Category Archives: Identification

Perception of Rare and the LCRV

Each of us has our own perception of what birds we consider rare and think of when someone says we saw a rare bird. Some would consider species with low world populations such as Whooping Crane as the only rare … Continue reading

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ANOTHER Lesser Black-backed Gull

November 30th, after a lovely day rediscovering the now-returned Nutting’s Flycatcher, hiking in the Bill Williams, and finding my La Paz County Winter Wren, I thought I had used up all my birding karma for a little while.  Still, when … Continue reading

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The Nutting’s Flycatcher is back!

Just after 8:00 this morning, after about 15 minutes of birding, I was walking down the road at Mosquito Flats in Bill Williams River NWR, planning out my post to the listserv about the continued absence of the Nutting’s Flycatcher.  … Continue reading

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Lesser Black-backed Gull – Lake Havasu

Two days ago (26 November 2012), John West photographed an odd gull on the beach at Rotary Park.  He sent the photos to David Vander Pluym, who immediately identified it as a juvenile Lesser Black-backed Gull! Photos by John West … Continue reading

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LCRV Rarity Photos

I’ve been promising for a while to post photos of rarities that have been seen lately in the LCRV.  The thing is, the rarities just keep coming!  I have finally caught up, for now, and I present a suite of … Continue reading

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Long-tailed? Jaeger

We’ve been scouring the lake lately for jaegers – those wonderful winged pirates – given all the reports coming from the inland southwest.  We were rewarded a few days ago with a flyby Parasitic that hasn’t shown itself since.  What … Continue reading

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Short-billed Dowitchers

As I mentioned in my Beal Lake post, we have had quite a few Short-billed Dowitchers in the area lately.  Our first was at the Island STP August 24.  The next day, David and I counted 18 on Beal Lake.  … Continue reading

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