Well, here's a few more state birds I added at the convention. First was a N Mockingbird!!
Not a write up species like the Grosbeak but it's a good state bird just the same! We found this one while looking for Lark Sparrows and other grassland birds.
State bird #2, lifer #1!
Yes, it's a Phalarope. Actually, without the picture, I wouldn't have been able to add this bird. I mis-IDed it the first time around. After a 2nd look, I quickly noted the field marks that made this bird different. I was quite pleasantly surprised! Anyone know this one?
Now on to state bird #3 and lifer #2!! I knew this bird was there and was looking for it. It took me all of 2 mins to find it. When I did I said "Bingo, there's the bird"!!!
Can anyone ID this bird?
It's a large shorebird with a Long, straight bill
If you know large shorebirds you should be able to. Post your answers in a comment!