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Charlie Spencer

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  1. birdie 🦅 #648: 🟩⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛ https://birdiegame.net/
  2. Not WiFi issues for me, at least. Other sites are working fine.
  3. eBird is going up and down. Started after 2pm Eastern.
  4. Uh, yeah; what he said. Do we know that those aren't already excluded? I've been =assuming= the quiz photos I rate as 1 or 2 were included because they weren't previously rated or flagged. I don't recall seeing a 'no bird' or sketch. When I'm taking a quiz, the photos with multiple species bug me more than anything else. That's why I try to always crop to include only the target species. I've seen quiz photos with mixes of gulls, terns, and shorbs; or various waders. Sheesh! Oh, I agree completely. If I need to attach a photo for documentation, it's getting added regardless of quality or eventual ratings. I don't care much about ratings anyway. I'd just like a way to block it from distribution beyond the checklist. It's minor; it won't keep me awake tonight.
  5. Tundra Swans. Bear Island WMA, Colleton County, coastal SC. 24 Feb 24. https://ebird.org/checklist/S162750881 There was more light available but using it resulted in the details getting blown out. What can I say; white birds, ya know?
  6. I wish there was a way to attach a photo in eBird without it automatically going to Macaulay. This weekend I reported 41 Glossy Ibis, and was flagged for a high count. I'm going to attach a photo with 15 of them as supporting evidence, but it's at long range they're barely identifiable blobs. I'd really prefer it used for quizzes and I already know it's a '1', but there's no way to prevent it going to Mac. End of grumbling.
  7. birdie 🦉 #646: 🟨🟥🟥🟨🟥🟥 https://birdiegame.net/ Another case of being happy just getting the family right on the first guess. My standards for satisfaction are so low!
  8. Good morning, Whatbirders! Enjoy that extra day in February. To celebrate this week's Leap Day, Yellow-headed Blackbird (See what I did there? The 'Yellow-headed' is black, and the 'Blackbird' is yellow! The font colors are reversed from the color names! See? SEE? Pretty smooth, huh? "Isn't it ironic, don't ya think?")
  9. It's cropped way too close, in my opinion. It's attractive but doesn't do a very good job of showing the bird as a whole.
  10. 23%, 225 meg. It looks like most of it is cropped screen shots pasted into questions. I link all my photos from Macaulay.
  11. birdie 🦆 #645: 🟥🟥🟩⬛⬛⬛ https://birdiegame.net/
  12. The photo doesn't give position or location! Or did you mean your location?
  13. birdie 🦆 #644: 🟥🟨🟥🟥🟥🟥 https://birdiegame.net/ First guess was in the closest family, <the swifts>.
  14. Poor building design. This isn't a new problem. If you don't want birds nesting on your building, don't give them places to nest.
  15. birdie 🦆 #643: 🟥🟥🟥🟥🟨🟨 https://birdiegame.net/
  16. Definitely non-breeding Forster's for the first three. Mask, black bill, orange feet, deeply forked tail. Last bird looks good for Royal. Where in Myrtle?
  17. My point was only to show that I was receiving from multiple sources, that a potential problem could be restricted to a single county or state. Apparently that turned out to be the case. I don't want alerts I'm not going to react to, and I've learned I'm not going outside a 30-45 minute radius. The longer it takes to get to a site, the less time I can spend there. And travel time is time I could have been birding somewhere closer.
  18. I'm not much of a chaser. I have my home county and an adjacent one in SC. The third is Mom's home county in NC; we're spending a lot of time there since I retired and will be moving there later this year. @Avery, my last alert was around 3:40pm yesterday.
  19. C'mon, you know we're not going to be able to give you an accurate count without the date and location.
  20. eBird doesn't use it's own mapping utility. It uses Google Maps and superimposed the sightings over the standard Google layout. The amount of detail you see is determined by how much you zoom in or out.
  21. I've been receiving both RBAs and County Needs through at least Monday. I get alerts for three counties in two states.
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