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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 29th May 2020, 08:37
Replies: 14
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Posted By Jim M.
Thanks. The second photo eliminates Ovenbird.

Thanks. The second photo eliminates Ovenbird.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 28th May 2020, 17:40
Replies: 14
Views: 459
Posted By Jim M.
He said "Other pics are the same angle with...

He said "Other pics are the same angle with poorer focus. :)." The apparent rufous in the tail is not good for Ovenbird, so I'm not really pressing the issue.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 28th May 2020, 16:04
Replies: 14
Views: 459
Posted By Jim M.
They are rare but they do show up occasionally.

They are rare but they do show up occasionally.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 28th May 2020, 08:19
Replies: 14
Views: 459
Posted By Jim M.
Any more photos? Looks rather like an Ovenbird,...

Any more photos? Looks rather like an Ovenbird, which would explain your impression of the small size.
Forum: Micro Four Thirds 4/3 Photography Monday 25th May 2020, 13:29
Replies: 9
Views: 275
Posted By Jim M.
Understood. But many, including myself, don't...

Understood. But many, including myself, don't care about size. Only weight--and weight is the same burden whether in the body or lens. Panny has done better keeping down the weight of lenses, Oly...
Forum: Micro Four Thirds 4/3 Photography Monday 25th May 2020, 12:45
Replies: 9
Views: 275
Posted By Jim M.
Actually, it makes it over 13% heavier than the...

Actually, it makes it over 13% heavier than the EM-1 mk. iii, which is already the heaviest m4/3 camera Olympus has made apart from the EM-1x which has an extra grip built in. And the panasonic GH...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Sunday 24th May 2020, 18:27
Replies: 12
Views: 241
Posted By Jim M.
That particular species does look fairly brutish,...

That particular species does look fairly brutish, but the dim light in your photo makes it look more menacing. I think this guy i saw in Madagascar is more attractive; I'm not sure of the...
Forum: Micro Four Thirds 4/3 Photography Sunday 24th May 2020, 17:21
Replies: 9
Views: 275
Posted By Jim M.
The Oly is also 78g (2.75oz lighter); not a major...

The Oly is also 78g (2.75oz lighter); not a major difference, but not trivial if you are carrying it around all day.
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Sunday 24th May 2020, 13:24
Replies: 12
Views: 241
Posted By Jim M.
Ugly? I think mole crickets are cool and...

Ugly? I think mole crickets are cool and remarkably well adapted to their lifestyle.
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 17th May 2020, 15:08
Replies: 55
Views: 2,006
Posted By Jim M.
I disagree. First, this concerns an unforeseen...

I disagree. First, this concerns an unforeseen and unprecedented circumstance; nothing fundamental to the travel business at all. Second, it is standard practice among tour companies to make...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 17th May 2020, 14:07
Replies: 55
Views: 2,006
Posted By Jim M.
Of course I would not condone uncivil language...

Of course I would not condone uncivil language directed against Mr. Walker. But you ignore an obvious distinction here: Mr. Walker's ad hominem attack was in public on a public forum; the alleged...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 17th May 2020, 08:22
Replies: 55
Views: 2,006
Posted By Jim M.
Good points opisska. I also thought the ad...

Good points opisska. I also thought the ad hominem attack on the customer was tacky. The issue is whether it was legitimate for the company to retain the $600 without providing any service; whether...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 14th May 2020, 13:49
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By Jim M.
ChiGuy, The Peterson field guides have long had,...

ChiGuy,

The Peterson field guides have long had, in the inside back and/or front covers, silhouettes of many species of birds to help birders focus on shapes. Seeing them grouped together should...
Forum: Tips For New Birders Sunday 10th May 2020, 01:04
Replies: 4
Views: 569
Posted By Jim M.
Hi Jinxstar, First question: All the...

Hi Jinxstar,

First question: All the organizations you mention are worthy of your support. But the organization that represents Maryland birders is the Maryland Ornithological Society, and your...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Saturday 18th April 2020, 19:45
Replies: 11
Views: 344
Posted By Jim M.
Time to clean the windows.3:-)

Time to clean the windows.3:-)
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 14th April 2020, 08:04
Replies: 88
Views: 3,285
Posted By Jim M.
That's true for any public reporting of bird...

That's true for any public reporting of bird sightings--including posting on this forum--some will seek to use it to enhance reputations. But eBird is attractive to all sorts of birders--those who...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 11th April 2020, 15:14
Replies: 88
Views: 3,285
Posted By Jim M.
Yes, if a subspecies is upgraded to species...

Yes, if a subspecies is upgraded to species status, eBird will automatically make that change for you.

Any software will seem "counterintuitive" if it is different from what you are used to. I...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 11th April 2020, 14:54
Replies: 88
Views: 3,285
Posted By Jim M.
Hi Steve, Here are the eBird instructions to...

Hi Steve,

Here are the eBird instructions to quickly enter historical data, such as life lists and other data that are missing data usually expected for eBird...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 9th April 2020, 14:58
Replies: 88
Views: 3,285
Posted By Jim M.
Glad to read about so many people using eBird. ...

Glad to read about so many people using eBird. However, errors in other people's data aren't directly relevant to the subject of this thread though; it doesn't affect eBird’s utility to keep your...
Forum: Olympus Saturday 14th March 2020, 17:33
Replies: 11
Views: 631
Posted By Jim M.
Thanks. Took a look at their site and they look...

Thanks. Took a look at their site and they look interesting, though I already use a waist pack from Mountainsmith as a day pack, so would probably need to fit one somewhere else.
Forum: Olympus Saturday 14th March 2020, 17:30
Replies: 11
Views: 631
Posted By Jim M.
I see different sites giving different weights...

I see different sites giving different weights for lots of things. Could be a lot reasons--scale off, transcription error, intentional misrepresentation, somebody just copying data from somewhere...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 14th March 2020, 12:14
Replies: 804
Views: 36,398
Posted By Jim M.
News reports here say those baseless theories are...

News reports here say those baseless theories are being spread now by the Chinese government to try to deflect criticism of their handling of the crisis.
Forum: Olympus Saturday 14th March 2020, 11:05
Replies: 11
Views: 631
Posted By Jim M.
1.85 kilograms without the tripod foot, which is...

1.85 kilograms without the tripod foot, which is what is important to me since I would only use it handheld. It should also be emphasized that the only source they cite for this weight is some guy...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 5th March 2020, 00:58
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By Jim M.
Pics 2 and 3 look like pure grackles, but maybe...

Pics 2 and 3 look like pure grackles, but maybe some candidates in the first pic (e.g. lower lh corner), but nothing I'd count. Sorry.
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 3rd March 2020, 20:22
Replies: 804
Views: 36,398
Posted By Jim M.
I know, but it usually greatly reduces the number...

I know, but it usually greatly reduces the number of people who are readily susceptible to infection, so the vaccine usually makes it much more difficult for the virus to spread rapidly. Reducing...
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