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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 20:41
Replies: 4
Views: 143
Posted By jmepler
There is a Northern Cardinal calling at the...

There is a Northern Cardinal calling at the beginning.

The call at the end sounds somewhat like a gray tree frog.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 18:56
Replies: 8
Views: 148
Posted By jmepler
I agree as well. Eastern Wood-Pewee has a dusky...

I agree as well. Eastern Wood-Pewee has a dusky vest, but not as prominent as an Olive-sided Flycatcher would have.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 01:47
Replies: 2
Views: 140
Posted By jmepler
I get a Spotted Sandpiper vibe from the picture,...

I get a Spotted Sandpiper vibe from the picture, and it would fit your description as well as long as it was still in non-breeding plumage.
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 13th May 2020, 23:55
Replies: 3
Views: 154
Posted By jmepler
Your bird is a Chestnut-sided Warbler.

Your bird is a Chestnut-sided Warbler.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 29th April 2020, 19:52
Replies: 10
Views: 387
Posted By jmepler
Palm Warbler

Palm Warbler
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 23rd March 2020, 20:32
Replies: 11
Views: 319
Posted By jmepler
The fact that House Sparrows have declined more...

The fact that House Sparrows have declined more in rural areas than they have in urban area seems to already disprove the pollution theory.

I do see more House Sparrows around Amish farms. I...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 18th March 2020, 17:36
Replies: 9
Views: 388
Posted By jmepler
Both Ruddy Ducks, female in the first picture,...

Both Ruddy Ducks, female in the first picture, non-breeding plumage male in the second.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 9th March 2020, 13:31
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By jmepler
It is a Great Horned Owl.

It is a Great Horned Owl.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 5th March 2020, 16:18
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By jmepler
I can't recall ever seeing Rusty Blackbirds in a...

I can't recall ever seeing Rusty Blackbirds in a big mixed flock like that, not that it couldn't happen.

If you want to see Rusty Blackbird you are better off looking in marshy areas. Also, check...
Forum: Food and Feeders Tuesday 3rd March 2020, 00:42
Replies: 9
Views: 462
Posted By jmepler
This article...

This article (https://www.foodsafetynews.com/2011/04/several-months-ago-gerald-omalley/) is about lead in ceramic kitchenware, stuff made to eat off of. I wouldn't eat off of anything ceramic coming...
Forum: Food and Feeders Monday 2nd March 2020, 20:06
Replies: 9
Views: 462
Posted By jmepler
The silicone mat is listed as food safe. I would...

The silicone mat is listed as food safe. I would be more worried about what the tiles are glazed with, and what is leaching out of them than I would be about silicone. I don't believe that even...
Forum: Food and Feeders Monday 2nd March 2020, 19:00
Replies: 9
Views: 462
Posted By jmepler
Your response is a bit confusing. The answer...

Your response is a bit confusing. The answer that you got was to a different question. That being, "is Teflon (PTFE) toxic to birds?", which it is when heated (think non-stick cookware). They then...
Forum: Others Saturday 22nd February 2020, 17:23
Replies: 11
Views: 595
Posted By jmepler
I have only ever seen 1/4 inch thread on cameras.

I have only ever seen 1/4 inch thread on cameras.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 18th February 2020, 16:16
Replies: 12
Views: 355
Posted By jmepler
1. Red-shouldered Hawk 2. Blackpoll Warbler 3. ...

1. Red-shouldered Hawk
2. Blackpoll Warbler
3. Orange-crowned Warbler
4. Orange-crowned Warbler
5. Common Yellowthroat
6. Pass
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 13th February 2020, 11:35
Replies: 30
Views: 2,296
Posted By jmepler
I believe that the response from bernie b was...

I believe that the response from bernie b was directed at the inappropriate response from Prestdj, not at the original poster.

It is best to just report abusive posts using the little red triangle...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 11th February 2020, 12:06
Replies: 6
Views: 246
Posted By jmepler
Could be avian conjunctivitis or avian pox....

Could be avian conjunctivitis or avian pox.

Check out this link (https://feederwatch.org/learn/house-finch-eye-disease/) and this one (http://static.birds.cornell.edu/hofi/hofifaqs.html).

I agree,...
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Monday 3rd February 2020, 20:09
Replies: 2
Views: 250
Posted By jmepler
I think that you may be surprised at the...

I think that you may be surprised at the persistence of starlings. I had a pair that built a nest in the vent from my bathroom exhaust fan. They were undeterred by the period breeze through their...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 21st January 2020, 13:08
Replies: 21
Views: 968
Posted By jmepler
I know quite a few people who use "nose pinch"...

I know quite a few people who use "nose pinch" readers for situations similar to yours. They are fairly flat and compact, with either a slip-case, or a lanyard to carry them. Some people just carry...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Friday 17th January 2020, 11:23
Replies: 28
Views: 1,677
Posted By jmepler
Most zoom eyepieces are 8-24mm. So, if your...

Most zoom eyepieces are 8-24mm. So, if your scope performs acceptably with the zoom at maximum magnification, it should be as good or better with a decent 8mm eyepiece.
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Thursday 16th January 2020, 18:46
Replies: 9
Views: 686
Posted By jmepler
Cornell Lab of Ornithology is not...

Cornell Lab of Ornithology is not publicly-funded. It is supported by 75,000 members.

There is no charge for the eBird or Merlin Bird ID apps, despite the fact that they have spent a tremendous...
Forum: Hummingbirds Tuesday 14th January 2020, 19:20
Replies: 8
Views: 891
Posted By jmepler
Raw sugar will be no better for the birds, but...

Raw sugar will be no better for the birds, but could potentially be worse.

All the experts recommend white sugar, preferable cane sugar. I would take their advice over the advice of one person.

If...
Forum: Hummingbirds Tuesday 14th January 2020, 01:01
Replies: 8
Views: 891
Posted By jmepler
I can't see why organic white sugar should be a...

I can't see why organic white sugar should be a problem. It is just white sugar produced from organic stock.

I would avoid raw sugar, organic or otherwise, due to the iron content. Better safe...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 13th January 2020, 15:25
Replies: 3
Views: 331
Posted By jmepler
There have been numerous reports of Western Grebe...

There have been numerous reports of Western Grebe in New Jersey in the past.

Are you sure that it was a Western Grebe though? There are recent reports of both Horned Grebe and Red-necked Grebe at...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 9th January 2020, 18:01
Replies: 22
Views: 1,648
Posted By jmepler
I had the same thought.

I had the same thought.
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Wednesday 8th January 2020, 20:13
Replies: 28
Views: 1,677
Posted By jmepler
The biggest reason for me to stick with the XW is...

The biggest reason for me to stick with the XW is the fact that they are waterproof. My scope is frequently used in poor weather conditions. Most astronomic eyepieces are not waterproof, as there...
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