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  1. 30 minutes ago, jayD said:

    I notice a population decrease when a sharp-shin or merlin hangs out, I think the majority population moves to another area. Numbers usually return a few days after the raptors leave.

    I was just going to say that a nesting raptor in the area, or a new neighbourhood cat, might send the birds elsewhere for a while.

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  2. BRDL 767

  3. Welcome to Whatbird, @Eyeguy2024. I have no experience with nest boxes but my field guide says that screech owls nest 6-20 feet off the ground. If you haven't had success at this height, perhaps a higher elevation would be worth trying. Turning the opening of the nest box more towards the trees instead of the open yard might be another option to try. Just tossing out suggestions with no experience to support my thinking. Good luck.

  4. 45 minutes ago, Greyhawk said:

    I'm making two guesses. If there's a rule against that, sue me.

    I think the rule is, no consecutive guesses. Posting two, or more, consecutive/simultaneous guesses reduces everyone else's chances. I think the idea is for us to let someone else have a turn before we start taking extra turns. I'm no lawyer, nor was I involved in making the rules, so don't sue me for not backing up my thinkingΒ with actual posts.

  5. BRDL 763

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    I recreated my failure to emphasize the frustration of getting the last(first) two letters right on my last guess, only to find out I got them in the wrong order.

  6. 11 hours ago, DLecy said:

    This is a photo thread. Perhaps this would be more appropriate in a different thread?


    11 hours ago, IKLland said:

    Respectfully, I disagree. I feel the thread should be what it’s intended for: sightings of rare birds. To me that fitsπŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ

    I tend to lean towards @DLecy's line of thought, audio clips don't really fit the theme of "Photo Sharing and Discussion". I see no reason why less photos of rare birds would be posted here if audio files were posted elsewhere. I also see no reason to move this thread to the General Birding section in an attempt to combine two different topics into one category. It's not like this is the Rare Bird Alert thread where photos and audio would be welcome, it's the Photo Sharing and Discussion thread for Rare Birds.


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  7. 2 minutes ago, IKLland said:

    I have a second account but would rather not cause a ton of confusion with usernames here. I dont find not having a profile photo to be that big of a deal to be honest.

    Another thought I just had that may or may not work, is uploading your profile pic from a third party site just like you upload other photos from Macaulay. Just a suggestion that is easier for you to check out, easier for me that is.

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