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10 minutes ago, Jefferson Shank said:

I think your "eye" and "beak" are part of the wing. The bird is flying away from the camera on picture 1.

Away????? Not left to right?  If that isn't the leading edge of the right wing, with the primaries pointing down, then I have been up too long and don't have a clue what I'm looking at again.

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3 hours ago, Charlie Spencer said:

Okay, maybe I've just had a long day at work but if that blob in the upper right of the second photo is a bird, I'm John James Audubon.  And what's that white sail-looking thing in the first photo?

 

3 hours ago, HamRHead said:

I'm pretty sure that blob in the upper right of the second photo is a narwhal. Habitat is a bit off but everything else fits.

You guys made me laugh so hard! ? 

But seriously, these are obviously game cam type photos with the shutter speed too slow to catch a bird in flight (especially when being chased by sasquatch) - hence the hideous distortions. ? 

 I'm pretty sure you have two shots of the same bird heading towards the upper right and away - taken a few seconds apart. 

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Could the streak perhaps be a feather? As it flew by one floated off and the trail cam has a small time elapse to cause the weird photo effect? It does remind me of a flying wig with the curly feathers at the back lol.

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33 minutes ago, lonesome55dove said:

I have no comment on the ''bird blob'' but is it possible that the ''floating'' object is a smear on the camera lens, maybe bird splatter? ?

Wouldn't it be present in the second photo?

 

28 minutes ago, Melierax said:

The photo is a result of refresh rate I believe. The smear is the bird's wing, just in a different position. 

If that was the case,wouldn't the rest of the bird be present too?

 

Hey, stop that!  Get your head out of my spleen!

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29 minutes ago, Charlie Spencer said:

If that was the case,wouldn't the rest of the bird be present too?

No... if I'm right it's essentially taking a double exposure because the bird's wings are too fast. So it got the bird's body in one spot but the wings are in separate spots across the image. Does that make sense? Probably not. Oh well. 

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