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#1 hbvol

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 08:40 PM

Today in Chattanooga TN
red head
http://www.flickr.co...N05/8537904110/
lesser scaup?
http://www.flickr.co...N05/8537911350/
finally I know these guys are id'ed by voice and fortunately he was very vocal; sounded like Felix from the Odd Couple clearing his sinuses.
Fish crow
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#2 ceylon

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 08:48 PM

I confirm your Redhead.
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Posted 07 March 2013 - 08:52 PM

confirmed redhead

to me it looks good for lesser but i would wait for a pro.

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#4 IvoryBillHope

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 09:00 PM

Agree with redhead and lesser scaup

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 10:37 PM

Congrats on actually hearing the crow! And though I can't say I can call to mind the sound you allude to, that's a hilarious description. :D
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 04:16 AM

Congrats on actually hearing the crow! And though I can't say I can call to mind the sound you allude to, that's a hilarious description. :D

Not exactly a match for fish crow but close


#7 Pat B.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 04:25 AM

Agree with 1 & 2; pass on 3.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 04:29 AM

You'll have to go by vocalizations for the crow, unfortunately. The two species are rather distinct, though, so go with your gut!

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 04:30 AM

I agree with #1 and #2, and if you heard #3 and say it's a Fish Crow I agree with it also. If you hear a Fish Crow, there ain't no mistaking it...........

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#10 cestma

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 04:39 AM

Not exactly a match for fish crow but close
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_5nHV8FJyI


HA HA HA HA! I remember that, now--loved the movie! And after watching that I went to All About Birds to listen to the Fish Crow--y'know, you've got a real point. :D :D
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 08:13 AM

Today in Chattanooga TN
red head
http://www.flickr.co...N05/8537904110/
lesser scaup?
http://www.flickr.co...N05/8537911350/
finally I know these guys are id'ed by voice and fortunately he was very vocal; sounded like Felix from the Odd Couple clearing his sinuses.
Fish crow
http://www.flickr.co...N05/8537909782/


Man, did you ever date yourself with that reference! ;) Most of the young birders on here probably had to Google that to know what it was!
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#12 hbvol

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 06:11 PM

Man, did you ever date yourself with that reference! ;) Most of the young birders on here probably had to Google that to know what it was!

That's OK. I'm so old I remember when the only choice for basketball shoes (aka "sneakers") was Chuck Taylors

#13 ant_anks

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 06:13 PM

That's OK. I'm so old I remember when the only choice for basketball shoes (aka "sneakers") was Chuck Taylors

**Googles "Chuck Taylors"**

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 07:30 PM

Congrats on actually hearing the crow! And though I can't say I can call to mind the sound you allude to, that's a hilarious description. :D


Congrats on actually hearing the crow! And though I can't say I can call to mind the sound you allude to, that's a hilarious description. :D


^^^^^What creeker said:) Hilarious!

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--  DONE! My goal for the next week (through the 15th) is to get my count up somewhere around 160. That shouldn't be too hard I don't think as I am missing a number of pretty easy species because I've been concentrating on local rarities. I am, however, taking a trip to the grasslands on Sunday hoping to get a new raptor or two and Mountain Bluebird.
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 08:14 PM

**Googles "Chuck Taylors"**


Seconded!

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