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#1 Shoveler26

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 07:23 PM

Hi,

I am going to make a Topic were Birders like me can tell what Lifers we have seen in the past week, Month, or Year! So to start it off, Today I saw My first Surf Scoter male in Breeding and if you want to give the location you saw the bird or the day (if you know) when you saw the bird For Example: my First Scoter was on 4/8/12 and in IN at Eagle Creek park!


Have Sooooo Much fun!
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My Recent Lifers:Smith's LongspurWestern Grebe, Iceland Gull, Thayer's Gull, Ferruginous Hawk, Prairie FalconWhooping crane, Golden Eagle, Snowy Owl, Ross's Goose, Harris's Sparrow
Recent Yard List: Merlin, Eastern Screech Owl, White throated sparrow
My Year list: 122 / FOY'S: Eastern Screech owl, Red Throated Loon, White Winged Scoter, Glaucous Gull, Great Black Backed gull, Rough legged hawk, Snow goose, Eastern Meadowlark, Lapland Longspur, Red breasted Nuthatch, Barred Owl Snowy Owl, Hooded Merganser, Merlin, Greater white fronted goose, Cackling goose, Northern Shoveler,
My Indiana big year list: 150
My life list: 297

 

                                                                                                   


#2 JimBob

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 10:28 PM

Well, I got my 90th yard bird. It was a NRWS as you (shoveler, melissa) already know. Not a lifer but a nice bird. Seen on 4/8/12.

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#3 Shoveler26

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 10:29 PM

Awesome! Thanks JimBob!

My Recent Lifers:Smith's LongspurWestern Grebe, Iceland Gull, Thayer's Gull, Ferruginous Hawk, Prairie FalconWhooping crane, Golden Eagle, Snowy Owl, Ross's Goose, Harris's Sparrow
Recent Yard List: Merlin, Eastern Screech Owl, White throated sparrow
My Year list: 122 / FOY'S: Eastern Screech owl, Red Throated Loon, White Winged Scoter, Glaucous Gull, Great Black Backed gull, Rough legged hawk, Snow goose, Eastern Meadowlark, Lapland Longspur, Red breasted Nuthatch, Barred Owl Snowy Owl, Hooded Merganser, Merlin, Greater white fronted goose, Cackling goose, Northern Shoveler,
My Indiana big year list: 150
My life list: 297

 

                                                                                                   


#4 JimBob

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 10:30 PM

You are welcome!

ABA list: 381 Latest- Glaucous Gull
Yearlist: 173 Latest- White-throated Swift
Yard List- 96 latest: White-throated Swift
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Posted 08 April 2012 - 11:10 PM

Just came back from the park, where we saw a Pied-billed Grebe and a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. The grebe isn't a lifer, but the sapsucker was for me!! 4-8-12

Best Lifers: Iceland Gull, Snowy Owl, Tufted Duck, Barnacle Goose, Northern Saw-Whet Owl, Hooded Warbler, Yellow-throated Warbler, Worm-eating Warbler
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Posted 08 April 2012 - 11:49 PM

yesterday saw kestrel, louisiana waterthrush, and meadowlarks. none lifers all are good

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Dragonfly and damselflies lifers- 17
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#7 Shoveler26

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 12:20 AM

Awesome!

My Recent Lifers:Smith's LongspurWestern Grebe, Iceland Gull, Thayer's Gull, Ferruginous Hawk, Prairie FalconWhooping crane, Golden Eagle, Snowy Owl, Ross's Goose, Harris's Sparrow
Recent Yard List: Merlin, Eastern Screech Owl, White throated sparrow
My Year list: 122 / FOY'S: Eastern Screech owl, Red Throated Loon, White Winged Scoter, Glaucous Gull, Great Black Backed gull, Rough legged hawk, Snow goose, Eastern Meadowlark, Lapland Longspur, Red breasted Nuthatch, Barred Owl Snowy Owl, Hooded Merganser, Merlin, Greater white fronted goose, Cackling goose, Northern Shoveler,
My Indiana big year list: 150
My life list: 297

 

                                                                                                   


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Posted 09 April 2012 - 01:11 AM

Today we were north of Grand Rapids in search of the Greater Prairie Chicken but got the Wilson's Snipe instead!

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#9 Shoveler26

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 01:25 AM

Wow Cool I love when that happens!!!

My Recent Lifers:Smith's LongspurWestern Grebe, Iceland Gull, Thayer's Gull, Ferruginous Hawk, Prairie FalconWhooping crane, Golden Eagle, Snowy Owl, Ross's Goose, Harris's Sparrow
Recent Yard List: Merlin, Eastern Screech Owl, White throated sparrow
My Year list: 122 / FOY'S: Eastern Screech owl, Red Throated Loon, White Winged Scoter, Glaucous Gull, Great Black Backed gull, Rough legged hawk, Snow goose, Eastern Meadowlark, Lapland Longspur, Red breasted Nuthatch, Barred Owl Snowy Owl, Hooded Merganser, Merlin, Greater white fronted goose, Cackling goose, Northern Shoveler,
My Indiana big year list: 150
My life list: 297

 

                                                                                                   


#10 NatureLady

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 01:31 AM

Wow Cool I love when that happens!!!


Yeah but sure wish we would of gotten those chickens! But we did see a Killdeer laying on some eggs! (Killdeer not a lifer)

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 04:16 AM

Got a lifer Chipping Sparrow yesterday. That is, after about two months of looking and a lot of White-crowned, Golden-crowned and Songs.
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#12 Shoveler26

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 10:27 AM

wow I have seen a Chipping but never a Golden Crowned!

My Recent Lifers:Smith's LongspurWestern Grebe, Iceland Gull, Thayer's Gull, Ferruginous Hawk, Prairie FalconWhooping crane, Golden Eagle, Snowy Owl, Ross's Goose, Harris's Sparrow
Recent Yard List: Merlin, Eastern Screech Owl, White throated sparrow
My Year list: 122 / FOY'S: Eastern Screech owl, Red Throated Loon, White Winged Scoter, Glaucous Gull, Great Black Backed gull, Rough legged hawk, Snow goose, Eastern Meadowlark, Lapland Longspur, Red breasted Nuthatch, Barred Owl Snowy Owl, Hooded Merganser, Merlin, Greater white fronted goose, Cackling goose, Northern Shoveler,
My Indiana big year list: 150
My life list: 297

 

                                                                                                   


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Posted 09 April 2012 - 01:12 PM

Yeah, me too! I have a ton of chippings around here - I have more than a dozen chipping sparrow nests in my bathroom - they're adorable!

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 01:12 PM

I should add that I pick the nests up when they blow down in the fall, I don't have a dozen chipping sparrows nesting in my bathroom!

#15 JimBob

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 01:27 PM

Believe it or not I need Chipping Sparrow on my yard list. . . they are on my life list though!

ABA list: 381 Latest- Glaucous Gull
Yearlist: 173 Latest- White-throated Swift
Yard List- 96 latest: White-throated Swift
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Posted 09 April 2012 - 01:53 PM

Saturday on Dauphin Island, AL I saw 5 life birds: grey-cheeked thrush, Swainson's thrush, Cerulean warbler, Blackburnian warbler, and blue-winged warbler.

Notable birds were: Prothonotary, black-and-white, worm-eating, Tennessee (by the hundreds), and yellow-throated warblers. Am. redstart, yellow-breasted chat, common yellowthroat, Louisiana waterthrush. Red-eyed and yellow-throated vireos. Orchard orioles by the hundreds. Indigo bunting, blue grosbeak, summer and scarlet tanagers.

It was an awesome day. Overwhelming at times.
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Posted 09 April 2012 - 02:03 PM

I'm extremely jealous!!! 10 of those would be lifers for me!!! I'm pretty deficient in the warbler department.

#18 JimBob

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 02:15 PM

Wow!!!!! Man take me with you!! (I will pay!) I am well behaved. . . J/k

Congrats!

ABA list: 381 Latest- Glaucous Gull
Yearlist: 173 Latest- White-throated Swift
Yard List- 96 latest: White-throated Swift
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Posted 09 April 2012 - 02:16 PM

I forgot to add swallow-tailed kite. I'm fortunate enough to see them fairly regularly, but most would love the chance to just see one. Forgot to add Kentucky warbler as well.

We talked to a few people there on Saturday and apparently it had been DEAD on the island in the days before with little to no bird activity.

People were showing up just to see the Cerulean warblers.
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Posted 09 April 2012 - 08:18 PM

Finally laid eyes on my first American Woodcock on Saturday outside Front Royal, Virginia. I've heard them countless times, but this time I was lucky enough to spot the little guy!

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