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    Hybrids

    Blue-winged Teal x Northern Shoveler _91A9633 by chipperatl2, on Flickr
  2. _91A9757 by chipperatl2, on Flickr
  3. I thought this was a Fox Sparrow, but the "Chip-burr" like call at the end reminds me of Scarlet Tanager. It would be early for one of those to arrive, and the rest of the song doesn't sound like a Tanager. I can't find any other bird that makes that "Chip-burr" like call though.
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    Jersey Shore (some better than others)

    Following to find out what that last bird is. Is that some kind of Gull?
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    LOL!

    This Kinglet has had enough of this winter and decided to jump. _91A9425 by chipperatl2, on Flickr
  6. I thought his BWTE looked a bit off. The wing pattern matched, so I thought it was just my imagination. Looked at my pics and there was definitely a difference. Green sheen to the head, bill longer than BWTE, crescent was much smaller (as I thought), and the red in the flanks was too dark and local, and the breast was too light. I checked hybrid with Cinnamon Teal first, then noticed the option for NOSH (which the bird was loosely associating with), checked the pics and they look like a match. Am I off in my thinking? _91A9568 by chipperatl2, on Flickr _91A9580 by chipperatl2, on Flickr _91A9633 by chipperatl2, on Flickr
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    FOY Moth, and already a mystery - SW MI 4/12

    Yep, I’ll have to go plate-surfing over at MPG.
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    "Rare Birds Near me" Explore Map

    BirdsEye NA has notable and Rare within a distance you set. You also have the option to show birds you need on your Life List. Notable is rare around you, Rare shows ABA rare birds.
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    What did you seen from your yard today?

    FOY Great Egret was also Yard Bird #136
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    Things I've Learned in the Field

    In 31 degree weather with snow falling, Yellow-rumped Warblers will feed from Yellow-bellied Sapsucker holes. <edit> They also do it in 50 degree weather. _91A9358 by chipperatl2, on Flickr
  11. We had one day where the temp was high enough to get a couple of moths out. This first one I found, I can't seem to find any match in my Field Guide. Nothing seems to match this red/orange speckling on it. Both pics are of same moth. _91A8256 by chipperatl2, on Flickr _91A8255 by chipperatl2, on Flickr I'm batting .500 as I was able to ID this one as Reddish Speckled Moth. Reddish Speckled Dart-2 by chipperatl2, on Flickr
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    What did you see today?

    With the ice we have today, ever bird is rumpled
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    What did you see today?

    It is Spring, right? Somehow I had 8 FOY birds yesterday, between driving around in the mid-30’s and rain and my yard. Field trip I was supposed to lead yesterday was essentially scrapped. Brutal conditions for mid-April. FOY birds yesterday: Greater Yellowlegs Lesser Yellowlegs Solitary Sandpiper Vesper Sparrow Savannah Sparrow (so soaked wet I mistook it for an odd Song Sparrow) Ruby-crowned Kinglet Double-crested Cormorant (yard flyover) Barn Swallow (yard) Also multiple Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Yellow-rumpled Warbler, Pine Warbler and Golden-crowned Kinglet
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    Travel storage for birding/photo equipment

    Not a fan of the pick and pluck foam, and not sure I like the plastigrip spray option for it. First day out, and had issues with foam in between sections splitting. Padded divider is in my future, which means the case will probably be a little more than I need, but I’m okay with that. Functionally it worked perfect. Fit on passenger seat of Jeep, allowed me access to all my stuff. I just grabbed the case and went out the door with everything I needed. At some point I’ll be adding a flash, at least a macro lens, and probably some black lights for mothing. Also the depth of the case was a little shallow for binocs case and angled scope. I had to cut the bottom foam out for the binocs case. Untitled by chipperatl2, on Flickr
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    What did you see today?

    Did up a gif of the pics I took. Probably would have been better off just grabbing the phone for video. There are some points where the only bird visible is the top one. https://www.balancethechaos.com/uploads/5/7/7/1/57718803/duck-season-v2_orig.gif
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