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Can Somebody Please Help Me Identify This Bird? Location - Satellite Beach Florida (1 Viewer)

adubin

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Can somebody please help me identify this bird? Thank you, ADubin
 

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nartreb

Speak softly and carry a long lens
5th July or 7th May?

Americans love to confuse by using a different date configuration to everyone else!

This format (year first, with dashes) is unambiguous. It's not a traditional date format, it's one used by computers. The year first, then the month, then the day of the month. That way, sorting alphabetically also sorts chronologically.
 

Andy Adcock

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England
This format (year first, with dashes) is unambiguous. It's not a traditional date format, it's one used by computers. The year first, then the month, then the day of the month. That way, sorting alphabetically also sorts chronologically.
That will confuse any and all European viwers who are not computers.

Anyone here who is unfamilar with American form, looking at photos with that date configuration, will assume 5th July.
 

Kratter

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Any use of a slash system will confuse. We get salvaged bird specimens from the Bahamas, which has more or less equal numbers of Brits and Americans, and many of these have something like 7/5/2020 written on the tags. I then have to figure out if it was a Brit or an American that wrote the tag. A simple 7 May 20 would have worked wonders.
 

jmepler

It's just a flesh wound.
The year followed by a dash is always followed by the month and then the day.

According to Wikipedia, the only place that uses a year day month format is Kazakhstan, but they use a period as a delimiter, yyyy.dd.mm.
 

nartreb

Speak softly and carry a long lens
That will confuse any and all European viwers who are not computers.

Anyone here who is unfamilar with American form, looking at photos with that date configuration, will assume 5th July.
Year-first dates are not American form. American form does not use dashes, and has the year last. Year first with dashes means ISO 8601 form.
 

Butty

Well-known member
This format (year first, with dashes) is unambiguous. It's not a traditional date format, it's one used by computers. The year first, then the month, then the day of the month. That way, sorting alphabetically also sorts chronologically.
This is certainly correct.

For me the legend on the thumbnail says "Screen Shot 2021-05-7"
As far as I'm aware, that's either the file upload or last-edit date/time - not the photo-taken date. Hence, for ID purposes, it's to be ignored.
 

Lisa W

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Can we get back on track, please! This is not the appropriate place to go through the Americans/Brits, etc do it wrong.
 

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