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  1. Second time I've seen one of these and google hasn't been much help. What are these?
  2. What kind of warbler?

    Looks like Palm to me.
  3. eBird Confirmation Frustration

    It can be the eBird system sometimes. My Baird's Sandpiper last month is probably the third time I've had a sighting be approved by the reviewer (without my knowledge) and it disappear. It didn't pop up on the birds seen for the county, but I knew the reviewer had a baby recently so figured he just wasn't caught up. What really perplexed me is I looked on eBird for confirmed and unconfirmed pictures for Baird's and none of them showed up. This only works if you upload to eBird as a check. I deleted the bird from the checklist, and resubmitted it today. Reviewer sent me an email saying he approved it originally and should be good to go now. i just looked at New Hampshire pictures for confirmed and unconfirmed and saw one picture of a rare bird form submitted. Not sure they should have included their personal address in there. So if you uploaded a picture of the form to eBird you could have had the same thing happen.
  4. I was kicking myself this morning. Went back and the bird flew off, while I had no camera or glass on it. I thought I heard it call, and it didn't sound like BBPL. Turned out when I looked at the pics I took prior to it flying of, it was a different bird that was for sure AMGP. _91A9159.jpg by chipperatl2, on Flickr This looks to be the same bird from yesterday and I think this shot shows there is something happening under the tail, besides just white. I also just can't see that bill as a BBPL. edit: Also I had forgotten about the whiter rump you mentioned psweet as an ID mark for them. These shots I think show enough to say that upper part of the tail is not white. _91A9361.jpg by chipperatl2, on Flickr _91A9362.jpg by chipperatl2, on Flickr _91A9391.jpg by chipperatl2, on Flickr
  5. I had this ID'ed as AMGP in the field. The bill looked small to me, it was distinctly gold on the back, and the wings looked longer. The one part that is throwing me off when I looked at the pics was the fairly clean belly. Now I'm wondering if the mirage wasn't just playing with the bill size, or maybe the distance. I still lean towards AMGP with the flat chest on it. _91A8981.jpg by chipperatl2, on Flickr _91A8995.jpg by chipperatl2, on Flickr _91A9038.jpg by chipperatl2, on Flickr _91A9044.jpg by chipperatl2, on Flickr _91A8930.jpg by chipperatl2, on Flickr
  6. Thanks psweet. 1 - makes sense, guessing my guy is so worn it's hard to see the pattern clearly. 2 - Not sure how I missed that in my guide, other than I focused on the dark line on its collar, which as I look closer is just the shadow from bare spot. I found 3 in the Tortricids - Raspberry Leaf-roller which is not in my guide.
  7. I cannot locate any of these in my Field Guide, after multiple passes through there. I found with a White Pine Cone Borer, that sometimes my photos show the color a little more than the Guide does, so the green one I tried to look at the markings and couldn't find anything. Even if you can point me in the right direction, I'll dig through Moth Photographers or BugGuide to narrow it down. Thanks in advance. Was thinking Thoughtful Apamea, but pics don't match up exactly. I can't find anything with the white spots being as round as this one is. _91A8169.jpg by chipperatl2, on Flickr Was thinking some kind of Dart, but nothing matched up. _91A8126.jpg by chipperatl2, on Flickr The screw head is ~7mm. I cannot find anything with this pattern, let alone color. I assume it is a moth. _91A7429.jpg by chipperatl2, on Flickr
  8. Share your Lepidoptera lifers

    It has slowed down some, with the cool weather, but I have plenty of pics to work through for ID. Barberry Geometer-4.jpg by chipperatl2, on Flickr
  9. _91A8159.jpg by chipperatl2, on Flickr
  10. According to eBird my lifer House Sparrow was inside the airport terminal in Detroit.
  11. The Penitent-3.jpg by chipperatl2, on Flickr
  12. Share your Lepidoptera lifers

    The Penitent Moth (I think) The Penitent-1.jpg by chipperatl2, on Flickr
  13. Lepidoptera faces!

    Pretty sure this is a The Penitent Moth The Penitent-3.jpg by chipperatl2, on Flickr
  14. #ABArare

    Post-mortem results in for the Flint, MI Ivory Gull that died earlier this year. It had West Nile along with being emaciated. https://groups.google.com/a/great-lakes.net/forum/m/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=footer#!msg/birders/V1uMXrQCWCo/bbP15_OxBQAJ