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Posts posted by lonestranger

  1. 1 hour ago, Charlie Spencer said:

    Ah, I see!  Tony's "This..." refers to the link he posted, not to the bird in the original photo.

    Misquoting Daffy Duck, "Direct object trouble!"

    I read Tony's post last night and read it the same way as you did, Charlie. I thought Tony was disputing the Rail ID and referring to the bird in question when he stated "This is a juvenile Green Heron". 

  2. I could be wrong in my interpretation here, but it looks like the feathers on the legs stop well short of the feet. Golden Eagles are suppose to have feathers right down to their feet, even juveniles. Just tossing out a possible ID mark that I admit I might be seeing wrong.

  3. Have you tried copper pennies? Pennies made before 1982 are supposed to have qualities(real copper) that help control algae. I haven't tried it myself but I have read about it on various websites. A capful of apple cider vinegar is suppose to help prevent algae too, another one I haven't tried myself.

  4. Welcome back, @Tony Leukering. I want to apologize for the way I handled myself during our last encounter. As many have pointed out, you have every right to post the way you like and I was out of line for publicly criticizing the content of your posts, and I'm sorry for that. While I admit that many of your posts are way over my head and sometimes it's even difficult for me to even determine if you're in agreement or disagreement with a suggested ID, I want you to know that the frustrating part for me was not the information that you provided, but the information that you often withheld. I was frustrated because I wanted the answer to the questions being asked, even though they weren't my questions, and I didn't/don't have the patience to do the homework that often comes with the lessons you provide. As many of us are learning in these trying times though, it's not about me, and I am sorry for letting my frustrations interfere with your enjoyment of the website.

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  5. Welcome to WhatBird, @dje. While I know that there is a Tobermory in Ontario, I'm not sure that it's the only Tobermory in North America. It's always a good idea to include the province/state along with the city/region when asking for an ID. It helps avoid confusion and directs everyone in the right direction. 🙂

  6. Just now, BirdNrd said:

    We have different cameras that are the same model.

    Wow, I never would have thought that the two photos were taken by two separate people on two separate cameras. The framing and composition looks virtually identical in both photos to me, which I was sure was more than just coincidence, but apparently not. Thanks for the explanation. 

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  7. 1 hour ago, BirdNrd said:

    We were birding together.

    That supports @Connor Cochrane's theory.


    1 hour ago, BirdNrd said:

    Sorry for the confusion @lonestranger @Connor Cochrane @Sneat!

    No worries. I'm still confused though.


    52 minutes ago, BirdNrd said:

    We also have the same camera.

    When you say you have the same camera, do you mean that you share the same camera and share the same photos, or do you both have your own cameras that happen to be the same make and model?

  8. I am like @Bird Brain and like to keep it simple and use generic terms that are still accurate enough to get the point across. For me, young'uns works for everything that isn't an adult starting right from minutes old chicks. From what I take from the discussion here, immature would be the same as calling them young'uns, right? Everything that isn't an adult is immature, right? Not that it really matters, I'll still probably call then young'uns or something similar. 😁 I've seen the reaction of some members when the wrong term is used to describe stages of a birds life, and don't want to set myself up to get trapped in the world of word semantics. :classic_laugh:

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  9. 18 minutes ago, Connor Cochrane said:

    Or maybe they were birding together, and took the photos at slightly different times

    That's definitely another possible explanation. The virtually identical composition of the two photos makes me suspect that these were a series of photos taken with the same camera from the exact same spot, burst mode perhaps, but that's pure speculation on my part.

    While we can speculate on the reason for the similarities, only @Bird-Boys and/or @BirdNrd know what's really going on here. Hopefully one or the other will enlighten our(my) curious minds.

  10. 20 hours ago, Kevin said:

    Something is wrong here.

    It sure looks like the same bird, positioned in the same spot, on the same wire. Was it photographed and posted by the same person under two different names, or is someone posting photos other than their own? Or some other explanation? Curious minds want to know.

  11. 5 hours ago, Kevin said:

    In other words, be reasonable. Go ahead and say some thing if you want to, as long as it is something other than the 19th 'Agreed'.

    I think this is exactly what @Charlie Spencer has respectfully requested of us members, and I think it's a reasonable request. No one wants to discourage anyone from contributing to the discussions, even Charlie's irrelevant jokes and those punny threads are welcome, well, those punny threads are usually good for a laugh at least. :classic_unsure: 

    In summary, I think we should encourage quality of IDs made over quantity of posts made. 

  12. 6 hours ago, lonestranger said:



    Most definitely.


    While confirmation of a suggested ID is appreciated, I think how the confirmation is expressed is more helpful than how many members express agreement. Without pointing out field marks that led to the ID, comments like the ones above aren't all that helpful. I actually find it annoying when I see a bunch of new unread posts and the majority of them are threads I have already read but someone has come along and added one more Agree or similar comment to post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post, after post. It's annoying when something is over done, isn't it.😉 I guess it's not just the number of confirmations to a post that we need to watch, but maybe we should also watch the number of threads we add those less than helpful Agree type comments to. Just tossing out another 2 cents worth.

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