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Re: Familiar birdie faces in a new setting

Postby bluebird » Dec 08, 2008 6:09 pm

Aww Smitty...isn't that a nice prezzie! Even nicer than Marsi's jingle bell earrings! Thanks and you just scored yourself an A+ as I'm easily bribed-laf!

Laura, I think that could be possibly so. I'm sure they'll all be back to Laura's Garden of Eatin'!

Thanks K for the detailed info...I had three AMCRs in the back today sitting high up on a branch and I did some serious studying of their bill profile in silhouette with bird guide in hand. Definitely not ravens that time!
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Re: Familiar birdie faces in a new setting

Postby Smitty » Dec 08, 2008 6:50 pm

bluebird wrote:Aww Smitty...isn't that a nice prezzie! Even nicer than Marsi's jingle bell earrings! Thanks and you just scored yourself an A+ as I'm easily bribed-laf! !


:) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) ...after all these years still haven't lost the touch :)
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Re: Familiar birdie faces in a new setting

Postby Eeyore » Dec 08, 2008 7:05 pm

I've gotten crows and ravens confused too Smitty but in general if you see a lot of them together like that it's probably crows rather than ravens...

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Re: Familiar birdie faces in a new setting

Postby Smitty » Dec 08, 2008 7:14 pm

now that is why I like this forum so much...learning, learning and lots of good folks too. thanks Lyn
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Re: Familiar birdie faces in a new setting

Postby Ron Evers » Dec 08, 2008 9:55 pm

Kelly wrote:One other difference is the raven will have a more crooked/hooked beak. And a much lower caw than the crow....Have only seen them at a friends cottage in the Dorset (ont) area....


wadabout beak colour?
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Re: Familiar birdie faces in a new setting

Postby bluebird » Dec 08, 2008 10:25 pm

The bill is the same colour in both Ron...

Crows have a fan shaped tail while ravens do not. But that only helps if the crow fans his tail out to see. :roll:
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Re: Familiar birdie faces in a new setting

Postby kelly_m » Dec 09, 2008 12:06 am

AND...if you manage a close up of the head, the AMCR has a more rounded silouhette than the CORA....I know a Cora....she doesn't have an odd head..... :shock:
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