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Long-eared Owl

Lifer 260, Long-eared Owl! Been looking for one for quite some time.

Lifer (obviously) Ivory Gull. INCREDIBLE to see! Full story here: https://idahobirder.weebly.com/blog/ivory-gull-adventure

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FINALLY got Redheads today!!! Along with a drake tufted duck and a continuing Canvasback I found a week or two ago, the lake was windy and exciting! Inland I had 4 different Hoary Redpolls, and a rostrata/Icelandica CORE!

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Black-legged Kittiwake!!  All I was looking for was waterfowl on the river to up my February numbers.  Almost didn't even stop.  Pulled in to a snow covered pull-off with my dog, and it flew by and landed where I was able to get decent looks at it.  Lesson learned, have the physical field guide with you.  I searched on 'Gull" in the Sibley app to rule out Little Gull.  The dark collar bothered me, so finally gave it a second look at home and flipped through the guide and said "Wait Kittiwake has a dark collar", then looked much closer at my pics.  

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1 minute ago, The Bird Nuts said:

Lifer for both of us and new yard bird - Northern Saw-whet Owl!! 😲  What a great way to start BN#2's 6th consecutive year of birding every day!

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Congrats! What a great lifer and and even better yardbird!

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12 hours ago, Colton V said:

Took me a while but I finally got some Bluebirds!

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If you were down here, they would be in the first 20 birds you’d see here.

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17 hours ago, Jefferson Shank said:

Northern Pintails today were a lifer for me! Unfortunately they were very far away... 😭

I could have gotten them long ago, but I can't drive. So my brother took me there because it was my birthday. https://ebird.org/checklist/S82967342

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Happy Birthday! The closest I’ve ever been too one is about 200 yards, consider yourself lucky 😂

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5 hours ago, Colton V said:

At least I have Scrub-Jays in my backyard!

haha! I know! I have YET to find one and they are so commonly reported here....

Just now, Birding Boy said:

Happy Birthday! The closest I’ve ever been too one is about 200 yards, consider yourself lucky 😂

the closest I've been to one is 8 feet. 

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