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33 minutes ago, The Bird Nuts said:

You missed one possibility - they forgot that that was a rule!

I missed more than one possibility, @The Bird Nuts. Another possibility is that people watch everyone else do it and just follow the crowd, monkey see, monkey do kind of thing. There's too many reasons, legitimate and questionable, to list them all. Hopefully @Kevin's recent polite reminders, and my rant, will help jog the memory of those that have forgotten the rules. 😉

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4 hours ago, pictaker said:

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That’s incredible!!!

1 hour ago, lonestranger said:

 Please forgive my rant but I can't understand why people continue to post more than one photo when it has been politely pointed out time and time again that the theme of this thread is intended to showcase  "Your best photo of a bird species". There is no "s" to indicate multiple photos are requested and @Kevin has specifically, and repeatedly, asked that everyone post just ONE photo of each species, so why are there still posts with multiple photos? Are people not reading the requests for just one photo, do they just not care, or are they just being defiant? Rhetorical question.

Yeah, yeah, yeah, we all know that it's hard to pick just one photo... tough... pick ONE!   

While I'm up on this soapbox, I want to point out that there's many, many threads in the photo sharing section and most of them have a specific theme. As an example, Your Best Photo of the Day thread is pretty self explanatory, post your best photo of the day. It's not asking for all your photos of the day and it's not asking for your best photo from last year's archives. Before everyone gets in a panic, I'm not suggesting that all photos should be processed and posted on the same day they were taken to qualify for Best of the Day, but if they're not from your most recent shootings, they probably don't belong in the Best of the Day thread. There are other threads that apply but I think I have made my point with the example above. Let's try to keep things on theme and respect the way the thread was intended to be, there's no need to cram ALL our photos into one or two threads.

Please people, show respect for the rules/guidelines that have been set. After all, a Moderator has set the theme of this thread, let's not push him into acting like a Moderator just to stay on theme. 😉 

*kicks soapbox aside*

This. He’s asked many times in the last 24 hours to only post one, and a few people continue to post two. 

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1 hour ago, Aidan B said:

How does everyone have so many good photos of osprey? I'm lucky to see one a month, and they always seem very skittish. This is my only good one!

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It may be your only good one, but it’s not good. It’s great!

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21 minutes ago, kontrumf said:

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These forums are for information about wild bird study. 

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1 hour ago, kontrumf said:

After the proposal has been drafted and a best essay writing service uk has been decided upon, trial testing is important to know the error margins. These errors then directly point to the limitations of the study. The chronological drafting of the proposal is an error that is committed from the writer’s side and should be avoided, if possible

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1 hour ago, Aidan B said:

How does everyone have so many good photos of osprey?

Check eBird.  Osprey reliably return to the same nest sites every spring.  They also have preferred bodies of water where they show up to fish, visiting some at predictable times of day.  I have three nest sites and two ponds where I'm as closed to guaranteed as anything in birding can be.

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1 minute ago, Charlie Spencer said:

Check eBird.  Osprey reliably return to the same nest sites every spring.  They also have preferred bodies of water where they show up to fish, visiting some at predictable times of day.  I have three nest sites and two ponds where I'm as closed to guaranteed as anything in birding can be.

I think they’re just pretty uncommon by @Aidan B

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3 minutes ago, IKLland said:

Ok, never mind. 

Seriously, it looks like they're along both rivers.  I'd start with the hotspots with the most sightings.  Osprey are cooperative subjects, esp. urban ones who've become accustomed to people.  One nest near me is on 100-ft light poles in the middle of a multi-field recreational soccer park.  They'll come and go feeding the chicks while the kids' matches go on beneath them.  The pair nesting on a snag in a marsh surrounded by agricultural fields are far less tolerant of observers.  

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1 hour ago, Johnd said:

I like it. Not a situation you would normally see an osprey. Was it injured?

Not as far as I could tell. I think he may have just caught something, but i can't recall. I seem to remember he flew off just fine.

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On 1/31/2022 at 8:41 PM, Spyonabird said:

Osprey at St Marks Wildlife Refuge. (Florida panhandle)

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Do you live in the area? I live in Florida, Jacksonville to be specific. St. Mark's isn't close for us be we do like to visit. If you live close and have any pointers for birding the area I would like learning more about the area. It does attract a good number of birds. Got our best looks at some otter there since moving to Florida 3 years ago.

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1 hour ago, Clip said:

Do you live in the area? I live in Florida, Jacksonville to be specific. St. Mark's isn't close for us be we do like to visit. If you live close and have any pointers for birding the area I would like learning more about the area. It does attract a good number of birds. Got our best looks at some otter there since moving to Florida 3 years ago.

We live in the Piedmont of North Carolina. We were visiting St Marks over New Years specifically to see the Red-Cockaded Woodpecker (follow the overgrown train behind the maintenance shed near the Visitor Center).  You can see a lot of species by following the road to the Lighthouse.  There are a number of trails that circle the ponds along the road.   I highly recommend this website for information on what to see and where to see it.   https://www.stmarksrefuge.org/ 

Good Luck!

 

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