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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 24th June 2019, 15:36
Replies: 7
Views: 178
Posted By Jim M.
Not by Clements/eBird. Haven't checked the other...

Not by Clements/eBird. Haven't checked the other taxonomies.
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Tuesday 18th June 2019, 04:35
Replies: 9
Views: 149
Posted By Jim M.
John – the small basal spot in the forewing cell...

John – the small basal spot in the forewing cell eliminates Great Spangled Fritillary, which doesn't show that (compare your other photo). There is another possibility – Atlantis Fritillary. But...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Monday 17th June 2019, 12:30
Replies: 9
Views: 149
Posted By Jim M.
Set 1, photo 3: Worn Eastern Tailed-Blue. ...

Set 1, photo 3: Worn Eastern Tailed-Blue. (Greenish Blue would be out of range.)
Set 1, photo 4: Celastrina sp. I don't believe these can be reliably distinguished from photos.

Set 2, photo 1: ...
Forum: Information Wanted Tuesday 11th June 2019, 15:40
Replies: 9
Views: 456
Posted By Jim M.
Check the registration form. All the major tour...

Check the registration form. All the major tour companies I've dealt with have a space on the registration form for you to list any special dietary requirements. If there isn't such a space that's...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Saturday 8th June 2019, 03:57
Replies: 5
Views: 163
Posted By Jim M.
One of the king skimmers; I think Bar-winged...

One of the king skimmers; I think Bar-winged Skimmer, Libellula axilena.
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Friday 7th June 2019, 21:52
Replies: 5
Views: 163
Posted By Jim M.
Blue Dasher female type. Nice shot, but a common...

Blue Dasher female type. Nice shot, but a common dragonfly. It is doing what is known as obelisking.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 30th May 2019, 22:43
Replies: 5
Views: 187
Posted By Jim M.
Think at least the one with the green head is a...

Think at least the one with the green head is a greater scaup; not sure about the male on the far left. Agree the others are lesser.
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Friday 24th May 2019, 18:47
Replies: 6
Views: 246
Posted By Jim M.
Hi Thomas, The next step up from a superzoom...

Hi Thomas,

The next step up from a superzoom such as the FZ 1000 on the weight/image quality scale is micro 4/3. For the larger insects (at least one centimeter), I find a telephoto lens works...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 16th May 2019, 18:08
Replies: 6
Views: 225
Posted By Jim M.
Looks/sounds like an Eastern Phoebe. They often...

Looks/sounds like an Eastern Phoebe. They often build their nests in human structures.
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Sunday 28th April 2019, 20:02
Replies: 4
Views: 518
Posted By Jim M.
Brian, Congratulations for starting to use...

Brian,

Congratulations for starting to use eBird. It's a benefit to other birders and to science.

As for your initial life list, similar to what Niels mentioned, here is a link to the eBird...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 25th April 2019, 05:36
Replies: 12
Views: 372
Posted By Jim M.
Agree with Swainson's Warbler. Pink legs, among...

Agree with Swainson's Warbler. Pink legs, among other features, rule out Palm. Nice find!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 25th April 2019, 05:33
Replies: 2
Views: 206
Posted By Jim M.
Your first impression was correct – Stilt...

Your first impression was correct – Stilt Sandpiper, and in breeding plumage.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 21st April 2019, 13:23
Replies: 9
Views: 312
Posted By Jim M.
Decades ago, before smart phones, there was...

Decades ago, before smart phones, there was actually a device you could buy in the US that was fairly reliable in identifying songs. So I know it is possible but am not aware of any apps.

I'm...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 21st April 2019, 13:14
Replies: 5
Views: 199
Posted By Jim M.
Agree on one-three. Last, number four, is a...

Agree on one-three. Last, number four, is a Purple-naped Spiderhunter (formerly called Purple-naped Sunbird). You can actually see some of the purple nape. Streaked Spiderhunter would have a...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 13th April 2019, 16:35
Replies: 2
Views: 115
Posted By Jim M.
Pine Warbler female

Pine Warbler female
Forum: Cameras And Photography Friday 12th April 2019, 18:35
Replies: 10
Views: 525
Posted By Jim M.
Yes, I'd buy a superzoom. The only camera you...

Yes, I'd buy a superzoom. The only camera you can get good shots with is one you have with you! If you are willing to spend more money (now or later), and want a step up in image quality without...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 11th April 2019, 21:02
Replies: 2
Views: 136
Posted By Jim M.
Adult Cooper's Hawk.

Adult Cooper's Hawk.
Forum: Nikon Tuesday 9th April 2019, 12:31
Replies: 13
Views: 940
Posted By Jim M.
Thanks for the info gents! I recently started...

Thanks for the info gents! I recently started using the 60mm, so still learning how to use it. It is promising, but you have to get quite close, which is sometimes tough for things on the ground. ...
Forum: Nikon Monday 8th April 2019, 19:01
Replies: 13
Views: 940
Posted By Jim M.
Hi Mike, Would you mind commenting on how m4/3...

Hi Mike,

Would you mind commenting on how m4/3 compares with APSC or full frame sensors (such as the OP's NIkon) in terms of macro capability for insects? My understanding is that the larger the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 4th April 2019, 06:06
Replies: 7
Views: 251
Posted By Jim M.
Yellow-rumped Warbler.

Yellow-rumped Warbler.
Forum: Information Wanted Sunday 31st March 2019, 13:31
Replies: 22
Views: 885
Posted By Jim M.
You are the one politicizing things; I was...

You are the one politicizing things; I was providing relevant information about clear violations of fundamental human rights that should be of concern to anyone. If you don't care that a country is...
Forum: Information Wanted Sunday 31st March 2019, 07:17
Replies: 22
Views: 885
Posted By Jim M.
A most curious thread given recent developments...

A most curious thread given recent developments in Brunei:A new law which comes into effect from next week will punish homosexual sex and adultery with death in the small southeast Asian kingdom of...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 23rd March 2019, 13:01
Replies: 20
Views: 1,051
Posted By Jim M.
The reason they differ in terms of species-level...

The reason they differ in terms of species-level taxonomy (English nomenclature is another issue) is that different global checklists employ different criteria for species recognition. For example,...
Forum: Nikon Tuesday 19th March 2019, 18:08
Replies: 49
Views: 1,776
Posted By Jim M.
It was a different camera, but over time, my...

It was a different camera, but over time, my experience (and others) is that some third party lithium batteries tend to swell, making it difficult to get them into or out of the camera. Also, the...
Forum: The Birdforum Digiscoping Forum Tuesday 19th March 2019, 18:01
Replies: 6
Views: 979
Posted By Jim M.
I think that mostly depends on whether most of...

I think that mostly depends on whether most of your shooting involves birds at some distance, whether you want to lug a tripod around, and don't mind being limited to shooting with it. You won't...
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