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BirdManAndy

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  1. It was spotted this morning in Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Queens. It is a little bigger than a sparrow. Mine looks grey, while Phoebes are brown.
  2. It was spotted this morning in Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Queens. It is sparrow siz ed.
  3. It was spotted this morning in Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Queens. It is large like a duck or goose.
  4. You nailed me on that one. Back in my film days, one had to pay a great deal of attention to the technical aspects of shooting for your shots to come out. It is hard to move away from that perspective. I have learned that the pictures you shoot to put on your walls should be family shots like the dog shot. If you want to be Ansel Adams, you have to live in Yosemite for months to get the perfect shot. Your point about blurry shots for bird identification is well taken.
  5. While I agree with your point, I've had a lot of trouble blowing up images to find they are blurry. What looks good 3x5 may look blurry 11x14. I've had more luck with the Nikon DX-7500 and Nikkor 18-200. I'm guessing it has better autofocus: As for birding, I like to take pics so I can identify them at home. When I took a birding class, I didn't get much out of it. It was over my head. So now I can study the pics, and try to get something out of it.
  6. That sounds right. I saw some Blue Jays on Sunday, but it is harder to identify from the picture. Thanks.
  7. Spotted in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn on Sunday around 10:30. It was about the size of a Robin.
  8. Spotted in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn on Sunday. He was interested in a large ground hog. Can a Red Tail Hawk eat something that large?
  9. Spotted in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn on Sunday. This species seems so out of place in Brooklyn.
  10. Ok, the Nikon 200-500 is a good lens, but it is heavy. Thanks for the feedback. I will have to see if I am ready to spend that much on a lens.
  11. I have Nikon DX7500 with an 18-200m lens. The 18-300mm lens didn't exist when I bought my lens, and would be an improvement for $$. For 2X the cost, Nikon has a 200-500mm f/5.6 ED VR. Does anyone have this lens? What do you think? For 5X the cost, there is the Canon EF 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6L, with a new body. Does anyone have this? What do you think?
  12. Thanks Avery. I think that is all that can be said given the picture.
  13. My bird looks a lot like the female on the left: https://www.sibleyguides.com/2017/01/melanistic-downy-woodpecker/. My bird has stronger banding.
  14. It was spotted by a bird feeder in my Brooklyn backyard on 3/12.
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