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  1. I was just about to post but how do you follow that. More details of the juvenile required - male/female, weight, incubation period (on time etc.) etc. Congratulations - the fun begins!!
  2. Further background. I've attached a typical recent photo of what I believe is the adult female (top left with solid blue neckband) and juvenile female (lower right with rufous/blue neckband) although one of my guides seems to suggest a rufous/blue neckband is normal for the adult female. There appear to be mixed messages about the use of a double crest for ID. purposes. Usual disclaimer - my recognition of subtle colour differences is extremely suspect. However, all the adult males I have ever seen have a solid blue neckband so I think the first photo has to be two juvenile males? Any thoughts appreciated.
  3. Southern Georgian Bay during the past few months. I have been following a pair of Kingfishers since they returned in the Spring and have lots of photos of them with a single female juvenile. I've only seen three birds together at the one time but of course they are very active and regularly relocating (typically the adults fly off and the juvenile tags along a little later). One day the male chased off another male so presumably another pair nearby. Yesterday I took this photo at their favourite fishing location near the presumed nesting site. Sorry for the long winded intro. but I was quite surprised to suddenly see two males together suggesting there may be more than one juvenile. (I would think it is unlikely that two families are sharing fishing territory near the nest area). So my question is - are the two males together both juveniles based on the somewhat mottled neckbands? If so there would be three juveniles. Thanks.
  4. American Redstart - very first bird to greet me this morning just after sunrise.
  5. Marsh Wren - an old one but one of my favourites.
  6. Yellow Warbler spring of 2019.
  7. @HamRHead. California Dreaming? (same era but a bit pathetic compared to yours which I actually started singing to myself).
  8. No explanation other than your usual breeding birds may not have survived the winter. These are the eBird sightings (red are within the last month) for your area. I have been seeing fairly typical numbers wherever I have been.
  9. Screech-Owl from Sunday evening.
  10. Red-breasted Merganser maybe (eye colour) covered in oil? Definitely in distress and probably not a happy outcome. Very sad.
  11. See seven posts above ( I have no self control). I thought I would get in before you did but seems there was no need 🙂.
  12. Unfortunately this may be the case. Because our eyes adjust to the ambient lighting it is not always apparent how dark it is in the morning and evening. The smaller the sensor the worse the performance in low lighting. The move to higher MP sensors, reducing the size of the pixels, also doesn't help as big pixels are better for light gathering. I'm a little surprised your maximum ISO setting is 3200 although 6400 would probably be the practical limit anyway, but this would give you 1/125 in your example, possibly enough to give you a usable photo, certainly for ID purposes. Good luck with your testing. I think you are on the right track and finding the limitations of the camera (which cannot be over ridden by the mode selection). You can't fight physics. @Kevin, I know, I know!! PS. Happy Fourth of July to those south of the border.
  13. I can see you, can you see me? Eastern Screech-Owl at sunset yesterday (ISO 51,200).
  14. Some days it's just one thing after another!! Not sure what caused the first thing but fairly sure it wasn't moulting.
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