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Sean C.

Major dips in 2018

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37 minutes ago, Sean C. said:

Isabel (the traveler) did one for 2017, so here's the 2018 one ;)

Maybe a little early yet? ;):P

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2 minutes ago, MerMaeve said:

Maybe a little early yet? ;):P

:lol:

the last one was created on January 16th, so not really early :P

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2 minutes ago, Sean C. said:

:lol:

the last one was created on January 16th, so not really early :P

FIVE days isn't early? :huh:

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Just now, MerMaeve said:

FIVE days isn't early? :huh:

:lol:

I meant mid January isn't early for this :rolleyes::P

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1 minute ago, Sean C. said:

:lol:

I meant mid January isn't early for this :rolleyes::P

I knew that!  I just had to tease you tho!

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2 minutes ago, MerMaeve said:

I knew that!  I just had to tease you tho!

oh ok :lol::lol:

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2 minutes ago, Sean C. said:

oh ok :lol::lol:

I come from a large family who is always teasing each other. :wacko::P

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1 minute ago, MerMaeve said:

I come from a large family who is always teasing each other. :wacko::P

me too :P so I understand

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Too early?  Not at all.  While they may not be members here, I'm sure there are plenty of people in central SC who struck out earlier this week, chasing the Snowy Owl  photographed on the north shore of Lake Murray and reported in the local media.

For the record, I wasn't among those making the attempt.

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There was an American Tree Sparrow here in Georgia that I attempted last week but was unsuccessful. Did get the Greater White-fronted Geese, though, as a well out of season Painted Bunting, so the day wasn't a total loss!

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It's never too early to dip on a bird. 

I haven't had any major dips in 2018, but have missed several birds that I looked for (Dusky-capped Flycatcher, Red-throated Pipit, Baltimore Oriole, Orchard Oriole, Magnolia Warbler, Northern Parula, and Rusty Blackbird).  To balance that out, I have seen Greater Pewee, Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Thick-billed Kingbird, Nazca Booby, Harris's Hawk, Ovenbird, Pine Warbler, and Neotropic Cormorant.  Best of all, I was able to see the first state record of Tropical Parula.

Yes, Southern California is a great place to bird.

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I (and many others) dipped on a Varied Thrush spotted near the Maine/NH border.  It's a tale as old as time, a non-birder posted a picture of a "robin" which in fact was the VT. There was a mad rush to get down the next day, and sure enough, nothing. There was an overwintering Hermit Thrush which was nice, but no VT. 

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