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Everything posted by Benjamin

  1. A URL is the thing at the top of your browser in the search bar. It might look like, for example, 'https://forums.whatbird.com/index.php?'. I don't know if there's an attachment quota, but if there is, then yes, hosting the image elsewhere will allow you to continue to add photos. If you're trying to add an image from elsewhere in the internet, it looks like all you have to do is open up that image and copy that url into the 'insert image from url' dialog box.
  2. You should check American Robin. I wouldn't report something that's rare by trying to figure out the ID after the fact. The human mind is surprisingly bad at remembering, and some birds must be left unidentified.
  3. This is based on a few unreliable historical reports, and is likely not true.
  4. This is a without question a Semipalmated Sandpiper. This was taken in June, and Western would be quite ruddy that time of year. Structure is also a bit off for Western, and remember that Semipalms in the east are longer-billed than in the west.
  5. 1 Mallard/Mallard x Black Duck 3 Ruddy Duck 4 Green-winged Teal 5 American Black Duck
  6. Correct, all are American Tree Sparrows except for the lone White-crowned Sparrow.
  7. Swamps are everywhere this time of year. Walk through a brushy field and you'll probably kick up 20-30.
  8. Not on nonbreeding birds. The best tools available in a photograph to separate the two if not in flight are, in no particular order, the bill shape, lower eye-arc, mantle color, eyebrow shape, and throat/chin color. Also, I mean to say 'lack of an arched eyebrow' in my previous post.
  9. This is a poor photo of a very difficult bird to separate. By location it is most likely a Long-billed, and its plumage looks Long-billed to my eye with the arched eyebrow and very long bill, but expecting to be able to conclusively identify it from this seems a bit much
  10. This looks like a Herring to me- LBBG is not so uniformly dark.
  11. He's saying that if it was a Red-throated or Pacific we'd be able to see a size difference
  12. These are both Canadas. There is significant size variability between subspecies and populations of Canada Geese.
  13. Yes. They are Cackling Geese, but I'm not making that call because of the presence or absence of white on the forehead.
  14. Likely a Rufous, but without a good photo of the tail spread the two are not separable. Only the adult male Rufous has a extensive rufous back, female and juvenile birds have green backs and are indistinguishable from Allen's except via the tail.
  15. Except for the rightmost bird which we can only see the rear of in the first photo, all of these are Dunlin
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