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Acorn Woodpecker (lifer confirmation, seems pretty obvious to me) - Big Bend Nat'l. Park - Chisos Mtns. - Outer Mountain Loop - Brewster Co, TX - 7/24/21

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On 7/27/2021 at 1:10 AM, AlexHenry said:

Why do you need confirmation if it’s obvious to you?

I don't see any reason to ask why someone chooses to post a legitimate request for ID assistance.  Why does it matter?  While I've said I think Caley is a better birder than he gives himself credit for, the site exists to answer questions like his.

All posts help others become familiar with birds they may not see locally.  I may never see an Acorn Woodpecker, but seeing this one may help me ID one in another discussion.

And Caley's photos are usually pretty darn good.  If it wasn't for the obscuring front branch, these three would all be at least 4 stars.  They make it worth opening his posts even when there's no question about the ID.

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42 minutes ago, Charlie Spencer said:

Heck, I'd never even heard of a Colima Warbler before this post asking for confirmation.  I don't think it's in my Sibley's East, and it wasn't in AAB just now.


I don't think it's in the Sibley's East either. I only am familiar with it because my first guidebook was for the western US.

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