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The Bird Nuts

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  1. It used to be that people using mobile devices couldn't see the tags. Not sure if that has changed, but that made me not feel the need to use them.
  2. Why not put this in the "Birds and Birding" section (if there is going to be one)? I wouldn't say this is off topic.
  3. Looks like a young Mallard to me.
  4. This looks fine for a young Brown-headed Cowbird to me. Young mockingbirds lack the streaking on the back and are grayer with lighter bellies and white markings on the wings and tail.
  5. There are a few Alder Flycatcher reports in the area (https://ebird.org/map/aldfly?neg=true&env.minX=&env.minY=&env.maxX=&env.maxY=&zh=false&gp=false&ev=Z&mr=1-12&bmo=1&emo=12&yr=all&byr=1900&eyr=2018), but I think Willow is more likely given the location and plumage of this one.
  6. The flycatcher looks like a Traill's (Willow/Alder). I agree with Red-winged Blackbird and Brown-headed Cowbird (both juveniles).
  7. 1. Common Yellowthroat 2. Juvenile Eastern Towhee 3. Great Crested Flycatcher
  8. I tend to agree with Charlie, I would prefer people limit their requests to three birds per post, but if most people vote five then I won't complain. I'm asking the same question. I would much rather people submit five posts with one bird ID in each than one post with five birds to ID. And it appears an "if" needs to be inserted between "especially" and "your" in this sentence. :) Everything else looks good to me!
  9. I agree with Indigo Bunting. Not sure what the first bird is either...
  10. The tail length and pale crescents near the wingtips are both good for immature Red-shouldered. I think prominent barring on the flight feathers might point to RSHA as well.
  11. Yep, House Wren. Remember to include location and date.
  12. That is the sun shining on the tip of the tail. The rest of the tail is in the shadow of the roof eave.
  13. All it does is help me find when and where I took a certain photo of a certain species so that I can find it in my many bird photo folders. You don't have to take or upload any photos if you don't want to, it's just very helpful to have media on eBird, and I'm glad you do upload photos of rare/uncommon birds. For me, photographing birds is enjoyable and I try to upload at least one photo to eBird for each birding trip. When we started birding, our cameras were all we used and we didn't have binoculars for years, so I guess that helped us get good at using cameras. But I understand not wanting to go through the trouble of taking photos and instead using that time to enjoy the birds and outdoors.
  14. In Search Photos and Sounds there is a My Media button to the right of the search bar (if you are signed in) which shows all of your eBird photos and recordings. You can search your media by species, location, date, etc. using the buttons below the search bar. eBird encourages people to upload photos and recordings no matter how good or bad they are (okay, if it's not even identifiable, then probably not) or how common or uncommon the bird in the photo is. And no one's going to know if you identified a bird incorrectly if you didn't upload a photo or recording. We eBird Power Users are looking out for those misidentified birds. ?
  15. Yep, when you bird every day for nearly 900 days straight (BN #2 has) you accumulate a lot of bird photos...................... I have used the My Media feature on eBird to find out where my photos are on my computer as well.
  16. I do something similar to what Spyonabird does. I have over 8,000 photos and videos of birds and I have a hard time finding photos or videos of certain species when I need them. They are organized by month, year, and general area (home and not home ), but basically the only thing that helps me find where a certain photo is is my memory... ? That's why I'm following this thread.
  17. Thanks for that photo! I can see the buffy wash on the breast and the thin streaking pretty well, so I'd go with Lincoln's.
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