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  1. Ebird question

    Just to close the door on this, it was not offensive, it did not get moderated (the topic is not locked, and as you can see I'm still active and not banned). It was just a situation where deleting the content was the best option for external reasons.
  2. Any Lifers?

    Better birding here in Ontario than you would ever imagine. The same park that had the Fork-tailed also had a Tricoloured Heron this year, and a Common Ringed Plover the prior year. Two kilometers down the road from the park with the Scissor-tailed there has been a Tufted Duck around the past few weeks. I'll stop now before too much blunt force trauma causes grey matter to come out your ears.
  3. Any Lifers?

    Actually we had both a Fork-tailed and a Scissor-tailed visit us in Toronto this year (or I guess given it is now 2018, last year). At 2 parks no more than about 20 kilometers from each other. https://flic.kr/s/aHskGQbECu
  4. Any Lifers?

    Amazingly we had one come visit us all the way up here in Toronto this year.
  5. Share your best photo of the day!

    One of the odder twitches I have done, feeding under Yews just outside the door of a police station in the parking lot of Canada's 2nd largest mall. Amazingly 2 present, likely wishing they had migrated given minus 12 temperatures. Lincoln's Sparrow: Melospiza lincolnii_2018-04-14_00031_Small on Flickr Common x Barrow's Goldeneye hybrid : Bucephala clangula x islandica_2018-04-14_00195_small on Flickr
  6. Major dips in 2018

    Too cold to dip on anything so far. Anything rare has either frozen or starved to death.
  7. Trumpet Swans in Southern Maryland?!

    They are making a big comeback thanks to some dedicated re-introduction and protection programs. You can get an idea where and how often birders are reporting seeing them in the area here : Trumpeter Swan Reports Here in Ontario, they were almost wiped out, but the re-introduction program means it is estimated there are over 1,000 pairs here now. Over 100 spend the winter at a par not far from my house.
  8. Beaver

    psweet there does seem to be a fair number of observation of otters from both Georgia and South Carolina in iNaturalist, so maybe they held out there (or already were re-introduced) ?
  9. Scaup, Hawk, and a ?

    Exempting Mallards with all the domestic variants, Long-tailed ducks are likely the most variable duck in North America in terms of plumage. If interested, you can see just a few I have photographed here (tens of thousands winter within a few minutes of my home), they start part way down page 2 of the album : https://flic.kr/s/aHskHmhGQg
  10. Scaup, Hawk, and a ?

    #3 is a Long-tailed Duck.
  11. Bluebird in 3 deg. F weather?

    Yep, they winter here too in small numbers, and I'm further north than you.
  12. Lots and lots of butterflies

    #1 is certainly a Checkered Skipper, AFAIK, Common Checkered-Skipper is the only one this far north. #2 again, think you go it. #3 cant really assess, #4 Pine White is only thing I can think of in the area where the lack veining is this narrow.
  13. Lots and lots of butterflies #4

    #1 - think so, #2 yes Lorquin's, #3 looks like a Weidemeyer's, #4 seems likely to be another Cabbage.
  14. Lots and lots of butterflies #5

    #1 I think is a Checkered White. A date would really help on the Skipper as they are really seasonal, and knowing the time can limit the choices. 2 is in that family, but so faded I can't see it as identifiable. Can't help on #4.
  15. Lots and lots of butterflies #6

    I think you likely have a mix in #1, the left looks like it may be another Arrowhead Blue. Given the markings I think the right may have 1 SIlvery Blue (the one with minimal spotting) and at least 1 other Blue species. #4 may be Field Crescents given the amount of black.
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