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  1. 5 points
    I'm afraid that is a decoy Great Horned Owl (the kind used to scare away other birds and animals). Looks like the one I had in my garden. Some have moving heads.
  2. 5 points
    Grey Hawk by Mark Goodwin, on Flickr
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    Little Blue Heron by Mark Goodwin, on Flickr
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    Hermit Thrush (Me and my shadow) Surprised he was still around northern IL, although he was hanging around a fire set by forest preserve maintenance.
  6. 4 points
    I confess I began losing my interest in the article as soon as I saw the word 'meme', a word I've come to understand as 'Something somebody thinks is funny / cute but that I won't understand because I don't know the pop culture touchstones referred to". I quickly reached 'For those not terminally online...', knew that I not only wasn't but likely wouldn't be, and felt my interest drop another couple of notches. I've never heard the word 'birb' before today (or 'doggo' or 'snek'). As to rules for using the word 'birb', I scanned them briefly but with little interest. Since I don't see myself ever using the word intentionally outside this discussion, I can relax and not worry about whether I'm using it 'incorrectly'. I'm not trying to be Debby Downer here. Like most things I'm told are memes, it just another Internet thing I don't get. Now quit staring at my trees with those binoculars and get off my lawn!
  7. 4 points
    A photo of a Pine Siskin that is not scratching!
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    I've only heard birb in a bird humor group on Facebook that I belong to. I confess i find it annoying and never use it myself, but otherwise the group is fun.
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    I'm not an expert on West Coast gulls but from what I know I would agree with Glaucous-winged x Western. Western Gulls, especially immature birds tend to have really thick bills, so maybe this bird has more Western that Glaucous-winged in it. I don't think it's a Slaty-backed.
  13. 2 points
    Green Heron by Mark Goodwin, on Flickr
  14. 2 points
    Another side effect of memes - misunderstood discussions.
  15. 1 point
    Bill looks a little long to me on that right bird.
  16. 1 point
    Red-tailed there- white V on back, plain reddish tail.
  17. 1 point
    Second one from this morning, probably not quite a landscape ......-15C (a little chilly for mid December here) but a wonderful experience.
  18. 1 point
    I agree that the base of the bill appears somewhat heavy although my older Sibley says Slaty-backed has a thinner bill than Western. I suspect Glaucous-winged x Western is probably correct but this is my first year for serious gull IDs so hopefully @akiley or someone similarly experienced will help out. Just a long winded bump.
  19. 1 point
    The center bird is a Cackling. But to its lower right is not.
  20. 1 point
    Agreed, Song Sparrow. Swamps have redder wings.
  21. 1 point
    So I have a lot of Dark Eyed Juncos that come everyday. I noticed a few days ago I have some Orange Crowned Warblers, and the Finches have showed up again. I still have the usual Titmouse, Cardinals, Chickadees, Wrens, Bluejays, and House Sparrows. Starting to go thru a lot of BO Sunflower, shelled peanuts, and the suet has really become popular lately. I have 8 different blocks out right now, front and back yards. Seems like the cold weather has finally pushed them all down here in the south again.
  22. 1 point
    That's a Song Sparrow.
  23. 1 point
    Thank you! I will add this to my life list!
  24. 1 point
    Sorry lol, didn't mean to take it that seriously
  25. 1 point
    Haha yes I know, I am totally joking. And Audubon devoted an entire news article to it!
  26. 1 point
    First bird count done, Sunday in Peten. We got 272 species for the entire count; my team got 80. Three lifers for me - Snail Kite, Kildeer, and Jabiru. Back in internet range and wearing a jacket instead of sweating profusely at 6AM. Tomorrow counting in the cloud forest.
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    I like Scott’s here. Straight bill essentially eliminates Hooded.
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    Hmm ... I am changing my mind, I am now thinking that it is a juvenile Scott's Oriole. Photo credit allaboutbirds. @blackburnian Juvenile Scott's Oriole
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    This looks like a great spot to store seeds for the winter! Ooowwuch!!!! Why do ants have to live here?
  33. 1 point
    Summer Tanager by Mark Goodwin, on Flickr
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    This was the greenest Green Heron I've ever seen... Green Heron by Mark Goodwin, on Flickr
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    I had very few opportunities to shoot lately. This is a little Downy in my backyard this afternoon. I was playing with B&W processing.
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    Yellow-winged Tanager by Mark Goodwin, on Flickr
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    A different take on a landscape photo.
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    Fall colors at sunrise. Jonsrud Viewpoint, Oregon
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    From a couple days ago - Mourning Dove carrying nesting material: And a Cedar Waxwing:
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    Streaked Flycatcher by Mark Goodwin, on Flickr
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    Yea Were back Tri Colored Heron Anahac NWR 4-18 Tri Colored Heron Anahac NWR 4-18 by johnd1964, on Flickr
  50. 0 points
    I am glad y'all explained, because I was confused.
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