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  1. Haven't seen a pale one like this before. Thanks! Terry D.
  2. I'm assuming I'm not the only one who has static cameras set up at my feeders, also assuming this forum is appropriate for this discussion. Until fairly recently, I used WingScapes cams - a Moultrie brand. When Moultrie went broke and shut down Wingscapes, in desperation I started buying Wingscapes cameras on eBay. Unfortunately a lot of other people were doing the same. The few unused ones (original package, unopened) went really fast at fairly high prices. After that I (and others) were buying used ones, hoping for the best, and then returning the broken ones - what a hassle! That only works for a while as outdoor birdcams eventually fail. Additionally, the final version of Wingscapes cameras adopted the "widescreen" image shape like computer monitors mostly use now, which was not a great idea for a bird cam because it often cut off the head or feet of the subject bird. I was getting pretty desperate for replacement cams. First I went to Bushnell's very expensive NatureView cams using the close up lens attachments provided. These cams take decent bird pics but are very pricey and tend to fail fairly soon. My latest cams came from a surprising source - Suspect Game Cameras. Suspect cams are made for deer photography, but they have a model with a close up lens attachment for about $150 that works well - good focus from 2" to 14" with the closeup lens attached. I've attached pics of a Grosbeak showing the different results using Wingscapes and Suspect. As you can see, the Wingscapes have exaggerated color but landscape format (misses some shots if you guess incorrectly on the height) whereas the Suspect cams have more "flat" color but are the old aspect ratio (more square). What are all of you using and are you happy with the cams? Thanks! Terry D.
  3. Oh I think I overlooked a better place for my post here. I'll move it the hard way 😉 Terry D
  4. I'm assuming I'm not the only one who has static cameras set up at my feeders, also assuming this forum is appropriate for this discussion. Until fairly recently, I used WingScapes cams - a Moultrie brand. When Moultrie went broke and shut down Wingscapes, in desperation I started buying Wingscapes cameras on eBay. Unfortunately a lot of other people were doing the same. The few unused ones (original package, unopened) went really fast at fairly high prices. After that I (and others) were buying used ones, hoping for the best, and then returning the broken ones - what a hassle! That only works for a while as outdoor birdcams eventually fail. Additionally, the final version of Wingscapes cameras adopted the "widescreen" image shape like computer monitors mostly use now, which was not a great idea for a bird cam because it often cut off the head or feet of the subject bird. I was getting pretty desperate for replacement cams. First I went to Bushnell's very expensive NatureView cams using the close up lens attachments provided. These cams take decent bird pics but are very pricey and tend to fail fairly soon. My latest cams came from a surprising source - Suspect Game Cameras. Suspect cams are made for deer photography, but they have a model with a close up lens attachment for about $150 that works well - good focus from 2" to 14" with the closeup lens attached. I've attached pics of a Grosbeak showing the different results using Wingscapes and Suspect. As you can see, the Wingscapes have exaggerated color but landscape format (misses some shots if you guess incorrectly on the height) whereas the Suspect cams have more "flat" color but are the old aspect ratio (more square). What are all of you using and are you happy with the cams? Thanks! Terry D.
  5. Thank you all! I've never seen a pine siskin before, new bird here. :) Terry D.
  6. We do have goldfinches on our feeders right now, are these immature goldfinches? Austin TX, dates on pics.
  7. Austin Texas, today Feb 1st 2021 (camera date is wrong) on my platform feeder. Suburban neighborhood, nearby woods / swamp mixed juniper and oak, thicket and waaay too much ligustrum. Pics attached
  8. What the heck is this little guy? Head color a trick of the sun? Austin Texas Feb 2 2019. Thanks! Terry D.
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