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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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    Yeah, unfortunately in the fall Empids are often quiet.
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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
  13. 2 points
    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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    Welcome to Whatbird!! I agree, looks like an American Goldfinch. It probably had hit the window. Hope it recovered OK.
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    @GreenJay94 Thanks! for the ID help. It's also good to know that I'm in such a good spot for birding. I'm new to the birding game and am looking forward to my very first fall migration! Yay!
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    The second photo at Bird #2. I suppose that could be the Chippie at a weird angle, but that seems like an awfully strong eye-ring. Bird #3 is, as Melierax stated, a Brown-headed Cowbird.
  18. 1 point
    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.
  19. 1 point
    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
  20. 1 point
    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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    Awesome! thank you very much
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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/
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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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    You have a Tufted Titmouse there.
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    1. Cassin's Finch female 2. Yes 3. I think so 4. Yes. 5. Yes
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    This is the drabber Western Palm Warbler.
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    This looks fine for Northern. The streaking isn't right for Louisiana, and I do see a hint of streaking on the throat. Plus, its very late for Louisianas anywhere in the US right now.
  33. 1 point
    Finetooth sharks are viviparous meaning then embryos develop inside the female shark with nutrition from a yolk sac. The pups are born fully developed. Things are about to get messy. This shark didn't survive her time in the net so we dissected her. You can see the huge liver streches the entire body cavity. You can see some yolk sac You can see the thin membrane around the fully formed pup We pulled 3 pups out of this small 13 pound female
  34. 1 point
    Well, it looks longer than that to me. But I assume they could raise their head feathers and make their heads look larger.
  35. 1 point
    That's a huge help. It is a Hairy (no tail spots).
  36. 1 point
    Are you sure it is not a downy woodpecker?
  37. 1 point
    Black Tern actually wouldn't be in their dark summer plumage plumage right now, nor would they have that white underwings and very forked tail. This is something even better, a storm-blown juvenile Sooty Tern!
  38. 1 point
    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.
  40. 1 point
    DAY 12: We birded around San Isidro for just a short time, seeing mostly the same birds as we had seen before. http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38721208 The plan was to bird at a few places on the way to WildSumaco Lodge. We first returned to Guacamayos Ridge, hoping to find some the birds we saw the day before for better views and for others to see, and maybe to spot one or two birds we only heard. It was pretty slow. We didn't hear or see the Mountain-toucan this time, and we didn't see any Grass-green Tanagers. The one highlight was eventually seeing a pair of Slate-crowned Antpittas that were quickly moving around, so I was happy to even get any sort of photo. Slate-crowned Antpitta by mattag2002, on Flickr http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38721231 Our leader had a few quick stops in mind en route. The first turned out great with our only Slaty-backed Chat-Tyrant of the trip. Slaty-backed Chat-Tyrant by mattag2002, on Flickr The next spot unfortunately didn't produce any of the hoped for Blackish Nightjars. Just down the road we had another spot, which produce Fawn-breasted Tanager and Cliff Flycatcher. Cliff Flycatcher by mattag2002, on Flickr http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38721258 A bit further along we visited a feeding station where we also ate our own lunches. One of the key species here did not disappoint, and we saw a handful of White-tailed Hillstars. Another bonus bird was Glittering-throated Emerald. Unfortunately it started raining on us here, which made further photos tough. Glittering-throated Emerald by mattag2002, on Flickr White-tailed Hillstar by mattag2002, on Flickr The rain eased up for a bit, and we spent about half an hour checking the surrounding trees. A flock moved through which was exciting, but a challenge! Many birds were new, but we'd see many of them again at WildSumaco. The Ash-browed Spinetail would be the only one of the trip (so-so photo in the eBird checklist). Little Woodpecker by mattag2002, on Flickr http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38721264
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    undertail pattern, short tail, yellow chest with streaking, white belly, facial pattern, ...
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    New visitors to my back yard...
  44. 1 point
    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
    What? You don't use two foot, rainbow colored, cheap plastic chairs? Or teddy bears? Why not?
  46. 1 point
    a sale with little kid stuff I mean, why would an 18 year old want to go there?
  47. 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
  48. 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
  49. 1 point
    You might be a birder if you almost fall into a marsh full of Alligators just to get a good photo
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    You might be a birder if you are at a family wedding, taking photos to share with all the family (since you are the one with the fancy camera), and they get all posed and smiley only to find you focusing on a bird in the tree above them!! I've done this at two different weddings!!