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      Whatbird Forums Rules   01/08/17

      'Help Me Identify a Bird' rules: When posting a new thread, please: 1. Read the FAQ and forum rules before posting 2. Include the location in your Post when seeking ID 3. Include the date of the sighting 4. Provide a photo or detailed description of the bird Forum rules: By posting in the WhatBird forums you agree to the following board rules: 1. You will be tolerant and respectful of your fellow members 2. You will not spam 3. You will not post sexually explicit, vulgar or racist material 4. You will not advertise or sell products 5. You will not discuss illegal activities 6. You will keep topics of religion and politics to a bare minimum 7. You will not take advantage of chat to break any of the above rules. 8. Members will not discuss homosexuality nor make any comments about others' sexuality. Breaking any of these rules may result in a suspension or a permanent ban from the forums!! Furthermore, anyone who causes continuous dissent and disarray in the forums will be banned as seen fit by the forum moderators under the pretense of "trolling." Gallery photos: Regarding photos in the Whatbird gallery, please keep in mind that the copyright belongs to the person who took the photo. So please do not use any of the Gallery photos without requesting permission from the photographer. Forum Photos: If you use photos other than your own, please place a link to the referenced photo and do not post other photographer's work directly.
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      Found a baby bird or a sick or injured bird?   07/11/17

      Here is a short article with advice for what to do if you find a baby bird or one that appears to be sick or injured. Bird rescue article Please feel free to post here if you have questions or need more help.

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Just now, Bird Brain said:

:unsure: Duh, me!!

I tend to overlook the tags. BTW, I tried to add tags once and it didn't work for me. 

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13 minutes ago, HamRHead said:

I tend to overlook the tags. BTW, I tried to add tags once and it didn't work for me. 

I overlook them too, and I'm not sure why.  I'm not really sure what function they perform, here or anywhere else.

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4 minutes ago, Charlie Spencer said:

I overlook them too, and I'm not sure why.  I'm not really sure what function they perform, here or anywhere else.

Well if there a half page of tags I might notice. :lol:

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14 minutes ago, Charlie Spencer said:

I overlook them too, and I'm not sure why.  I'm not really sure what function they perform, here or anywhere else.

They make for a quick search function. It doesn't work too well here on the board, because most people aren't using them yet. Once they do, then how it works, it you click on one of the tags, and it immediately pulls up all the posts tagged with that same word. It only works if the posts are tagged, though.

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2 minutes ago, meghann said:

They make for a quick search function. It doesn't work too well here on the board, because most people aren't using them yet. Once they do, then how it works, it you click on one of the tags, and it immediately pulls up all the posts tagged with that same word. It only works if the posts are tagged, though.

How does that differ from using the same words in a post or reply?  :blink:

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8 minutes ago, Charlie Spencer said:

How does that differ from using the same words in a post or reply?  :blink:

It just takes out the step of having to click "search", then type in what you want to look for. It started on platforms like Twitter. If you tagged your tweet, then it could be grouped with other people tweeting about the same thing.

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Thank you folks.  It confirms my identification, but I wanted to be sure.  I also purposely left no hints.  BTW, even Sibley 2nd Ed. doesn't portray this plumage.

 

Again, thanks!!!

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This plumage isn't typically illustrated in field guides because the birds only hang onto it for a couple of weeks. If you don't live where they nest, you won't see it at all. Also, a bird this age almost always has the parents close by -- if you watch long enough, you're likely to see one of them come in to feed it.

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