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23 minutes ago, dragon49 said:

I got three lifers today!

Alder Flycatcher - https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/608406805

Yellow Warbler - https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/608406857

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And finally, my nemesis Worm-eating warbler.  I had to loop the boardwalk three times to finally get this one:

https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/608406828

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I think the second photo is a different species, maybe Magnolia, but I'm not sure. Those flank streaks...

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6 minutes ago, dragon49 said:

I took down the observation.  I do see the flank streak.  But why is the bird so grey?  This is why I thought it was a female/immature Yellow Warbler.

 

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I believe it's so dull because it might be an immature female. Sometimes the Prairie Warblers here in California are like this. We mostly only get immatures. 

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On 8/13/2023 at 6:58 PM, Peromyscus said:

I've been going over my life list spreadsheet very very carefully, and I noticed that I hadn't added Chihuahuan Meadowlark or Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, so I've gained two armchair lifers. Years ago after I had already seen both forms/species, I made a note that they could be split in the future and noted where and when I had seen them.

This afternoon I went over my Western Palearctic (Europe and Israel) life list very carefully, and noticed that 7 species had been split since I compiled that list decades ago, so I picked up even more armchair lifers. 2 species were intra-European splits according to the Dutch Birding document I was consulting, both of them wagtails. The other 5 were e.g. Wilson's Snipe being split off from the Eurasian Common Snipe. So that's 8 lifers in the past month -- these 5, the 2 from my August activity, and the actual lifer American Flamingos a few days ago.

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1 hour ago, Peromyscus said:

This afternoon I went over my Western Palearctic (Europe and Israel) life list very carefully, and noticed that 7 species had been split since I compiled that list decades ago, so I picked up even more armchair lifers. 2 species were intra-European splits according to the Dutch Birding document I was consulting, both of them wagtails. The other 5 were e.g. Wilson's Snipe being split off from the Eurasian Common Snipe. So that's 8 lifers in the past month -- these 5, the 2 from my August activity, and the actual lifer American Flamingos a few days ago.

That's actually 10 lifers ... 😳

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