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  1. 4 points
    He's enjoying one of the last 90+ degree days in CA this year.
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    My best bird of the day...might not be a great picture, but a Lifer!
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    Green Heron Green Heron by Johnny, on Flickr
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    9-12-17 Lifer Philadelphia Vireo - cropped Hackberry tree
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    DAY 12 cont'd: Arriving at WildSumaco in the mid afternoon left a fair amount of time to get some birding in. Right at the lodge we had birds at the hummingbird feeders. Lots of Golden-tailed Sapphires at the feeders, Violet-headed Hummingbirds at the bushes, and Wire-crested Thorntails here and there. Violet-headed Hummingbird by mattag2002, on Flickr Golden-tailed Sapphire by mattag2002, on Flickr Wire-crested Thorntail by mattag2002, on Flickr Our leader wandered off behind the rooms and found a pair of Many-banded Aracaris! Many-banded Aracari by mattag2002, on Flickr One of the staff let us know he was going down to the feeding station. One of the first birds to come in was an Ochre-breasted Antpitta, which would frequently pop in and out while we were waiting for other species. Our 10th and final Antpitta of the trip appeared, a Plain-backed Antpitta. Ochre-breasted Antpitta by mattag2002, on Flickr Plain-backed Antpitta by mattag2002, on Flickr Ochre-breasted Antpitta by mattag2002, on Flickr While waiting at the feeding area we had an Andean Motmot. It was hard to be quiet and not move around too much while trying to look at the Motmot, but not risk scaring away any birds near the feeding station. Andean Motmot by mattag2002, on Flickr The light kept on getting worse and worse. A Spotted Nightingale-Thrush ran in and out 2-3 times. It was really tough to see even with binoculars, and almost impossible to see with the camera. Managed a bad photo. A White-crowned Tapaculo also came in. The photos actually weren't as bad as I was expecting considering I was shooting at ISO 16000 and at only 1/30 sec. White-crowned Tapaculo by mattag2002, on Flickr The final bit of the day was mostly spent back by the feeders. Rufous-vented Whitetip by mattag2002, on Flickr Blue Dacnis by mattag2002, on Flickr Ecuadorian Piedtail by mattag2002, on Flickr Napo Sabrewing by mattag2002, on Flickr Green Hermit by mattag2002, on Flickr Black-throated Brilliant by mattag2002, on Flickr Many-spotted Hummingbird by mattag2002, on Flickr Wire-crested Thorntail by mattag2002, on Flickr http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38721295
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    Common Nighthawk Anahauc NWR 7-1-17 by johnd1964, on Flickr Common Nighthawk 2 Anahauc NWR by johnd1964, on Flickr
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    Look who came to visit my garden today
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    I had a peregrine fly by say hi today Peregrin (1 of 1) by Debra Lewis, on Flickr
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    You may be a birder if windows are a severe distraction and the teacher has to close the blinds to get me to pay attention
  14. 1 point
    Coolest rarity ever Seen today, Murtaugh Lake in Twin Falls. Southern Idaho. Question is, what species? I put it on eBird as Parasitic for the moment. I have no experience with Jaegers (this is a lifer) so what do you guys think? (sorry the photos are so large)
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    1. Tennessee Warbler? 2. Blackburnian Warbler 3. I think House Wren
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    Welcome to Whatbird!! I agree, looks like an American Goldfinch. It probably had hit the window. Hope it recovered OK.
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    Agree the first pic for #2 is a Chipping and the second pic for #2 is a Vesper.
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    Well, the location didn't help as much as I'd hoped. I could see this as an Acadian, but I don't know that I could say for sure. Someone on here may be braver than I am, though. A tip for the future -- if you want to ID flycatchers, learn as much as you can about their calls. Their voices are much more distinctive than their appearances.
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    I'm not seeing the images right now. What many of us do that works well is to post them to a third-party site like Flick'r and then share them here. If you use the share button and paste the BBCode, you can get the photos to show up in your posts directly, without running into the upload limit here.
  21. 1 point
    It's possible that there's enough there looking at the wings, but the distinguishing features are so detailed that they're hard to get good shots of. Things like the number of white shafts in the wing and the structure of the central tail feathers. Having said all this, it's possible that the people who will actually make this call all have lots of experience with jaegers and can ID this one on shape and jizz. I just don't think its likely.
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    see how I am progressing..LOL.. Again thanks for your expertise and patience Pine or baybreasted? I do see some buffy on the sides 1 2 Prairie 3 another pine? 4 common yellowthroat 5 Female Redstart 6 Male Pine warbler
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    Looking at the tail, this is a youngster, and there is in fact a dark-morph in young Long-tailed. I don't think the structure fits Long-tailed, but I would have a hard time definitively ruling out Pomarine from these photos. (I would probably count it as a Parasitic if I had seen it, while recognizing it's likely to go into the records as jaeger sp.)
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    You are correct on 1, 5 and 6. 2. Chipping Sparrow, the second photo is a weird angle so I'm not sure on that one. 3. Actually a Brown-headed Cowbird. 4. Goldeneye, not sure which species.
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    best guess is western i think...but not idable with any certainty
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    Leasts can show variability in bill color. At this angle and the way the feathers are all messed up as if it's just been bathing, I'd leave it as Dusky/Least (personally leaning Dusky). I'm happy ruling out Hammond's given how long the bill is and how short the primaries are.
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    I'd probably call it a Parasitic myself, especially given the date, but I suspect e-bird will only be willing to confirm it as Jaeger, sp. The Idaho Bird Records Committee asks for reports on all 3 jaeger sp, and after dealing with a few of these myself, they're not easy to really be sure of. You can find the committee's website at: https://idahobirds.net/idahobrc/
  28. 1 point
    That's a Mallard. American Black Duck would be much darker on the back and flanks - often, the head actually appears lighter-colored in contrast with the rest of the body. I definitely see what you're saying about the purple speculum. There's some individual variation in that color and it can also appear different based on the light, but it's certainly possible that this bird could have some Black Duck ancestry - these guys hybridize a lot! (P.S. I grew up in Vancouver and got hooked on birding there. I still think y'all have the best birds out there! )
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    Sorry, but I don't think so. Mine have much darker body than head and neck. American Black Duck by Alta Tanner, on Flickr
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    Looks like an Eastern Phoebe to me.
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    1. Palm Warbler 2. Swainson's Thrush
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    Well, it looks longer than that to me. But I assume they could raise their head feathers and make their heads look larger.
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    The post after this one is going to be pretty graphic so proceed with caution. Caught some finetooth sharks in a gillnet near grand isle today.
  37. 1 point
    That's a huge help. It is a Hairy (no tail spots).
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    The first looks like a Blackpoll to me. The second looks good for a Wilson's.
  39. 1 point
    Why not leave pics in place? Others can see and learn from the pics/discussion.
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    A couple of favs from the last couple of days... White-eyed Vireo ~ It took me more than a year to even get a picture of them, so I'm still excited when I get one LOL WEVI09082017 by Michelle Summers, on Flickr Yellow Warbler in the elephant ears. My inner artist loves this shot LOL YEWA09082017-2 by Michelle Summers, on Flickr Bell's Vireo ~ Not a great shot, but the best shot I've ever gotten of one, and it was a new yard/county bird too BEVI09072017 by Michelle Summers, on Flickr
  42. 1 point
    If you plan an eclipse trip to go along with birding
  43. 1 point
    You might be a birder if . . . in the middle of a movie you announce the species name of the bird you hear calling in the background.
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    You might be a birder if whenever your in the car, you bring along your pen and notebook and write down what and how many species you see during the car ride.
  45. 1 point
    I would if I could, if eBird had a way to keep track of things like that.
  46. 1 point
    What? You don't use two foot, rainbow colored, cheap plastic chairs? Or teddy bears? Why not?
  47. 1 point
    a sale with little kid stuff I mean, why would an 18 year old want to go there?
  48. 1 point
    You might be a birder if you want to go to a little kids sale with your mom just for the birding outside the place
  49. 1 point
    I once dreamt that I saw a state first Northern Cardinal (twice actually), a Blackpoll Warbler, and a Great Blue Heron which was strangely eating from a suet feeder
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    You might be a birder if the thought of visiting a depository for urine, feces, old toilet paper, and half-eaten broccoli stems makes your mouth water.