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  1. I would discourage anyone looking for an up close and personal encounter with a Moose. Just like a Bear or a Cougar, they can be dangerous animals and should always be viewed from a safe distance. Here's a quote from a Colorado Parks and Wildlife video. https://ourcommunitynow.com/travel/colorado-survival-guide-what-to-do-if-youre-charged-by-a-moose "Each year, more people are attacked by moose than by any other species of wildlife. Moose are one of the most unpredictable and dangerous animals in our state,” said Elissa Slezak, a district wildlife manager for Colorado Parks and Wildlife, in a video about the increased number of moose attacks in recent years.
  2. BRDL 204 ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ????
  3. birdie ? #87: ?????⬛ https://birdiegame.net/
  4. Ain't that the truth. I have spent hour upon hour trying to get better hummingbird photos and three of my best hummingbird photos happened while I was photographing American Goldfinches.
  5. BRDL 203 ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ????
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  8. BRDL 202 ???? ???? ???? ???? ????
  9. That's one way to make sure everyone clears a spot on the beach for you.
  10. @Kevin doesn't read, @Seanbirds, he only looks at the pictures. ?
  11. GRRRRR!!!!!! I had used 4 of my guesses and figured out 2 of the letters when the game locked up on me and I had to start over again. Already knowing the second letter of the code and getting a third letter on my second guess the second time around, I had the first three letters of the code in the right place by my 3rd guess. I couldn't figure out the last letter so I used brute force until something fit, but it wasn't the right fit. More brute force on my 5th guess solved the puzzle but I didn't know what it was so I left BRDL to look it up. When I returned to BRDL, the puzzle reloaded AGAIN. Since I hadn't copied my results to share them, I was forced to play the same puzzle a third time. GRRRRR!!!! BRDL 201 ???? Edit- AM I the only one that thinks this is kind of stretching things? What's next, banding codes for unknown birds? After all, those are on the list too.
  12. The Ruby-throated Hummingbirds have been aggressively chasing birds away from the feeders and flowers recently. This American Goldfinch stood its ground though and just kept eating his freshly picked sunflower seed until the hummer had to go and refuel. I got lucky with this sequence, I was in the process of manually focusing past the leaf, trying to catch the goldfinch when he brought his head up, when the hummingbird flew right where she needed to be.
  13. The only bird I have ever chased, a vagrant Varied Thrush.
  14. birdie ? #84: ?????? https://birdiegame.net/
  15. The Three Legged Crane was bred for racing on land but the experiment was deemed a failure when the scientists forgot to clip the prized bird's wings and it flew away before the big race even started.
  16. I was going to mention that earlier but I didn't start until game 5 so I thought I'd wait a few more days to celebrate 200 games. Having said that.... Happy 200th BRDL, BRDL.
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  18. BRDL 200 ???? ???? ???? ????
  19. I can't nail down why, but this just doesn't strike me as an Orchard Oriole. The head shape just doesn't feel right to me. It could be my imagination or limited experience, but I picture an Orchard Oriole with more of a rounded head creating more of an angle between the forehead and bill. Not claiming to know the ID, just thinking out loud.
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  21. @Jefferson Shank https://www.birdwatchingdaily.com/scroll/white-breasted-nuthatch-jefferson-shank/
  22. BRDL 198 ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ????
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