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  1. Hooded Warblers are adorable even without the hood. :) https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/486032941
    9 points
  2. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/486022831 https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/486022841
    9 points
  3. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/486009651
    9 points
  4. Snowy Owl from the first week of September! Apparently he's been hanging out in the area all summer.
    9 points
  5. More Pink-footed Shearwaters https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/485980161 https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/485979951
    8 points
  6. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/486130481
    7 points
  7. On photography forums? Yes. "If you only have a 300mm lens, get closer to your subject!" Dude, bodies of water, private property, roads and fences, flushing the bird, all of the above and more.
    6 points
  8. Looks more like a Willow Flycatcher to me.
    6 points
  9. Red-shouldered Hawk.
    5 points
  10. I can definitely say that on other photography forums (and the /r/photography subreddit), most opinions are geared towards genres like landscapes, portraits, architecture, weddings, vacation snapshots, and so on. A lot of the advice, like using a nifty fifty (fast 50 mm prime lens) and zooming with your feet, is not terribly useful when shooting birds. I'd say the sports photographers tend to have the most in common with us. Regarding the recent trend of film photography in less demanding genres, I definitely couldn't see it making a comeback in a field where you throw away 80% of your pictures before you even start looking for keepers, and having the pictures to look at immediately (or when you get home) is handy for identification. My father shot film for years in the '90s, and watching him unload two entire rolls on one Desert Iguana is enough of an example of its expense.
    4 points
  11. Definitely an Empidonax flycatcher. I’m think Hammond’s with that tiny bill with a dark lower mandible. Primary length looks fairly long to me too.
    4 points
  12. Correct, Eastern Phoebe.
    3 points
  13. Not 100 percent sure on this bird. First pic gave me Eastern Wood-Pewee vibes, but the vest on the second pic looks way too dark and streaky for a pewee, more like Olive-sided.
    3 points
  14. Correct! Yellow bright and extensive and lores dark.
    3 points
  15. @Charlie Spencer My father calls that a consolation shot. Immediately take a photo of a rare or interesting species, even if you're too far away, then get closer, take a few more shots, get closer, and repeat until you're either as close as you're comfortable (or can focus) or the bird flies away. Also zigzag a bit as you approach so the bird doesn't think you're directly coming towards it.
    3 points
  16. I'd agree with Hammond's, this is a pretty straightforward individual as well.
    3 points
  17. It feels structurally wrong, plus the posture and bill shape is kind of off. Also, it don't got no yellow feet.
    3 points
  18. 3 points
  19. Decent temperatures allowed me to go the bird preserve with my mother and enjoy a fair amount of warbler and shorebird activity. I managed two FOYs: Semipalmated Plover and Pectoral Sandpiper. https://ebird.org/checklist/S119119080
    3 points
  20. Bank Swallow!
    3 points
  21. Boy, now I want to find a Black Albatross! ?
    3 points
  22. 3 points
  23. 10 lifers seen on recent pelagic; Pomarine Jaeger Long-tailed Jaeger Cassin's Auklet Black Albatross Ashy Storm-Petrel Black Storm-Petrel Pink-footed Shearwater Buller's Shearwater Short-tailed Shearwater NAZCA BOOBY
    3 points
  24. 3 points
  25. A Venezuelan Troupial, I always love to see and hear these birds https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/485825051
    3 points
  26. Now there’s an annoyance - getting people on a photography site to understand that standards are different for bird ID photos. It doesn’t have to be well lit or even in focus to be useful. I just adore being asked, “Well, why didn’t you get closer?”
    3 points
  27. This is a Pewee. The vest is pretty dark, but the edge of the vest is diffuse. In the linked thread, the hard edge to the vest is evident.
    2 points
  28. Tried to guess a bird and it wasn’t listed? birdie ? #124: ??⬛⬛⬛⬛ https://birdiegame.net/
    2 points
  29. To sum things up- left to right Willet, Spotted Sandpiper, two Lesser Yellowlegs. (If experts say they're Greater I'm dead though.)
    2 points
  30. This was taken on Sept 17 at Crow Valley Campground near Briggsdale Colorado. There are a few which look so much alike I can not tell them apart. I'm hoping you all can thank! Mike
    2 points
  31. 2 points
  32. Hard to make out tertial details. But I think so.
    2 points
  33. I'm very jealous of the Nazca! Nice bird!
    2 points
  34. 298! Really hoping I can get to 300 before the pelagic on Sunday!
    2 points
  35. 2 points
  36. Black-footed Albatross.
    2 points
  37. Nice, that seems pretty early and far south for a Short-tailed. And I’m jealous of the Nazca of course! @HasanOut of Half Moon Bay you’ll very likely get more Storm-Petrels and alcids (Half moon bay seems pretty good for Tufted Puffin, though still scarce). Probably more Albatross. But likely zero or very few Black-vented Shearwater, and the chance for Boobies is significantly lower (though still possible, namely Brown, but never count on it).
    2 points
  38. 2 points
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