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Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Today, 08:29
Replies: 12
Views: 219
Posted By fugl
Since my last post I’ve poked around the internet...

Since my last post I’ve poked around the internet a bit on the “salted peanuts are bad for birds” question. So far all I’ve found in support of the contention are bald statements, sometimes quite...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Today, 01:45
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By fugl
Bird color aberrations is a complex and (very)...

Bird color aberrations is a complex and (very) controversial subject. This will take you well into the weeds

http://www.sibleyguides.com/2011/08/...nin-reduction/
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Today, 01:26
Replies: 3
Views: 186
Posted By fugl
Moucherolle ventre roux

Moucherolle ventre roux
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 23:00
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By fugl
Yes, both fledglings as you say—didn’t look at...

Yes, both fledglings as you say—didn’t look at the normal sparrow’s bill before.

Xanthochroism you think and not just the kind of overall fading characteristic of some types of “leucism” (i. e., in...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 21:22
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By fugl
Looks leucistic (which is not so much a variation...

Looks leucistic (which is not so much a variation but an aberration). Also looks young, a fledgling maybe?
Forum: Information Wanted Yesterday, 20:48
Replies: 4
Views: 112
Posted By fugl
Agree, removing the dead chicks won’t cause the...

Agree, removing the dead chicks won’t cause the parents to desert. Birds will sometimes abandon eggs if disturbed but never healthy nestlings.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 16th June 2018, 21:44
Replies: 4
Views: 108
Posted By fugl
Nothing against it being a Western Wood-pewee as...

Nothing against it being a Western Wood-pewee as far as can be ascertained from the photos.
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Saturday 16th June 2018, 16:16
Replies: 12
Views: 219
Posted By fugl
I’m curious about your rationale for this...

I’m curious about your rationale for this statement. Could you point me to whatever literature you’ve read on the subject?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 15th June 2018, 07:16
Replies: 13
Views: 369
Posted By fugl
It’s only “impossible” because we choose to think...

It’s only “impossible” because we choose to think of it that way. We could just as easily define “partial albinism” as “complete albinism” minus some key feature (e.g., red eyes or whatever). As...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 15th June 2018, 00:38
Replies: 13
Views: 369
Posted By fugl
Among English-speaking birders the distinction’s...

Among English-speaking birders the distinction’s increasingly observed (it should be after being beaten into our heads all these years!) at least as far as postings to BF are concerned. It’s among...
Forum: Conservation Thursday 14th June 2018, 22:09
Replies: 857
Views: 50,079
Posted By fugl
Ah, I knew that your dissatisfaction with the...

Ah, I knew that your dissatisfaction with the modern world ran deeper than “just” EMR but didn’t realize it ran quite that deep. I share some of your misgivings, particularly with the rise of...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 14th June 2018, 22:01
Replies: 21
Views: 516
Posted By fugl
When I lived in the Bay Area decades ago, the old...

When I lived in the Bay Area decades ago, the old Palo Alto Yacht Harbor was a sure spot for them, even at low tide. At high tide (along with Virginia Rails, Soras and, at the very highest tides,...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 14th June 2018, 20:25
Replies: 21
Views: 516
Posted By fugl
Yes, I’m aware of who Ridgway was and of the...

Yes, I’m aware of who Ridgway was and of the importance of his magnum opus. My objection to naming the rail after him is mostly esthetic—“Ridgway’s Rail” to my eyes just looks ugly on the page....
Forum: Conservation Thursday 14th June 2018, 03:21
Replies: 455
Views: 61,620
Posted By fugl
Is there nothing that irresponsible fathead won't...

Is there nothing that irresponsible fathead won't stoop to to placate his base?

Trump Wants to Bail Out Coal and Nuclear Power. Here’s Why That Will Be Hard. ...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 14th June 2018, 03:09
Replies: 21
Views: 516
Posted By fugl
Agree, both Ridgway’s. I dislike the name of...

Agree, both Ridgway’s.

I dislike the name of this recently split species, I must say, with its odd spelling. Surely, they could have come up with something better than that!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 13th June 2018, 20:11
Replies: 3
Views: 147
Posted By fugl
Bushtit would be my guess also. With regard to...

Bushtit would be my guess also. With regard to head/face markings, some Bushtits in interior US have black “ear” patches developed to varying extents.
Forum: Conservation Wednesday 13th June 2018, 19:20
Replies: 455
Views: 61,620
Posted By fugl
AGW and Antarctica. More bad...

AGW and Antarctica. More bad news—

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/06/antarcticas-ice-loss-problem-is-quickly-getting-worse/562748/
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 13th June 2018, 14:53
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By fugl
Barn Swallow (which often build their nests under...

Barn Swallow (which often build their nests under eaves)?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 12th June 2018, 00:23
Replies: 9
Views: 352
Posted By fugl
I don’t think the hawk is identifiable with...

I don’t think the hawk is identifiable with certainty on the basis of these photos. The supposed “capped appearance” is the result of shadows.
Forum: Tips For New Birders Monday 11th June 2018, 15:39
Replies: 7
Views: 387
Posted By fugl
My rationale for bare bones responses to ID...

My rationale for bare bones responses to ID requests is that once the OP has the answer he can head for the internet and learn all there is to know about the bird, including ID points. Then there’s...
Forum: Conservation Sunday 10th June 2018, 14:59
Replies: 857
Views: 50,079
Posted By fugl
Really? This strikes me as very unlikely. Could...

Really? This strikes me as very unlikely. Could you provide chapter and verse?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 10th June 2018, 07:24
Replies: 11
Views: 279
Posted By fugl
Yes

Yes
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 10th June 2018, 02:52
Replies: 11
Views: 279
Posted By fugl
Orchard

Orchard
Forum: Nestboxes Saturday 9th June 2018, 00:28
Replies: 2
Views: 114
Posted By fugl
I’ve watched starlings evict flickers from their...

I’ve watched starlings evict flickers from their nests on a number of occasions but haven’t had any experience with House Sparrows doing so (FWTW).
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 8th June 2018, 06:43
Replies: 2
Views: 128
Posted By fugl
Look good for Lark Bunting to me

Look good for Lark Bunting to me
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