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Tanager 101

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  1. 7 hours ago, Rylan Urban said:

    @Tanager 101 how are you identifying the least sandpiper?

    I apologize, but I'm not sure exactly what you are referring to here. If you mean this photo:

    17 hours ago, Rylan Urban said:

    Thank you! I got a few but missed on others. @MichaelLong I thought the LESA would be slightly darker? 

     

    Based on your observations, I think this would be SESA then?

    20240521182610_IMG_2339.JPG

    That one, along with this:

    (Top left bird)

    18 hours ago, Rylan Urban said:

    WhatsApp Image 2024-05-21 at 19.20.59.jpeg

    I am calling sanderlings. A Least Sandpiper would be smaller and colored a bit differently In the photo right above this the middle one is a LESA and provides a comparison of the two species.

  2. 7 hours ago, MichaelLong said:

    a. WRSA w/ RUTU

    b. WRSA mid, SAND mid back, RUTU

    c. SAND left rest WRSA

    d. SAND edges LESA mid

    e. SAND front & right, LESA upper mid, Semi up left

    f. SAND

    I agree except on the semi. Pretty sure that's just a Sanderling.

     

    7 hours ago, Rylan Urban said:

    Thank you! I got a few but missed on others. @MichaelLong I thought the LESA would be slightly darker? 

     

    Based on your observations, I think this would be SESA then?

    20240521182610_IMG_2339.JPG

    This is a Sanderling

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  3. 20 hours ago, blackburnian said:

    Looks fine for Bonaparte’s to me 

     

    20 hours ago, Birding Boy said:

    Agreed with Bonaparte’s

     

    Could someone actually explain why this would be a Bonaparte's over a Little Gull? I don't quite understand what features would make this a Bonaparte's.

    It looks like everyone else is reporting it as a Little Gull https://ebird.org/alert/rba/US-MI-017 

    Plus I'm finding examples of Little Gulls that have this plumage. While I can't find anything on a Bonaparte's with that much black.

    https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/29757651

    https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/357128981

    https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/453266751

    https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/29757531

    This bird was also noticeably smaller than all the other Bonaparte's it was with.

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  4. Today, Bay City State Park, Michigan. 

    I saw this gull among the Bonaparte's that seemed rather off. I'm not super experienced with Gulls so I wanted some other opinions. I've never seen one with wings this dark before. Could this be a Little Gull? I'm not experienced with different plumages. It does appear to have wings longer than a Little Gull would though. I think it's just a weird Bonaparte's, but other thoughts would be nice. Underwing was not black. Can post in flight photos if needed. Thanks!

     

     

    Little Gull #1.jpg

  5. 13 hours ago, blackburnian said:

    Looks better for golden-plover from what I can tell. Other photos? 

    Yeah I was just coming on here to say that. It's a Golden Plover. Another to add to my mis-identification list... Still rare though.

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  6. 8 minutes ago, stitch58 said:

    Yeah I've had it for a little over a month now but due to some health problems I haven't used it much yet & I'm still learning it so I'm probably not the best one to ask. I was initially using the Sigma 150-600 as well but found I got better results with an old Canon 400 5.6 with a 1.4 extender. Also, are you using the Eye Detection Feature?  That seems to make a big difference with the auto focus. 

    Perhaps @IKLland who's had the camera for a while & been getting very good results can chime in. Would probably help too if you can get a bit more specific with what settings you are using.

    I think @IKLland uses an R7, not a 90D. I could be wrong though.

    I'm pretty sure the 90D doesn't have eye detect. If you mean human face detect though I turned that off already.

    I use center weighed AF using all the AF points in the viewfinder (45 of them, I believe). I checked the points and they where nearly perfectly placed on the bird according to the camera.

    I typically try to use AV for shooting mode with ISO at 400 (depending on light, of course. I'll put it higher if needed) I've used a 7D for a while and got good results with that.

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