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    Osprey Osprey by Johnny, on Flickr Osprey by Johnny, on Flickr
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    Snowy Egret Pose Anahauc NWR 7-19 Snowy Egret Pose Anahauc NWR 7-19 by johnd1964, on Flickr
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    Female Indigo Bunting.
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    Today's baby pictures! They are officially 2 weeks old! Check the little guy in front mugging for the camera! I'm starting to feel like a birdy-granny!! Lol
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    Looks like a Pickleworm Moth (Diaphania nitidalis).
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    agreed. maybe a Wood-pewee for 4?
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    How about Olive-sided for the past one? I see a "zipper front".
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    1. Brown-headed Cowbird 2,3. Chipping Sparrow, I think 4. Eastern Phoebe?
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    Agreed. But I don't know how to rule out young male.
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    Hey, there’s three of them! The two on the right blend into the background.
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    Thanks! I'm on vacation next week and hope to get better shots using my Nikon dslr! I've been taking pics with my phone standing on tip toes and holding the over nest. Basically blind, I can't see them I'm not tall enough! So I don't know what the picture is going to look like till after! But it works!!
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    Young Eastern Bluebird. Sniped by @Bird Brain
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    Agreed. The scientific name is Alopochen aegyptiaca.
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    I love shots like this. It's not the most technically perfect image, but to me it captures that early morning challenge of seeing a bird and getting an identifiable image, under less-than-perfect circumstances, before it's gone.
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    Thinking Yellow-billed Kite here.
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    Red-crested is in Asia and Indonesia from what i can gather...I am thinking Bearded Woodpecker here and appears to be a male.
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    This is an Egyptian Goose... not sure of scientific name.
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    @Bob Berryhill, I can see why you tried to ID this as a sparrow. However, sparrow's cone-shaped bills are much thicker at the base than this chickadees. Also, sparrows are mostly brown more than gray. Most sparrows have pink or light colored legs, although a few do have dark ones like this chickadee. Few people notice the link on AAB to search by bird family. https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/browse/taxonomy Here are the sparrows, for comparison: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/browse/taxonomy/Passerellidae
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    @Bob Berryhill, I think Kerri meant to put this link to the All About Birds website to identify the Carolina Chickadee: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Carolina_Chickadee/id I also think that the All About Birds website is the best to identify birds across the U.S. and Canada. If you want additional information, you can go to https://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/carolina-chickadee and various other free online websites. An interesting fact about the Carolina Chickadee: It is one of the extremely few endemics to the continental U.S.! Happy birding...
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    Here is a link to a website All About Birds that is good for helping identify species https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Savannah_Sparrow/id
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    Confirmed! Yellow-throated Warblers are quite distinctive, with their long body and bill, a bright yellow throat, a black face mask, and a white supercilium. They have gray upperparts with two wingbars and white underparts with black-streaked flanks. They often forage by creeping along branches.
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    While Barred Owls are most active at night, they often call and hunt during the day.
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    Most recent lifer is Great-tailed Grackle.
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    The compact shape, large head and eye, dark back and head, clean central throat stripe, and wide subterminal tail band all look better for immature Broad-winged.
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    Well since there really wasn't much change till now! Here they are at almost 2 weeks old.. They have hummer besks! Lol
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    Red-winged Blackbird by Mark Goodwin, on Flickr
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    iNaturalist has a ton of sightings in SC of this. I’m starting to try to load moths and other insects in there as it has a great AI for helping to ID your observations as you enter them. Along with the human ID help.
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    Social Flycatcher by Mark Goodwin, on Flickr
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    I don't have the number handy - but black throated hummingbird
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    118: Red-eyed Vireo. 119: Ash-throated Flycatcher.
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    Hooded Oriole by Mark Goodwin, on Flickr
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    MN. 6-16-19 It seems like I get to see these guys about once a year, and it somewhat startles me at first. I figured I'd ask what planet he came from but I figure he'd just say their kind just taps into a worm hole, or something - but I don't know that much about space travel, so I just drop it. Looks kind of new somehow.
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    I shoot all of my bird photos with the bird centered in the middle of the frame. Centre point focus and spot metering is my default setting so that's where my subject needs to be, in the middle. If we knew before hand which way a bird was going to face, left or right, we could set the focus point on the camera accordingly for compositional reasons, we'd need to reset the focus point to the other side every time the bird turned it's head though. I think most bird photographers shoot centre point focus and rely on cropping to finalize or fine tune the rule of thirds or other compositional ideas. I know I can't adjust the camera's focus point back and forth fast enough every time a bird turns it's head/body so I shoot my birds in the centre and worry about all compositional factors in post processing. With birds in flight I usually expand my focal points from a single center point to the maximum focus points for tracking purposes but my composition work is all done on the computer. I'm happy to just get a bird in flight in the frame, I don't have time to think about composition, I'm too busy just trying to keep the bird in the frame.
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    I think of network and IT support as getting paid to play with toys I couldn't afford on my own. I have a degree of creative freedom on how i reach a solution but in most cases, the final result is predefined. That's why processing frustrates me - no defined goal. College IT majors would often post on forums asking what IT field paid the most. I'd advise going into the one they enjoyed the most; otherwise, they'd just spend the bigger salary on Maalox and therapy sessions.
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