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  1. I was expecting a question about whether a damaged primintive hunting device can still be used LOL!
  2. Well, there are some hummers with beaks that short, but they are needle-shaped, not as thick as this one. And I don't think any of them occur in the US.
  3. That fine eye line is something else I look for in Tennessee Warblers.
  4. That's a female (or juvenile?) American Redstart. That color pattern on the tail is distinctive.
  5. You don't need to come back to the thread if you don't want to, although as mentioned above you may get a few more confirmations, and also possibly some helpful ID tips. But you can go to the top of the thread (right-hand side) and click where it says "following" to unfollow; that way you won't get any notifications of replies.
  6. Yep, that's hot here too. Thank goodness it only lasts for a few hours in the middle of the day! Living in the mountains spoils you 😄
  7. OH MY! We complain here when it gets to the low 80s, and it's never hotter than that. 70 or below is great for me - during the day. Nighttime is cool or cold most of the year! This time of year it's warm at night; I only have 2 blankets on my bed, instead of the 5 or 6 I use when it's cold. (Cold being in the high 20s at night, sometimes a bit lower; record low is 19°F. But the houses are unheated.) When it rains things cool off too!
  8. Don't worry, no harm done! These things happen.
  9. Although maybe in fact defiantly, since it seems it may have been in the wrong continent? 🤣 Welcome to WhatBird. If you need edits after the window of opportunity you can ask me or @Kevin, the other moderator.
  10. I'm also very conservative about counting numbers of heard-only birds. Sometimes you can tell there are two if they are calling from different locations at the same time; or you can tell it's a "bunch" like a tree full of House Sparrows. But I wouldn't try to go much beyond that, especially with a bird that common. I would try hard to verify if I hear one Resplendent Quetzal or two, for example, because the difference is important. On an eBird list you can add a note that there were a bunch of them singing or calling.
  11. We can't send out the search party until you've been missing for 72 hours, sorry! (And I have received tadpoles in the mail, to raise into frogs...)
  12. This is a great discussion for us to have here and will help a lot of people reading along! Thanks for asking 😄
  13. The experts I've learned from have taught me that you should assume you saw 1 cardinal 6 times. When doing bird counts we never count repeated sightings as separate individuals unless they can be distinguished by other factors (a male and a female, one immature and one in full breeding plumage, one missing its tail feathers and one with a full tail, etc.) or we have traveled far enough that it's reasonable to assume that we're not seeing the same bird. So if we walk a kilometer and see another hummingbird we can assume it's probably not the same one from a kilometer back; but if we see ten vultures flying overhead and later see six more, we count 10 vultures total (the largest number seen at any one time).
  14. The second bird gave me a tanager vibe, but since it has cleverly hidden its beak behind the leaves it's a bit harder to tell. I agree the first one looks like a Gray Catbird (dipped in bleach?)
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