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  1. 5 points
  2. Milky Way over Center Ridge School. Wasco County, Oregon
    3 points
  3. I'll try it from my Android... https://www.artofmanliness.com/articles/baking-in-the-wild-how-to-make-bannock-bread/ Yep, worked!
    2 points
  4. A place to show off those baby bird pictures
    1 point
  5. Song Sparrow Ditto Ditto American Robin alarm call Sounds like an odd Song Sparrow Ditto Several thrushes will make that call close to a nest -- most likely American Robin based on the others. For future reference, it's a good idea to include date and a general location with your sightings -- makes it a lot easier for us to ID.
    1 point
  6. Yes, these are Ospreys, and they look like nestlings. Ospreys are present in Poland, however it's a different subspecies. American Osprey is P. h. carolinensis, and the nominate subspecies of Europe is P. h. haliaetus.
    1 point
  7. The white wingbars are at the tips of the covert feathers. By this time of the year, when they're almost ready to start molting again, those feather tips have worn off, leaving nothing but gray behind.
    1 point
  8. I would expect that they get mites. I'm sure that they get feather mites, although I don't know that those would cause itching.
    1 point
  9. Woohoo! I'll be adjusting my ebird list then! That was a really nice, unexpected gift to learn about. Thanks again.
    1 point
  10. That's common, especially when the bird is overhead. Size is difficult to estimate when we're looking at a bird from unfamiliar angles, or when there's nothing nearby of a known size to compare to.
    1 point
  11. Yes! You got it!! You're absolutely right about the marks- main pointers are: 1) Neck is the same color as the body, as you mentioned. Little Blue Herons have contrast between the neck and the body; the necks are purplish where the rest of the body is dark blue. 2) This bird's plumage changes quite a bit over the course of the spring into the fall, but around this time of year, it begins to acquire some distinctive yellow color on the lores, definitely not typical of pure LBHE. 3) Also the various white patches on the body are another good mark (although they can be hard to see sometimes). 4) The bill is rather large and long compared to typical LBHE. I have seen this guy every year since 2014- such a awesome bird and a blessing to be able to study and enjoy!
    1 point
  12. Holy cow, I think we did see it. Here are the two pics I got of it. We saw it first from across the marsh as we were standing at the labyrinth. Then we drove across towards the pavilion and there is was. Close up it seemed larger than I expected from a little blue heron and somehow different, but couldn't put a finger on it. But that I'm looking: the neck has a white stripe along the underside, and isn't a different color from the body and it also seems thinner. There's also some yellow around the eye, which I suppose the LBHE shouldn't have either. Am I getting the relevant markers? Missed it last summer and didn't look at the reports closely enough ahead of our visit to know to be on the look out this year. DSC05277 DSC05275
    1 point
  13. Royal Tern with lunch Anahauc NWR 7-18 Royal Tern with lunch Anahauc NWR 7-18 by johnd1964, on Flickr
    1 point
  14. It came out great the first time I made it, although I do know my way around the kitchen πŸ‘
    1 point
  15. It should be the same as yours. On second thought I've never made it before so it'll probably be a flop.
    1 point
  16. Ignore my previous post about the link issue then. Maybe it has been fixed or maybe it just happens every once in a while. πŸ™‚
    1 point
  17. Can I have a bite of your bannock?
    1 point
  18. OK; I was on my PC (Windows 10, Chrome). I'll try now on my phone. Yes, I have the same option on my phone, so I'm guessing that the difference is that I'm a moderator. Sorry to lead you all astray.
    1 point
  19. OK; maybe that's one of my modly superpowers πŸ˜„ And I didn't know about that link issue. Here's a little test (and you should make these immediately): https://www.artofmanliness.com/articles/baking-in-the-wild-how-to-make-bannock-bread/ Ok, it did turn blue and underlined immediately. Will submit now and see if it works. Edit: it worked! Strange that it doesn't for you??? Oh, and I'm going to click on show that it's been edited for the sake of science πŸ˜„
    1 point
  20. The "Edited by" message is automatic for me and there is no option to turn it off, but I don't have a problem with that. I do, however, have a problem with the links not turning underlined and blue immediately, although that probably can't be fixed. The only way to make a link work is to submit the post then edit the post and press the space bar or enter key after the URL. Have you noticed that there are "Edited by" messages on all the posts with links?
    1 point
  21. Odd angle, but this is a Song Sparrow.
    1 point
  22. First 4 photos are actually all young Northern Gannets! Tern is either Common or Arctic. Both are possible in that area, and I struggle with that ID somewhat, so I'll leave it up to someone else.
    1 point
  23. Yep, Northern Mockingbird. Looks like you have a Downy Woodpecker too!
    1 point
  24. 1 point
  25. Thanks everyone, Nice to see everyone back again. Mike
    1 point
  26. I definitely do not want a limit on editing a post. I am bad about typos and I like to fix them when possible. I once misspelled The Bird Nuts name! Thankfully I was able to fix it. Also I am not all that jazzed about the post automatically showing an edit. In most cases it doesn't do anything for me to know that a post has been edited. In the past, the site admin could tell what had transpired in a post and that seems good enough.
    1 point
  27. 1 point
  28. Congrats!!! Did you find it, @Melierax?
    1 point
  29. That’s absolutely amazing! Was it a lifer, too?
    1 point
  30. And each of your edits added something to the quality of the post. I too see no real reason to cap the time limit to edit. If I make a tpyo that might be emburrassing, I'd like to be able to figs it even if I dont' get Intuit right a-weigh πŸ˜„ expecially sense so mini people tpye on small keyboards like sellphones those on.
    1 point
  31. Spirit Falls, Washington
    1 point
  32. Mt Hood Wildflowers, Oregon
    1 point
  33. Mossy Grotto Falls in the Columbia Gorge, Oregon
    1 point
  34. Late February of this year, had some perfect snow for this shot of White River and Mt Hood.
    1 point
  35. So we just post our bird photos? *confused...........* 65. American Black Duck American Black Duck by MerMaeve, on Flickr 66. Green Heron Green Heron by MerMaeve, on Flickr 67. White-Crowned Sparrow White-Crowned Sparrow by MerMaeve, on Flickr 68. Lincoln's Sparrow Lincoln's Sparrow by MerMaeve, on Flickr 69. Orchard Oriole Orchard Oriole by MerMaeve, on Flickr 70. Herring Gull Herring Gull by MerMaeve, on Flickr 71. Red-winged Blackbird Red-winged Blackbird by MerMaeve, on Flickr 72. Black-necked Stilt Lifer Black-necked Stilt by MerMaeve, on Flickr 73. Brown Creeper Brown Creeper! by MerMaeve, on Flickr 74. Snowy Owl Snowy Owl.... by MerMaeve, on Flickr 75. Dark-eyed Junco Dark-eyed Junco close up by MerMaeve, on Flickr
    1 point
  36. House Wren Chicks - Minnesota
    1 point
  37. Okay, I'll try it: https://www.flickr.com/photos/birdnuts/ Hmm, it worked!
    0 points
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