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Recent content by JohnJos

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    Some kind of Hawk? - Eastern Ontario, Canada

    I think so too. You are potentially seeing a darker patagial area at the leading edge of the wing.
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    Some kind of Hawk? - Eastern Ontario, Canada

    Maybe a Swainson's but that would be rare for Ontario region.
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    Sharp-shinned or Cooper's hawk?

    The long tail with the rounded end seems to indicate Copper's to me.
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    Ducks? - NW Florida coast

    Thinking this is possibly a juvenile Redhead.
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    Zeiss SF Eyecups

    I recently received a replacement pair from Zeiss USA and there is a definite improvement with the added click stop and more resistance to moving down on you during viewing and when being carried. Interesting enough is that Zeiss had a supply on hand at their display table last month at the...
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    NJ USA - Eastern Wood-Pewee?

    This is a tough call obviously. While the photos in Macaulay help support Phoebe, I reviewed photos in Macaulay for EAWP and there are several of juvenile birds that look similar to my image. At this point I'm sticking with my original ID of Peewee based on the photo as well as my field...
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    NJ USA - Eastern Wood-Pewee?

    Thanks for the further assessment. Certainly these images help clear up the ID. I had noticed that the primary projection of the bird in my photo seemed too short for a EAWP and more like a EAPH. True, I have not seen any of the field books or even Cornell's BoNA Online show these wing bars...
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    NJ USA - Eastern Wood-Pewee?

    Thanks everyone for your input. I'm pretty sure this is an Eastern Wood-Pewee. Probably a juvenile. The wing bars rule out a Phoebe based upon my sightings of several Phoebes that weekend and my review of all the field guides I have at my disposal.
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    NJ USA - Eastern Wood-Pewee?

    Seen & photographed in Cape May, NJ this past weekend. I believe this to be an Eastern Wood-Pewee, maybe a young bird, but would like confirmation. I ruled out Eastern Phoebe (no tail pumping and presence of wing bars) but it could be a Empidonax flycatcher like a Least or Willow maybe...
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    Worth upgrading to TE-11WZ eyepiece for a 773?

    Sorry, for not replying sooner. I have the 773 and started with the TE-10Z that came with it at that time prior to the release of the TE-11WZ. I bought the 11WZ and sold the 10Z and regretted it. I just didn't like the view for birding. So I re-bought the 10Z a year or so ago and am happy...
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    Zeiss SF Eyecups

    Probably discussed in prior threads but what are the improvements made on the new version? Hopefully a tighter fit so they don't retract so easily. Thanks.
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    Flicker/Woodpecker type bird - Manitoba, Canada

    Are you saying it didn't look like the juvenile Red-headed Woodpecker photo I posted? Or like the juvenile or female Red-bellied Woodpecker described by Fraulein ash? The juvenile Red-Headed WP looks exactly like the bird you've described. Here's the photo again. (attach a photo by...
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    Flicker/Woodpecker type bird - Manitoba, Canada

    Agreed. Here's a photo of a juvie Red-headed Woodpecker (from Maryland). https://flic.kr/p/ozCuMp
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    Flicker/Woodpecker type bird - Manitoba, Canada

    Red-headed WP ranges just sneaks into lower Manitoba near Winnipeg. Red-bellied does not. I agree with Red-headed as the most likely based upon original description.
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    Flicker/Woodpecker type bird - Manitoba, Canada

    I'm thinking possibly it's a Black-backed Woodpecker. They are definitely in your area and the description fits them close, at least for the female, except for the white wing stripe. The male has a yellow patch atop his head. https://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/black-backed-woodpecker...
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