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Charlie Spencer

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  1. They look like Snow Geese to me.  White bodies, black wingtips; you can make out pink bills on a couple of the well-lit ones.


    eBird shows several reports of large flocks in east AR this winter.



  2. 36 minutes ago, Kevin said:

    I would join in, but I have trouble getting my feet in shoes as it is.(I am in a size 14, currently)

    Those come standard with oars but you can upgrade to an outboard motor.

    5' 6".  It comes in very handy when you need to squeeze in tight places to get out of the rain.  You also don't have to dig a very deep foxhole if you're in the Army.

  3. 18 Jan 21 - Lexington County, central SC.  Open field between two schools and the adjacent woods.

    One of two sparrows I encountered.  The first one flushed when I unknowingly approached, but this one remained for portraits.  

    I've tried to convince myself it's a Savannah.  I understand the amount of yellow over the eyes is quite variable.  I've rationalized the super-short tail as new growth.  But the sides look too streaky, and the throat too white.  I also tried to sell myself on immature White-throated, but it's definitely too streak for that.




  4. 5 hours ago, Connor Cochrane said:

    I'm guessing what happened was the bird was originally down under hummingbird sp. When @IKLland heard that this was probably an Anna's, they changed it to Anna's Hummingbird, transferring the images, and changing the ML catalogue number, making the link stop working,

    Ah, and 'Restricted' is just the default error message.  That makes sense.  Thanks.

  5. 35 minutes ago, Caley Thomas said:

    @Charlie SpencerI have not done that, and it does sound like an excellent idea and resource for me - thank you!


    Enter 'Texas' in the 'Location' box at top right, and then zoom in until the pixelated squares turn into distinct hot spots.  You can use the Date tool at top center to restrict the date ranges.  Clicking each hot spot will give you a species count and an option to see the spot's detailed checklists.

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  6. Have you used eBird's 'Explore Hotspots' tool?  You can adjust it to show which spots are the most relatively active over a time period.  You can see which ones have the most species over the last three months, or the total for January for the last 10 years, etc.  You can use it to see if B'ville is more active during your trip than BBNP,  or whether you should save one of them for later in the year (hint: Brownsville during hummer migration!).

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  7. 1 hour ago, Jefferson Shank said:

    How do we make those?

    Well, when a male HOv8FI and a female HOv8FI love each other very much, and of course within a marriage blessed by a religiously sanctioned ceremony ...

    Haven't your parents had this talk with you yet?

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