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Not as cool as some of the other stuff people are posting, but today I went and saw two Snowy Owls. I was only expecting one. I also saw two Tundra Swans, which are flagged in that county and apparently hard to find. Two of my birding friends who live in that county still need Tundras for county, so I feel a little bad. List: https://ebird.org/checklist/S100306985 

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1 hour ago, Trevor L. said:

Not as cool as some of the other stuff people are posting, but today I went and saw two Snowy Owls. I was only expecting one. I also saw two Tundra Swans, which are flagged in that county and apparently hard to find. Two of my birding friends who live in that county still need Tundras for county, so I feel a little bad. List: https://ebird.org/checklist/S100306985 

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I'm Jealous! Of the Trumpeters! I've looked through thousands of Tundra Swans this winter trying to find a Trumpeter. 

Nice birds!

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On 1/7/2022 at 7:45 PM, Aidan B said:

I'm Jealous! Of the Trumpeters! I've looked through thousands of Tundra Swans this winter trying to find a Trumpeter. 

Nice birds!

I still need TRUS for my state list too. There are 10 in Humboldt rn!

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12 hours ago, DLecy said:

Not a mega, but I finally got a halfway decent picture of the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker that is now wintering locally for the third year in a row.

https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/403868951

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Nice! That's a hard bird to photo. I've always seen it near the top of the tree, and my looks earlier today were much worse than yours.

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3 minutes ago, Connor Cochrane said:

Nice! That's a hard bird to photo. I've always seen it near the top of the tree, and my looks earlier today were much worse than yours.

Thanks. Yeah, that thing loves to work its way down a branch, only to stay out of sight on the backside of the limb, before quickly making its way back up high again. Frustrating, to say the least.

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4 minutes ago, Connor Cochrane said:

Found a Sandhill Crane today which is a real difficult bird to get near the coast. It was my 337th bird for Marin county.

Nice find. Needed county tick for me as well. My pics are tough too. Thank goodness for modern optics (scopes)!

 

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8 minutes ago, Connor Cochrane said:

Nice. I’m planning on biking over there tomorrow after school. 

Tide should be good then. I was there earlier today and the gulls were far out. Exposed mudflats made for quite the spectacle later on.

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9 hours ago, DLecy said:

Long desired county bird, and always a good bird for Northern CA. Maybe a 4th county record (per eBird)?

https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/407146191

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https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/407146301

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https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/407146341

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I saw a bunch of those in Florida, but I’m very jealous of one here in CA. Unfortunately, none have really showed up down here. 

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