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About RavenLunatic

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    Birding, birding, birding, reading, drawing, music, origami, astronomy, crystals, cooking and travelling.

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  1. Ebird Unusual Checklists/Hotspots

    S = Seen H = Heard F = Flyover /pics is self-explanatory
  2. Swallow-tailed Gulls are pretty legit, I must say

  3. Whatbird's Young Birders!

    Long time no see! On Thursday, I skipped a bit of school to chase the rarest bird I've ever seen: SWALLOW-TAILED GULL!!! Swallow-tailed Gull by raven_lunatic11, on Flickr You can read more about the adventure here: https://ybrt.wordpress.com/2017/09/02/swallow-tailed-glory/
  4. Whatbird's Young Birders!

    Hey y'all I'm in Ayydaho I'll finally post some recent pics soon! @MelieraxHMU with them Stanley deets Have a chill night!
  5. Whatbird's Young Birders!

    Ahhh I have been so inactive! I'll post some recent photos in a lil bit for all you lovely peeps out there Stay snazzy aight?
  6. Whatbird's Young Birders!

    Hooo boy! I've been gone for a while! What's up yoo Life has been cray this spring, and the birds have been lit When does everyone get out of school? My last day is on June 15th. Have a fab day
  7. Ontario Owl

    Definitely Long-eared Owl
  8. Whatbird's Young Birders!

    Enjoyed a bit of quality time with the ABA BOTY yesterday: Ruddy Turnstone by raven_lunatic11, on Flickr Ruddy Turnstone Running by raven_lunatic11, on Flickr
  9. What Shorebird???

  10. What Shorebird???

    Looks like you visited Rosario Head! What you've got here is a Surfbird - plumper, a bit larger, and with a more even coloration on the back. The flank streaks form neat thin chevrons on a Surfbird, as opposed to the more dense, spot-like look on the flanks of a Rock; finally, a look at the bill would reveal a clear difference: a Rock Sandpiper has a thin, average yet decurved bill, while a Surfbird appears to have a thicker, stubbier bill. (A direct objective comparison between the two bills would reveal a similar length -- however, the larger size of a Surfbird, especially in the proportion of the head, makes the bill seem shorter in comparison.) Another thing to note about the bills is that the Rock has orange at the base of both the upper and lower mandibles of its bill, whereas a Surfbird only has color on the lower mandible. Let me show one of my own photos (from what I presume is the very same location as your bird, Rosario Head) to highlight key differences: Left bird is Rock: Rock Sandpiper 1 by raven_lunatic11, on Flickr Bottom left is Rock: Rock Sandpiper 2 by raven_lunatic11, on Flickr Perhaps the birders misidentified the Surfbird as the continuing rarity -- or perhaps they were training their scopes on another bird? Do your photos reveal any other shorebirds?
  11. Whatbird's Young Birders!

    Paragram was an interesting moment for this YB community. I'd say that laughing at the troll's shenanigans brought a number of us closer together, even as it prompted some to say things to not be so proud of. I almost miss the excitement, but I appreciate the peace we are experiencing right now. We'll see what, and who, the future brings!
  12. Share your best photo of the day!

    Falcated Duck!!!!!! by raven_lunatic11, on Flickr My first Code 4!
  13. Whatbird's Young Birders!

    I had a pretty great day today: Falcated Duck!!!!!! by raven_lunatic11, on Flickr My first Code 4!
  14. Whatbird's Young Birders!

    Me after finally seeing my lifer nemesis Bohemian Waxwings: