classic_tongue: Especially public school. 

I once drove over an hour away and back to bird for half an hour to get a Trumpeter Swan. I would have been so mad if it wasn't there.

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