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  1. On 5/23/2024 at 8:14 PM, lonestranger said:

    Clue #1

    A unique physical feature, (shared with only one other perching bird), makes up most of this bird's name.

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    12 hours ago, lonestranger said:

    Clue #2

    This bird has relatives that share another unique feature that's not mentioned in the name. Hint, it's not the two white wing bars that this bird has.ย 

    Clue #3

    This bird is found in the eastern states and the bird that shares the unique physical feature is found in the extreme west.

  2. 2 hours ago, Charlie Spencer said:

    Nope, wrong.ย  I have that setting disabled and forgot it existed until @Kevin mentioned it.

    Ah, you must have changed that setting after telling me that's how you got one of my private messages in the past. You now understand the point I was getting at though, right. A private message will notify @Jagularrย of any issues much faster than tagging him will.

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  3. 12 hours ago, lonestranger said:

    Clue #1

    A unique physical feature, (shared with only one other perching bird), makes up most of this bird's name.

    Clue #2

    This bird has relatives that share another unique feature that's not mentioned in the name. Hint, it's not the two white wing bars that this bird has.ย 

  4. 3 minutes ago, Charlie Spencer said:

    Odd, I see the alerts for both in the upper right at the same time.

    That's only when you are actively on Whatbird, right?ย  You get a email notification for private messages, right?ย  You dont know if you've been tagged or quoted until you open Whatbird and look at the upper right corner though, right? If you didn't visit Whatbird for days, you wouldn't know how much we were talking about you until you revisited the site again. Private messages send an email that might get your attention before you actually visit Whatbird.

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  5. BRDL 852
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  6. 23 minutes ago, Charlie Spencer said:

    @Jagularr, it looks like we're down again.

    Thanks!

    Tagging @Jagularrย will only alert him of the problem afterย  he logs into Whatbird. By sending a private message, which i just did, he gets alerted of the problem much sooner through the email that the private message generates.

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  7. 5 hours ago, Peromyscus said:

    It looks like that someone is me

    The male of this species has three main colors, two of which are found in periodical cicadas (that are now emerging in the east). You could say that one of the colors forms part of its name.

    Blackburnian Warber?

    5 hours ago, Peromyscus said:

    periodical cicadas (that are now emerging in the east).

    Are you in the overlap area where both the 13 and 17 year broods are emerging?ย  If so, is it the bird buffet of a lifetime that they were predicting.

  8. 55 minutes ago, Rylan Urban said:

    Sibley shows differentiated plumage for Sanderlings

    My Stokes field guide shows summer, winter, and juvenile plumage. My iBird digital guide says sexes are similar and refers to breeding, non-breeding, and juvenile plumage. None of the online sources show male/female plumage for Sanderlings. I'd hate to even suggest it, but is it possible that Sibley got it wrong?

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  9. I tried a homemade parabolic microphone a couple of years ago but it proved to be nothing more than an interesting experiment and not the least bit practical, for me. While it did amplify the noise it was pointed at, it didn't make finding the noise any easier since it only needed to be pointed in the general direction of the noises to pick them up.ย 

    My experience with Great Crested Flycatchers has always involved seeing them fly from their perch when they've been actively flycatching, with exception of a few birds perched on overhead wires. If they're not flying out of the tree to give you a visual, you mightย get a better bearing on the sound by tilting your head side to side while you listen.

    A quote from one of Google's search results.

    ".ย A subtle tilt alters the angle at which high-frequency sound waves hit the ear, providing cues to localize the sound. "

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  10. BRDL 850
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