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What

Long-eared Owl (Asio otus)

Observer

roboraptor

Date

February 2024

Description

Two clumps of feathers below coniferous tree.

EDIT: Returned to location, additional feathers documented.

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What

Blue-winged Teal (Spatula discors)

Observer

bigpappahope

Date

January 26, 2024 12:21 PM EST

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What

Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis)

Observer

ebirding

Date

April 27, 2019 10:46 AM UTC

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What

Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)

Observer

ebirding

Date

April 16, 2023 05:21 PM CDT

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What

Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus)

Observer

tomkennedy

Date

January 2024

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What

Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata)

Observer

lida_onishchenko

Date

July 3, 2015 10:37 AM MSK

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What

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)

Observer

bnmccully

Date

February 11, 2022 11:03 AM EST

Description

predating pied-billed grebe

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What

Lark Sparrow (Chondestes grammacus)

Observer

johnrosford

Date

May 17, 2023 09:33 AM CDT

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What

California Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis ssp. californicus)

Observer

charmurr

Date

January 14, 2024 12:05 PM PST

Description

Male in full breeding cycle, note blue eyes, it's colors were amazing. Oceanside Pier in Oceanside, CA

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What

Snowy Egret (Egretta thula)

Observer

kitemongoose

Date

February 2024

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What

Western Willet (Tringa semipalmata ssp. inornata)

Observer

scottjstoner

Date

January 18, 2024 10:33 AM EST

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What

White Ibis (Eudocimus albus)

Observer

jasoneavery

Date

January 26, 2024 12:55 PM EST

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What

Ash-throated Flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens)

Observer

kitemongoose

Date

January 2024

Description

A successful search for the reported Ash-throated Flycatcher. Details follow.

Outing #1: I stayed in the car and turned around, preferring to return another day instead. Multiple busy birders. Incidentally, this was the first time I saw a "Spoonbill Pond-type camera" 🔭 at this location. Some impressive gear.

Outing #2: I returned two days later, and photographed a lot of Eastern Phoebes 😂. ATFL not spotted. One local dog-walker said he saw 19 birders the previous day! But on this day, as far as birders during this time slot, I had the place to myself. A different local stopped by to offer iced juice, after noticing I was still there following our chat two hours prior.

Outing #3: I returned the next day and to my delight spotted the ATFL on my way back to the car, after birding for about two hours. I lost sight of it at one point and squatted down, gazing across the clearing. I don’t ever squat while birding but felt I should stay there. After a little while it landed low on a branch in the distance, directly across from me. It looked right at me, then looked down and continued foraging. WOW. This was the 2nd most memorable moment in my birding history—the 1st being my interaction with this Great White Heron.

Shortly after I returned home, a knock on the door presented a short, somewhat older man with a jolly demeanor and binoculars around his neck. "I was told to ask if you’ve seen any unusual birds lately", he explained after politely introducing himself as a neighbor’s friend, visiting from Ohio. I felt honored, as people don’t usually ask me these types of things 😂. He certainly showed up on a good day! "You’ll have to come in", I replied with glee.

Speaking with him was a true joy. Amongst other bird topics, he recounted the sighting of his spark bird—a Bald Eagle, back when Bald Eagles were rare.

I was sorry to miss his next visit, as I was on route back from South Carolina. In addition to several pages of his own in-progress book, he dropped off his personal signed copy of The Big Year, with instructions to read and return, home address included. When I got back and opened the book’s cover, I saw his full name and a date, with a handwritten note that read:

To…
Maybe the oldest birder I know.
I know you will keep going on as long as you can.
Machs goot + blessings

Greg Miller

I remember thinking, "WOW maybe he’s famous, to be friends with Greg." Lol.

Anyway, as the saying goes, never underestimate an old guy on a bicycle! "He’s like the energizer bunny", my neighbor recounted. I wonder how many miles he rode this visit? 🚲

Though I don’t know him well, I would describe his personality as magnetic. I look forward to his next visit, and his next publishing as well.

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What

Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Corthylio calendula)

Observer

jimangelo

Date

January 17, 2024 04:06 PM EST

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What

Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis)

Observer

kaiju_dino10

Date

August 2023

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What

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens)

Observer

jugbayjs

Date

January 8, 2024 10:08 AM CST

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What

Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus)

Observer

cdewerowe

Date

March 6, 2023 09:22 AM EST

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What

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)

Observer

brittanymmason

Date

December 29, 2023 01:01 PM EST

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What

Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor)

Observer

tcantrell52

Date

January 2, 2024 10:42 AM CST

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What

Western Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis)

Observer

jtmartin54

Date

December 14, 2023 10:24 AM EST

Description

And you think YOU'RE having a bad day (talk to the frog.)

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What

King Rail (Rallus elegans)

Observer

jimangelo

Date

December 27, 2023 10:57 AM EST

Description

I am calling this a King Rail, but I would like to hear other opinions.

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What

Nashville Warbler (Leiothlypis ruficapilla)

Observer

jtmartin54

Date

October 16, 2023 04:26 PM EDT

Description

A lifer in the backyard today. Doesn't happen often. Gotta love fall migration.

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What

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens)

Observer

blakesito

Date

December 24, 2023 10:20 AM CST

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What

Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)

Observer

jackw

Date

June 2019

Place

Private

Description

Adult osprey bringing sunfish to the nest.

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What

Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)

Observer

jimangelo

Date

December 16, 2022 04:19 PM EST

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What

Rufescent Tiger-Heron (Tigrisoma lineatum)

Observer

pkondrashov

Date

September 28, 2022 09:46 AM -04

Place

Miranda (Google, OSM)

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What

Snowy Egret (Egretta thula)

Observer

chrisrmoreira

Date

November 8, 2023 07:47 AM -05

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What

Yellow Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum ssp. hypochrysea)

Observer

jimangelo

Date

November 1, 2023 08:55 AM EDT

Description

Palm Warbler; Reddie Point, Jacksonville, FL; Nov 2023

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What

Wood Stork (Mycteria americana)

Observer

jimangelo

Date

November 8, 2023 12:05 PM EST

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What

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens)

Observer

marcheloi

Date

October 8, 2023 07:23 AM EST

Description

Amanecer de 3 garzas...
Alineación

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What

White-throated Magpie-Jay (Calocitta formosa)

Observer

fredkirkey

Date

March 23, 2014 09:23 AM CST

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What

White-throated Magpie-Jay (Calocitta formosa)

Observer

gatorhawk

Date

November 15, 2023 03:21 PM CST

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What

Bare-throated Tiger-Heron (Tigrisoma mexicanum)

Observer

taniacampos

Date

January 17, 2021 09:15 AM CST

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What

Kōtuku (White Heron) (Ardea alba)

Observer

pedrodyuitmex

Date

October 22, 2023 10:23 AM CST

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What

Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)

Observer

kestrl

Date

June 15, 2023 02:17 PM PDT

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What

Snowy Egret (Egretta thula)

Observer

ben1010

Date

December 2, 2023 08:40 AM PST

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What

Nelson's Sparrow (Ammospiza nelsoni)

Observer

billpranty

Date

December 22, 2023 06:57 AM EST

Description

Aripeka-Bayport Christmas Bird Count with Dave Bowman; iNat Stop 1 of 3. The weather at the start was clear and 54 degrees ("feels like" 53), with a light breeze. Don Fraser dropped us off at the gate and proceeded to Linda Pedersen Park, while Dave and I began the ~5-mile "marsh stomp" through the Black Needlerush (Juncus romerianus) salt marsh. We did well, finding American White Pelicans, American Bittern, 4 Reddish Egrets, 5 Clapper Rails, 11 Wilson's Plovers, Marsh Wren, Sedge Wren, and 7 Nelson's Sparrows. We returned to the gate at 1150 tired and exhausted. Don picked us up and we headed to Hernando Beach for a 2+-hour boat trip through the Hernando Beach boat channel courtesy of Sara Tunder and Freedom Boat Club.

Post-submission Note: Even though I had hoped that this was a Saltmarsh Sparrow, Jon Greenlaw identified it as a Nelson's Sparrow, which according to Jon, is known to sometimes show heavy black streaking along the flanks and limited orange or buff color.

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What

Kōtuku (White Heron) (Ardea alba)

Date

December 19, 2023 12:20 AM CST

Photos / Sounds

What

Great Egret × Cocoi Heron (Ardea alba × cocoi)

Observer

flaviodrt

Date

July 30, 2022 10:48 AM -03

Description

Possible hybrid of Ardea Alba x Ardea Cocoi

Photos / Sounds

What

Kōtuku (White Heron) (Ardea alba)

Observer

el_naturero

Date

December 6, 2023 12:04 PM -05

Photos / Sounds

What

Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)

Observer

ben1010

Date

November 26, 2023 07:28 AM PST

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What

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens)

Observer

jellyfishmambo

Date

December 15, 2023 05:47 PM CST

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What

Southern Hawker (Aeshna cyanea)

Observer

tobiasgratzer

Date

September 4, 2023 11:32 AM CEST

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What

Lion (Panthera leo)

Observer

jkadry

Date

August 2023

Place

Kenya (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Large-billed Tern (Phaetusa simplex)

Observer

galloots13

Date

December 4, 2023 08:46 AM EST

Description

continuing bird flying west

Photos / Sounds

What

Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)

Observer

galloots13

Date

December 4, 2023 04:33 PM EST

Photos / Sounds

What

Blue-winged Teal (Spatula discors)

Observer

eduardoholbox

Date

September 28, 2023 07:33 AM EST

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What

Marsh Rabbit (Sylvilagus palustris)

Observer

dcoling

Date

April 9, 2022 01:28 AM EDT

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What

American Alligator (Alligator mississippiensis)

Observer

cerw8384

Date

July 9, 2017

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What

Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)

Observer

hawkparty

Date

November 20, 2023 11:43 AM PST

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What

Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis)

Observer

jtmartin54

Date

December 10, 2023 10:48 AM EST

Description

Walked up on a 3 foraging together. They pretty much ignored me.

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What

Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea)

Observer

jtmartin54

Date

December 7, 2023 09:06 AM EST

Photos / Sounds

What

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens)

Observer

jtmartin54

Date

December 7, 2023 10:47 AM EST

Description

About time I was able to put my eye and lens on one of these! (Lifer!)

Photos / Sounds

What

Large-billed Tern (Phaetusa simplex)

Observer

sflamand

Date

November 22, 2023 09:55 AM EST

Photos / Sounds

What

Large-billed Tern (Phaetusa simplex)

Observer

cheriphillips

Date

June 11, 2023 12:27 PM EDT

Description

Currently being seen by numerous birders in Brevard County, Florida and reported and confirmed on ebird.

Photos / Sounds

What

Large-billed Tern (Phaetusa simplex)

Observer

galloots13

Date

December 2, 2023 08:30 AM EST

Description

first time seen in usa in 30 years. continuing bird- awesome to see

Photos / Sounds

What

Large-billed Tern (Phaetusa simplex)

Observer

billpranty

Date

June 4, 2023 08:50 AM EDT

Description

With Don Fraser, Dave Goodwin, and Erik Haney; a successful chase of the ABSOLUTELY EPIC Large-billed Tern, the first for Florida (followed by the second later the same day in Brevard County!). The bird was resting on an exposed bar in a shallowly-flooded rocky pond, which probably did not exist a few months ago (and will not exist in its present form in a few more months). The weather at the start was sunny and 79 degrees ("feels like" 85) with a light breeze. We left at 0946 and headed north to look (without success) for other Large-billed Terns.

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What

Eastern Gray Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)

Observer

waterbottle_s

Date

November 2023

Description

some sort of tail injury

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What

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)

Observer

sfreeman7

Date

December 6, 2023 04:03 PM EST

Description

incoming! love the final approach!

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What

Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)

Observer

joemdo

Date

October 28, 2023 01:53 PM EDT

Description

Seen during a field trip to J.W. Corbett WMA led & organized by Steve Woodmansee of the Dade Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society. It was a great trip with several dozen species seen in flower! Please consider joining your local chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society... here is a link to the Dade Chapter's calendar, which includes field trips and meetings:
https://dade.fnpschapters.org/events/

Everyone's observations from this visit to J.W. Corbett:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?captive=any&nelat=26.861785081658446&nelng=-80.29238834047852&on=2023-10-28&order=asc&order_by=observed_on&place_id=any&swlat=26.830614453363967&swlng=-80.33874695375977

Project for observations taken during Dade Chapter field trips:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?captive=any&place_id=any&project_id=142571

More info about this field trip:
https://teamup.com/event/show/id/hrMGdxwckW6xeD5gTajEPwL8Umye5b

Photos / Sounds

What

Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)

Observer

kitemongoose

Date

November 2023

Description

‼️ Fish stolen by a Bald Eagle 🦅; interaction captured in photos 5-10. ‼️

Photos 1-2: Osprey catches large fish and flies over my head. Life is good.

Photos 3-4: Ruh-roh! Suddenly, a Bald Eagle emerges from a wooded area and advances. The Osprey spots it and begins to change direction.

The Osprey completes a 180 turn and flies back over my head as both birds vocalize loudly.

Photos 5-7: The Bald Eagle is hot on its tail, with eyes on the prize.

Photo 8: Better safe than sorry, the Osprey surrenders, intentionally dropping the fish. As the fish falls mid-air, the eagle raises its talons.

Photo 9: The eagle recovers the relinquished fish.

Photo 10: The osprey pulls up; well ain’t that some %*!


Photos / Sounds

What

Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor)

Date

November 28, 2023

Description

Boa consctrictor , engulle a un ejemplar de Egretta tricolor .
San Andres Isla
noviembre 28 - 2023
Juan Carlos Luna

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What

Green Heron (Butorides virescens)

Observer

teichmolch70

Date

April 10, 2008 08:10 AM EDT

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What

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)

Observer

eleanorpate

Date

November 26, 2023 10:49 AM CST

Photos / Sounds

What

Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)

Observer

alexc22

Date

December 1, 2023 08:52 AM CST

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What

American Great Egret (Ardea alba ssp. egretta)

Observer

andrey_atuchin

Date

November 12, 2023 10:30 AM AST

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What

Pigfish (Orthopristis chrysoptera)

Observer

galloots13

Date

February 11, 2023 09:59 AM EST

Photos / Sounds

What

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)

Observer

stazandgazer

Date

November 25, 2023 04:26 PM EST

Description

Territorial display

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What

Snowy Egret (Egretta thula)

Observer

restodrood

Date

March 30, 2023 02:17 PM EDT

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What

American Bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus)

Observer

cerw8384

Date

June 28, 2023 06:59 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens)

Observer

kiwikiu

Date

August 12, 2023 11:48 AM CDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Yellow-crowned Night Heron (Nyctanassa violacea)

Observer

mauriciohs

Date

September 15, 2023 07:51 AM CST

Photos / Sounds

What

Snowy Egret (Egretta thula)

Observer

jcochran706

Date

November 14, 2023 12:40 PM CST

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What

Great White Heron (Ardea herodias ssp. occidentalis)

Observer

ehessels

Date

November 5, 2023 11:38 AM EST

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What

Kōtuku (White Heron) (Ardea alba)

Observer

sfreeman7

Date

September 27, 2023 03:10 PM EDT

Description

Several Great Egrets were seen along the Humber River this day. There were 2 in this immediate area. This individual landed on a rock and spent a lot of time grooming. Note the greenish tinge around the eyes and wispy plumage.

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What

Galápagos Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias ssp. cognata)

Date

October 28, 2023 03:39 PM -06

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What

Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)

Observer

tdita

Date

November 12, 2023 10:29 AM EST

Photos / Sounds

What

Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)

Observer

victorbeccari

Date

November 12, 2023 10:32 AM CET

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What

Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)

Observer

conycondor

Date

November 11, 2023 07:17 AM CST

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What

Kōtuku (White Heron) (Ardea alba)

Observer

jimangelo

Date

April 28, 2023 09:38 AM EDT

Description

Great Egret (adult and juv); Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park, Jacksonville, FL; April 2023

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What

Anhinga (Anhinga anhinga)

Observer

jimangelo

Date

April 28, 2023 09:36 AM EDT

Description

Anhinga - Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park, Jacksonville, FL

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What

Laughing Gull (Leucophaeus atricilla)

Observer

jimangelo

Date

June 27, 2023 09:54 AM EDT

Description

Laughing Gull (adult and juv)

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What

Green Heron (Butorides virescens)

Observer

jdsommer

Date

March 2020

Photos / Sounds

What

Kōtuku (White Heron) (Ardea alba)

Observer

sdoug7405

Date

November 7, 2023 01:39 PM AEST

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What

Snowy Egret (Egretta thula)

Observer

dosvenadas

Date

June 17, 1993

Description

Egret, Snowy. Egretta thula. S. Tx.

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What

Snowy Egret (Egretta thula)

Observer

jimangelo

Date

May 22, 2020 08:42 AM CDT

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What

Kōtuku (White Heron) (Ardea alba)

Observer

joegonzorj

Date

August 22, 2021 10:18 AM CDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Kōtuku (White Heron) (Ardea alba)

Observer

joegonzorj

Date

January 18, 2018 09:15 AM CST

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What

Laughing Gull (Leucophaeus atricilla)

Observer

jasoneavery

Date

September 17, 2022 02:59 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii)

Observer

nerves

Date

November 9, 2023 04:53 PM EST

Photos / Sounds

What

Snowy Egret × Tricolored Heron (Egretta thula × tricolor)

Observer

bnmccully

Date

April 24, 2019 11:36 AM EDT

Description

Photo does not show yellow feet. Some observers suggested an egret/heron hybrid. One observer thinks it's a stray.

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What

Southern Lion (Panthera leo ssp. melanochaita)

Observer

galloots13

Place

Mara, TZ (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor)

Observer

seaheart88

Date

March 2, 2019 07:56 AM EST

Photos / Sounds

What

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)

Observer

quiltoni

Date

April 9, 2019 05:16 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Snowy Egret (Egretta thula)

Observer

gpete

Date

April 3, 2019 09:57 AM UTC

Photos / Sounds

What

Cocoi Heron (Ardea cocoi)

Observer

pkondrashov

Date

September 26, 2022 02:30 PM -04

Photos / Sounds

What

Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)

Observer

setibarbara

Date

August 12, 2019 02:46 PM CDT

Description

baby mockingbird and mourning dove on feeder

Photos / Sounds

What

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)

Observer

setibarbara

Date

January 27, 2017 08:03 AM CST

Description

Orange Beach

Photos / Sounds

What

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)

Observer

setibarbara

Date

August 20, 2017 09:49 AM CDT

Description

Great Blue Heron

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What

Eastern Redcedar (Juniperus virginiana)

Observer

kitemongoose

Date

October 2023

Description

?

Accidentally kicked this while photographing these two Egretta.

Not dense.
Tasted salty.

Ok, just kidding on that last line.