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Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 30th September 2018, 05:26
Replies: 594
Views: 90,600
Posted By Bird_Bill
Those old birds still get around. I recognize...

Those old birds still get around.
I recognize "Witchcraft" the B-24J as the same bird below. B-17 on its baseleg, in the background.

Just hearing the sound of those radials thumping along, and...
Forum: Conservation Sunday 23rd September 2018, 16:50
Replies: 1,375
Views: 80,733
Posted By Bird_Bill
By waging this war online, isn't it enticing...

By waging this war online, isn't it enticing people to suffer harm, if all these arguments hold true?.

The message could hurt people due the act of kindness and generosity.
And, cell phones being a...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 15th September 2018, 16:00
Replies: 594
Views: 90,600
Posted By Bird_Bill
F-15 variants will be around for awhile...

F-15 variants will be around for awhile yet.
Still come down here from the city, during flight test.
Forum: Conservation Saturday 15th September 2018, 14:10
Replies: 1,375
Views: 80,733
Posted By Bird_Bill
Ivory billed woodpeckers didn't disapeer because...

Ivory billed woodpeckers didn't disapeer because of EMR.
Cerulean and Prontontary warbler populations aren't dimenishinng because of smartphones.
Panda bears and tigers are not dying off because of...
Forum: Conservation Saturday 15th September 2018, 05:02
Replies: 1,375
Views: 80,733
Posted By Bird_Bill
Anyone that has ever been sunburnt, can tell us...

Anyone that has ever been sunburnt, can tell us EMR hurts.




Yes, 4G bandwidth isn't efficiently utilized now.
Smartphones are engineered and deployed to effectively and perpetually spy on owners,...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 6th September 2018, 19:59
Replies: 7
Views: 207
Posted By Bird_Bill
Cooper's, for me Uneven length...

Cooper's, for me
Uneven length rectrices
Streaking
Proportions of eyes to the head
Heavy looking tarsus
All looks good
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 23rd August 2018, 00:07
Replies: 6
Views: 254
Posted By Bird_Bill
Hi Jan! See a lot of arguments for...

Hi Jan!

See a lot of arguments for Ruby-throated
-wing to tail projection
-Gray cheek...(auriculars)
-iridescence
-proportion and straightness of the bill
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 19th August 2018, 16:59
Replies: 6
Views: 254
Posted By Bird_Bill
Hi Jan Tough to say, but merely playing the...

Hi Jan
Tough to say, but merely playing the odds...Black-chinned would be more likely

If you have any more pics, showing the bird perched, wing to tail projection might be conclusive.
...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 18th August 2018, 12:57
Replies: 6
Views: 232
Posted By Bird_Bill
Second, Broad-winged hawk Prolific side...

Second, Broad-winged hawk
Prolific side streaking, and shorter wing to tail projection
The pics suggest behavior more consistent with Broad-wing, more accipiter like, than a soaring buteo
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 17th August 2018, 04:09
Replies: 1
Views: 78
Posted By Bird_Bill
I agree, Barred owl Your top feather, looking...

I agree, Barred owl

Your top feather, looking like one of the secondary (remiges)
Bottom, one belonging to the tail (retrices)


Forensic feather scans ...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 17th August 2018, 01:26
Replies: 594
Views: 90,600
Posted By Bird_Bill
I still have my last flying model. The empennage...

I still have my last flying model.
The empennage torn up and broken.

3 meter balsa and graphite glider. After 80 hours building it, my first time out with it and trying to trim the controls, I...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 15th August 2018, 06:24
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By Bird_Bill
Hello M' welcome to BF It's closer to a male...

Hello M'
welcome to BF

It's closer to a male barn owls secondary feathers, R11
I'm not prepared to say you "gots" one there

Respectfully, a more detailed pic is required, which includes a ruled...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Tuesday 14th August 2018, 10:28
Replies: 0
Views: 550
Posted By Bird_Bill
Android and updates...what are they good for : )

Hi everyone,

Have a small samsung android tablet
Running nougat 7.1.1
Latest Chrome update 2 weeks ago (version 68.x.xxx) has rendered gmail useless, from within chrome. When using desktop mode and...
Forum: Hummingbirds Monday 13th August 2018, 14:21
Replies: 16
Views: 1,275
Posted By Bird_Bill
Hi S1' I think you'll be fine. The 1 to 4 ratio...

Hi S1'
I think you'll be fine.
The 1 to 4 ratio is optimum, the birds shouldn't suffer by sticking to it. I mix in varying ratios, especially during spring and fall movements. I can't produce...
Forum: Hummingbirds Tuesday 7th August 2018, 13:36
Replies: 16
Views: 1,275
Posted By Bird_Bill
I've mixed my own for years For awhile, I boiled,...

I've mixed my own for years
For awhile, I boiled, but I've found boiling to be unnecessary if I mix at room temperature of roughly 72f (22.2c) One concession I make, is using a filter for the well...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 15th June 2018, 08:44
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By Bird_Bill
Thank you, Valéry That's what I have in...

Thank you, Valéry

That's what I have in mind
Here, is roughly the northern most range for them
They seem to "irrupt" with large hatches of green darner dragonflies
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 15th June 2018, 04:51
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By Bird_Bill
Raptors...Midwest US

From Wed. past, at Mid Mississippi National Wildlife Refuge

I have an idea of what I was seeing.
Rather than lead, Id be delighted to read others thoughts
There were 6 overhead....Larger than...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 14th June 2018, 09:38
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By Bird_Bill
You're welcome, Stu'....good luck! Evenings are...

You're welcome, Stu'....good luck!

Evenings are the best time to see masses of martins, due to insect hatches coming off at that time.

In another month, big Hexigenia limbata mayflies will be...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 14th June 2018, 09:03
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By Bird_Bill
Use Ebird here...

Use Ebird here (https://ebird.org/map/purmar?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)

Find a body of water close to you,...
Forum: Hummingbirds Monday 11th June 2018, 06:37
Replies: 2
Views: 1,144
Posted By Bird_Bill
Two flowering vines that would flower...

Two flowering vines that would flower consecutively....
First would be early flowering clematis spp...
Coming off in April through May

Then...Trumpet creeper...Campsis Sp, coming off in late June,...
Forum: Hummingbirds Sunday 3rd June 2018, 02:39
Replies: 3
Views: 1,000
Posted By Bird_Bill
Thank you all, for taking the time to...

Thank you all, for taking the time to share




Hello Lisa
I've started keeping an eye out later into the evening.
Waking up early isn't so much for me, it's staying awake at that early hour.
Thank...
Forum: Hummingbirds Saturday 26th May 2018, 11:01
Replies: 3
Views: 1,000
Posted By Bird_Bill
Early Birds

Hi everyone!

Sitting here in my kitchen well before sunrise, but light enough to see my nectar feeder. I train a camera on it daily, to record activity. Over the past few years, ive come to...
Forum: Hummingbirds Tuesday 13th March 2018, 12:06
Replies: 3
Views: 1,515
Posted By Bird_Bill
Hi, MrsBozeman! Welcome to BF. Those two birds,...

Hi, MrsBozeman!
Welcome to BF.

Those two birds, Allen's and Rufous are very difficult to distinguish apart from one another.
That said, I have a behavioral feel for an Allen's, given it being on a...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 28th December 2017, 10:15
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By Bird_Bill
Maybe Yellow-bellied seedeater (Sporophila...

Maybe Yellow-bellied seedeater (Sporophila nigricollis)
Bill is not that of a Tanager
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 26th December 2017, 06:41
Replies: 7
Views: 506
Posted By Bird_Bill
Not a 100% Looks good for Violet-crowned...

Not a 100%
Looks good for Violet-crowned woodnymph, hummingbird (Thalurania colombica)
Bill, color patterning, looks good. In range.
Additional frontal views, if you have them, would help
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