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  1. 10 points
    Cerulean Warbler is still hanging around.
  2. 9 points
    Captured this Osprey today catching a rainbow trout! Luckily I had my camera with me.
  3. 8 points
    On Friday when there was a major Red-necked Phalarope fallout throughout Colorado, I got the closest I've ever gotten to the species. 15+ dipping and feeding 2 meters from my face. Having gone through only around 100 of my 700+ photos I took, here is a sample of the shots. Red-necked Phalarope by David Tonnessen, on Flickr Red-necked Phalarope by David Tonnessen, on Flickr
  4. 8 points
    Haven't posted much on here in a while, but I've had a pretty good spring. My yearlist is up to 203, still need some easy stuff that I'll get in the next few weeks. April month: 140 May month (so far): 121 Highlight lists http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36416986 http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36558144 http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36590508 http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36790922 http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36901836 http://ebird.org/ebird/atlasva/view/checklist/S37003826 Yellow Warbler Yellow Warbler by Duck dude, on Flickr Gray Catbird Gray Catbird by Duck dude, on Flickr Blue Grosbeak Blue Grosbeak by Duck dude, on Flickr Green Heron Green Heron by Duck dude, on Flickr Tree Swallow Tree Swallow by Duck dude, on Flickr Haven't focused on odes, but I did get some good shots of this Blue Dasher Blue Dasher by Duck dude, on Flickr
  5. 8 points
    DSCN2789 red-bellied woodpecker by Brian Marra, on Flickr
  6. 7 points
  7. 7 points
    From the backyard today--Summer Tanager, immature male, and a new life bird--Wood Thrush!
  8. 6 points
  9. 6 points
    Barn Swallow posing for me:
  10. 5 points
  11. 5 points
    Okay, pictures from last night and today! Last night when we came in we got to lounge in the hotel and enjoy the glorious view offered by our balcony: The ocean: Yearbird Pelagic Cormorant: Today we spent most of the day walking Main Street and having fun there, so not many birds. Yearbird Common Yellowthroat: A Song Sparrow: A Barn Swallow: The day finally cleared up and we got some sun: Something I've been soooo looking forward to, the BOWPICKER The killer Fish and Chips (as an inlander who loves fish I've been really deprived) :
  12. 5 points
    My last day at Pelee (the 18th) was a Butterfly kind of day: Pearl Crescent (I believe) Pearl Crescent (confirm) by Isabel Apkarian, on Flickr Pearl Crescent (confirm) 2 by Isabel Apkarian, on Flickr Azure or Blue or something along those lines Butterfly-2 by Isabel Apkarian, on Flickr Canadian Tiger Swallowtail Canadian Tiger Swallowtail by Isabel Apkarian, on Flickr Eastern Tailed Blue (I believe) Eastern Tailed Blue (confirm) by Isabel Apkarian, on Flickr Giant Swallowtail Giant Swallowtail by Isabel Apkarian, on Flickr The only real bird highlight that day was a Yellow-billed Cuckoo. It was also cool to get 2 Eastern Pine Elf today. Eastern Pine Elf by Isabel Apkarian, on Flickr Eastern Pine Elf by Isabel Apkarian, on Flickr Eastern Pine Elf by Isabel Apkarian, on Flickr It was nice to get a Broad-winged Hawk for my cottage area today too.
  13. 4 points
  14. 4 points
  15. 4 points
    Just got lifer Red-necked Phalarope that Matt Hofeditz found yesterday!
  16. 3 points
  17. 3 points
    Went to Santa Cruz yesterday and saw Island Scrub-jays, but this Great-tailed Grackle was still the best photo of the day.... Great-tailed Grackle by Elisa Yang, on Flickr
  18. 3 points
  19. 3 points
    Apologies for the disturbing image. When I photographed this, I couldn't see what the Loggerhead Shrike was bringing to her young - is "lunch" a warbler ?
  20. 3 points
    Went birding today - got Nashville Warbler (state bird and patch bird), and WEGR (patch bird)! http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37017085
  21. 3 points
  22. 3 points
  23. 3 points
    two from yesterday... muskrat momma moose with twins
  24. 3 points
    Tree Swallows Pileated Woodpecker
  25. 2 points
    Song Sparrow (pretty sure) in mid song.
  26. 2 points
  27. 2 points
    Just got lifer and uncommon Palm Warbler http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37037760
  28. 2 points
    Usually yes... But not always and often not easily distinguished in the field. Purplish legs are also more of a Bicknell's trait. That being said, we sometimes have difficulty while bird is in the hand to distinguish which species....even measurements to try to differentiate often overlap. Wing cord measurements can often eliminate Bicknell's right away(with Gray-cheeks being longer)... but of course there is some overlap. With spread wing (in hand) usually p8-p10 are usually fairly even in Bicknell's. while Gray-cheeks show some difference in length. That being said, we had a bird today that we had to leave at Grey-cheeked/Bicknell's(GCBT) as pretty much every thing was in the overlap zone. We do usually get a few Bicknell's each spring, but all others birds so far this season have been definite GCTHs.
  29. 2 points
    When your power is out for 30 hours and you have 76 notifications. I see S.C. has IDed a lot of birds, is anything other than that happening? And I saw 17 West Virginia Whites today!
  30. 2 points
    ummmmm.......... the cropped photo shows the beak of the left bird to be A LOT LARGER than the right birds bill, or is that just me???
  31. 2 points
    Nothing too colorful but a female Anna's checking out some flowers.
  32. 2 points
  33. 2 points
    Carolina Wren by Johnny, on Flickr
  34. 2 points
    Blue Grosbeak by Mark Goodwin, on Flickr
  35. 2 points
  36. 2 points
    Mmmmmm. A plump little Mole appetizer...
  37. 1 point
  38. 1 point
  39. 1 point
    Tell me the truth...does this jacket make me look fat?
  40. 1 point
    Did you mix up right and left Left is a Dunlin for sure, and I'm fairly confident the one on the right is a pectoral.
  41. 1 point
    Red-breasted Sapsucker.
  42. 1 point
    We do get warblers, just not nearly as many as east coast. Fort Rosecrans with the rare warblers tho... http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L241743
  43. 1 point
    Went birding for about an hour at Dyke Marsh today. There were almost 15 yellow billed cuckoos which was unusual. I got lifer Warbling Vireo and what I'm almost certainly is my first empid, a least flycatcher. Although I'm not going to be able to chase some Mississippi Kites that are literally half a mile from where I am now, and narrowly missed seeing a would be lifer Black Billed Cuckoo, it was still a pretty good day.
  44. 1 point
    Eastern Kingbird
  45. 1 point
    I'm not seeing this as a Western Kingbird. That huge bill says Gray Kingbird.
  46. 1 point
    I would say more Gray-cheeked. Bicknell's are usually more rufous-tinged.
  47. 1 point
    Well, the storm Colorado had the last couple of days wasn't as good for landbirds as I hoped, but it was great for Red-necked Phalaropes! I went to my patch yesterday afternoon, and found big flocks with them at two different ponds! (as well as a couple Wilson's Phalaropes). It was pretty nice, as they are (more or less) uncommon in CO. And the cool thing was, they were still around this morning, though nowhere near the size of the flocks yesterday. Here's the lists: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36996565 http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36996720 http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37004033
  48. 1 point
    TBH I just plain old wanted to know. You being persnickety without regard to the question makes you very rude. If you didn't have an answer, why on Earth did you even reply.
  49. 1 point
    Here's a photo that I took almost 2 years ago but may provide some insight into the differences. Hope it helps.
  50. 1 point
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