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  1. 24 points
    Great Horned Owl by Johnny, on Flickr Yellow-bellied Sasucker by Johnny, on Flickr
  2. 23 points
    Prothonotary Warbler 6-17-17, Ohio
  3. 22 points
    What you've all been waiting for: YERA & Rice festival pics! Definitely a successful weekend birding, herping, and photography wise. 3 herp lifers: Blackmask Racer, Western Green Watersnake, and Broad-banded Watersnake. Bird lifers (world): Yellow Rail, Le Conte's Sparrow, Franklin's Gull, Fulvous Whistling-Duck, Vermillion Flycatcher, Snowy Plover, and White-tailed Kite. ABA lifers Crested Caracara and Great Kiskadee as well. Here's the whole album: https://www.flickr.com/photos/90726323@N05/albums/72157676282941355 Some of my faves: Yellow Rail by Jack Rogers, on Flickr (amazingly lucky to see one out in the open on the ground!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) Neotropic Cormorant by Jack Rogers, on Flickr AHY Swamp Sparrow in hand by Jack Rogers, on Flickr Great Egret by Jack Rogers, on Flickr Interior Nelson's Sparrow by Jack Rogers, on Flickr Gulf Coast Seaside Sparrow by Jack Rogers, on Flickr Gulf Coast Clapper Rail by Jack Rogers, on Flickr
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    The best processed yesterday, but far from yesterday's shots LOL I gotta get my hard drive cleaned up!! Eastern Bluebird EABB12012016 by Michelle Summers, on Flickr Northern Harrier NOHA02252017-2 by Michelle Summers, on Flickr
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    From this morning Wood Duck
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  9. 20 points
    DSCN6530 great horned owl by Brian Marra, on Flickr DSCN6585 great horned owl by Brian Marra, on Flickr
  10. 20 points
    A couple from the local marsh this morning. Red-headed Woodpecker. Green Heron
  11. 20 points
    It was a good morning for bird photography at a marsh near me. I photographed these birds, along with others, within a couple of hours at the same location. Common Yellowthroat Cerulean Warbler (this is a different one from my previous posts, seems to be a lot of them in the area this year) Bald Eagle ~ juvenile
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    Cerulean Warbler from this morning.
  14. 20 points
    Photographed this pair of Blue-winged Teal drakes yesterday evening at the local wetland.
  15. 20 points
    I just found a Purple Sandpiper in CO, a first state record!!!
  16. 20 points
    I had a great day today. I started off early, making a quick stop to check for a Franklin's Gull with no luck. Next spot was Nestor Park near the Mexican border to look for a Pine Warbler. I wasn't disappointed! It was very cooperative, providing my best views and photos of the species. I've only seen this species in the county once before, and it was a very drab 1st winter bird. I thought the tide might be high enough to try for Nelson's Sparrows so I went to the estuary that hosted several last winter. Unfortunately, the tide had fallen quite a bit. A Ridgway's Rail was out and about, providing excellent looks. It ended walking up and out of the saltmarsh and into a bush that I was sitting right next to! Got too close to focus -- probably 3ft away. Looks like it might have a few white feathers on the head: While at the Pine Warbler spot, I met a birder who had seen a Black-throated Blue Warbler I chased last weekend and missed. I decided to try that spot again since it was a birdy area, hoping that by some miracle the warbler had stuck around a week. Unsurprisingly, I didn't see it. I did, however, find a Northern Parula. This bird was seen last weekend just after I left but hadn't been seen since, so I didn't even think of it until I put my binoculars on it. I finished off the day by looking for the Franklin's Gull again. There was about 750 gulls present at the location but after scanning for a while I couldn't find anything of note. I decided to go down the river a ways to see if the Burrowing Owl Max found a few weeks ago was out. It was! I swear it has been sitting in the same spot for like 2 weeks.
  17. 20 points
    Red-breasted Nuthatch: Red-breasted Nuthatch by Kojo Baidoo, on Flickr
  18. 20 points
    I finally got my lifer Lapland Longspur today! My dad was kind enough to take me, and we both got very nice views of them scurrying around right in front of us. Very hard to photograph though, constantly on the move and darting behind grass. Lapland Longspur by Bridget Spencer, on Flickr Lapland Longspur by Bridget Spencer, on Flickr
  19. 20 points
    Ended up getting 4 days off of school because of the Hurricane and also had the weekend, so I did a lot of birding. Here are some shots: Yellow-billed Cuckoo portrait by Jack Rogers, on Flickr Northern Mockingbird by Jack Rogers, on Flickr Spotted Sandpiper (basic plumage) by Jack Rogers, on Flickr Yellow-billed Cuckoo by Jack Rogers, on Flickr HY Laughing Gull by Jack Rogers, on Flickr HY female Yellow Warbler by Jack Rogers, on Flickr Mourning Dove by Jack Rogers, on Flickr Gray Catbird by Jack Rogers, on Flickr All in all a very nice break. Got 1 world lifer (PAJA), 1 ABA lifer (Magnolia Warbler), 5 state birds (ALFL BBCU BRTE MAGW PAJA), 6 county birds (ALFL BBCU BRTE MAGW PAJA SWTH).
  20. 19 points
    Everett, WA, about 5:30 PM. Swallow-tailed Gull by jeffroscoe, on Flickr Swallow-tailed Gull by jeffroscoe, on Flickr
  21. 19 points
    Mountain Quail by mattag2002, on Flickr
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    Western tanager in my garden
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    Gray Catbird Gray Catbird by Johnny, on Flickr Northern Flicker Northern Flicker by Johnny, on Flickr
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    Drove down to Kiawah Island to meet up with a friend for some banding this morning. Had a bunch of Nelson's Sparrows, 1 Saltmarsh, tons of Seasides, a few Marsh Wrens and a few Swamp Sparrows. We put geolocators on 5 of the 6 "MacGillivary's" (Northern Atlantic) Seasides we caught. http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S33641253 Geotagged MacGillivary's Seaside Sparrow in hand by Jack Rogers, on Flickr Geotagged MacGillivary's Seaside Sparrow by Jack Rogers, on Flickr Nelson's Sparrow Subspecies comparison by Jack Rogers, on Flickr Marsh Wren Subspecies comparison in hand by Jack Rogers, on Flickr Saltmarsh Sparrow in hand by Jack Rogers, on Flickr
  27. 19 points
    Golden-crowned Kinglet. These little birds never stop flitting about. I almost had more frames with empty branches than I did with one of these guys in it! The background is distant, brown vegetation at the edge of a marsh.
  28. 19 points
    I had a nice day today. I decided to chase a Little Stint in Riverside county, but it unfortunately didn't show. I wasn't really expecting to see it because it had been around for nearly a week, but it was seen yesterday. After a while looking for the stint, I went to the next spot for another review species for the state -- Rufous-backed Robin. It's at a mobile home park (goody) in the middle of the desert, right of the freeway. We went into the coffee shop owned by people who live in the park and got directed to the manager of the park who confirmed we could walk around looking for the bird. He told us where it was being seen and we immediately found it. Unfortunately it was very skittish, probably due to the 5+ cats walking around. Anyway, here's my best shot of my awesome lifer: Also checked for Inca Doves on the way back in San Diego county and failed again... looks like I've got another county nemesis bird.
  29. 18 points
    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
  30. 18 points
    cormorant grabs an oyster cracker in Oceanville NJ cormorant grabs an oyster cracker by jazz_blues, on Flickr
  31. 18 points
    This morning ... Yellow crowned night heron at lunch by Mike, on Flickr Yellow crowned night heron at lunch by Mike, on Flickr Yellow crowned night heron at lunch by Mike, on Flickr Yellow crowned night heron at lunch by Mike, on Flickr
  32. 18 points
    Ospery (Juv.) with Catch of the Day Osprey (Juv.) - Catch of the Day by Johnny, on Flickr
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    Not the best weather today but I managed to snap some decent shots of some young eastern phoebes. I think the rain was making them huddle together Eastern Phoebes Juveniles by STEFAN TOWNSEND, on Flickr
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    Black-billed Magpie by jeffroscoe, on Flickr
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    Another Common Nighthawk Anahauc NWR 7-17 Common Nighthawk 2 Anahauc NWR by johnd1964, on Flickr
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    Red-eyed Vireo Red-eyed Vireo by Johnny, on Flickr Red-eyed Vireo by Johnny, on Flickr
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    Yellow Warbler Yellow Warbler by Johnny, on Flickr
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    American Redstart American Redstart by Johnny, on Flickr Golden-crowned Kinglet - Close-up Golden-crowned Kinglet by Johnny, on Flickr
  39. 18 points
    This was taken yesterday, but.... Male Ruby-throated Hummingbird
  40. 18 points
    Pretty far away but I can see this Osprey's family ain't eating beans for dinner tonight!
  41. 18 points
    Went out for warblers this morning but got good views of a White-eyed Vireo and a Spotted Sandpiper.
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    This morning--Painted Bunting. Waiting for me to leave the feeder. "Keep the white millet coming..."
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    A very approachable Barred Owl in a local park.
  45. 18 points
    Scouting out potential owl holes for weeks paid off when I hiked about 1000 ft up a mountain this morning. Until now, Northern Saw-Whet Owl had only been a heard-only species for me! Northern Saw-Whet Owl by David Tonnessen, on Flickr
  46. 18 points
    I was hoping to capture some Green-winged Teal at the local marsh this afternoon but had to settle for this lone coot that passed by.
  47. 18 points
    Well, I've been up since 3 am and it's 9:30 now but I'm still somehow awake. Participated with 3 other MYBC people in the Super Bowl of Birding today - basically get as many points as you can from 5 am to 5 pm; rarer species are worth more points than common ones; also you're limited to Essex County MA and Rockingham County NH. Long story short: we dipped on Dovekie twice despite it being continually reported at the same location, got lucky with a saw-whet responding to our imitations after our stakeout one was nowhere to be found, found a group of 5(!) King Eiders, failed miserably at passerines (we didn't have a robin until like 4:40 pm with 20 minutes to spare and missed species like bluebird and Brown Creeper), had 2 unusual goose species, and learned that to actually do well compared to the competition we should actually do a decent amount of planning. Oh yeah we also ran across this: Hungry Peregrine by andrew.barndt, on Flickr
  48. 18 points
    Do you younguns remember when I stated my goal and dream of photographing all 19 USA/ABA owls in one calendar year? Well, wait no longer for the conclusion. That dream is now a reality. 5 states (Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Texas), 12 months, 19 owl species. . . Stats: Owls seen: Literally in the three hundreds. 14 Boreal, 3 Great Gray, 9 Spotted, 2 seen and 4 heard Ferruginous Pygmy, 7 Flammulated, 50 Western Screech, 60 Whiskered Screech, 50 Burrowing, 12 Short-eared, 20 Elf, etc. etc. Hours spent: Too many Miles driven: Too many PICS IN SPOILER. FEAST YOUR EYES. . .
  49. 18 points
    Started off by doing the Toronto CBC. Got a leucistic Downy, which I thought was a Sapsucker at first. At the dinner someone joked you sure it's not a Nuttall's when I was looking for my pics. leucistic Downy Woodpecker by Isabel Apkarian, on Flickr In the morning the person I was carpooling with kind of joked that I should be checking if it's being reported cuz we might go by lunch if it is. It's reported and I tell him and he's of course seriously considering it. It would be a lifer for him. So then we call up the people doing sector 4b (were doing 4a) and tell them and he's like you should probably tell Caroline as there's a spot in my car for her. We end up going for it, and get it right as we were getting out of the car. Super cooperative bird. Lifer for me, Caroline and the person I carpooled with. Funny story, the person I'm carpooling with brought a friend who's first time it was birding and she ended up getting the Longspur too! Probably the 10th species she'd ever seen. It was also nice to see some friends at the Longspur. Lifer #858 and Ontario lifer 265! Smith's Longspur by Isabel Apkarian, on Flickr Afterwards we went to the post-count roundup and I saw some more friends there, which was nice.
  50. 18 points
    Hey everyone! Long time no see. I'm working on a project for Merlin, the Cornell Lab's Bird ID app! (http://merlin.allaboutbirds.org/ check it out if you haven't!) I'm helping to construct photo galleries for the species that will be rolled out in the next update, and I need photos! The following species are giving me some trouble: Bicknell's Thrush Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel Leach's Storm-Petrel (Chapman's ssp.) Nelson's Sparrow (atlantic ssp.) Thick-billed Murre Snail Kite If you guys have any photos of any of these species, hit me up either on Facebook or email me at skh83@cornell.edu Thanks