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Recent content by NikhilPatwardhan

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    Seeking advice for Vancouver Island (Victoria region)

    Hi, I'm planning to make a stopover at Goldstream Provincial Park on the way to the Butchart Gardens. Any advice on easy trails for one hour's long birding in Goldstream Provincial Park? I've looked at the trail map and there are numerous trails to choose from and the park website says it's not...
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    Please help ID call -- Vancouver, Canada

    Unable to locate the bird, it was somewhere up in an evergreen conifer. The call would repeat every 10 seconds or so. Recorded at Capilano Suspension Bridge today.
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    Recorded bird call today in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada

    Tried locating this bird but could not despite the call lasting a few minutes. It felt like it was coming from somewhere about 20-50 feet above the ground from a tree. It was decently loud. A Yellow Warbler was singing in the same tree/trees before this call started and I caught a brief glimpse...
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    Digiscoping beginners

    I've tried it, albeit for the moon, with an astronomy telescope that allows interchangeable eyepieces. The SV60EDS from Stellarvue costs $500 and is very well corrected for color. I used a M4/3 adapter, a T-ring and a 2x barlow to hook up to my E-M5. Stability (connection between scope and...
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    Need help on birding in Wellington, New Zealand

    I will be going in June 2018 to Wellington for a wedding. I'm looking to make 2-3 half-day trips to bird around the city. I'm looking for advice on spots to cover, this will be my first time in NZ. The spots I've found so far are Zealandia and the Queens Wharf for seabirds. I will not have a...
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    Dark-eyed Juncos

    Clicked at Stony Brook University, NY, USA. The birds were quite out of reach, but the light was wonderful. Clicked close to sunset.
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    Tagged Bird - Ring-billed Gull - at Stony Brook, NY

    Hi everyone, I was at a (frozen) local pond with a friend about a week back and we saw a Ring-billed Gull with a tag on its leg that reads "ZL7". The area is Stony Brook on Long Island (NY) in USA. Can anyone tell me where I can report this or even if it is worth reporting? I have attached a...