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Thanks very much to @Sor A. Rail for pointing this out to me after observing one of my eBird checklists... she discovered that my Red-shafted Northern Flicker was actually a Red-shafted x Yellow-shafted intergrade.

Spotted in July:
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Then after closer inspection, I realized I'd seen another back in June:
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This is cool because according to eBird Northwest, this isn't very common:

"As of 21 Jan 2015 there were 63 unique, approved reports of Yellow-shafted Flickers entered in eBird in Washington and 119 from Oregon. Most of these are from September through April; one observation was noted in May and one in August. While there aren’t any records of Yellow-shafted Flickers during June or July, there are a few reports of intergrades during these months throughout the northwest."

Just a fun sighting...though I'd share! Happy Birding!!

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5 minutes ago, Sor A. Rail said:

Congrats on your find!

Also, I'm actually a "he" ;)

Whoh! Oooops sorry Sora. LOL. Funny How we assume.

 

2 minutes ago, The Bird Nuts said:

It's amazing how many good birds for Washington you've been finding!

I agree Nuts...I feel lucky.

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Very Cool. I'm jealous of your Quail, Selasphorus, Eared Grebe, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Long-billed Dowitcher, Wilson's Phalarope, Sanderling...dang you have so many shorebirds!

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4 minutes ago, NobleBunny said:

Very Cool. I'm jealous of your Quail, Selasphorus, Eared Grebe, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Long-billed Dowitcher, Wilson's Phalarope, Sanderling...dang you have so many shorebirds!

You guys in Western WA should have more shorebirds than we do :P;)

Don't you guys get stuff like Wandering Tattlers and Red Knots? Or are you too far inland for those 

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8 minutes ago, Sor A. Rail said:

You guys in Western WA should have more shorebirds than we do :P;)

Don't you guys get stuff like Wandering Tattlers and Red Knots? Or are you too far inland for those 

I'm just too much of a n00b is all. I will discover a place to find these guys eventually. Is summer a good season for them?

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6 minutes ago, NobleBunny said:

I'm just too much of a n00b is all. I will discover a place to find these guys eventually. Is summer a good season for them?

Summer, spring and fall are best for them, but unlike the tattlers, the Red Knots will sometimes winter in southwestern Washington. Sandy eaches are the best places to find Red Knots while the tattlers prefer rocky shorelines 

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This is a great idea for a thread! Here's a Baird's Sandpiper (confirmed on here too ;)) which is basically the first report this year on the east coast. Super exciting! 

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Juvy White Ibis,forsythe refuge,Brigantine,nj

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Congrats on your sighting and wonderful photo. I made the trip over from Yakima on Monday to try my luck, but it wasn't seen then or since. Hopefully it will be found again?

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No photos, but I saw some juvenile Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks at the Watershed Nature Center in Edwardsville, IL yesterday. That's a  rare species, but there appears to be a small breeding population in that area. Really cool and one of my new favorite lifers.

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Thanks very much to @Sor A. Rail for pointing this out to me after observing one of my eBird checklists... she discovered that my Red-shafted Northern Flicker was actually a Red-shafted x Yellow-shafted intergrade.

Spotted in July:
ixYilPn.jpg

Then after closer inspection, I realized I'd seen another back in June:
zcFZVIO.jpg

This is cool because according to eBird Northwest, this isn't very common:

"As of 21 Jan 2015 there were 63 unique, approved reports of Yellow-shafted Flickers entered in eBird in Washington and 119 from Oregon. Most of these are from September through April; one observation was noted in May and one in August. While there aren’t any records of Yellow-shafted Flickers during June or July, there are a few reports of intergrades during these months throughout the northwest."

Just a fun sighting...though I'd share! Happy Birding!!

Awesome sighting, by the way.

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No photos, but I saw some juvenile Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks at the Watershed Nature Center in Edwardsville, IL yesterday. That's a  rare species, but there appears to be a small breeding population in that area. Really cool and one of my new favorite lifers.

Sadly, upon further "investigation", they were really American Wigeons. Still a new lifer, though.

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We, ( My family and I)  have had Long-Eared Owls (2) roosting in our pines 2 or 3 winters in a row......:wub:   We put it out online an had ~150 people from MI come to see the LEOWs.

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We, ( My family and I)  have had Long-Eared Owls (2) roosting in our pines 2 or 3 winters in a row......:wub:   We put it out online an had ~150 people from MI come to see the LEOWs.

Lucky. I've always wanted to see those.

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Congrats on your sighting and wonderful photo. I made the trip over from Yakima on Monday to try my luck, but it wasn't seen then or since. Hopefully it will be found again?

I think the Sunday I got this picture was the last time it was seen.  It may still show up someplace - there's only a million places for a gull to hide around the sound.  I missed the yellow breasted sap sucker today..

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