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mwplsrbella

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This photo was taken at Corn Creek 30 miles north of Vegas a few weeks back, I know it is a terrible photo. I am thinking grosbeak and am unsure, any help would be appreciated. The blue line is throwing me off but thinking maybe it is just a shadow

 

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To me, this looks like a Black-headed Grosbeak with some weird lighting. 

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I'm thinking Blue Grosbeak with weird lighting. Looks like washed out rufous on its wing-bars.

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1 minute ago, Bird Brain said:

I'm thinking Blue Grosbeak with weird lighting. Looks like washed out rufous on its wing-bars.

Agreed.

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I copied the image to Lightroom and  lightened it, bird does look Blue-grosbeak . 

file:///Users/debbiellewellyn/Desktop/today's%20post/Grosbeak,%20Blue.jpg 

 

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21 hours ago, mwplsrbella said:

This photo was taken at Corn Creek 30 miles north of Vegas a few weeks back, I know it is a terrible photo. I am thinking grosbeak and am unsure, any help would be appreciated. The blue line is throwing me off but thinking maybe it is just a shadow

 

What photo are you referring to?  Obviously it was there for a few others to see but it's gone before many others, myself included, get the chance to see it.

Personally, I think it would be nice to see the photo that is being discussed in the thread it's being discussed, even if it is 21 hours after the photo was posted. I admit that it's pretty selfish, but I learn a heck of a lot more about the birds when I can relate the discussion I'm reading to a photo of the bird being discussed. Deleting the photo after getting a quick ID leaves a void in the thread and turns any helpful ID tips into a waste of time for those that posted them and not very helpful for the rest of us reading them.

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28 minutes ago, lonestranger said:

What photo are you referring to?  Obviously it was there for a few others to see but it's gone before many others, myself included, get the chance to see it.

Personally, I think it would be nice to see the photo that is being discussed in the thread it's being discussed, even if it is 21 hours after the photo was posted. I admit that it's pretty selfish, but I learn a heck of a lot more about the birds when I can relate the discussion I'm reading to a photo of the bird being discussed. Deleting the photo after getting a quick ID leaves a void in the thread and turns any helpful ID tips into a waste of time for those that posted them and not very helpful for the rest of us reading them.

Agree completely.

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10 hours ago, lonestranger said:

What photo are you referring to?  Obviously it was there for a few others to see but it's gone before many others, myself included, get the chance to see it.

Personally, I think it would be nice to see the photo that is being discussed in the thread it's being discussed, even if it is 21 hours after the photo was posted. I admit that it's pretty selfish, but I learn a heck of a lot more about the birds when I can relate the discussion I'm reading to a photo of the bird being discussed. Deleting the photo after getting a quick ID leaves a void in the thread and turns any helpful ID tips into a waste of time for those that posted them and not very helpful for the rest of us reading them.

I will do so going forward. Thanks for the feedback. I sure wish Whatbird allowed more space, I can only have maybe three pics at a time.

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1 minute ago, mwplsrbella said:

I will do so going forward. Thanks for the feedback. I sure wish Whatbird allowed more space, I can only have maybe three pics at a time.

This is why many of us store our photos in the Whatbird Gallery or other sites like Flickr and link to them from here.

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Whatbird isn't really a photo storage site and everyone eventually has to find an alternative way to share photos. Using a website like flickr, imgur, etc., with their unlimited storage space would mean you could post as many ID photos as you wanted and never have to delete a photo, and the rest of us would better understand the discussion about said photos. Just upload the photos to an online storage site and then share them from there.

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