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  1. Sorry; I can't reach that high. I'm only 6' tall (and I haven't gotten taller for the past 42 years...)
    9 points
  2. Well I don't and being that I'm hiding in the living room(closer to the fridge and more comfortable) and not in the closest with the rest of y'all I don't know who ate them.
    7 points
  3. Thank you. I've been making a case for several months that not everyone who comes here is interested in developing ID skills. One alternative reason is photographers wanting to know what they've shot. Now that you've stated your goal, I for one will try to keep it in mind, and phrase my responses accordingly. We'll be here if you eventually want to develop more birding skills (or don't).
    7 points
  4. Whimbrel in flight https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/354783451
    6 points
  5. I GIVE UP!! @Aveschapines please lock this thread. ๐Ÿ˜‚
    6 points
  6. I am doubly impressed. Both so young and non-clueless.... and scarily tall.... no wonder you couldn't fit in the closet...
    6 points
  7. Grapeleaf Skeletonizer & Augochlora Sweat Bee Broad-necked Root Borer Silver-spotted Skipper Honey Bee
    6 points
  8. From yesterday, Four-toothed Mason Wasp, I was told at BugGuide. What I think are Punctured Tiger Beetles had taken over the trail. They're sober and businesslike in the shade, Flashy and fierce in the sun. A bad picture of a cool insect: female velvet ant, probably Dasymutilla sp. It would be a lot easier if they ever stopped moving. The Variegated Meadowhawk is usually the first dragonfly I see in spring. Where have they been? This one was my FOY today. She's "obelisking" in the afternoon heat to reduce the amount of sunlight that hits her.
    6 points
  9. Members of the Annual Convention of Turkey Vultures began arriving early, as premium perching spots were very limited.
    5 points
  10. I sympathize... But, I thought I had mice.. turns out I was feeding WhatBirders!
    5 points
  11. Good ones, all!! I'll have to pick @lonestranger because that's the very thought I had when I zoomed in the photo and saw the Meadowlark, which I was unaware of when I snapped it. So @lonestranger take it away!!! ๐Ÿ™‚
    5 points
  12. you mean my box of 50... and I thought I had mice... will have to join WhatMice.com to be clueless over there too.
    5 points
  13. The Ruby Mountains of Nevada
    5 points
  14. The Oreos aren't in the trees--they're in the sagebrush. (Scientific name joke. Some of us haven't been teenagers for quite a while, but our sense of humor may not have matured much.)
    5 points
  15. Nope! The last meadowlark I ate up set my tummy.
    5 points
  16. That must have been @Seanbirds we don't normally eat such unhealthy things. Now if you will look you'll notice that there are a dozon eggs and a package of bacon missing. Psst! Speaking of unhealthy food, where do you hide the oreos?
    5 points
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  19. That's actually a white-eye, a bird from Asia. I don't remember if those are actual vagrants in California or typically escapees, or what.
    5 points
  20. I really didn't expect or want to see this great horn today. There was a sighting of a barn owl at this location and also a barn owl box. This was not good news for my little barn owl.
    5 points
  21. I've seen a cardinal perch above a Barred Owl, too! Guess it's a safe place to check out the predator.
    4 points
  22. Lol. I don't actually throw rocks at them. I prefer shooting them. With my camera.
    4 points
  23. This reminds me that once I watching a Barred Owl that was out during the daytime. A cardinal perched on the branch directly above him. Every time the owl moved to a new branch or new tree, the cardinal moved, too --to the branch above.
    4 points
  24. Well that's not very nice!๐Ÿ˜›
    4 points
  25. Yep! My older brother is a quarter inch shorter than me! He tells me he can still wip me if need, which is true do to that he is 15 years older than me out ways me by a 100 pounds. My whole family is tall though so It's not like I stand out, I had a great grandfather that was 6' 6".
    4 points
  26. Caption this poor photo, and let me just set things straight right off the bat, "Poor Photo" is not an acceptable caption.
    4 points
  27. I raised two sons who were teenagers once (one is 52 and the other 45 now!! ). I'm still paying for the food they ate as teens!!!!!
    4 points
  28. I actually know a bird (but she turned me down.... Brit humour) Took these only some minutes ago - So Atlanta, GA, USA Jul/15/2021 Book and references say Northern Cardinal (also I know it's a male adult) So my clueless questions are: (1) colloquially heard it called "Red Cardinal" - so that's what I say to neighbors.... is this likely to be confusing to you birders - or do you know I meant Northern Cardinal (2) my copy of Nat Geo Field Guide (6 ed) appears to only have one entry for Cardinal - are there other types in North America? .. don't need glue yet - although I've been told to pull myself together (when I told my doctor thought I may be a pair of curtains....)
    4 points
  29. Warbling Vireo. Nice photos! Those can be tough to photograph.
    4 points
  30. Swainsonโ€™s Thrush. Nice shots!
    4 points
  31. It sure is! I am also jealous myself if I think about it! ๐Ÿ˜„
    4 points
  32. No problem I'm not parking there.
    4 points
  33. More fence birding treasure.
    4 points
  34. A collection of just a few of our backyard babies since moving to Florida 2 3/4 years ago.
    4 points
  35. 4 points
  36. A few from today; Fairy Candle Fairy Candle Closeup Wild Bee Balm
    4 points
  37. I like the new Black Phoebe much better!
    4 points
  38. Looks like a Vesper.
    4 points
  39. Oh.. I got it now... those cookies are actually birds!
    4 points
  40. And I was just about to compliment your photos ...
    4 points
  41. You can't fool me - everyone knows Orioles are cookies!
    4 points
  42. Check the Latin names. Plenty of birds have common names that don't indicate their families. Juncos and towhees are in the sparrow family. Orioles are a subset of blackbirds. Heron, bitterns, and egrets are all related. And some common names are confusing. Water thrushes aren't thrushes, they're warblers. Not everything that paddles on the surface of the water is a duck.
    4 points
  43. We'll know what you mean. By any chance, is you're field guide strictly Eastern US? The Pyrrhuloxia of the southwest is a cardinal species. https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Pyrrhuloxia There's at least one other cardinal in South America. My uncle thought he was a chicken. We didn't try to have him cured until after he stopped laying.
    4 points
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