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  1. Looks like everyone is getting a taste of weather from the current storms. We've gotten about 10-15cm/4-6in of snow so far today, with rain mixed in which made the shoveling heavy. The snow is supposed to turn to straight rain so I'm glad the bulk of the shoveling got done before the snow gets any heavier. I hope everyone else is staying dry and warm as winter makes an ugly appearance.

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  3. 10 hours ago, Charlie Spencer said:

    Β  If there are hybrids, don't the parents have to have been in the same general area at some time?

    Only if the hybrid was born in the area. If a hybrid traveled from it's nest area to another location, the parents wouldn't necessarily be at the new location.

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  4. 16 minutes ago, IKLland said:

    If you reported as Ybsa, it could make you look stupid because NOBODY else has done so.

    Using that logic and looking at it from a reputational perspective, if someone reports it as a YBSA and it's confirmed, will that make them look smarter than everyone else because nobody else had done so?Β 


  5. birdie 🐦 #595: πŸŸ₯πŸŸ₯πŸŸ©β¬›β¬›β¬›


    This is the second day in a row that I forgot to share my results after playing the game. I blame the clock for being at 3am when I played both mornings. Luckily I remembered to revisit the game today with the results looking better than yesterday's, which were all red except for one yellow for my last guess, which was the right bird on the wrong side of the continent.

  6. 14 hours ago, IKLland said:

    Personally I wouldn’t call this to species unless others choose to and it gets accepted.

    Why? Lack of confidence because of the photos, or lack of confidence because of the specific location being known/suspected for hybrids? Is there a difference, scientifically or reputationally, between reporting a YBSA only to have others/reviewers determine that it's actually a hybrid, and reporting a sapsucker species and have others/reviewers determine that it's a YBSA and not a hybrid? Just wondering what the consequences of reporting it as a YBSA would be if it is later determined to be a hybrid.

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