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Ruby K.

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About Ruby K.

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    I like birds

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    Birding! Duh :p

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  1. Ruby K.

    Whatbird's Young Birders!

    Also just posted the first post about Hog Island!
  2. Ruby K.

    Whatbird's Young Birders!

    Emailing Matt Young is a very good idea, @Melierax
  3. Ruby K.

    Hog Island 2017

    Special trip report note! Lifers will be bolded and yearbirds will be italicized. Also this report isn't that professional because I'm doing a quick type, I may create a blog here soon so that will be more professional. June 11th, Day 1, the start of camp! Lifers will be bolded and yearbirds will be Camp started this day. We were already in New Hampshire (we visited a friend). In New Hampshire I got yearbird Common Raven. We left in the morning to start our 3 hour drive to Hog Island's dock! On the way I got yearbird Laughing Gull It seemed like a fast drive to me. When we pulled into the driveway I started thinking "Is this seriously happening?" We were greeted by a few of the camp leaders. We gathered my bags and made our way to the boat. Once we got on the island I got checked in and organized my room a bit. Then my parents and I walked around the main area a little bit, when we were doing that I got my first life bird of the trip Black Guillemot. I also heard Northern Parulas and saw Purple Finches, which I thought were cool personally because we don't get them in Ohio during the summer. Then the boat rides started to slow down so they left, which was okay haha. I hung out with a couple other young birders (it was still a little early) and then the airport crew showed up which met pretty much all the young birders were there. We all socialized for a bit and then went to the "fish house" to learn everyones names, where they are from, and their favorite bird. Then we had dinner BTW the food is absolutely amazing. Then we had a bit of free time before our next activity so a few young birders and I went down to the "beach" It was low tide so we saw Green and Hermit Crabs, both new species for me. Then I was scanning the water, Laughing Gulls, DCCO, then something else caught my eye. We all carefully made our way over the rocks and started scanning, and sure enough one of the young birders spotted a Common Eider. We headed back to the fish house where we did some getting to know eachother stuff and then we learned a little bit about the island. After that we went owling, we walked a small loop, we called all owls (using our voices in the proper order of course) at one location we heard a call from a Northern Saw-whet Owl. We headed back and called it a night to prepare for some early morning birding! Also I will be attaching photos in order I just didn't take that many the first night. Here's a Great Black-backed Gull with a leg band
  4. I haven't updated for a while jeez. Top 10 based off Ohio for ABA area 1. Virginia Rail 0.64% 2. Henslow's Sparrow 3. Golden-winged Warbler 4. Lark Sparrow 5. Common Redpoll 6. Red-necked Grebe 7. Black Tern 8. Least Bittern 9. Wilson's Phalarope 10. Long-eared Owl 0.15%
  5. Ruby K.

    Whatbird's Young Birders!

    I just updated my signature for the 1st time since April, go ahead and check it out, lots of things have changed. Also I'm going to attempt to work on this this week so go ahead and check it out!
  6. Ruby K.

    Hog Island 2017

    Hey everybody! This June I attended Hog Island Costal Maine Bird Studies for teens! I will be working on my trip report throughout the week. I really hope you enjoy my report!
  7. Ruby K.

    Whatbird's Young Birders!

    Not too much, I will be working on my Hog Island trip report soon
  8. Ruby K.

    Whatbird's Young Birders!

    Hey guys, long time no see
  9. Ruby K.

    Chat is gone!

    RIP chat.... so many good memories
  10. Ruby K.

    Whatbird's Young Birders!

    Nice list, 6 yearbirds. The warbler sp. calls sound like Yellow to me
  11. Jan-Apr 1. Wood Duck 2. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 3. Blue-winged Teal 4. Double-crested Cormoant 5. Ruddy Duck 6. Northern Rough-winged Swallows 7. Barn Swallow 8. Canvasback 9. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 10. Red-breasted Nuthatch
  12. Ruby K.

    Whatbird's Young Birders!

    You can't like your own posts
  13. Ruby K.

    Whatbird's Young Birders!

    Yeah know I was gonna do this a few days ago, but it's alright. Its officially been 4 years on Whatbird. I want to thank you all for always being there and helping me become a better birder and even a better more mature person over the years. Even though we don't know each other in person you guys are still my friends Thank you, Ruby
  14. Ruby K.

    Small Shorebirds

    Pectoral Sandpiper
  15. Ruby K.

    Hawk Identification

    I'm thinking Cooper's