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The Bird Nuts

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  1. 6 hours ago, aveschapinas said:

    I'm not familiar with Boat-Tailed or Common, but it doesn't look quite right for Great-Tailed (which I see all day, every day). The bill seems short, wide, and a bit decurved; the tail too short and too wide; and the head is bulky without much of a neck. Last, and probably least, it doesn't have that "angry" facial expression I associate with Great-Tailed.

    Yeah, the more I look at it the more confident I am that it is a Common Grackle.  Just a bit rusty with grackle ID right now. 🙂

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  2. 19 hours ago, Zoroark said:

    I actually just submitted a feedback request for the eBird mobile app to add a "cancel" button for Internet-enabled tasks (like picking a nearby hotspot), as it can hang the app for over a minute on a spotty connection, during which time you cannot enter any sighting info.

    Thanks for doing this!  Besides taking forever to find the hotspots, the app crashes every time I end a checklist and never records the end time.  I'm still using a notepad and pencil....

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  3. 1 minute ago, Jerry Friedman said:

    And the much thinner pale tail bands?  The reason I say that is that juvenile Red-tails have much thinner dark tail bands, thinner than the pale bands.

    Also note the rows of pale icicles on the secondaries.

    Well, the tail pattern on this one is probably in range for both Red-shouldered and Red-tailed, as the pale and dark bands are about the same width.  But the head makes this a Red-tailed.

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  4. I just had a dream that I was sitting on the side of the road in front of my neighbor's house (🤨) getting ready to draw and a Golden Eagle, Sharpie, and two Red-shouldered Hawks flew over pretty much at the same time.  Then my dad, neighbors, and a few strangers joined me.  They talked about how the raptors were so plentiful that day then started using my art supplies. 🤣  Dreams are weird....

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  5. 52 minutes ago, DaBirb said:

    Drew these hybrids a while back:

    1. PAPI x MODO
    2. Kauai ōō x INBU
    3. Likely a IBWO x PIWO 
    4. AWPE X BRPE 
    5. Another IBWO x PIWO
    6. PABU x VABU








    These are cute!  I especially love the pelican.

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  6. 49 minutes ago, lonestranger said:

    I hunt on the wing, often for winged hunters. My cousins can be seen across the continent, but my name helps place me.

    Northern Shrike?  Whoops, they don't hunt for winged hunters!! 😳

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