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About CanadianCodhead

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  1. Pennsylvania is well within their normal range. The flocks that size i have seen here are in the Toronto area, not much more than a couple of hundred kilometers north of this report. If that is where a flock ended up for the winter, it is certainly not implausible.
  2. Unless this has been updated, I dont see anything strange in the number. They form large flocks. I have seen flocks of several hundred in the same place.
  3. Yes that is the case. It was up in the far norheast corner of Algonquin. I just said north of Ottawa to make it easier to visualize for non-Canucks how far from the Huron / Georgian Bay area it was.
  4. Hi Jeffery, I'm guessing you are in Europe with the reference to Eurasian Siskins (FYI, it is a good idea to say where you took the picture in the question as it helps narrow down possibilities). EDIT - ignore this I missedthe Barcelona reference in the title. I think you have a Firecrest here, or something similar depending on where you are. FYI - there is a section on the forum homepage for birds outside North America, just scroll down a bit. While you can certainly post in the top section, you will generally get better results for birds from that area if the topic is there.
  5. Another really good feature of the Ebird program is the picture pool, which pulls all pictures people submit into a single view. Here is the link for instance for all pics from NY state : York, United States (US)&user= Once there it is pretty obvious how to change the filters for other locations, specific species etc.
  6. Spruce Grouse are dumb as bricks. They let you walk (or drive) right up to them. They make Wild Turkeys look like Nobel Prize winners.
  7. From last year, obviously no odes are flying here right now, but posted in honour of fact the first butterfly of 2017 was seen in Ontario yesterday (due to unseasonably very warm temperatures). A reminder insect season will eventually come for us northerners. Twelve-spotted Skimmer: Libellula pulchella_2016-09-18_00008_small on Flickr
  8. Small pics to work with but given the apparent size of the eyebrow, I would say you are right with Carolina.
  9. Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps_2016-09-18_00020_Small on Flickr
  10. A slightly different take on the theme. Hopefully the non-bird photo is OK, I don't think the thread is restricted to birds. Eastern Amberwing: Perithemis tenera_2015-07-30_00004 on Flickr
  11. The feathers are supposed to be there, it is bred into this variant of domestic Mallard. They are typically known as Crested Mallards.
  12. I would agree with Long-tailed Duck. We get thousands of them here in the winter. The variation in their colours and plumage is significant.
  13. It is not clear they are breeding here in Ontario. They are seen here every May, usually at Point Peele (heck I have seen them there), but there are no records at Peele after May, and the habitat there is not right for breeding. There are only very scattered records elsewhere in the province after migration passes. While some of the habitat on the east side of Lake Huron / Georgian Bay has good potential for them, they don't get seen there with any kind of regularity. A few years ago a nest was found in all places north of Ottawa, but it seems to have been a one-off, as they have never been subsequently reported from that area.
  14. I meant we only get one here at home in Ontario. Thanks for the confirmations.
  15. Going through some old pictures to organize them (boy, I can hardly wait until I can walk again and get out and see something). Photos from Mexico City. I think I know, but we only get a single Grackle species here, so would appreciate confirmation of my thoughts from those who see these guys more frequently. Thanks in advance. DSC_0520_Small on Flickr DSC_0237_Small on Flickr DSC_0246_Small on Flickr