Rarities http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/ Rarities Red-necked Grebe I saw him at the Concord Mills Wetland. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190798124 190798124 Red-necked Grebe http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190798125 190798125 Red-necked Grebe http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190798126 190798126 Short-eared Owl Uncommon to Rare: Milltail Rd., Alligator River National Waterfowl Rescue, Dare County. I would estimate less than 50 Short-eared Owls winter in the Carolinas. I saw 11 at A.R. NWR. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190803062 190803062 Western Tanager Very Rare: Usually 10 or less records per winter in the Carolinas; generally near the coast. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190803063 190803063 Snow Buntings Rare: Sporadic and Irregular Winter Visitors to the Outer Banks. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190803064 190803064 Band tailed Pigeon Accidental; 3rd record in North Carolina; Manteo, 2/2014 http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190803065 190803065 Harlequin Ducks Rare: Irregular Winter Visitors to the coast. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190803066 190803066 Snowy Owl Casual, based on irregular irruptions. Over 10 separate reports in the Carolinas winter 2013-2014, last previous over a decade ago in NC, a single bird near Fort Fisher. Photographed in Ocracoke. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190803067 190803067 Bullock's Oriole Casual in the Carolinas, occasionally seen every few winters. Photographed in Charlotte. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=190803211 190803211 Male Dickcissel Sometimes migrate through the Carolinas, but there are three breeding pairs in Union Co., which is rare. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193477542 193477542 Second Dickcissel A second male. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193477543 193477543 Female Dickcissel http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=193477544 193477544 Rufous Hummingbird I saw her in a friends yard in Cassat. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=196660953 196660953 Rufuos Hummingbird I saw her in a friends yard in Cassat. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=196660954 196660954 Rufous Hummingbird I saw her in a friends yard in Cassat. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=196660955 196660955 Calliope Hummingbird Residence, Charlotte, NC. Calliopes show up rarely in the winter, but they're our third most common winter hummingbird in North Carolina, first being Rufous and second starting to become wintering Ruby-throats. This is an immature male banded by Dwayne Martin. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=197078444 197078444 Calliope Hummingbird http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=197078445 197078445 Calliope Hummingbird http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=197078446 197078446 Calliope Hummingbird http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=197078447 197078447 Calliope Hummingbird The same bird photographed by Martina but about a month later. Thus you can see the gorget development on this immature male. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=197435336 197435336 Calliope Hummingbird The same bird photographed by Martina but about a month later. Thus you can see the gorget development on this immature male. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=197435337 197435337 Red Phalarope Found by Matt and I at Pee Dee NWR. http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=198617447 198617447 Red Phalarope http://www.carolinayoungbirdersclub.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=198617448 198617448