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This could go in either the rare birds category or this one. Fork Tailed Storm Petrel, California bird 399, seen from our boat 30 miles from shore. 8 miles SSW of the Farallons

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We found a rare Leach's Storm-petrel as well, we couldn't get any photos of it. I've seen it before, but it was California Bird 400!

Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S71857720

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On 7/26/2020 at 7:44 PM, Connor Cochrane said:

This could go in either the rare birds category or this one. Fork Tailed Storm Petrel, California bird 399, seen from our boat 30 miles from shore. 8 miles SSW of the Farallons

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We found a rare Leach's Storm-petrel as well, we couldn't get any photos of it. I've seen it before, but it was California Bird 400!

Checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S71857720

My friend Lucas who was on the boat with us managed to get a picture of the Leach’s  storm petrel. 
 

 

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I saw not one but 3 Northern Waterthrush while Kayaking a small lake (glorified pond) the other day. 
And this is all I have to show for it! 😭

Also added to my lifers recently have been Pygmy Nuthatch, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Black Swift, and a Marsh Wren. Yet they never even gave me an opportunity to mess up a shot!

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I am sure I will spell something wrong here, but I'm on a phone so cut me some slack.

I got a Louisiana Waterthrush a while back, while kayaking. We went up a inlit on a River, we kayaked up it for about 15 minutes till we got to a sandbar that was too shallow get over, so we dragged over it. In a few more minutes we came to the end of the water. I could see you there was another stretch water after about fifteen feet through heavy brush so my mom and dad stayed there and I went over it with my kayak, I went through it wasn't too hard until I got to about a 5-foot section of mud that was three to four foot deep. When I finally got through the month and got back in my kayak talked about 15 feet there was a Louisiana Waterthrush there for me it was all worth it, although I came out of it filthy.

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They really are secretive. I’ve had a few glimpses of waterthrushes here and there on the east coast, and a decent look at one in Mexico. When I was in Montana, there was one singing just 5 feet away from me, and I was hoping for a nice look to study the species. I looked all around, tried pishing it in (which rarely ever works with singing bird for me). Alas I could never find it. Shows how secretive those guys are. 

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