[CT Birds] Perfect duplicate birds - more than Meadowlarks

greg hanisek ctgregh at yahoo.com
Fri Jan 9 12:09:55 EST 2009


Whenever I'm asked how a particular ID feat is accomplished (such as calling distant raptors at a hawkwatch), I always say there's a long answer and a short answer. Patrick Comins gave a nice long answer to Kevin's question.
 
The short answer?
 
Practice.
 
Greg Hanisek
Waterbury

--- On Fri, 1/9/09, Kevin Jensen <ktjensen at gmail.com> wrote:

From: Kevin Jensen <ktjensen at gmail.com>
Subject: [CT Birds] Perfect duplicate birds - more than Meadowlarks
To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
Date: Friday, January 9, 2009, 8:55 AM

How does anyone keep these all apart, except by habitat, and by sound,
and by activity:

Eastern & Western Meadowlark
Greater & Lesser Black Backed Gull
The Scaups
Greater & Lesser Yellowlegs
Canada & Cackling Goose
Epidinax Flycatchers

Are we to assume everyone is that perfect a birder at 100 yards, and
great hearing, and definative activity observance?  I am always
shocked at what people can report.  Wish I was that good.  Still love
to see reports from the "bionic eyes & ears" birders.

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