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36 minutes ago, IKLland said:

So incredible dude! The Santa Barbara bird(or same bird??) showed up the day I left for Colorado so I couldn’t chase it. I would’ve been able to see it!😡😡 Congrats!!!

It's a wild record. 6th for CA, I think. I'm still pinching myself.  I believe some initial analysis of the primaries on both birds indicate that they are different birds.

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I AM IN SHOCK

https://ebird.org/checklist/S148800538

Iron City (aka middle-of-nowhere) TN

American Flamingo - Avery Fish

These are presumed to be natural vagrants, not escapees as eBird defaulted them to, from Hurricane Idalia, like the ones in Ohio. Got to alert from the state listserve as I was leaving my house this morning, and booked it down after picking up a friend. Absolutely surreal Lifer #389

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39 minutes ago, Avery said:

I AM IN SHOCK

https://ebird.org/checklist/S148800538

Iron City (aka middle-of-nowhere) TN

American Flamingo - Avery Fish

These are presumed to be natural vagrants, not escapees as eBird defaulted them to, from Hurricane Idalia, like the ones in Ohio. Got to alert from the state listserve as I was leaving my house this morning, and booked it down after picking up a friend. Absolutely surreal Lifer #389

WOW!!! 

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2 hours ago, Avery said:

I AM IN SHOCK

https://ebird.org/checklist/S148800538

Iron City (aka middle-of-nowhere) TN

American Flamingo - Avery Fish

These are presumed to be natural vagrants, not escapees as eBird defaulted them to, from Hurricane Idalia, like the ones in Ohio. Got to alert from the state listserve as I was leaving my house this morning, and booked it down after picking up a friend. Absolutely surreal Lifer #389

Wow!!!!!! Congrats!!!

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Self found? 
 

2 hours ago, Avery said:

I AM IN SHOCK

https://ebird.org/checklist/S148800538

Iron City (aka middle-of-nowhere) TN

American Flamingo - Avery Fish

These are presumed to be natural vagrants, not escapees as eBird defaulted them to, from Hurricane Idalia, like the ones in Ohio. Got to alert from the state listserve as I was leaving my house this morning, and booked it down after picking up a friend. Absolutely surreal Lifer #389

 

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1 hour ago, IKLland said:

A continuing Virginia’s Warbler. From yesterday and today! County bird #302. 
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And a continuing Painted Bunting. County bird #303. 
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Jealous of that Painted Bunting! I'm still waiting to connect with my first. Hopefully this will be a good fall for them. 

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On Saturday, I went back to the local Alder Flycatcher spot to get better photos than the ones I got last week.  Unfortunately, the bird didn't leave the back of the wooded area, but I was able to get some recognizable, albeit bad audio:

https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/608658181

Later in the day, roughly .45 miles down the road, I may have seen the same bird, but my photos didn't have enough details, so I classified it differently (Alder/Willow Flycatcher (Traill's Flycatcher)) which also flagged as rare:

https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/608658190

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I was saving the comment about making the County Rare Bird Alert and the ABA Rarities Alert for this post, but I put it in the lifers thread by mistake.  

In any event, I get to show off another pic of an American Flamingo.  I LOVE my 3000mm zoom Nikon Coolpix P1000!  This is one of the original, uncropped photos:

https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/608806028

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Another Flamingo, this one in Pennsylvania. Decided to take the 4 hour ride today to see it. Originally there were 2 but one was attacked by a Snapping Turtle. It was captured & taken for rehab, apparently not to badly hurt. I was talking to some of the local birders & they said there are plans to capture this bird also & reunite it with the other one & then relocating them both south somewhere, possibly Florida.

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9 hours ago, stitch58 said:

Another Flamingo, this one in Pennsylvania. Decided to take the 4 hour ride today to see it. Originally there were 2 but one was attacked by a Snapping Turtle. It was captured & taken for rehab, apparently not to badly hurt. I was talking to some of the local birders & they said there are plans to capture this bird also & reunite it with the other one & then relocating them both south somewhere, possibly Florida.

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That's a nice photo!

I saw both birds, pre-turtle-attack, five days ago. It took 2 hours to get there, but 3 hours back in part because of heavy rains in a hilly section of my route that prompted me to pull onto the shoulder for at least half an hour.

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