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February 17, 2024

Wordle 973 Feb 17 ***Spoiler Thread***

Wordle 973 3/6


NY Times average 3.7 and Wordlebot in 3.

February 16, 2024

Last call for February Photo Contest Submissions!

We have room for 10 more entries! If you haven't entered yet, there is still time!

Here is the Submissions thread:

February 16, 2024

Wordle 972 ***Spoiler Thread***

Wordle 972 4/6


Lucky escape from multiple choice hell.

NY Times average 4.6 and Wordlebot in 4.

February 15, 2024

Wordle 971 Feb 15 ***Spoiler Thread***

Wordle 971 5/6


NY Times average 3.7 and Wordlebot in 3.

February 13, 2024

Wordle 969 Feb 13 ***Spoiler Thread***

Wordle 969 3/6


NY Times average 3.9 and Wordlebot in 3.

February 12, 2024

Wordle 968 Feb 12 ***Spoiler Thread***

Wordle 968 4/6


NY Times average 3.7 and Wordlebot in 4.

February 11, 2024

February Photo Contest announced in The Lounge

I have posted a thread in The Lounge announcing that Submissions are open for our February Photo Contest. Here it is:

Please keep it kicked for visibility!

February 11, 2024

Submissions for the February Photo Contest

are open over in the Photography forum. Here is the link https://www.democraticunderground.com/1036127293

Our theme this month--and appropriately so--is "now that is love". Valentine's. Any photo depicting love. Read more about it in the Submissions thread. To enter a photo it must be your own work. And the Submissions thread is ONLY for photos to be entered in the contest. There is a separate thread to make comments here:

February 10, 2024


This is the SUBMISSIONS thread for our FEBRUARY Photo Contest. SUBMISSIONS ONLY

Please do not comment in this thread. We have a thread dedicated to making Comments or asking questions here:

ONE Submission only per photographer, which must be the photographer's original work. Submissions will be closed when we reach 30 entries or Saturday, February 17th at 5 PM EST, whichever comes first. Preliminaries and Finals will both run for 72 hours.

The February contest theme was chosen by our January contest winner, Walleye, and is dedicated to a Valentine's theme, which is
“now that is love“. Valentine’s. Any photo depicting love.

As Host, I'm going to expand the topic to include love of any kind--not necessarily romantic--and not limited to humans. We anthropomorphize love all the time, so why not for this theme?

We will no longer have a rule about photo size limits, but, please, be reasonable!

Here is a link to the full contest rules: https://www.democraticunderground.com/103673624


An entrant to this contest, by submitting a photograph, is giving permission for that photograph to be copied to Demopedia or to a linked Gallery and included in a DU Calendar that will display the photographs entered for this contest for the purpose of publicizing future contests and/or commemorating current and past contests. The entrant retains all other rights to the photograph being submitted. Neither Demopedia and/or a linked Gallery may use any photograph submitted for any purpose other than to display the photograph being submitted by the entrant, and neither gains any real or implied ownership rights to the photograph.
February 10, 2024

Cooper's Hawk? Or Merlin Falcon?

I managed to grab a couple of shots of this bird yesterday when I noticed it flying through my yard. It's drawn to the birds that come to my feeders. I did not get a shot of its chest, nor did I notice chest markings when it was flying from the front of the courtyard to the back fence where it perched. I thought it might be a falcon because it is much smaller than the Red Tailed hawks which I see regularly, but the closest it comes to matching is a Merlin columbarius, although this bird appears to have more white on its head than a Merlin. When I Google id the photo, a Eurasian Sparrowhawk comes up, but they aren't found in the US.

This bird has more blue/grey plumage than I thought a Cooper's Hawk would have, but also has more white on the head than I thought the Merlin Falcon would have.

Anyone have thoughts on what it is?

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