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  1. DaveB

    Which kind of thrush?

    My non-expert opinion would go towards Hermit Thrush, with Swainson's as a second choice. From Cornell: "Hermit Thrushes rarely visit backyards and generally do not visit feeders. However, during migration, they often forage on the ground or eat berries in yards with trees or shrubs. "
  2. DaveB

    Eye contact............

    A Marsh Wren looking none too pleased...
  3. Scarlet Tanager from western PA. Not a great angle, but they never seem to cooperate
  4. DaveB

    Those "Almost" Good Shots!!

    I hear a yellow-billed cuckoo occasionally in the woods behind our house, but never actually saw one until today. Of course, I didn't completely see it...
  5. Thanks everyone.
  6. I'm guessing yes, but since it would be a lifer, I want to make sure. Thanks!
  7. DaveB

    Lesser Yellowlegs?

    Thanks. After looking at more online photos, I can see that.
  8. Red-breasted Merganser on Cape Cod
  9. I'm guessing either Lesser or Greater, with Lesser as my best guess. Thanks for any confirmation.
  10. One other tangent - I noticed that your latest lifer is a Brant. My rotating desktop background happens to have a photo of a couple of Brants that I took by chance. I assumed they were geese flying by, but their wingflap cadence seemed faster than I was used to seeing for geese, so I snapped a photo. Honestly, I had never heard of a Brant before investigating these photos. And in linking these photos, I realized that this is the site that I was thinking of that limits photo uploads (0.12MB). In my head, I then put that limit on eBird. Here were the Brants, seen in Middletown, RI, in winter.
  11. Thanks. I did see that, and I can work with it. I was hoping to *really* nerd out and play with their REST API (https://documenter.getpostman.com/view/664302/ebird-api-20/2HTbHW), but I guess that I'll have to be happy with only *somewhat* nerding out with Excel spreadsheets .
  12. Thank you, I stand corrected. I must have been confusing it with another site (probably astronomy-related) that has a 500k upload limit. 10MB is certainly good enough for me. One thing that I just realized - I was always going into eBird at the hotspot map (from a shortcut that I made) rather than the home page. When going in from the home page, it is a single click to get to photos or my species list. So I think that I'll use/learn eBird for a while and then decide if it works for me (which is likely). Thanks everyone for your help. Dave p.s. I see that eBird has an API. Unfortunately, from what I can tell, it only allows access to region/hotspot data, not individual users. I would have considered making a custom GUI if I could access my specific data.
  13. Thanks Charlie, that's kind of what I was looking for, I will give that a look. I think that's one of the applications that I remember from a number of years ago (and their GUI looks very 1990ish ).
  14. Thanks. I just started using eBird a few weeks ago, but I find it cumbersome to navigate, plus it severely limits the size of the photos. It seems to be optimized for creating and submitting checklists (which I do like) rather than a birding photo album. I seem to recall there being birding checklist/album applications a number of years ago, but I gather that websites like Flickr and eBird have rendered them obsolete.
  15. Is there a bird photography PC application or website that organizes bird photographs for viewing, tracking, etc.? Or do people mostly set up a folder structure on a Flickr/PBase/Zenfolio website? I'd like to keep track of species observed as well as species photographed, if possible. Thanks
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