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Everything posted by lonestranger

  1. BRDL 44 ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? I got it on the seventh guess this morning. ☹️
  2. My first thought, for what it's worth, was a White-breasted Nuthatch with a seed in it's mouth making the beak look long.
  3. I refer to that as a brainfart. They're not as smelly as the regular kind but can still be just as embarrassing. *speaks from embarrassed experience with both*
  4. No worries @PaulK, I was just using you as an excuse to make fun of the groggy start to my day. I'll just have to drink my coffee before starting BRDL tomorrow. ?
  5. BRDL 43 ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? Getting the second letter on the first guess didn't help in the least. Lists don't provide much help when there's that many options. It doesn't help when the first unread post I saw this morning, as I took my first sip of coffee, was @PaulK's comment hinting at an unusual code. I didn't realize I was reading a late reference to yesterday's puzzle and mistook it as a hint for today's puzzle. Needless to say, I scrolled past many obvious guesses looking for an unusual code but none of the unusual options would fit the letters I had left. I scrolled up and down the list multiple times before finally going with a familiar bird with a simple code and bang, there's the answer. Bottom line is, it was either a lack of coffee or @PaulK's fault I didnt solve it sooner. ?
  6. BRDL 42 ???? ???? ???? ????
  7. BRDL 41 ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? No list needed today.
  8. Yum, that tastes so good I want to eat it twice.
  9. This is my thinking too. The ABA has a Rare Bird Alert newsletter every week that lists birds that are out of range. We know it's happening more and more, so why dismiss the possibility of it happening here? Why favor an odd looking specimen of what's expected in the area over an oddly located specimen that appears to match up perfectly?
  10. BRDL 40 ???? ???? ???? I drew a complete blank after my second guess and needed to refer to my iBird list for the third guess.
  11. I don't know what's on the other branch, but I want it.
  12. BRDL 39 ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? So much more satisfying when I know the bird before solving the code.
  13. Have you considered going to the local bookstore or library to compare books?
  14. I don't like the new colour schemes and change back to the original before starting my daily puzzle.
  15. BRDL 38 ???? ???? ???? ???? I figured out the RDL all on my own today. *proud smile* No, that's not a typo. I figured out the RDL part with a few strategic guesses but had to refer to the banding code list to figure out the B part afterwards. Not sure how proud I should be for solving a code on my own when I couldn't solve the bird in the code on my own. ?
  16. Changed your starting guess strategy, did you? ?
  17. Wow, I never would have matched the beak on the bird in the photo with the beak on the other Powerful Owl images I reviewed. Once again, goes to show just how little I know. ?
  18. Nice photo. Not so sure I can the same about the ID though. I don't know my Australian birds but that sure looks like a hawk to me, not an owl.
  19. I think Brown Creepers are harder to keep up with than Kinglets, while they both seem to be on the move 99% of the time, Brown Creepers seem to spend 75% of that time on the other side of the tree trunk. ?
  20. BRDL 36 ???? ???? ???? ????
  21. Yes, the image quality is degraded on the embedded images compared to the ones in the Macaulay library. There is a method for linking and embedding from Macaulay without degradation but I can't find the relevant post that explains that method. I think it involves opening the Macaulay photo in it's own window and then copying the URL and pasting it into the "Insert image from URL" option in the "Other Media" dropdown in the bottom right of the message box. I don't use eBird and have never tried the URL method, so don't be surprised if it's not as simple as I think it might be.
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