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20 hours ago, Paramo_Pipit said:

It definitely was! When I was snorkelling on Isabela I got to see cormorants and penguins hunting underwater. I missed a few Galapagos highlights such as Waved Albatross, Galapagos Petrel, and Warbler-finches though. While crossing from Isabela to Fernandina there was a strong wind coming from the North, and I saw Red Phalarope and Pomarine Jaeger, both good birds for the archipelago. 

So you decided it was Pomarine? What marks did you use?

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1 minute ago, John James Audubon said:

So you decided it was Pomarine? What marks did you use?

FWIW, I was looking at eBird and saw his checklist and it looks like a Pom to me. Looks very bulky and barrel chested to me, although I guess that's a bit of a subjective mark. 

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2 hours ago, Melierax said:

Well I can certainly think of a lot of 12-year-olds who would definitely misuse an email. But I know a lot of parents who don't really care and just let their kids do anything, and who also don't really care about what kind of junk they're doing with it. I could go on a long discussion about the morals of letting a kid have an email and be on the computer and all that. But for me, personally, online stuff should be reserved for much later in life, and even then without emails and stuff so a kid doesn't get flooded with internet pressure. But that's just me. 

You have a website and not an email though? I have two emails and even I don't have such a cool thing as a website...

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29 minutes ago, Short-eared Owl said:

You have a website and not an email though? I have two emails and even I don't have such a cool thing as a website...

I have 2 emails and a Website B)

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That's about the cutest owl picture I've ever seen! Nice job David! 

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36 minutes ago, DavidT said:

Scouting out potential owl holes for weeks paid off when I hiked about 1000 ft up a mountain this morning. Until now, Northern Saw-Whet Owl had only been a heard-only species for me!

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Northern Saw-Whet Owl by David Tonnessen, on Flickr

Awesome shot!!

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On Sunday I successfully chased lifer Rusty Blackbird at the Bellingham Costco parking lot. She gave excellent views as she foraged with her Brewer's Blackbird buddies Much easier than having to pick through hundreds of Brewer's Blackbird with a scope:P Also got a nice pic of a LTDU at Blaine Harbour, it's not often when we see them nice 'n close!

33652538295_21d8e6296b_c.jpgRusty Blackbird by Katya Kondratyuk, on Flickr

33523246241_45f86450d1_c.jpgRusty Blackbird by Katya Kondratyuk, on Flickr

33509754482_d21719cdd7_c.jpgLong-Tailed Duck by Katya Kondratyuk, on Flickr

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1 hour ago, Short-eared Owl said:

You have a website and not an email though? I have two emails and even I don't have such a cool thing as a website...

I use my parent's email. You should get one! It's free through weebly.

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On 3/26/2017 at 6:18 PM, NJ Birder said:

Aren't blackbirds, and icterids for the most part, diurnal migrants? I don't think they migrate at night. 

Yeah, it definitely was a blackbird and it sounded like it was flying over but theoretically it could've been a local Red-wing or Grackle calling from a perch. Good to know, thanks for the correction! 

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Success! The continuing Prairie Falcon in Alexandria, Virginia showed very well yesterday evening after a short, but anxious wait. Lifer for me, and if accepted, will represent the first record for Virginia. It seems very likely that the bird will be confirmed, it showed no sign of tagging on the legs.

33649829216_aec79ba5cc_z.jpgPrairie Falcon --1st Virginia Record by railwatcher1, on Flickr

33306701590_4f5650c032_z.jpgPrairie Falcon Flight by railwatcher1, on Flickr 

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5 minutes ago, Saw-Whet09 said:

Success! The continuing Prairie Falcon in Alexandria, Virginia showed very well yesterday evening after a short, but anxious wait. Lifer for me, and if accepted, will represent the first record for Virginia. It seems very likely that the bird will be confirmed, it showed no sign of tagging on the legs.

33649829216_aec79ba5cc_z.jpgPrairie Falcon --1st Virginia Record by railwatcher1, on Flickr

33306701590_4f5650c032_z.jpgPrairie Falcon Flight by railwatcher1, on Flickr 

Join the club ;):P

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2 hours ago, Astrobirder said:

Looks like I got my first species in the Class Entognatha (weird obsure insect-like things that are normally found in the soil) B)

http://bugguide.net/node/view/1350313#2345107

 

Edit: Another one! http://bugguide.net/node/view/1350311#2345108

Congratulations! 

I think springtails are really cool. I watch them roost in bark at night and stuff like that. They like to roost in Black Cherry, probably due to the sheltering bark. 

 

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Had a great birding weekend last weekend. Got 9 yearbirds including a new county bird that was a nemesis of mine which was Gambel's Quail. On Sunday I went to Borrego Springs for a California Young Birders Club (CAYBC) Trip and was the driver around town. Here are the lists from Saturday's bird walk and Sunday's trip. Lifers/year birds

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35420738

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35461250

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35461249

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35461244

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35461242

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35454233

 

 

 

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10 hours ago, MaxkewlBirder said:

Had a great birding weekend last weekend. Got 9 yearbirds including a new county bird that was a nemesis of mine which was Gambel's Quail. On Sunday I went to Borrego Springs for a California Young Birders Club (CAYBC) Trip and was the driver around town. Here are the lists from Saturday's bird walk and Sunday's trip. Lifers/year birds

40 lifers. I need to go to California really bad all of a sudden. 

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11 hours ago, MaxkewlBirder said:

Had a great birding weekend last weekend. Got 9 yearbirds including a new county bird that was a nemesis of mine which was Gambel's Quail. On Sunday I went to Borrego Springs for a California Young Birders Club (CAYBC) Trip and was the driver around town. Here are the lists from Saturday's bird walk and Sunday's trip. Lifers/year birds

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35420738

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35461250

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35461249

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35461244

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35461242

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35454233

 

 

 

List 1: 6/14

List 2: 1/3

List 3: 9/2

List 4: 4/3

List 5: 3/0 (love the LEOW shots!)

List 6: 1/5 

Awesome lists! I need to go to CA again...

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Well, I've got my temporary Driver's Training Permit and I'm starting Driver's ed tonight. I hope it goes well... I've never actually taken a class anywhere outside my house so it'll be an immensely educational experience. 

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8 minutes ago, Melierax said:

Well, I've got my temporary Driver's Training Permit and I'm starting Driver's ed tonight. I hope it goes well... I've never actually taken a class anywhere outside my house so it'll be an immensely educational experience. 

Cool. Good luck! 

I got my permit but never got around to Drivers ed yet. If it's anything like the permit test it should be a piece of cake. ;)

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51 minutes ago, Short-eared Owl said:

Cool. Good luck! 

I got my permit but never got around to Drivers ed yet. If it's anything like the permit test it should be a piece of cake. ;)

You had to take a test to get the temporary permit? I didn't have to do anything. B) 

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1 hour ago, Saw-Whet09 said:

Congrats on America's most common bird! :P

Although I will say I do enjoy seeing robins. 

I agree. Out of all the extremely common birds, Robins are probably the most exciting and least annoying. 

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