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  1. 4 points
    Why is the title now Whatbird’s Young mathematicians? Because I’m not sure I apply anymore. Lol
  2. 3 points
    Of course! Nobody had asked before 😄
  3. 3 points
    Pectoral Sandpiper, Lesser Yellowlegs, and American Avocet. Jury’s still out on the peeps I saw, which are guaranteed lifers.
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    I recently saw this group of three grouse in Manning Provincial Park in British Columbia. Of course, the first thought would be that they are likely the same species, but I am not totally sure of that. In the second part of the video, I am presuming that is a ruffed grouse. Originally, I thought the two at the beginning were sooty? But now I wonder if they are ruffed also? The two at the beginning don't seem to have a mottled enough plumage to match pictures I see of different species. If anyone is able to help, it is greatly appreciated! Here is the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l58Afxmq3IQ
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    1. The pale crescents near the wingtips suggest Red-shouldered Hawk. 2. I'm thinking female Indigo Bunting.
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    "Wanna piece of me??!!?? Huh?? Well, come on! I'm ready!!!!" IMG_2312-001 by Wayne J Smith, on Flickr
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    Today in southern Middle Tennessee Buff-breasted sandpiper had been reported at this spot. Did I get it? Sandpiper, for ID by hbvol50, on Flickr DSC_2425bb by hbvol50, on Flickr Sandpiper, for ID by hbvol50, on Flickr
  10. 1 point
    Cape May. Also good to see you back. I remember you from the pre-crash days.
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    Thank you again for all the information and taking the time to reply! It's very much appreciated. And thank you for the kind words on the video clips. They were just small samples of what I filmed with the grouse. I received some replies elsewhere that have me comfortable with the identification of these being sooty grouse and I made a video showing more of what I saw that day. If you were interested in seeing it, it is here: I know, I know, it's a bit ridiculous that yesterday I didn't know what species I was looking at and today I am putting information in the description of the video making me sound like I am an authority on these birds. Much of my learning in nature has been film/photograph first and then learn after. There are many gaps in knowledge I am still working on! Take care and thank you again! Les
  12. 1 point
    Looks like an adult female "Audubon's" Yellow-rumped Warbler. Vireos have much thicker, hooked bills.
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    Looks like a young Pine Warbler to me (pale eye arcs, pale wingbars, dark cheeks, yellowish supraloral, solid brownish back, pale yellow below).
  15. 1 point
    I'm seeing Semis except I'm not sure about the last two photos.
  16. 1 point
    It goes back to the last comment on page 12 and goes on from there. It was a running joke for a while but it's probably run its course. @Aveschapines, would you consider changing it back? Thanks.
  17. 1 point
    I'll second the Lesser Yellowlegs. And congrats on the lifers!
  18. 1 point
    Thanks so much for the quick response. Those were my thoughts, too, but I don’t trust myself with sandpipers. THESE ARE BOTH LIFERS!!!!
  19. 1 point
    The compact birds: Pectoral Sandpipers Note medium size, slightly decurved bill, heavily marked breast, yellow-green legs, and distinct white belly. The tall, graceful birds: Lesser Yellowlegs Note the yellow legs, thin bill which is only slightly longer than the head, and white spotted brown back.
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    You're welcome! Many birds can raise the feathers on the top of their head for many reasons, such as showing emotion, insulating themselves, and, in this example, while grooming/bathing themselves to clean the base of the feathers. Raising feathers on a bird's body is like raising your eyebrows. In Ruffed Grouse, the head usually shows the crest and the peaked look on their head, but this crest can be lowered at will, so it is not the best ID feature. However, notice that a Ruffed Grouse would normally, even with the crest raised, have a longer, different shaped crest. Also, plumage-wise, Ruffed Grouse would have much more white on the belly and head (with bolder stripes) as well as a dark tail tip. I feel really bad not telling you a single species, especially due to the amazing effort you probably put in to get these high-quality videos. I know that these birds are really hard to see sometimes. But only if you saw these birds a little more east/west, I would have been more certain on a single species. Almost all bird IDs on this forum have a clear, concise answer, but in this ID request, I don't know if there can be one. Sorry.
  22. 1 point
    It looks good for Townsend's. Good catch.
  23. 1 point
    I used to be troubled by belligerent squirrels raiding my six bird feeders. Two are filled with BOSS, one with suet, one with nyjer, and two with nectar for the hummingbirds. I used to hurl an ice cube at them from the upper deck but they ignored that. Now I bang on the guard rail with a steel rod to get their attention and hurl a fistful of ice cubes in their direction. Lately, they flee when they hear the banging. That's good enough for me. It saves the ice for my summer drinks.
  24. 1 point
    Tricolored Heron today
  25. 1 point
    A young Common Yellowthroat. He stayed pretty well hidden in the wildflower garden but came out of hiding long enough to nab a few photos.
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    This is MY feeder Mr. Cardinal! Get out of here! Any of you other guys want trouble?
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    Blue Grosbeak by Mark Goodwin, on Flickr
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    Swallow-tailed Kite (Elanoides forficatus) by hbvol50, on Flickr Swallow-tailed Kite (Elanoides forficatus) by hbvol50, on Flickr
  33. 1 point
    Went to a heron rookery. Got Little Blue Heron, Cattle Egret, and Great Egret. The Little Blue Heron was a lifer for me.
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