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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: 510
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: 510
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: 510
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: 197
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: 9
Views: 379
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: 604
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: 604
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: 141
Posted By fugl
Female Red-winged Blackbird.

Female Red-winged Blackbird.
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 24th May 2020, 16:30
Replies: 18
Views: 604
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: 604
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: 139
Posted By fugl
All Greater

All Greater
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 23rd May 2020, 21:01
Replies: 5
Views: 252
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: 231
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: 231
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: 604
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: Ruffled Feathers Saturday 23rd May 2020, 06:14
Replies: 415
Views: 10,846
Posted By fugl
Yes, Cambridge, Mass. “America First’ is a...

Yes, Cambridge, Mass. “America First’ is a largely Trumpian phenomenon; if Dumbo loses in November that will be the end of it.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 23rd May 2020, 05:49
Replies: 5
Views: 307
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: Ruffled Feathers Saturday 23rd May 2020, 00:08
Replies: 415
Views: 10,846
Posted By fugl
Quite a rant. ;) With regard to climate-change...

Quite a rant. ;)

With regard to climate-change deniers being "stupid, craven, or both". Stupid, well, yeah, a case could be made, but craven??
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Friday 22nd May 2020, 22:57
Replies: 415
Views: 10,846
Posted By fugl
A vaccine by the...

A vaccine by the fall?

https://www.newyorker.com/science/medical-dispatch/the-coronavirus-vaccine-is-on-track-to-be-the-fastest-ever-developed
Forum: Bird Behaviour Friday 22nd May 2020, 19:15
Replies: 12
Views: 222
Posted By fugl
I agree with all the suggestions so far. ;)

I agree with all the suggestions so far. ;)
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Friday 22nd May 2020, 16:39
Replies: 415
Views: 10,846
Posted By fugl
An odd insult. Most people think of Dumbo more as...

An odd insult. Most people think of Dumbo more as a feces-throwing ape than as a cockroach or ant.



Actually, considerably less than half and rapidly decreasing according to all the polls..
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Friday 22nd May 2020, 07:21
Replies: 214
Views: 7,309
Posted By fugl
And hilarious as the color man in the...

And hilarious as the color man in the mockumentary “Best in Show”.
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Friday 22nd May 2020, 05:33
Replies: 415
Views: 10,846
Posted By fugl
For the sake of the...

For the sake of the DOW—

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/21/opinion/trump-coronavirus-dow.html?referringSource=articleShare
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Thursday 21st May 2020, 19:10
Replies: 415
Views: 10,846
Posted By fugl
Fossil fuel & the...

Fossil fuel & the lockdown—

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/may/21/groups-fossil-fuel-funding-urge-states-reopen-amid-pandemic
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