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  1. I can't help but wonder how they'll deal with the mistaken identity issue. With two similar looking birds there's bound to be confusion and the Wildlife Management(gag) behind the idea must obviously know that. Will shooting a Spotted Owl by accident come with the severe penalties that protected species deserve, or will the penalties be lessened because there's bound to be honest mistakes? Will hunters be willing to take the risk of legal/financial jeopardy without having some kind of get out jail card before they pull the trigger? Knowing how easily birds are misidentified, I see this as being a bad situation for both species. Perhaps a better approach might be to take a closer look at Human Management before we accidentally kill everything off.
  2. Typo? If you meant to say wasn't, you might want to ask the Moderators to edit that one for you.
  3. I worked with a guy years and years ago who enjoyed hunting. When I asked him why he was hunting coyotes, he said that it was because it was "fun". Killing should never be fun. While I have a lot of respect for people that put their own food on the table instead of buying it, or those that kill out of necessity, I have little respect for those that hunt just for the enjoyment of the kill. I understand the satisfaction of a successful hunt, but I view that differently than people getting enjoyment from the kill, which I suspect is the motivator far too often for some hunters.
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  5. birdie πŸ¦… #568: πŸŸ₯πŸŸ₯πŸŸ₯πŸŸ©β¬›β¬› https://birdiegame.net/
  6. First time playing? Sounds like you're hooked already.
  7. Personally, I'm against ANY idea that encourages more people to pick up more guns to kill more.
  8. BRDL 684 πŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯š πŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯š πŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ¦πŸͺΆ πŸ₯šπŸ¦πŸ¦πŸ₯š 🐦🐦🐦🐦
  9. Unless your quickly filling the memory cards with RAW files, videos, or lots and lots of JPGs, smaller memory cards might be safer if you're going to use them for storage purposes. There's less photos to lose on the smaller memory cards IF one of the cards goes bad for some reason. Finding the right balance between risk and safety, and cost, is obviously a personal choice. I'm just pointing out some of the things to consider about photo storage for anyone that might be reading along.
  10. birdie 🦒 #567: πŸŸ₯πŸŸ₯πŸŸ©β¬›β¬›β¬› https://birdiegame.net/
  11. "But this is really a no-win, awful situation we created for ourselves." That sums it up, unfortunately. πŸ˜₯
  12. The orange head with big eyes and the bluish tint to the wings makes me think it might be a Tiger Moth. I agree with Palm Warbler.
  13. BRDL 683 πŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸͺΆ πŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸͺΆπŸ₯š πŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯š 🐦πŸ₯šπŸ¦πŸ₯š 🐦🐦🐦πŸ₯š 🐦🐦🐦🐦
  14. birdie 🦒 #566: πŸŸ₯πŸŸ₯πŸŸ₯πŸŸ¨πŸŸ©β¬› https://birdiegame.net/ I suspect that @PaulK and I got the same weird yellow on our first guesses, but I doubt we used the same random guess to get it. Like @Spyonabird, this was a new one for me.
  15. I think the bird in question is the one on your other left. ---》
  16. I think it was mentioned long ago that SORA was one of the codes that used the most common letters, I think that was the reference at the time. πŸ€”
  17. My first few guesses are intended to elimitate as many groups of birds as possible. While I do switch it up, I often open with Purple Finch, PUFI. If I don't get any letters, I can remove a whole bunch of birds from the list of possibilities. If there's no P then there's not likely any petrols, plovers, sparrows, etc. If there's no U then there's not likely to be any vultures, hummingbirds, or gulls. Without a F, the flycatchers and finches are ruled out. The lack of an I eliminates kingbirds, vireos, and so on. Doesn't usually make a difference in the end, but that's how I approach it in the beginning.
  18. My method for solving these puzzles usually starts with a few guesses until I start getting a letter or two and then I fine tune my guesses accordingly. Sometimes I'll be able to work it out in my head but more often than not, I need some help. I try to avoid the banding code lists until I'm really stumped, preferring to use my digital field guide first. The digital field guide lists the birds with thumbnail images on the opening screen, so when the time comes for help I'll open the guide and start scrolling through looking for bird names that I can use to create banding codes that might fit the letters I have to work with. Since many of the letters have been eliminated by this time, I can skip past a lot birds starting with those letters to speed things up. Obviously if I get the first letter right, well, the search is limited to birds starting with that letter. If I don't get that first letter right though, like yesterday, I work my way through the list alphabetically, sometimes using up wrong guesses that fit but don't work before I find the right one. In the end I got lucky yesterday so all this rambling is just my way of saying, I really wish I had of worked through the alphabetical list backwards yesterday.
  19. BRDL 682 πŸ₯šπŸͺΆπŸ₯šπŸ₯š πŸ₯šπŸ¦πŸ₯šπŸ¦ πŸ₯šπŸ¦πŸ₯šπŸ¦ 🐦πŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯š 🐦🐦🐦🐦
  20. birdie 🐦 #565: πŸŸ₯πŸŸ¨πŸŸ©β¬›β¬›β¬› https://birdiegame.net/
  21. That's good thinking. πŸ‘ Just don't spend too much on the barrels, I'd hate to see your 10% reduced too much by having to pay for the llamas, suet AND the barrels.
  22. No, but I can see why you went that way. I skipped the first guess and narrowed it down close enough on the second guess to leave me with 50-50 odds for my third guess.
  23. Your homeschooling obviously doesn't teach Canadian math. Kevin=10% Charlie=10% Birdingboy=10% Llama(s)=10%/y (y=number of Llamas) The fact that I will be holding the llamas' cut in trust for them, means I will only have 70% left. That's how we do math in Canada. πŸ˜„
  24. I think @Kevin might have been on to something when he suggested floating the llamas over on rafts made out of suet. The more llamas you smuggle, the more suet needed for the raft. @Birding Boy, since you want to be involved, how's your raft building skills? I'm willing to donate 25% of the llamas profits if you're interested.
  25. https://www.bestbuy.com/site/sandisk-extreme-portable-2tb-external-usb-c-nvme-ssd-black/6427551.p?skuId=6427551 2TB of portable storage will hold 60 32GB memory cards worth of photos, at a fraction of the cost of 60 memory cards. My 2TB portable hard drive has approximately 50,000 photos on it so far, with approximately a third of them being larger RAW files. I still have 1.6TB of storage available so I shouldn't have any problem with storage space for a while. Forgive me if I misunderstood you but I couldn't imagine buying a new memory card everytime the card I was using reached capacity. I take far too many photos just for the sake of taking a photo to store them all on their original memory cards. I buy quality memory cards when I buy a new camera and dont buy another new memory card until I buy my next camera. After the images are transferred to the computer and then to the storage drive, the card is formatted and used over and over again. I know that doesn't address your cloud storage inquiry but you might want to consider a portable storage device as an alternative to continuously buying new memory cards.
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