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oh sorry i forgot to add that 

January 2, 2018 - Baltimore County MD

(my back yard)

and it was acting as i have never seen a bird behave  - it would almost hop up then back down crashing its beak against the frozen ground.  At first I thought it was trying to open a BOSS but no other bird used this technique - even those that took the seeds to a nearby tree did not have as much oomp in opening them.  And then in all of the pictures i did take...never did see a seed,,,at least a whole one

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Thrashers feed on small critters on the ground.  They'll turning over leaves and other debris to see what's underneath, or dig around a little at the surface.  The frozen ground is probably frustrating it.

You won't see them take seed, and as ground feeders they'll rarely rise up to suet feeder.

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5 hours ago, jcarscadden said:

oh sorry i forgot to add that 

January 2, 2018 - Baltimore County MD

(my back yard)

and it was acting as i have never seen a bird behave  - it would almost hop up then back down crashing its beak against the frozen ground.  At first I thought it was trying to open a BOSS but no other bird used this technique - even those that took the seeds to a nearby tree did not have as much oomp in opening them.  And then in all of the pictures i did take...never did see a seed,,,at least a whole one

You should eBird it!! (Unless you don't eBird then make an account (it is free)) It is very rare in your area and this time of the year.

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1 hour ago, MerMaeve said:

You should eBird it!! (Unless you don't eBird then make an account (it is free)) It is very rare in your area and this time of the year.

Looking at the eBird range map, they seem to be common in Maryland in the winter time.

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22 hours ago, The Bird Nuts said:

Looking at the eBird range map, they seem to be common in Maryland in the winter time.

REALLY??? :blink::huh::wacko: Huh, new info for me. 

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2 minutes ago, MerMaeve said:

REALLY??? :blink::huh::wacko: Huh, new info for me. 

Remember, once you've learned something for the day, you can go home.  :D

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1 minute ago, Charlie Spencer said:

Remember, once you've learned something for the day, you can go home.  :D

What if I am home?? :P;)

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when MerMaeve first suggested it

I tried ebird...but could not seem to get it to accept the location - so that option is out

I tried three areas of Baltimore County MD...but no luck

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6 minutes ago, jcarscadden said:

when MerMaeve first suggested it

I tried ebird...but could not seem to get it to accept the location - so that option is out

I tried three areas of Baltimore County MD...but no luck

Try this - Brown Thrasher, date range set to the last three months:

http://ebird.org/ebird/map/brnthr?neg=true&env.minX=-103.43116514664206&env.minY=19.860131970638314&env.maxX=-40.63331358414206&env.maxY=51.13137768584148&zh=true&gp=false&ev=Z&mr=on&bmo=11&emo=1&yr=range&byr=2017&eyr=2018

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Thank you Charlie

I can see the range map generated by other sighting and when I zoom in can see individual sightings a couple near my backyard ( 5-10 mile away)

but still cannot enter my sighting..but thank you anyway...i will do some more research on this

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58 minutes ago, jcarscadden said:

Thank you Charlie

I can see the range map generated by other sighting and when I zoom in can see individual sightings a couple near my backyard ( 5-10 mile away)

but still cannot enter my sighting..but thank you anyway...i will do some more research on this

What part of entering your sighting are you having trouble with?

If it's that you can't find a Brown Thrasher on the list, try clicking the 'Show Rarities' box on the upper right.

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is was not taking my location at all....kept saying invalid location...until i backed out and did  work around of sorts - put in Baltimore then looked as sites there - some included parts of Baltimore county .. I played around with some until...wahlah....I could put in my address and it came up...so could enter it

have not tried to go back and look but will do it now

 

no the brown thrasher ( darn it easy to type trasher) was there  - I did not see any listed that I have seen - well at this time of year

 

thanks again

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4 hours ago, jcarscadden said:

is was not taking my location at all....kept saying invalid location...until i backed out and did  work around of sorts - put in Baltimore then looked as sites there - some included parts of Baltimore county .. I played around with some until...wahlah....I could put in my address and it came up...so could enter it

have not tried to go back and look but will do it now

 

no the brown thrasher ( darn it easy to type trasher) was there  - I did not see any listed that I have seen - well at this time of year

 

thanks again

I think the 'Find it on a Map' prompt will only accept counties or states, not complete addresses.  Once you get past that one to the next screen, then you can enter a more detailed address or just zoom in.

The good news is once you've named a location, you can pull it up from the 'Choose your locations' list.

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