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  1. Whatbird's Young Birders!

    My toe is perfectly fine (my foot flew backwards right after it hit the ground, so very little energy was transferred to it). It was the most injured I've ever gotten in my life
  2. What are your dream rarities?

    ??????? They're nocturnal insectivores
  3. The one subspecies in Florida is critically endangered, and the more northern subspecies that overwinter there are secretive when they aren't singing, so it at least makes sense
  4. WEVI have a really distinctive song, so keep an ear out for it
  5. Whatbird's Young Birders!

    I TAKE THAT BACK A few hours ago I went biking with my friends down a big grassy hill (20ft). Halfway down my foot slipped from the pedal and slammed toe first into the ground, sending me over the handlebars and face-first into the dirt. My helmet took most of the impact but half of my face is scratched up and bruised and the leg that got jammed into the ground has a series of small cuts from the bike chain. I had to go to the emergency clinic since I might have gotten a concussion (I did, but it was a small one). The strangest part is that the bruising is all on one side of the face, so if someone sees me from one side I look fine, but from the other side I look like I was in Syria
  6. Whatbird's Young Birders!

    It's low until later at night (11:00PM-12:00AM), so you might have to stay up late
  7. Whatbird's Young Birders!

    The challenging part is that it's both faint and half-swamped out by several million stars around it
  8. Whatbird's Young Birders!

    Telescopes nowadays are measured by aperture (width of the light collecting objective, usually a lens or a mirror). It's a challenge for really big telescopes. It's in the constellation Pegasus near the star Enif (Alpha Peg). Under your dark skies M15 should appear as a fuzzy ball a few degrees to the right (west) of Enif
  9. Whatbird's Young Birders!

    Pease 1 is visible across the continent. The easy part is locating the Globular Cluster it's in (one of the brightest in the sky). The hard part is picking out the faint planetary nebula. I have a giant telescope (10") and I don't even know if I can see it (but I want to try )
  10. Whatbird's Young Birders!

    My Parrot is currently using his tail as a prop like a Woodpecker!
  11. You might be a birder...

    I did that last year to go to the OBX and the Piedmont of NC (which was fun for everyone), and this year I'm going down to SC for the Eclipse and there's already a few days set aside for Birding (the fact that I'm staying with a birder helps)
  12. Whatbird's Young Birders!

    I had a fun day Lifers/Yearbirds? > http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38278289
  13. Whatbird's Young Birders!

    I dare Mel to find THIS
  14. Just as a tip our Blackbirds (Icteridae with one i) are only found in the Americas. They do have a "Blackbird", but that's a Thrush that basically is a black American Robin