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Pine Warbler Setophaga pinus

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silasthebirder

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August 21, 2019 09:50 AM EDT

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Redhead Aythya americana

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dendrocygna

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March 2, 2019 02:15 PM CST

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Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Boto Inia geoffrensis

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schaferpho

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July 20, 2008 09:31 AM PDT

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Amazon River Dolphins or Botos (Inia geoffrensis) Mother and Calf underwater in Flooded Forest, Rio Negro, Amazonia, Brazil

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American Avocet Recurvirostra americana

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sylbird

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May 5, 2018

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Andean Avocet Recurvirostra andina

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cristianbenaprs

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June 17, 2018 07:00 PM ADT

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Red-necked Stint Calidris ruficollis

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jlayman

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July 18, 2019 10:27 AM EDT

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Well-documented Mega rarity

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Mallard Anas platyrhynchos

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alexis_orion

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July 12, 2019 11:09 AM EDT

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Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus

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ungerlord

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April 8, 2018 10:07 AM PDT

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Bald eagle bringing a turtle to its nest to feed its chicks

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Common Loon Gavia immer

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ronskelley

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July 17, 2015

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Access Bay Loon with 2 chicks

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Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus

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sambiology

Date

February 14, 2018

Description

Had a fruitful meeting with Rockwall Parks and Rec folks today -- we checked out Pettinger Preserve and mapped a few possible trail locations. After, I went to eat and observed a few more critters. :)

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Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis

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kyletansley

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March 18, 2019 10:51 AM EDT

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Cardinal getting territorial with itself in this mirror. It was doing the same thing last week too. It spends a not-insignificant amount of time battling itself.

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Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus

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austin0201

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January 18, 2018 10:33 PM HST

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Gray Kingbird Tyrannus dominicensis

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minty_starlight

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August 1, 2018 01:50 PM EDT

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The kingbird did not like the hawk in his tree and chased him out.

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Acorn Woodpecker Melanerpes formicivorus

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dms215

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July 19, 2014 06:49 AM EDT

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Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus

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shaneoneal

Date

March 11, 2019 08:41 AM EDT

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Falcon by Thomas Circle eating a dove

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Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis

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greglasley

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November 28, 2018 08:54 AM CST

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Black-and-white Owl Ciccaba nigrolineata

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juanbou

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August 27, 2017 11:29 AM -05

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Black-throated Blue Warbler Setophaga caerulescens

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conuropsis

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September 11, 2011 02:23 PM EDT

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Seen along the edge of the school.

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Spotted Turtle Clemmys guttata

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easpears

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February 16, 2018 10:48 AM EST

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MEGA FIND! Found resting on log in possible vernal pool during Virginia Master Naturalist walk through the Prince Edward-Gallion State Forest. One of the farthest western records for Virginia and a county first for Prince Edward. Also, possibly one of the earliest observation dates in the state, with a previous record being February 19. One of the best herps of the year for central Virginia. Observed by Evan S, Ty S, Al L, Betsy L, & Regina S.

Update - The same individual was found in a separate vernal pool about 2,000 feet east of this location on February 11, 2020.
My Obs: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/40568726
Ty's Obs: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/38548072

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Broad-billed Hummingbird Cynanthus latirostris

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twotalonsup

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November 24, 2017 11:48 AM EST

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Black-throated Blue Warbler Setophaga caerulescens

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bert_filemyr

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May 13, 2018

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Mallard × Northern Pintail Anas platyrhynchos × acuta

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February 19, 2019 02:17 PM EST

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Green Iguana Iguana iguana

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designwallah

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January 31, 2018

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Seen on Playa Sámara, Nicoya Peninsula, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica

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Downy Woodpecker Dryobates pubescens

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nwinograd

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March 10, 2019 10:45 AM EDT

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American Pipit Anthus rubescens

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texaskingbird

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January 25, 2019 08:37 AM CST

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This thrush was seen on a Texas Ornithological Society winter meeting field trip. It was watched for more than 5 minutes high in a tree. The whole time it was facing us and this was all we could see. We could not see its back and when we tried to move around it, that was when it flew. The breast spotting is not as heavy as a Hermit Thrush usually has, leading some of the participants to think that it might be a Veery. But a Veery would not have the eye-ring and should be enjoying the warmer weather south of the border..The only thrush that thsi could be is a Hermit Thrush. Any contrary opinions are welcome.

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Great-tailed Grackle Quiscalus mexicanus

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sedsevers

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April 16, 2004 06:50 AM MDT

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California Mule Deer Odocoileus hemionus ssp. californicus

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dwboston

Date

October 20, 2017 09:51 AM CDT

Description

10/20/2017, 9:51 AM
Canon EOS 7D Mark II, 1/1250 sec, f/8, 349mm (EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM), ISO 3200 (auto), Exp comp +1/3

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Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis

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mhking

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May 13, 2017 09:55 AM EDT

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Sedgewick Park, Oakville, Halton Region, ON

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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vijaybarve

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March 3, 2019 05:41 PM CST

Description

The plants around the Alligators are https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/21002318

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

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natureali

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January 22, 2015 01:02 PM PST

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Great Gray Owl Strix nebulosa

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pneuch

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June 7, 2016 02:23 PM MDT

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Ross's Gull Rhodostethia rosea

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greglasley

Date

October 10, 2015

Description

See:
http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/2091917
for yesterday's obs in this same area and for context.

This was a day we observed one of the amazing phenomena of nature regarding bird migration, and specifically, Ross’s Gull migration. Weather conditions for humans was very tough with temps of 22-24 degrees F and a very stiff NE wind ranging from 20 to 30 mph all day long. Isaac and I arrived at the base of the point at Barrow about 9:45 AM just after there was enough light to see. We started seeing Ross’s Gulls heading NE along the coast, typically from 100-300 meters offshore. They were mainly in loose groups of 5 to 25 individuals with a few minutes between groups. We took many photos, but it was dark and overcast and conditions for photos difficult. Most of out shots were taken at 3200 ISO in order to have any decent shutter speed, and with the birds 100 to 300 meters away it made photo ops challenging at best…..but we got shots. The conditions for humans was such that we could stand about 5 minutes outside before we had to seek shelter in the car. We were bundled in long underwear, many layers of warm clothing and parkas, but it was COLD! To make a long story short, we tallied 600-800 Ross’s Gulls between 9:45 AM and noon when the movement slowed down considerably. Can you believe 600-800 Ross’s Gulls! We were not using a scope, just binocs. I have no idea how many Ross's Gulls were moving NE along the coast beyond our vision but I am satisfied that multiple thousands of Ross's Gulls migrated past Barrow on this day. The birds were not stopping to feed, but simply moving against the strong wind with ease. Two other small groups of observers independently tallied over 1000 Ross’s Gulls this day in nearby spots along this same area of shoreline. The shoreline where you can view these birds is probably 7-10 miles long so just wherever you happen to plant yourself is where you can look from. It was an amazing spectacle, but we still have not had any of these birds very close so we are still hoping for that really close encounter that can happen. As I mentioned in yesterday's post, this species is likely the most seldom seen of North American gulls (and certainly one of the most beautiful) and most U.S. observers will never see one. To see 600+ in one day is just unbelievable. I will post several images of adult and immature birds to give an idea of the scope of the migration and what we saw. We have one more morning to try again, then back to Texas.

Image 1 shows an immature Ross's Gull leading an adult bird.

Image 2 shows 11 Ross's at a distance. This is a typical binocular view.

Image 3 shows 10 Ross's Gulls. The lead bird is immature.

Image 4 shows 2 immature Ross's Gulls

Image 5 shows 4 birds

Image 6 shows a nice adult, still quite pink.

Image 7 shows an adult not showing much pink

Image 8 shows two pink adults

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Boreal Owl Aegolius funereus

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alinaboksorn

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December 1, 2018 05:15 PM HST

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Sabine's Gull Xema sabini

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dpom

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June 9, 2018 09:47 PM PDT

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Bornean Frogmouth Batrachostomus mixtus

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jann_borneo

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August 12, 2017 02:24 PM AWST

Description

Genus: Batrachostomus
Species :mixtus Sharpe, 1892.
Common name : Bornean Frogmouth.
It is fomerly considered conspecific with B.poliolophus but lacks extensive white on underparts, male has a much darker crown and female more contrastingly rich rufous. Vocalizations yet to be analysed in depth. It is considered to be monotypic.

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Purple Sandpiper Calidris maritima

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cedimaria

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January 16, 2019 12:50 PM EST

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On the jetty

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Snowy Plover Charadrius nivosus

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February 25, 2019 02:00 PM CST

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Tasmanian Forester Kangaroo Macropus giganteus ssp. tasmaniensis

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simongrove

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April 7, 2015 04:53 PM AEST

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Forester (Eastern grey) kangaroo Macropus giganteus, Hopground Beach, Maria Island, Tasmania, April 2015

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Great Kiskadee Pitangus sulphuratus

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beloch

Date

August 26, 2017

Description

Regurgitando/ regurgitating

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alexis_orion

Date

February 25, 2019 01:35 PM CET

Description

We Found this TINY bug crawling around on the ground. When I tried to put it on to a better surface for photographing, it jumped nearly 5 centimeters high!
I think it was around 1 mm long?
I did some research and I think that it was most likely a Globular Springtail. Any further ID help would be appreciated.

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Bonaparte's Gull Chroicocephalus philadelphia

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zaccota

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August 26, 2016 02:49 PM EDT

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Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus

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January 10, 2018

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Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis

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March 31, 2018 01:13 PM EDT

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Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus

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greglasley

Date

January 23, 1994

Description

These are scans from some old slides of the 6th Texas record of Black-headed Gull. One shot shows a cropped view of the bird in question, the other image shows it in comparison to several winter Bonaparte's Gulls. When this species is found in Texas it is usually with Bonaparte's Gulls. I have posted the accepted Texas records of this species from the files of the Bird Records Committee of the Texas Ornithology Society. You will see this record as number 6.

BLACK-HEADED GULL (Chroicocephalus ridibundus)

Accepted (27)

2 Jan-23 Feb 1982 Lake Livingston Dam, SAJ/POL (TPRF 260) (AB 36:308, 671)
1 & 3 Mar 1989 Lake Arlington, TAR (TBRC 1989-26) (AB 43:507)
31 Dec 1989-4 Feb 1990 Lake Waco, MCL (TBRC 1990-4; TPRF 844) (AB 44:292)
returning 11 Dec 1990-12 Jan 1991 (TBRC 1991-21) (AB 45:291)
2-20 Jan 1993 Wright Patman Lake, BOW (TBRC 1993-35) (AB 47:275, 865)
28 Feb 1993 Baffin Bay, KLE (TBRC 1993-38) (AB 47:275)
31 Dec 1993-18 Feb 1994 Wright Patman Lake, BOW/CAS (TBRC 1994-31; TPRF 1223) (FN 48:226, 748)
10 Dec 1995 Lake Tawakoni, RAI (TBRC 1995-153) (FN 50:190)
12 Feb-25 Mar 1996 Cooper Lake, DEL/HOP (TBRC 1996-20; TPRF 1516) (FN 50:190, 302)
returning 2 Nov 1996-13 Feb 1997 (TBRC 1996-161; TPRF 1555) (FN 51:84, 769)
returning 26 Oct 1997-14 Feb 1998 (TBRC 1997-162; TPRF 1596) (FN 52:89, 224)
returning 18 Nov 1998-24 Feb 1999 (TBRC 1999-9; TPRF 1741) (NAB 53:76, 181)
returning 26 Nov 1999-27 Feb 2000 (TBRC 1999-110; TPRF 1756)
28 Dec 1996 Lake Wright Patman, BOW/CAS (TBRC 1997-3) (FN 51:529, 769)
9 Feb 1997 Mountain Creek Lake, DAS (TBRC 1997-49) (FN 51:769)
24 Jan-23 Mar 1998 Fort Worth, TAR (TBRC 1998-16; TPRF 1597) (FN 52:224, 355)
1-21 Mar 1998 Fort Worth, TAR (TBRC 1998-42; TPRF 1608) (FN 52:355-356)
returning 2 Feb-mid Mar 1999 (TBRC 1999-21; TPRF 1740) (NAB 53:182)
returning 30 Nov 2000-8 Jan 2001 (TBRC 2000-144; TPRF 1862)
24 Dec 1999-18 Feb 2000 Fort Worth, TAR (TBRC 1999-115)
23 Dec 2000 Possum Kingdom L., PAP (TBRC 2001-113)
15-21 Nov 2003 Cooper Lake, DEL/HOP (TBRC 2004-8; TPRF 2182)
14-17 Mar 2004 Wright Patman Lake, BOW/CAS (TBRC 2004-24; TPRF 2190)
12 Dec 2004 South Padre Is., CAM (TBRC 2004-104; TPRF 2248)
1 Jan 2007 Lewisville Lake, DEN (TBRC 2007-09)
17-27 Dec 2007 Big Creek Lake/Cooper Lake, DEL (TBRC 2008-10; TPRF 2536)
7 Nov 2009 Cooper Lake, HOP (TBRC 2009-93; TPRF 2781)

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Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus

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alexis_orion

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January 27, 2019 11:04 AM CET

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Eastern Cottontail Sylvilagus floridanus

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hoh3

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June 12, 2018 02:29 PM EDT

Description

Nest of rabbits found in raised rhubarb bed in vegetable garden

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Eastern Cottontail Sylvilagus floridanus

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cammie

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May 12, 2018 07:35 PM HST

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Paint me like one of your French girls!

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American White Pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos

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greglasley

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February 21, 2005 04:24 PM CST

Description

American White Pelican

Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
Bird was yawning, inside of his pouch is turned
partially inside-out during this process. After this yawn the bird
looked quite normal again.
Texas City Dike, Texas City,
Galveston Co., Texas
21 February 2005

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Northern Saw-whet Owl Aegolius acadicus

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joojibee

Date

October 11, 2017 09:46 PM CDT

Description

Caught during an owl banding session at the Wildcat Hills banding station

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Northern Saw-whet Owl Aegolius acadicus

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kokanee

Date

February 21, 2019

Description

Saw-whet Owl off the thicket trail. It had a shrew in its claws and was being "mobbed" by chickadees and nuthatches.

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Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis

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July 31, 2018 07:20 PM CDT

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American White Pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos

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kalamurphyking

Date

January 20, 2015 11:26 AM CST

Description

White Rock lake, Sunset Bay
Show-Off
Those pouches require a lot of stretching. Also, as we approach breeding season, mature breeding pelicans, both male and female, are developing the bump/horn on their top beak. It is just beginning here, it will get much larger. After the breeding season is over, it falls off.

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Southern Elephant Seal Mirounga leonina

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March 13, 2012 07:31 AM EDT

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Penguin pecks elephant seal to see what happens...

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Golden-winged Warbler Vermivora chrysoptera

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cmweissburg

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May 24, 2017 06:26 AM EDT

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Roseate Spoonbill Platalea ajaja

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December 23, 2015

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Lark Sparrow Chondestes grammacus

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finatic

Date

August 14, 2016 12:58 PM PDT

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Rio Rico (Google, OSM)

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Santa Cruz County, Arizona, US

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American Wigeon Mareca americana

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ryanandrews

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November 21, 2015 12:09 PM PST

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Saw quite a few of these guys here. They were extremely cooperative, which is not usually the case with wigeons in my experience!

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Coyote Canis latrans

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oddfitz

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December 29, 2014 02:09 AM CST

Description

One of my favorite game camera captures.

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Kingbirds Genus Tyrannus

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June 8, 2018 04:41 PM HST

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Red-breasted Nuthatch Sitta canadensis

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nsferguson

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November 11, 2018 02:25 PM EST

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Eurasian Nuthatch Sitta europaea

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November 30, 2016 11:25 AM MSK

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Sabine's Gull Xema sabini

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akiley

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September 3, 2017 08:18 AM EDT

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Continuing 2nd state record- Juvenile

**This and ALL of my photos are Copyright Aidan Kiley, and are not to be copied, used or distributed for any purpose without my explicit consent.

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Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia

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March 17, 2016 09:16 PM PDT

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Melanistic Song Sparrow. Singing male, ID'ed as Song Sparrow by song, and similar face pattern (visible in photo though muted due to melanism). The bird was also associating with a standard-issue SOSP, possibly a mate.

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Great Gray Owl Strix nebulosa

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June 15, 2012 11:33 AM +13

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Great Gray Owl Strix nebulosa

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March 9, 2013 06:35 PM EST

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Key Deer Odocoileus virginianus ssp. clavium

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juddpatterson

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July 20, 2008 06:27 PM EDT

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Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus

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greglasley

Date

March 4, 2018 11:14 AM CST

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This partially leucistic singing male Red-winged Blackbird certainly caught my eye! Note also the pale bill tip and feet.

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Common Redpoll Acanthis flammea

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January 8, 2013

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White-tailed Deer Odocoileus virginianus

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June 8, 2016

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Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe

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Date

July 31, 2016 10:25 AM ADT

Description

Interesting interaction between the white-tailed deer and this song bird caught on a camera trap. I have my idea for the bird, but help would really be appreciated.

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Spotted Dove Streptopelia chinensis

Date

September 12, 2010 03:04 PM AEST

Description

I was extremely happy to find this melanistic individual along with regular examples of the species. Complete melanism is a very unusual occurrence in birds, possibly as rare or rarer than albnisim!

Shame it couldn't have been native, but what an awesome encounter...

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Mallard Anas platyrhynchos

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aaronr

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January 12, 2019 11:11 AM EST

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Herring Gull Larus argentatus

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February 14, 2019 11:47 AM EST

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Western Grebe Aechmophorus occidentalis

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July 27, 2018 10:04 AM PDT

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The first indication that something exciting was about to happen was a series of really loud calls which immediately captured my attention. Then I was treated to this amazing display. Glad I can finally check "mating Western grebes" off the bucket list now

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Western Grebe Aechmophorus occidentalis

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February 18, 2019 09:43 AM PST

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House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus

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colincroft

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February 16, 2019 03:06 PM MST

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Leucistic female; continuing bird

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Cackling Goose Branta hutchinsii

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January 10, 2019 03:51 PM MST

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Titmice Genus Baeolophus

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June 25, 2018 09:20 AM PDT

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Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor

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April 12, 2018 12:39 AM EDT

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Mallard Anas platyrhynchos

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May 27, 2017 05:41 PM CDT

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Merlin Falco columbarius

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anudibranchmom

Date

January 8, 2019 12:23 PM PST

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Experts - What is going on here? This male American Kestrel sure did seem to have the hots for this female Merlin. He kept trying to get close to her and even brought her a few treats (insects?) from the grass beneath the fence. She accepted the treats but didn't seem thrilled with the attention. However, when he flew off, she followed him...

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Nuttall's White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys ssp. nuttalli

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November 11, 2018 04:46 PM PST

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Eastern Gray Squirrel Sciurus carolinensis

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josiebooks

Date

December 31, 2018 05:22 PM EST

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Albino variation

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Rough-legged Hawk Buteo lagopus

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greglasley

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December 14, 2018 07:58 AM CST

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Merlin Falco columbarius

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July 7, 2018 03:06 PM PDT

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Merlin chasing off Eagle

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European Starling Sturnus vulgaris

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lioneska

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August 22, 2018

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Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus

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greglasley

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July 16, 2018 07:22 AM CDT

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Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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North American Osprey Pandion haliaetus ssp. carolinensis

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greglasley

Date

December 30, 2016 01:00 PM CST

Description

I managed just a few quick shots from the car as an Osprey flew by with a fish over the Pedernales River in Johnson City, Texas. This was the only shot of the 4 or 5 that was in decent focus. This fish has been identified as:
American Gizzard Shad (Dorosoma cepedianum)
http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/4870751

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Osprey Pandion haliaetus

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Date

June 1, 2018 09:20 AM EDT

Description

A point of interest here; this male brought two fish at once back to the nest. Both parents fed the little ones at the same time. I typically don't see the male helping out with the feeding.

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Black Vulture Coragyps atratus

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oscaramaro

Date

August 7, 2017 10:03 AM CDT

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Albino

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Brambling Fringilla montifringilla

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bekkita

Date

January 27, 2019

Description

Continuing rarity found by homeowner Beau Shroyer at his feeders in Becker County, Minnesota. Minnesota's eighth state record, seen and well-documented by many observers. A huge thank you to the homeowners who are graciously open to visitors!

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Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus

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February 3, 2019 05:55 PM CST

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Domestic Yak Bos grunniens

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October 26, 2017

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Western Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis ssp. ibis

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greglasley

Date

May 1, 1988

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Cattle Egret
with Barn Swallow it has caught
Dry Tortugas, Florida
1 May 1988

Cattle Egrets are a species known to wander. They made it to the U.S. on their own in the early 1950s and are now a common species all over the Americas. I once found a dead Cattle Egret on a rocky beach in Antarctica. There are no insects on Antarctica, so that particular Cattle Egret just wandered too far. Such might be said for Florida's Dry Tortugas. They are called "dry" for good reason. There is no fresh water. Birds that end up there and are too tired to move on, simply die. It is a daily task of employees at Fort Jefferson to walk around and pick up and discard the Cattle Egret carcasses before they open the fort to the birdwatchers each spring day. On this day my group watched a starving Cattle Egret (there are few large insects for the egrets to feed on) grab a Barn Swallow. It certainly made for a strange scene!

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Black Scoter Melanitta americana

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February 4, 2019 01:11 PM EST

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North American Mountain Lion Puma concolor ssp. couguar

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donframpton

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April 29, 2018 10:16 AM PDT

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Young female mountain lion walking past the Trippet Ranch visitor center on Sunday morning.

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What

Southern Yellow-billed Duck Anas undulata ssp. undulata

Observer

colin25

Date

July 13, 2014 02:09 PM SAST

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula

Observer

gcwarbler

Date

November 17, 1979 03:00 PM CST

Description

I'm uploading these field sketches of two goldeneyes which were studied by a group of birders at Austin's Hornsby Bend in November 1979. One of these female goldeneye's generated a lot of discussion as to the possibility of it being a Barrow's. Despite much detailed research and @greglasley's photos*, no definitive conclusion was ever reached.

  • http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/5105221
    The present record applies to the other female duck, a standard (if rare for the area) Common Goldeneye. Note: My sketches, done the same day, were intialed by me with the date "11/17/78" but that year is in error.

My eBird checklist for this date lists both birds as "Common Goldeneye":
http://ebird.org/ebird/tx/view/checklist/S16836222

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