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  1. 23 points
    Prothonotary Warbler 6-17-17, Ohio
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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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    DSCN6530 great horned owl by Brian Marra, on Flickr DSCN6585 great horned owl by Brian Marra, on Flickr
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    A couple from the local marsh this morning. Red-headed Woodpecker. Green Heron
  8. 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.
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    Photographed this pair of Blue-winged Teal drakes yesterday evening at the local wetland.
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    I just found a Purple Sandpiper in CO, a first state record!!!
  13. 19 points
    Couple of my favs from recently (taken or processed)... Great Egrets, during breeding this past Spring. GREG03222017-2 by Michelle Summers, on Flickr Forster's Tern FOTE10272016 by Michelle Summers, on Flickr Barred Owl BAOW10162017 by Michelle Summers, on Flickr
  14. 19 points
    Everett, WA, about 5:30 PM. Swallow-tailed Gull by jeffroscoe, on Flickr Swallow-tailed Gull by jeffroscoe, on Flickr
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    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
  21. 18 points
    (As many of you have heard) Early Sunday morning I went out on my first trip specifically aimed at forming my two little brothers' life lists, so I was heavily focusing on pointing out the common and easy to see birds. It was a slow morning overall, but ironically our first somewhat cooperative bird ended up being a Tropical Kingbird (!!!), which flew in from the southeast, perched vocalizing for at least 3 minutes, and then took off flying directly over our heads and resuming it's apparent northwesterly flight. The recordings I obtained in that time confirm it's ID as a first state record Tropical Kingbird! My brothers sure started out as insanely lucky birders. I just submitted a formal report to the Colorado Bird Records Committee and If accepted, it will become Colorado's 503rd state bird! Somehow the state managed to get both a Thick-billed and a Couch's Kingbird before anyone recorded this one. http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39234794
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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
  23. 18 points
    cormorant grabs an oyster cracker in Oceanville NJ cormorant grabs an oyster cracker by jazz_blues, on Flickr
  24. 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
  25. 18 points
    Ospery (Juv.) with Catch of the Day Osprey (Juv.) - Catch of the Day by Johnny, on Flickr
  26. 18 points
    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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    I had just picked up the camera(yesterday) and was going to take a test shot to check my exposure when my test subject, a common grackle, started a rather intense fight with another grackle. I wasn't prepared for the instant action scene but I fired off dozens of shots anyway and somehow managed to get a few keepers but this was definitely the best. Best of Grackle Fight(click through on this one) by lonestranger102, 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
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    This was taken yesterday, but.... Male Ruby-throated Hummingbird
  34. 18 points
    Pretty far away but I can see this Osprey's family ain't eating beans for dinner tonight!
  35. 18 points
    Went out for warblers this morning but got good views of a White-eyed Vireo and a Spotted Sandpiper.
  36. 18 points
    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.
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    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
  40. 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.
  41. 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
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    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. . .
  43. 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.
  44. 17 points
    Pine Siskin - November 3, 2017
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    Green Heron Green Heron by Johnny, on Flickr Green Heron by Johnny, on Flickr
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    Wilson's Warbler, male. by jeffroscoe, on Flickr
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    I haven't made a dent in the pictures I took on my trip to the Davis Mountains and Big Bend, a few days ago, but I do have some favorites already Colima Warbler COWA04232017 by Michelle Summers, on Flickr Elf Owl ELOW04212017 by Michelle Summers, on Flickr Western Screech-Owl WESC04232017 by Michelle Summers, on Flickr Woodhouse's Scrub Jay SCJA04222017 by Michelle Summers, on Flickr
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    My fav shot from January 1, 2017, at the Colorado River Refuge, in Bastrop, Texas. Good start to the year. Red-shouldered Hawk. RSHA01012017 by Michelle Summers, on Flickr
  50. 17 points
    Got back from my first trip to Baja yesterday! We only went about an hour and half past the border (to Ensenada), so the bird life really wasn't too different. I did some kayaking around one of the local estuaries, where I had some nice looks at a Reddish Egret, Peregrine Falcons, and plenty of shorebirds. The main highlight of the trip was probably going on my first scuba dive in over a year. Saw plenty of cool invertebrates including Christmas tree worms, sea hares, keyhole limpets, and literally thousands of sea urchins. The fish life was also pretty similar to San Diego, although I did get a couple of lifer fishes. Christmas Tree Worm (Spirobranchus spinosus) by Alex Bairstow, on Flickr Wooly Sculpin by Alex Bairstow, on Flickr