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Everything posted by DLecy

  1. I don’t see anyone named Jayne in the pic, but I agree these are mostly Western/Leasts.
  2. All the alerts from my home county came through when I woke up this morning. Seems like things are getting back on track.
  3. This. eBird Central is aware. I still got a Needs Alert for the county though.
  4. Ash-throated for me. It’s got a long bill, prominent wing bars, and a dark band across the tail tip.
  5. Someone needs to help my girl Judith out.
  6. Just a point of clarification…I tend to think of “birding” and “feeding birds” as two very different pursuits. Based on the content of your post, I’m assuming you mean feeding birds? if so… https://www.fws.gov/story/feed-or-not-feed-wild-birds#:~:text=For birds%2C feeders can aid,into lawns and shopping malls. https://www.humanesociety.org/resources/feeding-birds-your-backyard https://www.audubon.org/news/when-its-okay-or-not-feed-birds
  7. It’s a Ruby-throated Hummingbird. The shape of the primaries (specifically, the inner primaries) is diagnostic to species.
  8. BHCO can often have white throat markings and a hint of a supercilium. The light primaries on a tucked wing is also a BHCO trait. I think what we are seeing here is that the markings are amplified due to high contrast in video.
  9. Unless eBird has some sort of new AI feature that I have never heard of that is working to cull misidentified photos (this is highly improbable), eBird staff are not going through and flagging photos. This would be a huge waste of time and resources. One person doesn't need to look through 6,000 checklists, they can simply search your eBird name in the explore photos and sounds section of eBird and comb through photos very quickly. I have done this myself a number of times.
  10. I would be willing to bet that someone is going in and combing through your photos and flagging things that are misidentified or that they think is misidentified. It’s highly improbable that reviewers all across the land are simultaneously flagging your media from years ago.
  11. TRUS - always a pretty good bird in California. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/410971801
  12. This is a Gadwall. You can see the white secondaries (which teals lack) and I think the dark looking bill is exacerbated because it’s in shadow.
  13. Really? Why isn’t this fairly typical for a bird somewhere around 2.5 or 3 years of age?
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