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Hairies vs. Downies Comparison

 
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Apr 06, 2015 17:02 |  #16

Great shots, and good discussion. Glad to hear that I'm not the only one occasionally confused by this. I thought it was just my old eyes...


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Apr 06, 2015 17:37 |  #17

jhayesvw wrote in post #17505978 (external link)
Great comparison Al
We get a few Hairys here but never Downys.
So I don't have to confuse them. Lol
But up north I can see it being an issue.


itw wrote in post #17506012 (external link)
Re-looking at these on my desktop they are even nicer than I had seen before. Excellent shots Mahn !


SJC from VT wrote in post #17506719 (external link)
I remember your original comparison. Great shots Al. Now you have to do one comparing their tail feathers! Some people still can't tell the difference with the spots on the outer feathers...I can! (Usually!)


neophyte52 wrote in post #17506979 (external link)
Great shots, and good discussion. Glad to hear that I'm not the only one occasionally confused by this. I thought it was just my old eyes...

Thank you all for your comments. And Sandy, I know there is some tail spot distinction, but I can never keep it in my head which way it goes! LOL


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Apr 06, 2015 19:01 |  #18

Count me as one of the confused and appreciative of your shots.

My route away from confusion is remembering the down-size of both bird and bill. Sometimes it even works.


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Apr 07, 2015 07:09 as a reply to  @ AZGeorge's post |  #19

That's exactly why I wanted to do this comparison and I'm glad to know you found it valuable. Thank you.


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Apr 07, 2015 16:06 |  #20

Super comparison "tutorial", Al. But I'm w/ you-often easiest when they're together. I rely mostly on the bill length-can't remember that tail thing either:-).


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Apr 08, 2015 07:23 |  #21

ardeekay wrote in post #17508310 (external link)
Super comparison "tutorial", Al. But I'm w/ you-often easiest when they're together. I rely mostly on the bill length-can't remember that tail thing either:-).

Thank you, my friend.


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Apr 08, 2015 12:21 as a reply to  @ CDMOOSE's post |  #22

Really good comparison! Probably one of the best I've seen on the Web.


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Apr 09, 2015 07:42 |  #23

Beekeeper wrote in post #17509340 (external link)
Really good comparison! Probably one of the best I've seen on the Web.

Thank you; you are most kind.


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Apr 09, 2015 15:06 |  #24

Most excellent side by side; it's definitely a struggle to tell when not close enough to see the beak to head ratio and/or a decent size comparison. These do a great job of showing off the beak length differences.


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Apr 09, 2015 15:14 |  #25

Snydremark wrote in post #17511017 (external link)
Most excellent side by side; it's definitely a struggle to tell when not close enough to see the beak to head ratio and/or a decent size comparison. These do a great job of showing off the beak length differences.

Thank you, Eric. I appreciate your commenting.


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Apr 09, 2015 20:22 |  #26

Good instructional images Al to say nothing of the great image quality.


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Apr 10, 2015 08:02 |  #27

Don1 wrote in post #17511340 (external link)
Good instructional images Al to say nothing of the great image quality.

Thank you, Don.


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Apr 10, 2015 12:40 |  #28

Wonderful shots Al. The ratio of the beak length and beak to eye distance looks like the clearest differentiator, very easy to confuse in isolation I should think.


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Apr 10, 2015 13:09 |  #29

Lester Wareham wrote in post #17512046 (external link)
Wonderful shots Al. The ratio of the beak length and beak to eye distance looks like the clearest differentiator, very easy to confuse in isolation I should think.

Thank you, Lester. This was a fun project that, thankfully, I finally got to complete.


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Apr 10, 2015 13:48 |  #30

Great examples Al.


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