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Everything posted by lonestranger

  1. Range maps are always changing so there will never be a truly accurate range map until the birds start reading their own range maps. Any bird can wander outside it's expected range and with the global weather being what it is, I can see the potential for a lot of birds to be blown off course or seek relief from the weather outside of their normal range. Personally, I am not a fan of deciding a bird's ID based on range maps. Range maps can give a good indication of the expected species in that area, they can't rule out the unexpected species though. Just my spin on range maps, even though no one asked for it.
  2. birdie 🦒 #632: πŸŸ₯πŸŸ¨πŸŸ©β¬›β¬›β¬› https://birdiegame.net/
  3. I am not an eBird user but I wonder if your unconfirmed shots from years ago could be the results of a casual viewer(s) going through your photos and flagging the ones they think are wrong. I am not certain of this, but I think a flagged photo, by those people qualified to flag photos, will trigger the photo to revert to unconfirmed. I doubt very much that a regional reviewer would have enough time to randomly revisit photos from years ago, unless the photos were flagged and brought to their attention. I am unsure of how it actually works but suspect it may have very little to do with your regional reviewer.
  4. BRDL 748 πŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯š πŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸͺΆπŸͺΆ 🐦🐦🐦🐦
  5. birdie πŸ¦‰ #631: πŸŸ₯πŸŸ₯πŸŸ©β¬›β¬›β¬› https://birdiegame.net/
  6. I was just reviewing, (or is that re-viewing?) today's bird when I noticed something new, or at least new to me. The top right corner of the game has a box like icon that is for transferring your game data from device to device, handy to know if you're getting/gotten a new phone. There is also a message on that second page that may indicate @Jagularr's prefered way to be notified of any game issues, or possibly just the quickest way to report a problem. Thanks for playing! If you run into any issues, contact me for support here. If you're still having scrolling, or other issues, I suggest reporting them through the the link on that second page. If you already knew about that second page, well, (using my best Emily Litella voice, which is not to be confused with my Roseanne Rosannadanna voice)... never mind.
  7. BRDL 747 🐦πŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯š 🐦🐦πŸ₯šπŸ₯š 🐦🐦πŸ₯šπŸͺΆ 🐦🐦🐦🐦
  8. birdie πŸ¦… #630: πŸŸ₯πŸŸ¨πŸŸ©β¬›β¬›β¬› https://birdiegame.net/
  9. This article explains how lights are having a negative effect on insect populations, and the real reason why moths fly around light sources. Although they're not mentioned in the article, you don't need to be a biologist to see the direct connection to birds. Interesting read that might help turn off a few lights for the benefit of my good friend, Planet Earth. https://www.cnn.com/2024/02/07/world/moths-drawn-to-light-behavior-study-scn/index.html
  10. As @Charlie Spencer already pointed out, there is a difference between 'implied' and 'acknowledged', and I will acknowledge your implication, @Charlie Spencer may be beyond reach. 🀣. Sorry @rita, just more silliness. πŸ˜‡
  11. As interesting as I find religious discussions, I think @Avery had it right in saying...
  12. BRDL 746 πŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯š 🐦🐦πŸ₯šπŸ₯š 🐦🐦🐦🐦
  13. birdie πŸ¦‰ #629: πŸŸ₯πŸŸ₯πŸŸ₯πŸŸ₯πŸŸ©β¬› https://birdiegame.net/
  14. Calm down, like me, you can keep using your camera to misidentify birds, you don't have to start painting them wrong too. πŸ€ͺ
  15. I didn't solve yesterday's puzzle. I had the last letter in the right place on the second guess but didn't get another letter until my very last guess. I'm back on track today though. BRDL 745 πŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸͺΆπŸ₯š πŸͺΆπŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯š πŸ₯šπŸ¦πŸ₯šπŸͺΆ 🐦🐦🐦🐦
  16. I acknowledge it, I was just testing @Kevin to see if he was bold enough to paint all birders with the same brush on this one. 😜
  17. Yeah, yeah, that's a pretty sneaky way to try increase your reputation, grouping yourself with the best birders like that. 😜
  18. birdie πŸ¦‰ #628: πŸŸ©β¬›β¬›β¬›β¬›β¬› https://birdiegame.net/
  19. While the name may be found at the other end of the link if you look for it, the name is not publicly visible in this forum. Personally, I think it makes a difference on who does the sharing when it comes to personal information, but the confusion aspect should be reason enough to use screen names and avoid real names.
  20. birdie πŸ¦ƒ #627: πŸŸ₯🟨πŸŸ₯πŸŸ¨πŸŸ©β¬› https://birdiegame.net/
  21. Substituting a person's real name instead of using their screen name can cause problems and should be avoided. First, you are sharing personal information that isn't yours to share. Secondly, using a name that is not involved in the discussion leaves people wondering who you're referring to.
  22. The same applies to cell phones, they're usually used in portrait mode where no signatures are visible, but landscape mode shows the signatures and has a few other extra features we don't usually see.
  23. Signatures are not visible to the many people using cell phones, @Greyhawk. Date and location are one of those things that needs to be included in every post. That small amount of info can be some of the most useful, so including it will only help others.
  24. Hmmm, not sure I like the idea of deliberately flushing all the birds just to see what's there. I can see the scientific value in finding hard to find species, but I'm not sure that ethical birding practices should be discarded in the name of science, or for a tick on a checklist.
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