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Found a county 1st Henslow's Sparrow today near my family's property! Very rare this far north.

eBird Checklist - 14 Jun 2023 - Garret Rd - 34 species

Also an Orchard Oriole, another rare/uncommon southern species

eBird Checklist - 14 Jun 2023 - South Vaughn Lake Rd. - 26 species (+1 other taxa)

Wish I had more time to bird awesome underbirded counties such as these!

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37 minutes ago, Birds are cool said:

Self found? Great bird!

Yes, I lucked out on this find. It’s apparently only the 4th record for the lower 48 in June. Also, interestingly, until this bird, there was zero audio in eBird for this species in the entire state of CA. 

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Went out looking for Poorwills (which I found tons of, maybe as many as 20!), when a pair of Long-eareds flew over and landed somewhat near me. I'm not too familiar with the deal with owls around here but it flagged the RBA! The photos aren't great but considering I was shooting with a 1/4 of a second shutter speed, I'm surprised they even came out,

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7 hours ago, DLecy said:

Not the best photo as the bird was somewhat distant, but a 6th state record for CA (5th alive bird) and a first San Francisco County record Red-headed Woodpecker!

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You got it!!! I literally went crazy when that report got sent out yesterday morning!! First state record since 1999!

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17 minutes ago, IKLland said:

You got it!!! I literally went crazy when that report got sent out yesterday morning!! First state record since 1999!

I did! I made a beeline straight there when I got the news. It was my first day off of work all year, so I could actually chase it midday during a weekday. I feel lucky. I was there when it bombed high and south and it hasn't been refound since. Although, I am sure there will be many looking today. Fingers crossed it's refound!

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26 minutes ago, DLecy said:

I did! I made a beeline straight there when I got the news. It was my first day off of work all year, so I could actually chase it midday during a weekday. I feel lucky. I was there when it bombed high and south and it hasn't been refound since. Although, I am sure there will be many looking today. Fingers crossed it's refound!

Lucky you!! NorCal vagrant wise has been SO insane this year, and SoCal has been literally horrible! Even the migrant numbers were down this year a ton!! I’ve only had 3 Nashville Warblers this year, for comparison last year I had 18, and the year before I had 16 at this point., and 

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1 hour ago, IKLland said:

Lucky you!! NorCal vagrant wise has been SO insane this year, and SoCal has been literally horrible! Even the migrant numbers were down this year a ton!! I’ve only had 3 Nashville Warblers this year, for comparison last year I had 18, and the year before I had 16 at this point., and 

Yeah, the hits keep coming up here. It’s been a totally bonkers spring.

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I was about to get off of my 2 pm work shift, when I checked the statewide discord to see what all the notifications were and couldn't believe my eyes when I saw that a White-winged Tern had just been found 50 minutes from me!

Long story short I made it home, grabbed my bike, optics, and water (forgot to take it anyways), before biking the almost 2 miles of dikes to where the bird was being seen. Thankfully, it stuck around all evening (and today as well) much to the delight of probably hundreds of birders. Views were distant much of the time, but this beauty was unmistakable even at a distance. Here's my list: eBird Checklist - 30 Jun 2023 - Pte. Mouillee SGA - 49 species (I could have had a much higher species count if I weren't focused on a certain rarity, if I tried) Photos are abysmal due to distance and eventually lighting, but who cares, it's a white-winged tern!

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Also, finally saw my lifer American Avocet! Another beautiful bird in breeding plumage.

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18 hours ago, Birding Boy said:

I was about to get off of my 2 pm work shift, when I checked the statewide discord to see what all the notifications were and couldn't believe my eyes when I saw that a White-winged Tern had just been found 50 minutes from me!

Long story short I made it home, grabbed my bike, optics, and water (forgot to take it anyways), before biking the almost 2 miles of dikes to where the bird was being seen. Thankfully, it stuck around all evening (and today as well) much to the delight of probably hundreds of birders. Views were distant much of the time, but this beauty was unmistakable even at a distance. Here's my list: eBird Checklist - 30 Jun 2023 - Pte. Mouillee SGA - 49 species (I could have had a much higher species count if I weren't focused on a certain rarity, if I tried) Photos are abysmal due to distance and eventually lighting, but who cares, it's a white-winged tern!

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Also, finally saw my lifer American Avocet! Another beautiful bird in breeding plumage.

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That's awesome!!!!!!!!

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19 hours ago, Birding Boy said:

I was about to get off of my 2 pm work shift, when I checked the statewide discord to see what all the notifications were and couldn't believe my eyes when I saw that a White-winged Tern had just been found 50 minutes from me!

Long story short I made it home, grabbed my bike, optics, and water (forgot to take it anyways), before biking the almost 2 miles of dikes to where the bird was being seen. Thankfully, it stuck around all evening (and today as well) much to the delight of probably hundreds of birders. Views were distant much of the time, but this beauty was unmistakable even at a distance. Here's my list: eBird Checklist - 30 Jun 2023 - Pte. Mouillee SGA - 49 species (I could have had a much higher species count if I weren't focused on a certain rarity, if I tried) Photos are abysmal due to distance and eventually lighting, but who cares, it's a white-winged tern!

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Also, finally saw my lifer American Avocet! Another beautiful bird in breeding plumage.

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Not sure I’ve seen better shots of the WWTE posted yet.  Awesome.  

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