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Charlie Spencer

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  1. Second photo, bird on the far right. Solid dark head, no white or apparent crest; solid white breast and sides, no apparent stripes or rust; dark back / wings. Sorry, Snipping Tool isn't working properly this morning.
  2. birdie 🦢 #492: 🟥🟥🟥🟥🟥🟥 https://birdiegame.net/
  3. Good morning, Whatbirders! Mountain West birders may not have this one, but White-throated Sparrow
  4. Out on the deck as TS Ophelia's fading winds bring cool northern air to central SC. I put on long pants for Squirrelbane's morning patrol, the first time I've worn them on a weekend in months. Welcome to Autumn 2023!
  5. I'm not feeling so bad about this one now...
  6. Batesburg-Leesville Industrial Park, a mix of developed and undeveloped habitats. Lexington County, central SC. August 2023. I been incubating these un-ID'ed photos for a couple of months. Immature Purple Martins? Hanging out on the roof of a manufacturing plant overlooking some open lawn and fields; periodically launching, hunting, and landing again. Thanks.
  7. I need to spend more time on this species. With that said, the second photo shows olive green on the back. I'm pretty sure that's diagnostic for Northern Parula.
  8. birdie 🦆 #491: 🟥🟥🟥🟥🟥🟥 https://birdiegame.net/ I didn't realize they were so <brown>.
  9. The Carolina Bird Club has its quarterly meeting next weekend. I'm signed up for two all-day walks (8+ hours). While I've been out for an entire day several times, it's always been in two- to four-hour chunks. I always carry some cash and extra camera batteries. I've never carried supplies or a backpack before. Suggestions? Three bottles of water, a big bag of munchies (Quaker Oat Squares, walnuts, cranberries, choc. chips), bug spray, maybe a poncho depending on the forecast. Anything else? Thanks.
  10. While I agree, can we explain why the right rear snipe looks much larger than the apparently closer bird?
  11. birdie 🦉 #490: 🟥🟥🟥🟥🟨🟨 https://birdiegame.net/
  12. I'm not saying you're wrong but that tail looks uniformly dark and unpatterned to me. Did you lighten the image?
  13. Don't hesitate to doubt us. If we don't make it clear why we chose a species, ask for reasons. We've sometimes gone down a few wrong trails and a dozen posts before getting a resolution.
  14. And one day after I get familiar with the birds in my own area, I'll look beyond to others. Until then, it's a fun game and a learning experience.
  15. birdie 🦅 #489: 🟥🟨🟨🟨🟨🟩 https://birdiegame.net/ Process of elimination reduced to random luck.
  16. @mariuszlopusiewicz@gmail.c, are the photos of two different birds? If so, then I'm off base again.
  17. On the second photo, notice the black comes much further toward the base of the bill than your LBHE. The non-black portion in the subject photo also appears more yellow or orangish than pale blue, at least to me.
  18. There would appear to be a lack of white on the outer tail feathers, which would suggest something other than a Ruby-throated.
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