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My two most recent are coopers hawk And yellow rumped warbler

my two least favorites are mourning doves and American crow

my two favs are Cali gnatcatcher and the albino northern cardinal I have seen on Long Island New York. 
not all birds were there but only that one, the rest in Orange County Ca

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I finally saw one of my nemesis birds this morning... a northern shrike! 

Been walking around this one area near my house at sunrise for the last 3 weeks trying to find one (and to complete the weekly data bars). It was chasing/being chased by a magpie and flew about 20ft in front of me and up and away.

Now I have to continue walking around until I get a photo 😪

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Got one nemesis bird this morning, as well as 2 and a half other lifers! Gadwall was the nemesis, also had a Tundra Swan and Eurasian Wigeon. Greater Scaup was the half, as I have seen them before, but I hadn’t used eBird yet. 

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I managed to get a photo of my lifer shrike. 
Bad news, he was on the side of the pathway that was in front of the sun so he’s mostly a shadow. 
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Guess I’ll still be walking around until I get a better photo. Starting to think I’ll never stop walking around those ponds 🤔 

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4 hours ago, Kevin said:

Wilson's Snipe!!!!

No photo??? You must have seen the same one(s) I saw when I was a kid and my Daddy took me Snipe hunting!! I stood there for a couple or three hours and held the bag like he told me to until I couldn't stand the mosquitoes any longer, finally walked home and found Daddy sitting there all cozy. Then he had the nerve to ask me why I left my post before the Snipe he was supposed to flush towards me got to me so I could catch them in the bag!!! 😠

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57 minutes ago, MichaelLong said:

I live in California, the only Cardinals are in LA

 

37 minutes ago, Connor Cochrane said:

Those aren't native. Those wouldn't be on your NIB list. I feel like they could show up in Palo Verde one day though.

Yeah, and these are known to be very unstable populations. They are subject to relocation at any time, depending on which way the money blows!

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I went down to Southern CA for Thanksgiving. Lots of birds down there. Including lifer Mountain Plover in Orange Co., then Curlew Sandpiper on the drive home in Santa Barbara Co., then Harris’s Sparrow when I got back to Alameda Co.

These were all chased rarities though!

I believe my most recent self found lifer was a Chestnut-collared Longspur in Alameda Co.

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