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  1. BRDL 284 πŸ₯šπŸ¦πŸ₯šπŸ₯š πŸ₯šπŸ¦πŸ₯šπŸ₯š πŸ₯šπŸ¦πŸ₯šπŸ₯š πŸ₯šπŸ¦πŸ₯šπŸ₯š 🐦🐦πŸ₯šπŸ₯š 🐦🐦🐦🐦
  2. birdie 🐦 #167: πŸŸ₯πŸŸ₯πŸŸ©β¬›β¬›β¬› https://birdiegame.net/ I can see a lot of three guess greens happening today.
  3. If that photographer thinks I am going to sit still so he can take a sharp photo, he's got another thing coming.
  4. BRDL 283 πŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯š πŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸͺΆπŸͺΆ πŸ₯šπŸͺΆπŸ₯šπŸ₯š 🐦🐦🐦🐦
  5. birdie πŸ¦ƒ #166: πŸŸ©β¬›β¬›β¬›β¬›β¬› https://birdiegame.net/
  6. birdie πŸ¦… #165: πŸŸ₯πŸŸ₯πŸŸ¨πŸŸ©β¬›β¬› https://birdiegame.net/
  7. I use Canon's R6 with the RF 100-500mm. The camera's 102,400 ISO capability definitely helps with night vision viewing.
  8. I totally forgot about this. I sent my two photos just now. As much as I don't want to be the only entry, I have to admit that I'm kind of liking my odds right now...LOL Come on folks, put the halloween candy down and get your photos in.
  9. For those that haven't experimented much with high ISO, I suggest testing your camera's night vision capabilities if you're up before, or after, you can typically see details in your surroundings. It probably won't work in total darkness but you might be able to see things as the day starts to brighten but long before the sun hits the horizon. If you forget about taking pictures and just use your electronic viewfinder, or live view on the LCD screen, you may be surprised what your camera can see that you can't. If you put your camera on manual, set your ISO to maximum, set your Aperture to it's smallest number, and then crank your Shutter Speed way down toward minimum, you might be lucky enough to find something lurking in the darkness. I know that I am working with upper end equipment so others may not have the same results, but your individual results may just surprise you the way my results first surprised me. This first shot was taken at 7:57am yesterday morning just as the sun is coming up. This previous shot was taken 44 minutes earlier, at 7:13:06am, long before sunrise. After setting my camera to what I now call night vision mode and only 42 seconds later at 7:13:48am, this is the view I had of my surroundings. I know it's not something that everyone will try, but if you've always wanted night vision, this might be worth looking into as an alternative. The better your gear, the earlier/later you should be able to see in the near darkness.
  10. Costco is charging $30 for 18kg/40lbs of BOSS up here, which is a substantial jump from the $18 price about a year ago. We stocked up before the price peaked and still have 4 bags left, but it might have been our last purchase if the prices keep rising like they have been.
  11. We have 2 pair of 8x42 but I seldom use either of them. The Bushnells are MJ's go to pair, which are inferior to my newer Eagle Optics but she continues to use the older Bushnells. πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™‚οΈ I myself prefer to use my mirrorless camera with the electronic viewfinder as my view magnifier most of the time. Familiarity makes it easy for me to quickly focus where I want when AF fails me. The lens' zoom feature is handy but sometimes it's advantageous to use the viewfinder's zoom magnification too, taking the magnification well beyond any binoculars I've seen, with the bonus of image stabilization. The biggest advantage I find with my camera over binoculars is being able to adjust exposure. I can compensate for birds with bright backlighting or birds in dark shadows with the camera and see details that I'd never be able to see with binoculars. I can go out in near total darkness long before the sun is up and adjust my exposure so that my view is bright enough to see what my eyes can't see on their own. It's during those really early outings that I use my camera like night vision goggles and scan the trees for owls, unsuccessfully but I keep looking because I can. Since my scans of treelines and bushes are just scans and not viewing marathons, the weight difference isn't really a factor. When my viewing time is going to run non-stop for extended lengths of time, well, that's when I will reach for the binoculars and settle for what I think is a lesser view.
  12. BRDL 281 πŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯š πŸͺΆπŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸͺΆ 🐦🐦🐦🐦
  13. birdie πŸ¦† #164: πŸŸ₯πŸŸ©β¬›β¬›β¬›β¬› https://birdiegame.net/
  14. BRDL 280 πŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ¦πŸ₯š πŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ¦πŸ₯š πŸͺΆπŸͺΆπŸ₯šπŸͺΆ 🐦🐦🐦🐦
  15. birdie 🐦 #163: πŸŸ₯πŸŸ₯πŸŸ₯πŸŸ₯🟨🟩 https://birdiegame.net/
  16. It looks like Birdie and BRDL took the hardest hit from the disruption yesterday. All posts prior to the disruption are still glitched with question marks and black boxes.
  17. BRDL 279 πŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯š πŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯š πŸͺΆπŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸͺΆ πŸ₯šπŸ¦πŸͺΆπŸ₯š 🐦🐦πŸ₯šπŸ¦ 🐦🐦🐦🐦
  18. birdie 🐦 #162: πŸŸ₯πŸŸ₯πŸŸ₯πŸŸ©β¬›β¬› https://birdiegame.net/
  19. Emojis seem to be working fine now, but Old emojis appear to be filled with question marks. I thought it was just a glitch in PMs but it appears to be a site wide problem.
  20. I ruled out the possibility of this family being the answer because of the wrong location of my first letter. When I referred to the list and realized what the bird's actual code was, it was a DUH moment that's making me rethink my earlier idea in Birdie about buying lottery tickets today. ? BRDL 278 ???? ???? ???? ???? ????
  21. A semi-educated first guess of knowing that I'd never seen this bird before quickly narrowed down my options to way too many possibilities. A lucky second guess is a good indicator that today might be a good day to buy a lottery ticket. ? birdie ? #161: ??⬛⬛⬛⬛ https://birdiegame.net/
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