I'm new to the list too. I know what you mean about accomplishments identifying shore birds. My husband and I were at Matanzas inlet this past Sunday and I was a little overwhelmed at the number of different/similar looking birds. Looks like you did much better than I did.
Ring Billed Gull
Other turns (not sure on ID'ing)
Other gulls (ditto)
and many more
Some have those unmistakable markings - but some just don't. I'd love to read any quick ID tips for turns, gulls, and plovers from others on the list. One mistake I made was not taking a notepad to record details - bill and feet color etc. - that usually helps me some.
And I felt a little rushed because he was "done fishin' " and there were soooooo many birds.
Hello from a novice birder, new to the list. Spent some time on
Dunedin Causway this morning. Most all of you would label the birds in
the following list "the usual..." but seeing and identifying these
birds was a real accomplishment for me!
My list has now "swollen" to 105!
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