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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 25th October 2020, 01:11
Replies: 6
Views: 232
Posted By jmepler
I get a first winter Northern Parula feeling from...

I get a first winter Northern Parula feeling from this bird.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 22nd October 2020, 02:23
Replies: 26
Views: 780
Posted By jmepler
Apparently the eBird checklist has been updated. ...

Apparently the eBird checklist has been updated. The bird in question has been changed to Mourning Warbler. That was the consensus in local discussions.

Here is a link ...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 21st October 2020, 17:07
Replies: 26
Views: 780
Posted By jmepler
Warbler, Pennsylvania, October 20

This bird is labeled as an Orange-crowned Warbler, but I can't see it. What do you think?

https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/272991101
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 18th October 2020, 20:22
Replies: 10
Views: 312
Posted By jmepler
It's a Brown-headed Cowbird.

It's a Brown-headed Cowbird.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 17th October 2020, 23:49
Replies: 7
Views: 340
Posted By jmepler
The bi-colored bill is the key identification...

The bi-colored bill is the key identification point.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 10th October 2020, 16:49
Replies: 3
Views: 176
Posted By jmepler
Here is the file, cleaned up slightly.

Here is the file, cleaned up slightly.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 10th October 2020, 16:38
Replies: 2
Views: 169
Posted By jmepler
First winter White-crowned Sparrow.

First winter White-crowned Sparrow.
Forum: Tripod and Heads Thursday 8th October 2020, 15:56
Replies: 14
Views: 324
Posted By jmepler
On some models, Manfrotto for example, there are...

On some models, Manfrotto for example, there are setscrews that prevent the head from turning off the column. You first need to loosen the setscrews and then the head will spin off the column. Look...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Thursday 8th October 2020, 14:59
Replies: 14
Views: 324
Posted By jmepler
I assume that you are talking about the center...

I assume that you are talking about the center column. In modern tripods the center column typically stays with the tripod. The head of your choice is attached via either a 1/4" or 3/8" screw that...
Forum: UK & Ireland County By County Patches Tuesday 6th October 2020, 15:30
Replies: 10
Views: 251
Posted By jmepler
I have a prescription for a prophylactic dose of...

I have a prescription for a prophylactic dose of doxycycline that I keep on hand for immediate treatment when needed. You don't want to find a deer tick on a Friday night, and have to wait until...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Monday 5th October 2020, 17:42
Replies: 39
Views: 1,115
Posted By jmepler
I had whipped up a quick model to post what I was...

I had whipped up a quick model to post what I was talking about, but you understand what I meant. I added the image to my previous post.
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Monday 5th October 2020, 17:29
Replies: 39
Views: 1,115
Posted By jmepler
Have you considered just adapting the existing...

Have you considered just adapting the existing cradle to a standard tripod screw? You could remove the shiny acorn-nut from the horizontal shaft and remove that assembly and mount it to an adapter. ...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 3rd October 2020, 20:04
Replies: 7
Views: 566
Posted By jmepler
The closest things I know of are night-vision and...

The closest things I know of are night-vision and infrared binoculars. There is nothing for visual use that I am aware of.

There are some binoculars touted as "digital." These are basically cheap...
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Sunday 20th September 2020, 15:06
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By jmepler
Your link didn't work for me. Is this ...

Your link didn't work for me. Is this (https://www.stanwoodimports.com/stanwood-wind-sculpture-spare-parts-copper-anchor-stakes-for-pole-anchoring/)the anchor system you were looking at? I can't...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 18th September 2020, 19:57
Replies: 10
Views: 383
Posted By jmepler
Hudsonian Godwit was my first thought.

Hudsonian Godwit was my first thought.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 10th September 2020, 19:57
Replies: 7
Views: 259
Posted By jmepler
In juvenile dowitchers, Patterned tertials =...

In juvenile dowitchers, Patterned tertials = Short-billed, unpatterned tertials = Long-billed.

This is the only plumage where it is "easy" to tell them apart.

This is most definitely a juvenile...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 6th September 2020, 01:08
Replies: 10
Views: 394
Posted By jmepler
I will concede that it is an Upland Sandpiper. I...

I will concede that it is an Upland Sandpiper. I found a couple clips on xeno-canto that were pretty spot on. I had never heard that vocalization before.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 4th September 2020, 17:04
Replies: 10
Views: 394
Posted By jmepler
What was the habitat like where you heard this? ...

What was the habitat like where you heard this?

It doesn't sound at all like Upland Sandpiper to me, it sounds like Wood Thrush.
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Friday 4th September 2020, 13:47
Replies: 3
Views: 157
Posted By jmepler
Maybe a female sabre wasp? The tail appendage is...

Maybe a female sabre wasp?

The tail appendage is an ovipositor, not a stinger as some assume.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 26th August 2020, 21:41
Replies: 21
Views: 936
Posted By jmepler
I find that if you aren't sure, it is usually a...

I find that if you aren't sure, it is usually a Lesser Yellowlegs. When you see Greater Yellowlegs, you know it.
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Monday 17th August 2020, 16:38
Replies: 7
Views: 506
Posted By jmepler
My thought as well.

My thought as well.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 17th August 2020, 15:46
Replies: 7
Views: 377
Posted By jmepler
I agree, the bill is all wrong for a shoveler. ...

I agree, the bill is all wrong for a shoveler.

The orange foot does point toward Mallard. I was bothered by the lack of white at the trailing edge of the speculum, but I think that it may not be...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 17th August 2020, 13:04
Replies: 9
Views: 392
Posted By jmepler
How about Eastern Wood-Pewee?

How about Eastern Wood-Pewee?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 15th August 2020, 21:20
Replies: 7
Views: 377
Posted By jmepler
I would think that the pale blue upper wing...

I would think that the pale blue upper wing coverts of a Cinnamon Teal should be visible from this angle, the bill looks on the small side as well. Cinnamon Teal would be extremely rare in Ontario. ...
Forum: Conservation Wednesday 12th August 2020, 21:07
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Posted By jmepler
So, does this also eliminate the protection that...

So, does this also eliminate the protection that the Obama administration gave wind power companies that allowed them to kill up to 4,200 Bald...
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