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Charlie Spencer

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  1. I'm pretty sure Hermits are the only brown thrushes left in the eastern US at this time of year.
  2. I've had CAWR at my sunflower feeders but I've never seen them actually eat BOSS. They enthusiastically toss seed out as if they're searching for something under it. Maybe the doves are paying them to get the seed to the ground?
  3. birdie 🦅 #546: 🟥🟥🟥🟩⬛⬛ https://birdiegame.net/
  4. Well, most of us here live in the US and Canada. Have you tried Bird Forum? They're mainly European but they may have some Latin American expertise. https://www.birdforum.net
  5. birdie 🐦 #545: 🟥🟥🟥🟥🟥🟥 https://birdiegame.net/ I recognized it on the third photo but couldn't remember anything about the name.
  6. It looks too stocky too me, like the lower body is too thick.
  7. At the 0:05 mark, the bill appears too long for a shrike. Personally, I've seen shrikes only on perches they could completely wrap their feet around, like branches or wires, not on flat surfaces. Obviously that doesn't mean they don't, only that I haven't seen them do so. I'm on Team Unidentifiable.
  8. And if I get truly desperate, I'll enable digital zoom. I won't take photos with it but sometimes it will make an ID possible for a -distant- bird.
  9. I'm trying to improve my shorebird skills. It's much easier to see the differences in a mixed flock with a zoomed-in photo than with my binos. I don't always have my scope handy, but the camera rarely leaves the car (binos either).
  10. I don't know if it helps but there's a House Finch and Hairy* Woodpecker there for size comparison. * First photo appears to have no tail spots; third appears to have a longer bill.
  11. Loon, although I won't swear to Common unless that's the only option in ON. The bill is too thick and short for most grebes, and the body structure is wrong for the shorter-billed Least or Pied-billed.
  12. I have Carolinas eating shelled peanuts all year.
  13. I would venture - not much. If the poster can't be bothered to scrutinize the photo closely enough to recognize the misid, they are unlikely to be bothered to improve their field id either. That was my first thought. If they can't get it right with a static image in front of them, they're not inclined to do much research anyway.
  14. Photos 2, 3, and 4 are definitely a Shoveler. Check that yellow 'evil eye' look. Blue-winged have a different feather pattern.
  15. birdie 🦢 #544: 🟥🟩⬛⬛⬛⬛ https://birdiegame.net/
  16. Photos help me see differences in species, improving my ability to identify in the field.
  17. birdie 🦉 #543: 🟥🟥🟥🟩⬛⬛ https://birdiegame.net/
  18. Interesting. I've never seen a Pine with a partial collar, or with coloring stopping so high on the breast. Lighting, maybe?
  19. birdie 🦢 #542: 🟥🟥🟥🟥🟩⬛ https://birdiegame.net/
  20. House Sparrow and European Starling?
  21. birdie 🦃 #541: 🟥🟨🟥🟥🟥🟥 https://birdiegame.net/
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