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3 minutes ago, Aidan B said:

WOW! That's insane, nice job! I should visit Cali at some point, ya'll got tame ducks, tame shorbs, tame everything Lol.

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13 minutes ago, Birding Boy said:

True, True. California doesn't have Green Jay's ?

Or Olive Sparrow or Great Kiskadee or Altamira Oriole or Audubon’s Oriole or Green Kingfisher or Ringed Kingfisher or Golden-fronted Woodpecker or Black-crested Titmouse or Groove-billed Ani or Roseate Spoonbill or White Ibis or White-tailed Hawk or Plain Chachalaca or Chihuahuan Raven or Anhinga or Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl or…….

And they say California is the best state for birding! HA! image.gif.380ed34e5d10401319ed4de0197f1f3e.gif

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1 minute ago, Seanbirds said:

Or Olive Sparrow or Great Kiskadee or Altamira Oriole or Audubon’s Oriole or Green Kingfisher or Ringed Kingfisher or Golden-fronted Woodpecker or Black-crested Titmouse or Groove-billed Ani or Roseate Spoonbill or White Ibis or White-tailed Hawk or Plain Chachalaca or Chihuahuan Raven or Anhinga or Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl or…….

And they say California is the best state for birding! HA! image.gif.380ed34e5d10401319ed4de0197f1f3e.gif

We have all the Western and California specialities though, Nuttall's Woodpecker, Yellow-billed Magpie, Oak Titmouse, California Scrub-jay, Anna's Hummimgbird, Western Gull, Heermann's Gull, California Gull, Elegant Tern, Ridgway's Rail, California Thrasher, Bell's Sparrow, and lots of others. We get lots of rarities as well. 

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6 minutes ago, Seanbirds said:

Or Olive Sparrow or Great Kiskadee or Altamira Oriole or Audubon’s Oriole or Green Kingfisher or Ringed Kingfisher or Golden-fronted Woodpecker or Black-crested Titmouse or Groove-billed Ani or Roseate Spoonbill or White Ibis or White-tailed Hawk or Plain Chachalaca or Chihuahuan Raven or Anhinga or Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl or…….

And they say California is the best state for birding! HA! image.gif.380ed34e5d10401319ed4de0197f1f3e.gif

Seriously though, I would LOVE to visit and bird Texas, I would get soooo many lifers. 

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8 minutes ago, Aidan B said:

We have all the Western and California specialities though, Nuttall's Woodpecker, Yellow-billed Magpie, Oak Titmouse, California Scrub-jay, Anna's Hummimgbird, Western Gull, Heermann's Gull, California Gull, Elegant Tern, Ridgway's Rail, California Thrasher, Bell's Sparrow, and lots of others. We get lots of rarities as well. 

Yeah, I’d definitely get more lifers if I were to visit California, since depending on where you are in the state, many of the common birds in Texas are eastern ones which I’ve seen already. 

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A Roseate Spoonbill from near Phoenix on October 30th.

https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/395795901

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I'm curious: does anyone know why this bird would be in Arizona?  I looked at the range map (https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Roseate_Spoonbill/maps-range) and the only U.S. locations it shows is on the Gulf Coast.  I think someone said that a flock of them were at this site earlier in the year, and all of the others left while this one remained behind.

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15 hours ago, GracesWarbler said:

A Roseate Spoonbill from near Phoenix on October 30th.

https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/395795901

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I'm curious: does anyone know why this bird would be in Arizona?  I looked at the range map (https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Roseate_Spoonbill/maps-range) and the only U.S. locations it shows is on the Gulf Coast.  I think someone said that a flock of them were at this site earlier in the year, and all of the others left while this one remained behind.

Big dispersion of them this year.  Great shot.  We had one in Michigan, that is how crazy a year it has been for them.  

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4 hours ago, chipperatl said:

Big dispersion of them this year.  Great shot.  We had one in Michigan, that is how crazy a year it has been for them.  

Cool!  The Audubon website says "After breeding season, a few (mostly immatures) may stray far north and well inland." (https://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/roseate-spoonbill)  Anybody know why?  Are they being rebellious teenagers and exploring the country before settling down and raising a family?

Here's another somewhat rare bird: Rosy-faced Lovebirds, from October 30.  They're not rare in parts of Phoenix, but they're rare for the U.S. in general.  They're bright, squeaky, and socialize with each other high up in the palm trees.

https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/395547211

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57 minutes ago, PalmWarbler said:

Whoa

 

9 minutes ago, Seanbirds said:

Yeah. No other word is appropriate to describe that.

It had been originally sighted in Canadian Maritime Provinces & worked it's way south. I'm hoping it keeps heading south & gets a  little closer to NJ ?! Insane sighting though!!

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