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by jrisk
Sun May 09, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: care
Topic: morning bird report
Replies: 40
Views: 2479

Re: morning bird report

morning bird report x trip report post: yesterday was the Global Big Day event. Big Days are days where you try to see as many species as possible. there's a few events every year, hosted by eBird. I wasn't really interested in participating - I'm already going out pretty much every day and didn't n...
by jrisk
Sun Apr 25, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: care
Topic: morning bird report
Replies: 40
Views: 2479

Re: morning bird report

there's an awesome website that forecasts bird migration . a lot of the spring migrants actually travel at night and the last night's forecast was projected to be really good. combined with the bad weather for this morning, that meant there was a good chance that the birds would get here and hang ou...
by jrisk
Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: care
Topic: morning bird report
Replies: 40
Views: 2479

Re: morning bird report

yes, a lot of them they do have distinct drumming styles. tones are generally just based on the tree matter that they're hitting but the rhythms can be used to ID them. sapsuckers in general are pretty unique when compared to other woodpeckers. it's usually slower and a little more "free form&q...
by jrisk
Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: care
Topic: morning bird report
Replies: 40
Views: 2479

Re: morning bird report

jon there were a bunch of woodpeckers where I was camping this weekend it was pretty cool. What woodpeckers live at high altitude in northern new mexico? did some research and doesn't look like that area gets birded a whole lot but I think you'd be surprised how many woodpeckers are able to thrive ...
by jrisk
Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:25 am
Forum: care
Topic: morning bird report
Replies: 40
Views: 2479

Re: morning bird report

started monitoring the bluebird nestboxes today. there's at least FIFTY BOXES that i'll have to be checking on a pretty regular basis. please pray for me. anyways, I mapped the boxes today and checked each one. lots of nests in progress! here's the requested picture of a male bluebird. https://i.img...
by jrisk
Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: care
Topic: morning bird report
Replies: 40
Views: 2479

Re: morning bird report

good morning. just had an unexpected sighting of an adult Great Horned Owl and its owlet!

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by jrisk
Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:00 pm
Forum: tags
Topic: the mediator between head and hands
Replies: 8
Views: 702

Re: the mediator between head and hands

2x tie dye

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by jrisk
Thu Apr 01, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: care
Topic: morning bird report
Replies: 40
Views: 2479

Re: morning bird report

how is your fantasy league going? thanks for asking!! it's going alright, been a little slow lately. I'm at 55 overall species, missing a few obvious birds but I'll get them eventually. I was pretty excited to get all of the local falcons (Merlin, Peregrine Falcon and American Kestrel). Below is a ...
by jrisk
Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: care
Topic: morning bird report
Replies: 40
Views: 2479

Re: morning bird report

well, birding has been pretty slow lately. a fairly rare Canvasback duck popped up close by and I was able to nab another lifer. yesterday, a local nature club reached out to me to see if I was willing to help monitor bluebird boxes this nesting season and I've agreed to! There's a trail of about 45...
by jrisk
Mon Mar 29, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: care
Topic: ramdom thought thread revival
Replies: 123
Views: 7717

Re: ramdom thought thread revival

thinking about becoming a creature of habit
by jrisk
Mon Mar 22, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: care
Topic: Lazy Sunday
Replies: 11
Views: 560

Re: Lazy Sunday

Friday night, I quit work early and got a haircut. Saturday AM, got up at 5:45AM and met up with my friend to find some Sandhill Cranes (got em!!) had a nice walk around town when I got back and got an okay latte from the local coffee shop. Took an online drawing class over zoom, was nice to draw a...
by jrisk
Mon Mar 22, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: care
Topic: morning bird report
Replies: 40
Views: 2479

Re: morning bird report

glad to be back so soon. went out this AM and had the pair of PEFA (that's the banding code for Peregrine Falcon) at the local church down the street for me. Meet Betty and Whitey!! https://i.imgur.com/A1lnmm8.jpg there's a nesting box on the school next door so hopefully they stick around and use i...
by jrisk
Sun Mar 21, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: care
Topic: morning bird report
Replies: 40
Views: 2479

Re: morning bird report

there's a known pair of Peregrine Falcons that hang around a nearby church and I've gone and checked for them every day this past week - four times yesterday and twice today so far and no freaking luck! It would be really nice to get them for my fantasy birding challenge. I ran into an older woman w...
by jrisk
Fri Mar 19, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: care
Topic: Thinking of checking out some websites
Replies: 15
Views: 871

Re: Thinking of checking out some websites

I love checking out Geographic Information System maps for my state. I think most states have one - they're interactive maps where you can click around and view who owns property anywhere. It can be interesting to just putz around to learn more about the area around you. I've specifically used it to...
by jrisk
Thu Mar 18, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: tags
Topic: 2021 vibes
Replies: 55
Views: 3970

Re: 2021 vibes

i think they're fine but they are played out and not very interesting at this point. the potential maximum outfit enhancement is very low imo.
by jrisk
Wed Mar 17, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: care
Topic: morning bird report
Replies: 40
Views: 2479

Re: morning bird report

Are bird feeders good in an urban environment? I've really liked having one out in the country and I think seeing birds out my window would improve my mood when I get back to Chicago. assuming you don't mind the mess like others mentioned, feeders are def good in an urban environment! there's plent...
by jrisk
Wed Mar 17, 2021 1:16 pm
Forum: care
Topic: morning bird report
Replies: 40
Views: 2479

Re: morning bird report

i'm doing a fantasy bird challenge where everyone on a team chooses their own personal radius and only goes birding in that circle. this morning I went to one of my favorite spots and had a Merlin eating another small bird. Merlins are small birds of prey that are in the same family as Peregrine Fal...