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Forum: Mammals Wednesday 27th May 2020, 21:38
Replies: 20
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Posted By fugl
Or somebody like that. . .. ;)

Or somebody like that. . .. ;)
Forum: Mammals Tuesday 26th May 2020, 19:27
Replies: 20
Views: 784
Posted By fugl
Yeah, that’s a point. . .he may have been a lot...

Yeah, that’s a point. . .he may have been a lot closer than it looks.
Forum: Mammals Tuesday 26th May 2020, 17:40
Replies: 20
Views: 784
Posted By fugl
Yeah, I would have thought so too if for no other...

Yeah, I would have thought so too if for no other reason than to provide a diversion if the bear got aggressive.
Forum: Mammals Tuesday 26th May 2020, 06:37
Replies: 20
Views: 784
Posted By fugl
Know what you mean, I’ve been stung more than...

Know what you mean, I’ve been stung more than once in the same way. What I do in such cases is to ask one of the mods to correct it for me.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 26th May 2020, 05:23
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By fugl
Look like Broad-tailed to me. Note the male’s...

Look like Broad-tailed to me. Note the male’s characteristic face pattern.
Forum: Nikon Monday 25th May 2020, 19:35
Replies: 10
Views: 950
Posted By fugl
Or he could substitute the 1.4 for the 2.0 TC and...

Or he could substitute the 1.4 for the 2.0 TC and take much less of a hit to IQ. I use this combo regularly—D500 with TC14EIII, always handheld—and have been quite happy with it.
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 25th May 2020, 19:24
Replies: 18
Views: 760
Posted By fugl
Had to be something like that. If the loon...

Had to be something like that. If the loon resurfaced to one side of the down-rushing eagle it could have quickly jabbed in and out with minimal danger to itself. Just its good luck—and the eagle’s...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 25th May 2020, 16:59
Replies: 18
Views: 760
Posted By fugl
But it was adopted in the UK (as per the OED...

But it was adopted in the UK (as per the OED references in my previous post) but then dropped out of use there in favor of "diver". It was (presumably) introduced to the states by British immigrants...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 24th May 2020, 21:05
Replies: 2
Views: 177
Posted By fugl
Female Red-winged Blackbird.

Female Red-winged Blackbird.
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 24th May 2020, 16:30
Replies: 18
Views: 760
Posted By fugl
Indeed, and assuming "loon" is an English example...

Indeed, and assuming "loon" is an English example of the same phenomenon based on such reasoning alone is a prime example of folk etymology, a "Just So story" for word origins. As it happens English...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 24th May 2020, 06:47
Replies: 18
Views: 760
Posted By fugl
This from the on-line etymology...

This from the on-line etymology dictionary—

“loon (n.1)
large diving bird (especially the Great Northern Diver), 1630s, apparently an alteration of loom in this sense, which is from a Scandinavian...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 24th May 2020, 00:00
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By fugl
All Greater

All Greater
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 23rd May 2020, 21:01
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By fugl
And I. If only all flycatchers were such easy...

And I.

If only all flycatchers were such easy IDs. . .. ;)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 23rd May 2020, 20:29
Replies: 9
Views: 264
Posted By fugl
No, it isn’t. The main complaint about them is...

No, it isn’t. The main complaint about them is that they take over bluebird birdhouses for their own use, destroying eggs and nestlings (if present) in the process. In other words, they’re not...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 23rd May 2020, 19:13
Replies: 9
Views: 264
Posted By fugl
In any case, wouldn't worry about the "invasive"...

In any case, wouldn't worry about the "invasive" part. House Sparrows have been part of the North American avifauna for over a hundred years. They're attractive little birds superbly adapted to human...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 23rd May 2020, 18:19
Replies: 18
Views: 760
Posted By fugl
Remarkable. That said, whenever I’ve had close...

Remarkable. That said, whenever I’ve had close views of Common Loons I’ve been impressed by their long, massive sharply pointed bills which look like they could punch through just about anything...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 23rd May 2020, 05:49
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By fugl
Lesser for the scaup, I would say; Red-breasted...

Lesser for the scaup, I would say; Red-breasted Merganser for the other 2.
Forum: Bird Behaviour Friday 22nd May 2020, 19:15
Replies: 12
Views: 326
Posted By fugl
I agree with all the suggestions so far. ;)

I agree with all the suggestions so far. ;)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 20th May 2020, 07:01
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By fugl
Rough-winged Swallow, I would say.

Rough-winged Swallow, I would say.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 19th May 2020, 23:50
Replies: 9
Views: 510
Posted By fugl
Lordy, I'd forgotten about that one which did go...

Lordy, I'd forgotten about that one which did go on and on alright with no minds being changed. But my intention in post #6 was not to re-open the debate but simply to set aeshna5 straight. ;)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 19th May 2020, 07:35
Replies: 9
Views: 510
Posted By fugl
Yes, you can. The meaning is self-evident (unlike...

Yes, you can. The meaning is self-evident (unlike “leucism’s”) and, in any case, the common speech isn’t bound by the laws of genetics. Note also that Sibley uses “partial albino” in his field...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 18th May 2020, 21:19
Replies: 9
Views: 510
Posted By fugl
Partial albino young male Red-winged Blackbird...

Partial albino young male Red-winged Blackbird would be my guess.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 18th May 2020, 03:03
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By fugl
Wood-pewee for me too in both cases. . ..

Wood-pewee for me too in both cases. . ..
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 17th May 2020, 23:04
Replies: 19
Views: 773
Posted By fugl
So not “screaming“ but “laughing“. . .. ;)

So not “screaming“ but “laughing“. . .. ;)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 16th May 2020, 18:49
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By fugl
Another for Swainson’s.

Another for Swainson’s.
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