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      Whatbird Forums Rules   01/08/17

      'Help Me Identify a Bird' rules: When posting a new thread, please: 1. Read the FAQ and forum rules before posting 2. Include the location in your Post when seeking ID 3. Include the date of the sighting 4. Provide a photo or detailed description of the bird Forum rules: By posting in the WhatBird forums you agree to the following board rules: 1. You will be tolerant and respectful of your fellow members 2. You will not spam 3. You will not post sexually explicit, vulgar or racist material 4. You will not advertise or sell products 5. You will not discuss illegal activities 6. You will keep topics of religion and politics to a bare minimum 7. You will not take advantage of chat to break any of the above rules. 8. Members will not discuss homosexuality nor make any comments about others' sexuality. Breaking any of these rules may result in a suspension or a permanent ban from the forums!! Furthermore, anyone who causes continuous dissent and disarray in the forums will be banned as seen fit by the forum moderators under the pretense of "trolling." Gallery photos: Regarding photos in the Whatbird gallery, please keep in mind that the copyright belongs to the person who took the photo. So please do not use any of the Gallery photos without requesting permission from the photographer. Forum Photos: If you use photos other than your own, please place a link to the referenced photo and do not post other photographer's work directly.
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Finally got Calliope Hummingbird in San Diego today:

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Good news/bad news.  Rare late Common Merganser showed up a nearby Nature Center.  Bad news, he has fishing line with sinker around his bill, maybe a swallowed hook.  He can open his bill some, and I have a pic of him catching a small fish.  I'm not sure if he was able to eat it though.  

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8 minutes ago, chipperatl said:

Good news/bad news.  Rare late Common Merganser showed up a nearby Nature Center.  Bad news, he has fishing line with sinker around his bill, maybe a swallowed hook.  He can open his bill some, and I have a pic of him catching a small fish.  I'm not sure if he was able to eat it though.  

34473574026_cc0ba5eb6c_c.jpg691A0319.jpg by chipperatl2, on Flickr

Contact the nearest rehab center

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17 minutes ago, Astrobirder said:

Contact the nearest rehab center

The Nature Center is at a college.  I contacted a professor there that birds and lives near there.  Trying to see if they have the resources to assist it.  

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it was yesterday that the first Lewis's woodpecker of the season showed up. did not have my camera ready and missed getting the picture. they are my favorite bird!. they eat just about any thing i put out but prefer peanuts. did not have any peanuts out but it found the pine cones dipped in a homemade suet mix .

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Busiest banding day of the season so far today.... approx 130 birds banded. Thrushes finally showed up big time, with many Swainson's, Veery, and Gray-Cheeks outnumbering them all.. but no Bicknell's yet this year. Of course, Catbirds were the must numerous bird with C. Yellowthroats a close second. Rounding out the Warblers provided with jewelry were Magnolias, Redstarts, Chestnut-sideds, N. Parulas, Canada, N Waterthrushes, Ovenbirds, Black & Whites, Blackpolls, and BT Blue. Black-capped Chickadees, and single A. Robin, YB Flycatcher, and Lincoln's Sparrow were nice birds that only occasionally find the nets. 

 

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Working on some state lists this weekend and found a couple neat ones.  My favorite Warbler at Susquehanna State Park in Maryland:

 

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And the best look I've ever had of a Black-billed Cuckoo at Bombay Hook NWR in Delaware:

 

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Took my mom out birding near Vicksburg Mississippi and we saw the most wood storks either of us had ever seen in one spot. Had to have been well over 300.

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And just in time for the 4th of July a Bald eagle showed up. 

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161 Eastern kingbirds and 337 Yellow warblers heading north across Lake Ponchatrain. Pretty interesting morning

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