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  1. 2 points
    Pectoral Sandpiper, note the yellow legs, medium size as you said, and fairly distinct cut off of streaking on the breast.
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    Juvenile Song Sparrows can show dull yellow supralorals like this one does. It really isn't that yellow when you compare it to an adult Savannah.
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    At the moment the most annoying birds not on my yearlist are Great Grey Owls and Spruce Grouse. Seems to be not too common, but for Great Grey Owls people see them fairly frequently where I've been looking but I haven't found any. For Spruce Grouse, my mom saw one without me (HOW DARE YOU MOM), and so I've been looking in the exact same area for the past 8 months or so. No luck.
  4. 2 points
    It's only been six hours, chill out. You only get to bump things in this part of the thread if it's been about a week. I hadn't seen this yet, and I don't know what it is off the top of my head. I'll see if I can find it though. It looks fairly distinctive, so maybe I can find it. I hate to say this, but 99% of moths can't be IDed from this kind of photo...they tend to have fairy subtle marks. Pssst...some guy made a cool thread that has some nice moth photo tips on it. Check it out: https://www.whatbird.com/forum/index.php?/topic/163303-general-lep-discussion/.
  5. 2 points
    From yesterday. Great Egret by The Bird Nuts, on Flickr
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    Juvenile Melospiza sparrows can be tough. This one's tail looks too long for a Savannah to me. I think it looks better for a Song Sparrow.
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    I took the camera out early today to beat the heat and saw a pair of these juvenile Red-breasted Sapsuckers. Light wasn't great in the forest shade, but this one turned out pretty good.
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    ohh @bearcat6 Yellow-headed Blackbird is one of my very favorite birds. People say they have an ugly call, but it's my favorite thing about them!!! The do the weirdest contortions!
  9. 2 points
    Today I also got my first Dickcissel! Quite a few of them singing in a field, and one landed in a cottonwood right over my head, which was really cool.
  10. 1 point
    Photo 3 Aug 2017 over a marsh in northeastern Illinois. Northern Rough-winged Swallow? The head and neck seem extra dark.
  11. 1 point
    There is a photography thread and forum,but here's a quick answer for you, are you looking for Id or quality? If your looking for print capable pics,then the 200-500 would be your best bet,if you check my Flickr page,the link is in my sig,then you can see what the 200-500 can do coupled with the d500,almost all of my pics in th elast year have been with that combo. I carry it by the bracket and really have no problem with doin it all day if need be,I also shoot free hand and while it might take you a bit to get used to it,after a few weeks with it I am sure you will get the hang of it,there are other options out there also,the sigma 150-600 and tamron 150-600 are both good lenses,I had the tamron,but the 200-500 kicks it's butt even losing the 100 mm. Quality on the sigma varies a lot from people I know who have it,some swear by it,others swear at it..lol..
  12. 1 point
    Yep! Nice picture, swallows are always hard to photograph
  13. 1 point
    I'm not really up on my California fish, but it looks like a Sacramento pikeminnow.
  14. 1 point
    Congrats @Elkvalleybirders!!!
  15. 1 point
    Agree with Sean -- Bewick's Wren, Hutton's Vireo, and Swainson's Thrush.
  16. 1 point
    Best for today... Ash-throated Flycatcher IMG_9125-001 by Wayne J Smith, on Flickr
  17. 1 point
    1-2: I think so 3: Swainson's?
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    Click the curved arrow at the bottom of the photo, then select BBCode, copy the BBCode and paste it directly into the text area of your post. Example: Birds by Crazy Judah, on Flickr
  20. 1 point
    Confirming Green Heron on the first. Sorry I can't help with th esecond.
  21. 1 point
    1-2. Warbling Vireo 3. Ovenbird
  22. 1 point
    http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38444092 *** ∀פƎW ***
  23. 1 point
    Cool! I actually didn't know a lot of those And I like "Zootie"
  24. 1 point
    June 9th -- TUSCON, AZ Our first true day in Southeast Arizona. We gave ourselves a few extra hours of sleep, then headed to Sweetwater Wetlands, just 10 minutes from our hotel. I had a good feeling about today. We arrived and as I hopped out of the car, the Lifer torrent immediately began. I walked to one side of the parking lot to grab a drink of water and stretch my legs, and a Brown-crested Flycatcher* flew right over my head and vocalized. The bird disappeared quickly, but I could hear plenty of activity just ahead. I noticed this Desert Spiny Lizard*, and I snapped my first photo of the day. Desert Spiny Lizard (#63) by _Sam Murray_, on Flickr I turned around, and picked up Abert's Towhee*, Lucy's Warbler*, and Verdin*, all in the same tree. Abert's Towhee (#374) by _Sam Murray_, on Flickr Verdin (#372) by _Sam Murray_, on Flickr The bird activity only increased after that. Everywhere I looked there were birds. I soon rolled up to a tree where a pair of kingbirds were making a racket. I knew we were barely in range for Tropical, so I paid close attention to the birds. After observing them for a while, I determined that they were indeed Tropical Kingbirds*! Yellow belly, high-pitched call, and big bill. Awesome bird. Tropical Kingbird (#370) by _Sam Murray_, on Flickr Tropical Kingbird (#370) by _Sam Murray_, on Flickr Tropical Kingbird (#370) by _Sam Murray_, on Flickr There were massive amounts White-winged Dove both in the sky and in the wetlands. I was able to get a solid first pic of one. White-winged Dove (#341) by _Sam Murray_, on Flickr This Greater Roadrunner ran by with a lizard in its mouth. Greater Roadrunner (#342) by _Sam Murray_, on Flickr I followed the roadrunner up the road until it ducked under a fence. I was going through my pics to see if I got any good shots when I suddenly looked up, and froze dead in my tracks. Gambel's Quail (#365) by _Sam Murray_, on Flickr Gambel's Quail (#365) by _Sam Murray_, on Flickr A pair of Gambel's Quail*! We would see plenty more on the trip, but they are easily some of the most magnificent birds I've ever seen. They ran off and went under a fence, where I then noticed a ton of Round-tailed Ground Squirrels. Round-tailed Ground Squirrel by _Sam Murray_, on Flickr Round-tailed Ground Squirrel by _Sam Murray_, on Flickr Just when it seemed things couldn't get any better! (if you know, you know.) Ruddy Duck (#192) by _Sam Murray_, on Flickr Vermillion Flycatcher (#327) by _Sam Murray_, on Flickr This Green Heron gave a great photo op, and I finally got one of the pesky Blue-eyed Darners* to come down for a pic. Green Heron (#155) by _Sam Murray_, on Flickr Blue-eyed Darner (#89) by _Sam Murray_, on Flickr Picked up another herp lifer with this Zebra-tailed Lizard*. Zebra-tailed Lizard (#64) by _Sam Murray_, on Flickr I met back up with JP and Patrick, where we soon picked up an overdue Lifer for myself, Black-chinned Hummingbird*. We walked back the way I came, and saw the Greater Roadrunner get chased by a Round-tailed Ground Squirrel. Too close and quick for my camera to handle. Greater Roadrunner (#342) by _Sam Murray_, on Flickr Round-tailed Ground Squirrel by _Sam Murray_, on Flickr Back at the parking lot, JP and Patrick put me on some more Lifers that the other two had gotten earlier: Bell's Vireo*, and Neotropic Cormorant*. Bell's Vireo (#371) by _Sam Murray_, on Flickr Bell's Vireo (#371) by _Sam Murray_, on Flickr Neotropic Cormorant (#366) by _Sam Murray_, on Flickr It wouldn't be right to not get another Lifer before we left right? Of course not. Gila Woodpecker* was seen briefly flying before we pulled off in the whip. We headed over to a nearby Burrowing Owl spot, so that JP could get his Lifer. We also picked up Black-tailed Gnatcatcher*! I figured it was just a Blue-gray, but Patrick and JP pointed out the difference in the undertail to me. Burrowing Owl (#337) by _Sam Murray_, on Flickr Black-tailed Gnatcatcher (#375) by _Sam Murray_, on Flickr Our next destination was the legendary Mt Lemmon. As we headed towards it on the hour long drive, I got my first glimpse of Arizona's Sky Islands. Like a diamond in the rough, the cool, crisp Mt Lemmon is known for holding an wide array of neotropicals and other cool species. After some time we set up camp, and a carsick JP as well as worn out Patrick hit the hay. I did a little bit of scouting around the campsite. In just 15 minutes, I saw Red-faced Warbler*, Olive Warbler*, and Zone-tailed Hawk*! All incredible birds, but all so far away, and I was unable to come out with salvageable picture of any. Still, I was delighted. We made dinner, and counted up our Lifers. After just 5 days, I had already racked up 39 Lifers. Compare that to the 7 Lifers I found all of 2016. Its safe to say I slept well that night. DAY 6 NEXT
  25. 1 point
    In the last two weeks of nightly mothing I have seen over 60 species in my yard. Most of them are lifers. This is fun! And I get to hear my Barred Owls calling the whole time. It should be noted that this Yellow Slant-line wasn't in my yard but it was a recent lifer and I just haven't uploaded photos lately.