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Everything posted by lonestranger

  1. Welcome to Whatbird @Hellbent. I'll refer you to the green link at the top of the page with information on what to do with injured or baby birds.
  2. Prevent sea sickness. I imagine an 8 hour boat ride wouldn't be much fun if you discovered that you get sea sick 2 hours out from shore.
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  7. I am all for creativity and encourage everyone that wants to post a photo, to find a way to do so. An extraordinarly special bird, or an extraordinary poor photo kind of opens the door on both ends of X for next week.
  8. When you do push your ISO to the higher end, try to expose your subject on the brighter side to avoid the noise that is more pronounced in the darker parts of photos. An under exposed photo with a lower ISO can actually have more noise than a properly exposed, or slightly over exposed photo with a higher ISO. That's right, it might not make sense but sometimes you can actually get less noise with a higher ISO setting, especially if the increased ISO brightens the image and isn't negated by automatic settings that balance the exposure out to the same brightness as the lower ISO settings. Edit- Manual exposure using the ISO as exposure compensation might be needed in some situations, regular exposure compensation might not be enough at times.
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  10. Welcome to Whatbird, @David Jones. Some members can help ID a bird from the audio portion of a video, if that's what you're asking.
  11. I would suggest that this is a young Purple Finch moulting into its adult colours and not necessarily a leucistic bird. https://www.google.com/search?q=moulting+juvenile+purple+finch&prmd=inv&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiEms_TkNn5AhV5GTQIHb-UCRAQ_AUoAXoECAIQAQ&biw=412&bih=718&dpr=1.75
  12. Welcome to Whatbird @gorillagal. I wasn't aware of the subscription plans for iBird Pro and will NOT be supporting them. Fortunately my app seems to working normally right now, including the sound files of the two that I checked.
  13. The bird on the left is standing in shallower water, combined with the different postures and angle, making it look taller. That's how I'm seeing it.
  14. Alphabetical Family groups(similar to field guide order) Size Habitat Colour (brightest to darkest, least number of colours to the most multiple coloured birds) Angle/placement of bird on the page. (left to right, clockwise) Simplest to most intricate drawing Just a few ideas above but my suggestion would be to mix it up as randomly as possible.
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  17. It's tough trying to live up to your name.
  18. Welcome to Whatbird @Margaret hubbardA snowy owl would be a tight fit in even the biggest of mailboxes. As @Kevin just said, if you could get a photo of the bird, that would really help in finding the right ID. If a photo isn't possible, more info will be needed. Size and shape of the bird AND the mailbox. What's the bird feeding on, seeds, fruits or berries, insects, rodents? Beak size and shape, leg and eye colour, they can all help narrow down your options but a photo just makes it so much easier, and usually more accurate. EDIT- You'll get quicker responses if you post in the ID forum next time.
  19. I can see a few reasons why it might not work, blue(?) legs for one, but for the sake of embarrassing myself and adding to the discussion, I will say that Common Yellowthoat was a passing thought I had.
  20. Use the fog to hide your approach and then wait for the mist to thin. ?
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