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Recent content by qwerty5

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    What Spring Migrants have you seen so far, 2022

    Yesterday a lifer Wilson's Warbler, and a flock of Common Terns fishing, which was cool to watch.
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    American Black Duck vs Mottled Duck at Cameron Prairie NWR in Louisiana.

    Based on feather markings, the left bird appears to be Mottled Duck, while the right bird looks like American Black Duck. Disclaimer: I have no experience with Mottled Duck. If you post this photo to eBird, and American Black Duck gets flagged as rare, then a regional reviewer who knows a lot...
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    Warbler? Vireo? SE Massachusetts, Today

    Blackpoll Warbler I believe
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    Semipalmated vs. Least Sandpiper, Ohio, May 15, 2022

    I'm fairly certain all photos are of the same bird. The differences in the pictures I think is due to lighting and such, in the last two photos everything looks more clear and conrasty. Western would be extremely rare here in the spring. Can Least ever be this pale and gray?
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    Your Most Recent "Life" Bird

    Willow Flycatcher today
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    Your WORST identifiable photos

    Correct
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    Semipalmated vs. Least Sandpiper, Ohio, May 15, 2022

    Today I saw a noticeably grayer peep among the many Least Sandpipers. I was unable to see any yellow on the legs. I'm thinking it's likely SESA, but hoping someone can confirm. Here are some phone scope pics, in the first you can see the difference between it and a LESA:
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    Your WORST identifiable photos

    Phone pic through bins, should be easy:
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    What Spring Migrants have you seen so far, 2022

    Highlights of the past week have included a Kentucky Warbler sitting up in plain sight and singing, Least Sandpiper, Acadian Flycatcher, and a silent Traill's Flycatcher (either species would have been a lifer...)
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    Your WORST identifiable photos

    Palm Warbler
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    Your Most Recent "Life" Bird

    I've recently gotten Kentucky Warbler and Acadian Flycatcher
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    What Spring Migrants have you seen so far, 2022

    A late Red-breasted Nuthatch and a lifer Summer Tanager today.
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    Your Most Recent "Life" Bird

    Lincoln's Sparrow, Veery, and Least Flycatcher this past week
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    What Spring Migrants have you seen so far, 2022

    This past week I've had a lot of migrants, including ten warblers on Sunday. Most notable were lifers Lincoln's Sparrow, Veery, and Least Flycatcher. Also got county record early Cape May and Canada Warblers (according to eBird).
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    Looking to upgrade binoculars

    ER length doesn't matter, what matters is the eyecups extending to the right position to get the whole FOV. The eye strain is probably because that sample was out of collimation, which would seem to be a result of quality control issues that are somewhat common in China made binoculars.
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