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Charlie Spencer

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  1. I guess I'm the only one who can't see BirdNrd's photos at all, just placeholder icons. I can see Connor's comparison photo.
  2. I bow to your depth of knowledge and concede the point.
  3. A Leaning Bay-breasted? Geez, now they're divided into subspecies by posture??
  4. @Candydez12 could we get a more accurate location? California is pretty big, with a lot of different environments. Thanks.
  5. A new moon tide will be a bit higher than a full moon one, because the sun and moon are both pulling from the same direction. On the other hand, there's a lot more light during the full moon. Either will be higher than any other time in the lunar cycle.
  6. At age 61, I truly regret not being into birding when I was in my teens and we lived in Vegas, or when the Army had me in Sierra Vista for a few months in my 20s. Ah well, more opportunities when I retire in a few years.
  7. https://www.carolinabirdclub.org/bandcodes.html
  8. They've been moving through the Midlands for a couple of weeks.
  9. Seriously, @Corey, where did you get these today? Mead?
  10. I'll go along with Yellowlegs, and with the first two photos (same bird?) being Lesser. https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Lesser_Yellowlegs https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Greater_Yellowlegs While yellowlegs are shorebirds, I don't think they're technically sandpipers.
  11. Welcome to Whatbird! You have a Lesser Goldfinch. They're fond of small seeds like Cosmos. https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Lesser_Goldfinch/id
  12. The structure and eyeline of the last bird say Carolina Wren, but that tangerine breast is jarring. Any chance the color was out of balance?
  13. "Twas brillig, and the Slithey Toves did gyre and gimbel in the wabe..." SLTO is my currrent nemesis bird.
  14. I guess I better spring for some fresh nyger. I have to do a better job of managing the supply this year. I'm sitting on 3 or 4 pounds from the spring, and I'm sure they'll turn up their noses at it. Or turn up their bills, or whatever...
  15. Sorry, I didn't intend to cause anyone to stress out over it. The thread looked like it had become too harmonious and I just wanted to sow some discord. Feel free to pretend I never said anything; my Darling Bride usually does.
  16. But I don't agree with the rest of you! See how that works?
  17. And here's the 2020-21 prediction. https://finchnetwork.org/winter-finch-forecast-2020
  18. If it makes you feel any better, I had a similar post drafted and ready to submit.
  19. I agree with akandula but disagree with the rest of you.
  20. The first one is a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. I won't touch the second one. EDIT: sniped by akandula but like getting smacked repeatedly with a shovel, I'm used to it by now.
  21. In the first photo, is that a Greater Yellowlegs on the left, and possibly another on the right?
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