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Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 2nd April 2020, 20:42
Replies: 31
Views: 2,248
Posted By gratography
Water birds

I understand wanting to group a batch of birds....so generally I have no problem with water birds as a catch all...

also like to say birds like Kingfishers always live by the water and...
Forum: Information Wanted Tuesday 3rd March 2020, 21:37
Replies: 14
Views: 684
Posted By gratography
I would say it depends on your...

I would say it depends on your preferences...warblers are a great find during May, however Cape May is more for shorebirds.

Here's a great guide for May...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 3rd March 2020, 21:30
Replies: 804
Views: 38,707
Posted By gratography
soon as the US begins testing there will be...

soon as the US begins testing there will be better info to make a better informed decision
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 13th February 2020, 19:09
Replies: 7
Views: 360
Posted By gratography
great blue heron.... in Florida, filled with...

great blue heron....
in Florida, filled with herons, I was happiest with getting to see and photography the Red Heron
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 13th February 2020, 19:07
Replies: 10
Views: 266
Posted By gratography
besides the actual ID, might just be a Sharpie,...

besides the actual ID, might just be a Sharpie, very nice picture
Forum: Information Wanted Tuesday 4th February 2020, 19:16
Replies: 2
Views: 134
Posted By gratography
Iowa is 96% famland. Good news, Iowa City has...

Iowa is 96% famland. Good news, Iowa City has surrounding nature preserves. Here's a quick guide for local bird club.
http://icbirds.org/maps.html
Forum: Live Bird News from around the World Friday 31st January 2020, 20:40
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By gratography
Thanks for sharing. No doubt plastics a problem...

Thanks for sharing. No doubt plastics a problem with all ocean faring animals and birds.
Forum: Florida Friday 17th January 2020, 19:03
Replies: 6
Views: 858
Posted By gratography
Central Florida Birding

I agree with most of the previous suggestions.

Merritt Island NWR is on the Atlantic Coast. A similar drive to the Gulf Coast (via I4 would take you to Tampa and Fort De Soto. Both are great places...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 11th January 2020, 17:55
Replies: 6
Views: 284
Posted By gratography
Hawk ID

Mostly I look at the lines along the belly of the Red-shouldered hawk for ID while it is perching.

A view of the back of the tail also helps with a distinct ID

When in flight ID is different. The...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Thursday 9th January 2020, 18:43
Replies: 3
Views: 787
Posted By gratography
coolpix p500

If, as stated you have the p500 versus the b500, the specs say that you already have shutter speed priority as a manual setting. That along with the zoom are usually sufficient for good bird...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 7th January 2020, 18:00
Replies: 6
Views: 347
Posted By gratography
Florida Winter Warblers

And for the record, about one-half dozen warblers do over winter in Florida, including the Palm Warbler
https://www2.stetson.edu/~pmay/emeralda/emaral19.htm
Forum: Cameras And Photography Saturday 4th January 2020, 17:25
Replies: 12
Views: 967
Posted By gratography
Some of my favorite nature photography memories...

Some of my favorite nature photography memories are the macro. One park of getting close enough is learning how to stay calm among the insects, including butterflies.

For example, blues, hairstreaks...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Saturday 4th January 2020, 17:13
Replies: 14
Views: 1,819
Posted By gratography
smallest one I found with a 40x zoom was the...

smallest one I found with a 40x zoom was the Nikon b500. It really is small and pocketable (made of word). AA batteries mean never worrying about proprietary batteries.

Since I got it new at a...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 4th January 2020, 16:58
Replies: 8
Views: 197
Posted By gratography
wow and congrats, that's a good get...I've only...

wow and congrats, that's a good get...I've only seen Western Tanagers in the west, and I previously lived along the NC coast (Beaufort)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 4th January 2020, 16:54
Replies: 7
Views: 326
Posted By gratography
cool, thanks

cool, thanks
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 2nd January 2020, 23:57
Replies: 34
Views: 969
Posted By gratography
First Bird Picture

Don't remember the first bird, so I will go with the first bird picture. Song Sparrow.

Here's to sunny days and multiple photography opportunities for all during 2020.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 2nd January 2020, 23:53
Replies: 7
Views: 326
Posted By gratography
Did you get this picture today? I saw a...

Did you get this picture today? I saw a yellow-rumped in Oregon a few days ago. It's not the first time and it seems that more than a few Yellow rumps ovewinter throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Forum: Your Birding Day Tuesday 26th September 2017, 21:38
Replies: 2
Views: 2,228
Posted By gratography
Thanks, that sounds reasonable. Crows do tend to...

Thanks, that sounds reasonable. Crows do tend to roost in large numbers.
Forum: Tips For New Birders Tuesday 26th September 2017, 21:27
Replies: 17
Views: 15,891
Posted By gratography
Birding and Bird Photography

Both are great.

I learned photography the same as you. One picture at a time. Over the course of twenty years, I would deliberately do bird photography.

Go to your favorite bird spots, keep the sun...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 26th September 2017, 21:21
Replies: 3
Views: 1,048
Posted By gratography
House Sparrows

I never heard a story like the house sparrow invasion. Although like most people, I live around house sparrows and understand that they can nest in crevices around the house.

I looked it up and the...
Forum: Your Birding Day Monday 14th August 2017, 19:22
Replies: 2
Views: 2,228
Posted By gratography
A Day of Crow

Got up this morning and counted at least six dozen crows flying overhead, all headed in the same direction. Anyone know what might cause this grouping on an otherwise normal August day on the West...
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