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Everything posted by Hasan

  1. @The Bird Nuts PHENOMENAL painting! If that's acrylic and not oil that's doubly impressive. What's your process like? Do you use a limited palette? (Primary colors + B/W or the Zorn palette are my favorite).
  2. It's definitely a House. Winter is, among other things, far more compact and sphere-with-a-tail-like.
  3. I'm with AlexHenry on this one- Double-crested. Structurally this is too bulky for Neotropic. I've lived in the southwest where Neotropic is the dominant cormorant species and this would have stuck out like a sore thumb.
  4. Meh. GISS says Common with that bill and the UTC are hard to read. I'd leave it at Redpoll sp.
  5. Also, actually yes! Early studies have shown that climate change and an average warming of global temperatures are likely to make winters in the US much colder- namely, that because the poles warm at disproportionately higher rates, the polar vortex and jet stream are weakened, allowing the cold air to move further south than would be normally possible. Science isn't political, science isn't partisan. If you choose not to accept a scientific consensus, that's your prerogative but because this is a science based hobby (birding) I think it's probably best to stick to science. And birds.
  6. That's... not true at all. The increasing use of the word 'climate change' as opposed to 'global warming' is because global warming refers only to the general trend of warming while climate change is holistic, and includes other climactic trends due to greenhouse emissions, like the increased intensity or frequency of storms and disruptions in weather patterns. It has nothing to do with partisanship, 'political correctness', or whatever else and everything to do with the fact that scientists like to use terms that are accurate and precise, and will update their vocabulary to reflect our most accurate and precise understanding of the issue. Global warming is a perfectly fine phrase to use, so is climate change. They have similar meanings, but one is solely about a singular symptom (global warming), and the other reflects the situation as a whole (climate change).
  7. It may take a while to get confirmation on eBird, reviewers are often backed up.
  8. I would probably call the first bird a Greater with that head shape and massive bill...
  9. Where is this located? apologies, duh, location is in the title
  10. Nope. This is a Laughing Gull. The combination of white below, dark upperwing with no mirrors and a white trailing edge is distinctive.
  11. If this is coastal SC like your other posts, it is likely that these are Short billed. However, they are ultimately not identifiable.
  12. Correct, the right bird is a Black-crowned.
  13. As was stated above, all gulls in the first and second photo are Mew except the unknown gull on the bottom right of the first image.
  14. This is a Red-tailed Hawk. Notice the dark belly band.
  15. There's no way structurally this could be an Iceland. Iceland has a daintier, dove-like appearance in comparison to Herring, and this bird is far too bulky for Herring.
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