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https://ebird.org/checklist/S124212538

It was great to hear this pair of GHOWs hooting very close by, less than half an acre. Try as I might, however, I couldn't locate either of them. Figuring I was alone in the neighborhood, I tried hooting back, but a few minutes later somebody passed by walking quickly. Oh well, time to build my reputation of loony birder! 😆

Was almost completely dark by the time I finished this birding session. Pretty average species count for this time of year.

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Audobon Everglades Guided tour yielded me five lifers!

The Fulvous Whistling Duck, Marsh Wren, Savannah Sparrow, and Swamp Sparrow were all lifers. The Eastern Meadowlark was a photo lifer.

https://ebird.org/checklist/S124202062

Got an Ash-throated Flycatcher lifer, which gets my checklist profiled in the County Rare Bird Alert as well.  I can get many more species here, but I was tired and was only here for the lifer:

https://ebird.org/checklist/S124194985 
 

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4 hours ago, Birds are cool said:

Do you crop your photos? This photo is really nice!

https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/516532671

That photo of a Tricolored Heron is not cropped and wasn't post-processed at all.  I do crop some photos, such as this Common Yellowthroat from the same checklist:

https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/516533591

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4 hours ago, IKLland said:

Yeah, I didn’t want to bring it up, but @dragon49, I agree, a lot of your photos would be a lot better if you cropped them. 

I agree.  I frequently have a dilemma when cropping or cropping more would focus more on the bird and show more details, but the downside is that the picture becomes a little (or more than a little) pixelated.  Sometimes, I don't balance the issues enough and my finished product isn't cropped enough.  I think I did a good job with the Common Yellowthroat above though. 

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1 hour ago, dragon49 said:

Bump - @IKLland  and @Birds are cool - Do you guys like this crop of the same Common Yellowthroat photo better than the original, lesser-cropped photo?  I certainly do, so @IKLland ty 4 the suggestion.

https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/516607431

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YES! That looks much much better than the previous photo on the checklist! I would probably crop that image in even farther, as long as that doesn't affect the image quality noticeably.

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