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    Cerulean Warbler from this morning.
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    Western tanager in my garden
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    Pretty far away but I can see this Osprey's family ain't eating beans for dinner tonight!
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    Gray Catbird Gray Catbird by Johnny, on Flickr Northern Flicker Northern Flicker by Johnny, on Flickr
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    Always love it when the best shot of the day is of an owl:
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    Wilson's Warbler, male. by jeffroscoe, on Flickr
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    I hope you don't mind my posting super crops of a few recent images! Palm Warbler by Johnny, on Flickr Carolina Wren by Johnny, on Flickr Northern Cardinal by Johnny, on Flickr
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    House Wren Common Yellowthroat
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    Went out for warblers this morning but got good views of a White-eyed Vireo and a Spotted Sandpiper.
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    Hooded Warbler from the weekend.
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    This was taken yesterday, but.... Male Ruby-throated Hummingbird
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    After seeing one a few weeks back but not getting a good picture (though I did get an ok video of it doing it's loud, full-body call) I came across another American Bittern today.
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    DSCN5661 kentucky warbler by Brian Marra, on Flickr DSCN5658 kentucky warbler by Brian Marra, on Flickr
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    I got back from my 3 week birding trip with my mom yesterday! I got 170 or so, lifers! Also I passed 450 with White-Rumped Sandpiper.. Oh, and my yearlist is at 387! http://ebird.org/ebird/profile/NDQ4OTA3/US I'll do a trip report but since I have work and volunteering I won't be able to until next week. so here's a few picture's until then, Buff-Bellied Hummingbird! by kkcrittercrazy, on Flickr Aplomado Falcon! by kkcrittercrazy, on Flickr Rufous Capped Warbler! by kkcrittercrazy, on Flickr Whiskered Screech Owl by kkcrittercrazy, on Flickr Elf Owl by kkcrittercrazy, on Flickr
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    I birded with Kadynn yesterday in various locations around San Diego county. We got a lot of good birds, but the obvious highlight was the most ridiculously cooperative Mountain Quail. To put this in perspective, I've actually seen Mountain Quail about 5 times before but every single time the total viewing time was about 5 seconds of the birds dashing through bushes or flying directly away from me. I still can't believe our luck. We got to watch this bird for a good 15 minutes, completely out in the open.
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    Had a nice day birding today. Started off looking for two American Golden-Plovers that have been hanging out for the past week, but couldn't find any. Did get good looks at a Belding's Savannah Sparrow which is always nice. After striking out on the plovers, we went to Point Loma to look for late migrants and hopefully a rare bird. There hadn't been anything reported since the 21st, but while trying to spot a weird sounding warbler I heard a White-eyed Vireo singing and chased it down. Got great views for such a secretive (and rare!) bird. Sent out a text to the rarity group and a listserv post and there were 10 birders within 20 minutes looking for it. It disappeared only 5 minutes after I found it and after 45 minutes I decided to leave. Right as I was leaving, the birders refound it. Second time I've refound a rare bird that had gone missing this year. Hopefully I can actually find a new rare bird now. Also, new profile picture incoming:
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    Red-headed Woodpecker Red-headed Woodpecker by Johnny, on Flickr
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    Young Barred Owl mid-yawn: Barred Owl by James J, on Flickr
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    Mountain Quail from yesterday. Never thought I would get this good of a photo of one!
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    We need WOW and LOVE buttons!!! Here a couple of recent lifers that I got nice pics of. I'm having a hard time getting through the pics from one outing, before I go out and take a bunch more LOL Red-naped Sapsucker RNSA04212017 by Michelle Summers, on Flickr Hudsonian Godwit HUGO05022017 by Michelle Summers, on Flickr
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    Cactus Wren at our AZ. RV site.
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    Palm Warbler by Johnny, on Flickr
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    Green heron DSC_4956 by Mike, on Flickr
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    DSCN2709 black and white warbler by Brian Marra, on Flickr DSCN2269 great horned owl nest by Brian Marra, on Flickr
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    Lesser Goldfinch in late afternoon light. Lesser Goldfinch (Spinus psaltria) by Alan Barnard, on Flickr
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    Black-crowned Night-Heron Black-crowned Night-Heron by Johnny, on Flickr
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    Carolina Wren by Johnny, on Flickr
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    Gray Catbird Gray Catbird by Johnny, on Flickr Gray Catbird by Johnny, on Flickr
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    Indigo Bunting by Mark Goodwin, on Flickr
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    White-headed Buffalo Weaver
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    Orchard Oriole by Mark Goodwin, on Flickr
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    I had a pretty good weekend too. A group of us from Vancouver went to Vancouver Island for a pelagic trip, as well as birding around some other coastal towns. On Saturday I got my long overdue county lifer Pacific Loon on the ferry over, as well as yearbird Common Tern. Once on the island and at our targeted town, we got birds such as Pacific-Golden Plover (4 of them), Whimbrel, Short-billed Dowitcher (over 200), Red-necked Phalarope, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Rhinoceros Auklet, and Townsend's Warbler. Pacific-Golden Plover by Bridget Spencer, on Flickr On Sunday we headed out on the pelagic, quickly seeing my lifers Sooty Shearwater and Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel. We also had a few Sabine's Gulls, three breeding-plumaged Red Phalaropes, Pink-footed Shearwaters, and a couple of Northern Fulmars, also lifers, plus my BC bird Cassin's Auklet. We missed Black-footed Albatross though, which was quite surprising - usually the trips get up to 40 individuals. Northern Fulmar by Bridget Spencer, on Flickr Pink-footed Shearwater by Bridget Spencer, on Flickr Northern Fulmar by Bridget Spencer, on Flickr Pomarine Jaeger by Bridget Spencer, on Flickr Sooty Shearwater by Bridget Spencer, on Flickr Sabine's Gulls by Bridget Spencer, on Flickr Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel by Bridget Spencer, on Flickr DSC_0242 by Bridget Spencer, on Flickr As we were nearing shore, some people called out another Pink-footed Shearwater, and I turned and saw a black and white shearwater with striking white up the flanks… not a Pink-footed. Quickly fired off some shots, when another young birder came running up to our spotter to confirm with his better photos. It was a Manx Shearwater! Pretty rare for BC, but with increasing records. Unfortunately, less than 10 people saw the bird, and our spotter and many others did not, although it would have been a lifer for them. I'm glad I happened to look at the bird when it was initially mis-named… Manx by Bridget Spencer, on Flickr Overall a great trip with nice weather , and 7 lifers for me!
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    Despite being busy with the end of the school semester, I found time to get out yesterday afternoon an hour away (now that I have my license) for this easy lifer, my second of 2017. Yellow-throated Warbler by David Tonnessen, on Flickr Yellow-throated Warbler by David Tonnessen, on Flickr Another highlight was getting the trio of phoebes at one spot (1 Say's, 1 Eastern, 2 Black).
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    Blue Grosbeak - Magnolia Springs State Park
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    Hooded Warbler! A nice Maine rarity! Hooded Warbler by Seth Davis, on Flickr
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    DSCN3382 great horned owlets by Brian Marra, on Flickr DSCN3373 great horned owl by Brian Marra, on Flickr
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    Just got back from Montana. While there I took this photo of a spotted towhee in the rain. Note the tiny water droplets on his back (and his somewhat dour expression!)
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    Here are the first couple of my edited photos from the Youth Birding Competition last weekend.