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PostPosted: December 4th, 2012, 10:38 pm 
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Red-tailed Hawk :mrgreen:


Finally got that bird and herp shot in there, huh? Strangely, I have a shot of a red-tail with a Pit in its talons as well, but it isn't nearly as good as your shot.

We will finish out Red with my lousy photo of a Red-headed Woodpecker

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On a similar vein, how about we try RUDDY next.

I'll start with a somewhat obscure Ruddy Woodcreeper from Chiapas and leave some of the easier north american Ruddy's for others.

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PostPosted: December 5th, 2012, 5:03 am 
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Of course the R photo I was eager to post is also a RTHA with snake prey, but Owen's puts mine to shame, so maybe it is best that I didn't get the chance... Fantastic shot, Owen!

And I don't have anything Ruddy to offer up... so I'll sit here on the sidelines and enjoy the show!

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PostPosted: December 5th, 2012, 6:19 am 
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periglenes wrote:
Of course the R photo I was eager to post is also a RTHA with snake prey, but Owen's puts mine to shame, so maybe it is best that I didn't get the chance... Fantastic shot, Owen!

And I don't have anything Ruddy to offer up... so I'll sit here on the sidelines and enjoy the show!

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Well, Frank - It is obvious that you need to make a trip down here... I can put you on a ruddy turnstone with no problem...

I had meant to post a ruddy duck, but I found a ruddy turnstone shot first...


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PostPosted: December 5th, 2012, 3:57 pm 
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RIP18,

I'm headed your way! Baton Rouge and New Orleans over the holidays and into the New Year. Busy as heck, but perhaps we can meet up in your neck of the beach...


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PostPosted: December 5th, 2012, 4:45 pm 
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OK, Ruddy Duck.

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I'll work on the next and add it as an edit.

We did greater, but we didn't do great, so...

Great Horned Owl (first flight :thumb: )

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PostPosted: December 5th, 2012, 6:06 pm 
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PostPosted: December 5th, 2012, 6:22 pm 
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Oops.. I meant to be 3rd and leave the pick up to someone else.

Give me a minute...

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Least
Eastern
American
Common
Golden
Blue
Western
White
Black
Northern
Greater
South
Southern
Yellow
Red
Ruddy
Great

One of my favorite photos to share would be a Caroling Wren but I think it can only be played when the game is 3-of-a-kind (or Alphabirding). I'm running out of options but here comes...

European Starling



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I hope some of you world travelers can play this out. I sure can't guarantee it won't get stuck. Best of luck, shutterbugs... er... shutterbirds.


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PostPosted: December 5th, 2012, 7:25 pm 
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That's my only "European".

Some we haven't done, that I think are doable are Wislon's, Brown, Long, Green, Purple, California, and I have 6 for Cape.


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PostPosted: December 5th, 2012, 10:15 pm 
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One of my favorite photos to share would be a Caroling Wren but I think it can only be played when the game is 3-of-a-kind (or Alphabirding)


Seems appropriately seasonal at least. ;)
And if someone has a photograph of a wild Carolina Parakeet, I think more than just the members of this forum might want to see it!


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PostPosted: December 5th, 2012, 10:16 pm 
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Oh yeah, European...

European Nuthatch (lousy photo, but it really is a EUNU)

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PostPosted: December 5th, 2012, 10:25 pm 
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Some other obvious ones we haven't tried are
Buff, Brown, Cassin's, Crested, Crimson, Dark, Double, Dusky, Gray, Green, Hooded, Little, etc., etc.


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PostPosted: December 5th, 2012, 10:37 pm 
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Man, I had Great Knot just wait'n to go too. Now you got me :sleep: :sleep:

I think the closest I can get on this is Eurasian. Maybe the next one :thumb:

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PostPosted: December 6th, 2012, 4:14 am 
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Boring species, but while this photo isn't good the ones I have somewhere of at least slightly more interesting species (dippers, goldfinches, etc) are truely atrocious, so...

European herring gull
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Moving on, since nightdriver just mentioned this (and the photo was right next to the previous one in my album ;) )

Eurasian widgeon
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PostPosted: December 6th, 2012, 4:23 am 
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Caroling Wren


:lol:

I would share that with "Damn You Autocorrect" but only birders would have a clue!

No Eurasians in my catalogue, so I'll sit here on the side and hope the next round is playable.


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PostPosted: December 6th, 2012, 8:44 am 
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I'll leave the widespread introduced "Eurasian" species in the US for someone else since I don't have a good photo, and go with

Eurasian Griffon (Sepulveda, Spain)

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Oh, yeah....my bad on the last one as well. European Nuthatch is no longer the correct name. It is supposed to be Eurasian Nuthatch now. :oops:


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PostPosted: December 6th, 2012, 11:59 am 
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Staying with the raptors (sorry for tbhe crappy pic)

Eurasian hobby:
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PostPosted: December 7th, 2012, 4:40 am 
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Bueller?

There are at least 28 more possible species - more or less all common and widespread on this side of the pond one is even widespread in the US and another locally established. Won't someone wrap this up and move us on?

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PostPosted: December 7th, 2012, 5:11 am 
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OK, here's a really common introduced species in the US -

Eurasian Collared Dove

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When I started birding, this species was non-existant in Texas, or really anywhere except a few isolated feral pops in FL.
Now they are among the most common Columbiform birds in parts of the US. :(

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Let's try BUFF next. Remember hyphenated Buff names are OK.

I'll avoid the US stuff for now start with another Ecuadorian Hummer

Buff-winged Starfrontlet (stupid name!)

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PostPosted: December 7th, 2012, 7:06 am 
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Is Buffy ok on this one, as the first 4 letters are B-U-F-F?


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PostPosted: December 7th, 2012, 7:22 am 
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Curtis Hart wrote:
Is Buffy ok on this one, as the first 4 letters are B-U-F-F?


I guess so, since there are only nine "Buffy" birds worldwide and none of them occur in the US. We aren't likely to do "Buffy" as a separate group.
There are 20+ Buff- birds.
I thing Bufflehead should be off limits for this group though.


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PostPosted: December 7th, 2012, 7:38 am 
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Well, I have one of the nine Buffys, but none that start with just Buff.

Buffy Fish-Owl
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I'd also like to add, Avisys is great for this game. I can easily search the whole world for options in less than 30 seconds.


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PostPosted: December 8th, 2012, 9:56 am 
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That's funny. When you posted that question I thought "what? does he have a Buffy Fish-Owl photo?".... :lol:

Seem stuck on this one. There are 60 birds whose name starts with Buff, but only two (wait make that four!) US species that meet this category.
There are 7 Buffy birds (I miscounted earlier), but none in the US.

Here's probably the least common of the US species -

Buff-collared Nightjar - San Blas, Nayarit, Mexico.

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PostPosted: December 8th, 2012, 10:00 am 
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Curtis Hart wrote:
I'd also like to add, Avisys is great for this game. I can easily search the whole world for options in less than 30 seconds.


Or, if you don't have Avisys, you can go to Ebird.org, click Explore Data, choose Range and Point Maps, then start typing a name into the Species box. Ebird will automatically offer suggestions that contain/start with that name.

Here's where you type the name in - http://ebird.org/ebird/map/

For North American birds, this site has names listed alphabetically - http://bna.birds.cornell.edu/bna/species


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PostPosted: December 8th, 2012, 4:00 pm 
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I was wrong, I had an unlabled Buff-bellied Hummingbird.
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Ok, here's a purely North American one, California.


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PostPosted: December 8th, 2012, 7:14 pm 
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I wish they all could be ....

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PostPosted: December 9th, 2012, 3:40 pm 
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Here's a California Quail, from the area where I see them most commonly and conspicuously.....from my parent's front yard in New Zealand!

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PostPosted: December 9th, 2012, 5:38 pm 
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And moving to Cassin's as in Cassin's Vireo

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PostPosted: December 9th, 2012, 8:50 pm 
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Cassin's might be a tough one. There are 9 species and at least 3 of them are common NA species, but then it gets tough!

I only have one - Cassin's Kingbird

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One closer..

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PostPosted: December 9th, 2012, 10:08 pm 
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chrish wrote:
Cassin's might be a tough one. There are 9 species and at least 3 of them are common NA species, but then it gets tough!

I only have one - Cassin's Kingbird


I actually had 2 (I have a female Cassin's Finch), but I won't play it unless we're stuck 'cause I didn't want to start another set.


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PostPosted: December 10th, 2012, 1:55 am 
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I forgot I had this one. For some reason's Cassin's Sparrow doesn't seem to start with the name "Cassin's" to me, :crazyeyes: so I overlooked it.

Cassin's Sparrow

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Thanks to John Cassin for this one.

Next we'll try Botteri's....just kidding.

How about Brown next?

Brown-backed Honeyeater (Abattoir Swamp, QLD, Australia)

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PostPosted: December 10th, 2012, 2:12 am 
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BTW - here's what we have so far (alphabetized)...

American
Black
Blue
Brown
Buff(y)
California
Cassin's
Common
Eastern
Eurasian
European
Golden
Great
Greater
Least
Northern
Red
Ruddy
South(ern)
Western
White
Yellow

After we get done with Brown, we can expand the game to include the second hyphenated word as your challenge as well, so you could call -winged as your challenge and people could post Golden-winged Warber or Green-winged Teal.

But let's get three more Browns first.


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PostPosted: December 10th, 2012, 8:33 am 
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I couldn't find my Brown-headed cowbird shot to kill two...... we'll you know where I was going..

So let's try....

Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher
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PostPosted: December 10th, 2012, 12:40 pm 
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Not a great shot, but I like this bird's name -

Snowy-bellied Hummingbird - Panama

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PostPosted: December 10th, 2012, 2:40 pm 
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Hey Chris, I'm very hesitant to question you but, are you sure that's a Cassin's KB and not a western?


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Hey Chris, I'm very hesitant to question you but, are you sure that's a Cassin's KB and not a western?


Actually, right as I posted it today I thought...Hmm...that bird looks like a Western to me. Truth is when I was photographing I had hoped it was a Western but I looked at it pretty good and called it Cassin's. I had seen a bunch of both in the previous few days (Texas Panhandle).

Just in case, I posted a different (lousy) shot.


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PostPosted: December 10th, 2012, 11:33 pm 
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I have at least one more horrible "bellied" picture :? Please don't make me dig it up :cry:

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PostPosted: December 11th, 2012, 7:20 am 
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OK, time to close this one out I guess. There were still a few easy (?) ones left for -bellied (no one had a Red-bellied Woodpecker?). I'll finish up with the trash "-bellied" bird around here...

Black-bellied Whistling Duck (with a Fulvous WD trying to blend in)

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PostPosted: December 11th, 2012, 7:23 am 
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next, let's go on to -winged.

OK, so it might not be the first "-winged" one to come to mind, but here's a Tawny-winged Woodcreeper from Calakmul, Mexico.

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PostPosted: December 11th, 2012, 8:11 am 
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Ah... low-hanging fruit.

Female Red-winged Blackbird who is quite the huntress, with at least 3 damsel flies and a caterpillar to take home to the kids.

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PostPosted: December 11th, 2012, 9:18 am 
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Damn. That blackbird has two damselflies and a caterpillar? Must be headed to the nest, or she might need to cut back on the food intake!


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PostPosted: December 11th, 2012, 3:40 pm 
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Guess that's four and time to change it. The new word is "CRESTED".
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