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Everything posted by lonestranger

  1. BRDL 209 ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ????
  2. birdie ? #92: ??⬛⬛⬛⬛ https://birdiegame.net/
  3. I just had another look and can add to the speculation by suggesting that maybe we're seeing two birds mating. @chipperatl's idea about a slow exposure makes more sense though. What was your shutter speed @Avery?
  4. I got a few shots of the male Ruby-throated Hummingbird showing off his colours earlier today.
  5. It almost looks like a giant catfish has the cormorant by the neck. Interesting capture for sure.
  6. I can hear the audio, for a change, but I can't help with the ID.
  7. BRDL 208 ???? ???? ???? ???? ????
  8. birdie ? #91: ??⬛⬛⬛⬛ https://birdiegame.net/
  9. Welcome to Whatbird @Birds. I can't get your videos to play for me, it comes back with a Can't Find Content page. Would it be possible for you to upload the video to YouTube and then paste the link into the message box here? That should embed the video right into your post and attract the attention of those who are hesitant to click on unknown links.
  10. No need to call @Seanbirds a dolt just because of the way he spelled moult. There's actually two correct spellings for moult, so he's not actually the dolt here. He just chose the wrong correct spelling, go easy on him.
  11. After photographing the same thing a few years ago, my research indicated that the mites and the beetle have a symbiotic relationship. The mites keep the beetle clean in exchange for transportation. Definitely a creepy sighting seeing a bug with bugs on it.
  12. birdie ? #90: ?????? https://birdiegame.net/
  13. Just to clarify, @Charlie Spencer, I KNOW that I'm not hopeless.....*hates having to spell it out* *smiles innocently* ?
  14. ?? That chuckle was a good one, worth two HaHa's. ? I can relate to the first part, not sure I can agree to the second part though.
  15. Nope, didn't get this one. I got the last letter on the the third guess. I got the second last letter on my fifth guess, leaving two possibilities left for my last guess, both of them starting with the same letter. I chose the birds diet instead of the bird's anatomy.
  16. Your Varied Thrush doesn't show for me either @lonesome55dove.
  17. That's a good spot to watch moose from. If you watch the video in the attached link above, you'll see a few examples of how things can go wrong so quickly. It's the unseen variables that can change the dynamics of a wildlife encounter that I worry about. Using your close encounter as an example, how would the moose react if a nearby dog jumped in the water chasing a stick. What if a dog on the path in front or behind you started barking at a squirrel? If you're within six feet of a moose, you don't stand a chance of getting away from the moose if it turns toward you. They don't need to feel threatened by you to walk right through you if you're in the path they decide to take. *steps down and kicks soapbox off to the corner*
  18. I have to admit that the pale feathers are close to being completely white, but the darkness to the tip to the upper mandible makes me think this is a young bird getting the last of it's adult colours. (Note the way that the rest of the world spells it.) Maybe it's a leucistic, juvenile Cardinal, going through moult? I don't know. I do know it's spelled "colour" though. ?
  19. birdie ? #89: ?????? https://birdiegame.net/
  20. A quick Google search for "moulting juvenile cardinal" shows similar looking birds in various stages of moult. https://www.google.com/search?q=moulting+juvenile+cardinals&tbm=isch&ved=2ahUKEwigt5GGycz5AhUeEmIAHb6ICJwQ2-cCegQIABAB&oq=moulting+juvenile+cardinals&gs_lcp=ChJtb2JpbGUtZ3dzLXdpei1pbWcQAzoFCAAQgAQ6BAgAEA06BAgeEAo6BAghEApQvAlYjTBgwDdoAHAAeACAAdcDiAGyE5IBCTAuNS4xLjMuMZgBAKABAcABAQ&sclient=mobile-gws-wiz-img&ei=0y_8YuCBHJ6kiLMPvpGi4Ak&bih=718&biw=412&client=ms-android-bell-ca-revc&prmd=nisv
  21. I wonder if this might be the tail end of a young male getting his adult colour. It looks to me like there's still hints of black in the beak of the first bird. If the time of year is the same for both photos, it could just be young birds mounting. *said by someone who doesn't know what they're talking about regarding the timing of bird moults*
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