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Mark F

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About Mark F

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  • Birthday 09/10/1956

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    San Francisco Bay area
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    Birding, Classical Guitar, Photography

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  1. Sorry to hear that you have troubles as well, but it does suggest a more general problem. Yes, I agree; it seems the recent upgrade has introduced several bugs.
  2. Two or three days ago, my profile picture disappeared (replaced by "M") and the icons for liking, thanking etc were replaced by those dreaded broken-image icons (on Chrome; on IE, you just see a blank black bar and three dots ...). I replaced my profile picture, but there's nothing I can do about the icons. You can still hover your pointer over where the icons should be and get a little pop-up to tell you where to click, but it's clearly not how it should look/work. I don't see anybody else bringing up this issue, but I suppose it can't just be me since I have the problem on both Chrome and IE. Thanks.
  3. Mark F

    Some kind of finch?

    Thanks very much! Here's a couple more photos, in case it's helpful. I wonder, could the super short tail indicate a fledgling? Cowbird 2 by Mark Featherstone, on Flickr Cowbird 3 by Mark Featherstone, on Flickr
  4. Saw this one today near Oakland, CA. Thanks! EDIT: Photo renamed after ID by forum member. Cowbird by Mark Featherstone, on Flickr
  5. Mark F

    In Flight

    This immature Western Gull (I suppose) found a toy. It was very attached to it, and would bring it here and there along the beach near Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco. Toys for gulls by Mark Featherstone, on Flickr
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    In Flight

    Taken yesterday from the ferry crossing between Oakland and San Francisco. I didn't realize I had documented mid-air piracy till I got home and downloaded the pics. Sharing is caring by Mark Featherstone, on Flickr
  7. OK, great. Thank you again!
  8. I guess that would be a juvenile Brandt's Cormorant?
  9. Thank you, everyone! There are a few lifers in that batch.
  10. Hi all, I'd very much appreciate your opinion on my tentative IDs below. The last is a poor shot of a bird that looks vaguely like a cormorant, but which I doubt is one. I"ve simply called it "Unknown". Thanks in advance. Brown Pelican Clark's Grebe Western Grebe Common Loon Sanderlings Western Gull Caspian Tern Unknown EDIT: Some photos renamed after ID by forum members. Brown Pelican, immature by Mark Featherstone, on Flickr Clark's Grebe by Mark Featherstone, on Flickr Western Grebe by Mark Featherstone, on Flickr Red-throated Loon, non-breeding by Mark Featherstone, on Flickr Sanderlings by Mark Featherstone, on Flickr Western Gull by Mark Featherstone, on Flickr Caspian Tern by Mark Featherstone, on Flickr Brandt's Cormorant, juvenile by Mark Featherstone, on Flickr
  11. Mark F

    ID from bird songs

    That's very helpful, psweet. Thank you so much!
  12. There are two main singers in this recording taken just now in the SF Bay area. I think the more "trilling" one is a Dark-eyed Junco, but I have no clue about the one that ends in a bit a squawk, or maybe you call that a gargle. There's also a Mourning Dove in there faintly. Thanks! Bird songs
  13. This Barn Swallow didn't budge from the supporting pillar of a foot-bridge we were crossing by San Francisco Bay yesterday afternoon. I got within a few feet, along with my wife and daughter, and it just stayed put. We past the same spot on our return about 30 minutes later, and it had left. There were multiple Barn Swallows flitting around and under the bridge, and it may or may not have joined its companions there. Just wondering how unusual this approachable behaviour might be, and whether the swallow might have been injured. Barn Swallow (2) by Mark Featherstone, on Flickr Barn Swallow (4) by Mark Featherstone, on Flickr
  14. Haha, I had a feeling I should have said a "bird by the shore" rather than shorebird. Thanks everyone!
  15. Seen two days ago on SF Bay. Thanks in advance. EDIT: Photo renamed after ID by forum members. Tree Swallow by Mark Featherstone, on Flickr
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