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Recent content by Fandango739

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    Unidentified Bird Call - North Carolina (in the Sandhills)

    Okay, this may be a bit labor intensive, but it could also be quite fun. Aim for the following website: https://ebird.org/media/catalog You can set filters, such that you can narrow it to birds near your location. Then you can narrow it further by clicking the audio symbol (speaker), so that...
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    Wisconsin USA Some type of swallow?

    Agree and wonderful photo!
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    SW Florida - long shot warbler

    These long distance photos were taken in February, 2014, at the Six Mile Slough. At the time I had thought it was a yellow-rumped, but now I've noticed an eye line. Possible worm-eating? Other? Many thanks!
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    Barred Owl Eating Leaves?

    The tree was an American (or White) Elm. Thanks for the comments!
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    Barn Swallow Mud Nest Just Vanished

    I hate to ask, but is there any chance a 'well-meaning' neighbor or lawn care person might have decided to 'tidy up' your porch by removing the nest? Unlike bird people, there are those that think swallows are a nuisance. Sigh.
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    Barred Owl Eating Leaves?

    I saw this Barred Owl today casually ripping fresh leaves off a sprig and for the world it looked like the owl was actually eating them! Has anyone else seen this behavior in owls? Is it common? Or maybe self-medicating? I've never heard of this before! There may have been insects on the...
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    Research Fundraiser for Raptors

    I apologize to the moderators if this is deemed inappropriate. These researchers propose to design an affordable GPS data logger that costs less than US$500 to increase effectiveness in measuring the success of CHE release and to foster more raptor ecology research in Indonesia. They have only...
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    SW Florida - young gulls

    Seen yesterday at Fort Myers Beach. There were about fifteen large(r) gulls, first or second year. Many seemed a tad (or more) bigger than the adult ring-bills, yet there were zero adult Herring gulls. The only large(r) adult gull was one Lesser Black-backed, who seemed to have no companions...
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    SW Florida - Duck...long shot

    Seen today at Lakes Park (brackish water) in Fort Myers. I know it's a long shot, but many thanks for any help!
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    SW Florida - warbler

    Seen today at Six Mile Cypress Slough. All the same bird. I would think Pine, but the light brow has me questioning, along with the yellow extending all the way down the belly. Thank you for helping!
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    Flycatcher: Ash-throated or Great-crested?

    Understood. I normally do include the location, however in this case I did not want it to bias which members might respond.
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    Flycatcher: Ash-throated or Great-crested?

    The bird was seen today in North Cape Coral, Florida. An Ash-throated has been reported as seen in the area multiple times by a number of people lately, however Great-crested would be our norm. I don't want to report the wrong bird. Thanks!
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    SW Florida - mixed bag

    All birds seen within the last two weeks. 1) Red-tailed Hawk? Seen N. Cape Coral. 2) Spotted Sandpiper? Unfortunately this little bird was being very secretive. Seen in mangroves on Estero Bay. 3 & 4) I know this should be obvious, but I'm drawing a blank. The bird was all puffed up due to a...
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    SW Florida - 2 small birds

    My Sibley shows the goldfinch with a pink bill; the bird in 1 & 2 has a bill that looks darker than that. Is that still good? I was wondering if 1 &2 might be a yellow-throated vireo? (But that would be rare for the area.)
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    SW Florida - long shots

    It was extremely overcast and the birds were at a distance. I seriously boosted the light level of the images, just to show any detail at all. The first three images are of members of a flock of six. The last photo was of a bird nearby that may or may not have been a flock member. Any help...