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  1. these are several from Central Florida (Ocala to Lake Hamilton area). All take in mid January 2019,  The first a Little Blue Heron  I believe. I believe the second and third are different birds but could not swear to it.. The fourth bird was taken a few minutes later and I believe it to be different from 2 or 3.  The last - number 5 - is a Great Blue Heron  - a bit disheveled. Any confirmations corrections or ID greatly appreciated

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    46789582112_a1d710a9f3_b.jpgIMG_9377 small by Jim Carscadden, on Flickr

    2

    31900421977_8951fae18c_z.jpgIMG_9358 small by Jim Carscadden, on Flickr

    3

    39876704053_6a5553dd3a_b.jpgIMG_9353 small by Jim Carscadden, on Flickr

    4

    31900400697_763a5eec58_b.jpgIMG_9340 small by Jim Carscadden, on Flickr

    5

    31900385747_5a7d92efcf_b.jpgIMG_9417 small by Jim Carscadden, on Flickr

     

  2. saw these early July 201 in Baltimore County Marland......am sure the first two are the same bird.  Not sure about the third pic..taken the next day and coloring seems different..  I believe they may be house wrens but would like confirmation or correction

    First

    46334391702_21f0e8185d_b.jpgwren2 by Jim Carscadden, on Flickr

    same bird

    45472884325_fa53ccb21d_b.jpgwren1 by Jim Carscadden, on Flickrcou

    taken next day ...possible different

    46385427921_96aac3d483_b.jpgpossible wren by Jim Carscadden, on Flickr

     

    thank you

  3. this is a picture (long zoom) of a juvenile Magnifcent Frigatebird i show in 2016 in the everglades at almost exactly this time of year - early Dec. it has the coloring described but several things about the phot used....was the neck as long as that shown in the photo - if so not likely a frigatebird.  Was the beak as thin...if so not likely a wood stork..

    the female frigate bird looked much like this except the head was black on the female

    46230792211_8d65e2831c_z.jpgMagnificant Frigate Bird juvenile (2) (640x428) by Jim Carscadden, on Flickr

     

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  4. oh dear....i would have supposed downy...the beak does not seem long enough in comparison with its head and the "forehead" is blunter..not as sloped as the Hairy. But on the other hand i do not see any dark bars or spots on the tail feathers.  Will also presume this was taken in Colorado...my guide says Rocky Mountain bird  have less spotting on the wings...as is the case here. But it says that for both hairy and downy..so no help there...mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

    one thing i can be fairly sure of...smiling..it is female

  5. fyi....i take the picturs...large 5-10 MB) but not raw...then resize then using the Microsoft photo gallery.  That smaller pic i up load to flicker...free account to members of WhatBird or used to be. once on flicker i can import them back to WhatBird without a problem.....fingers crossed..but there are probably many ways to do this same thing

     

    Edit...oh i have a Canon T3i but do not use RAW....have had the camera a while now but just have never seen the need for the pics I take....

  6. this from another "luddite" - 70+ years old and just getting into birding the last oh 5 years or so.  I do not have a smartphone but see the day when one will be required to survive !  I do have a dumbphone and get kidded about it all the time, ( oh be the way..it worked in parts of Canada where the smart phones didnt...could be the carrier but...grinning. That said  I have not found field guides of any type all that useful in the field...perhap I am going about the wrong way but find taking pictures then opening  them on my computer the best way for me to ID then....I do use a "field guide"  then and the Internet...in the comfort of my home - there will be times when even that does not work so am doubtful that a mini book would work. I found Whatbird and think that the most amazing thing ever.  Can post a picture and in minutes (usually) I have an answer that I then check once more on my less that field handy "field guide"

    Soooooooooooooooo guess I would say. I for one would not use a mini book field guide as I do not find the present less then field handy books useful to me.  But as a last thing I  would like to add that I did not pick up on any  disrespect from the administrator...my wife does tell me I have the sensitivity of a rock but still..

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