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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 15:54
Replies: 3
Views: 93
Posted By jmepler
They all look like Common Loons to me.

They all look like Common Loons to me.
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Tuesday 9th October 2018, 17:35
Replies: 1
Views: 240
Posted By jmepler
Assuming that you are talking about the species,...

Assuming that you are talking about the species, an "x" indicates a hybrid, "Mallard x American Black Duck" for example.

A "/" indicates that it is one of two species that you cannot determine,...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 4th October 2018, 16:55
Replies: 8
Views: 265
Posted By jmepler
The initial identification, by two very...

The initial identification, by two very experienced birders, was that of Sedge Wren. They had some fairly long, but obstructed, looks at the bird, as it skulked around in the smartweed.

Later,...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 2nd October 2018, 18:35
Replies: 8
Views: 265
Posted By jmepler
Wren identification, Pennsylvania, USA

This bird was found on an island in the Susquehanna River in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania on September 30.

It was very secretive, and flushed from a small, dense patch of smartweed and purple...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 9th September 2018, 22:25
Replies: 5
Views: 227
Posted By jmepler
Exclamation Agree with Common Yellowthroat, looks like a...

Agree with Common Yellowthroat, looks like a hatch year male.
Forum: Pentax Saturday 8th September 2018, 17:28
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By jmepler
To calculate magnification, divide the focal...

To calculate magnification, divide the focal length of the scope by the focal length of the eye piece.

Conversely, to solve for eye piece focal length, divide the scope focal length by the desired...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 8th September 2018, 17:07
Replies: 11
Views: 419
Posted By jmepler
I agree with Stilt Sandpiper based on the last...

I agree with Stilt Sandpiper based on the last set of pictures. Particularly the fourth picture. The Stilt Sandpiper's longer legs and shorter bill force it in to a more angled feeding posture like...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 6th September 2018, 11:59
Replies: 11
Views: 419
Posted By jmepler
I get more of a dowitcher feel from 2 and 5. Any...

I get more of a dowitcher feel from 2 and 5. Any other pictures, particularly of the bird feeding?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 29th August 2018, 22:07
Replies: 3
Views: 305
Posted By jmepler
Agreed, Least Sandpiper.

Agreed, Least Sandpiper.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 29th August 2018, 19:48
Replies: 4
Views: 145
Posted By jmepler
Sibley's note (from the app) is "...forages at...

Sibley's note (from the app) is "...forages at dry side of flock, rarely in water or on wet flats." From my experience, this is an accurate statement. Rarely doesn't mean never. I am much more...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Friday 17th August 2018, 15:36
Replies: 2
Views: 84
Posted By jmepler
Looks like a male bronze copper to...

Looks like a male bronze copper to me.

https://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Lycaena-hyllus
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 16th August 2018, 15:33
Replies: 4
Views: 153
Posted By jmepler
Sounds good for Song Sparrow.

Sounds good for Song Sparrow.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 15th August 2018, 11:40
Replies: 6
Views: 192
Posted By jmepler
Spotted Sandpiper for me too.

Spotted Sandpiper for me too.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 12th August 2018, 22:19
Replies: 3
Views: 89
Posted By jmepler
It's an Eastern Kingbird. Note the white tip to...

It's an Eastern Kingbird. Note the white tip to the tail.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 9th August 2018, 17:46
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By jmepler
I looked at the pictures before I looked at your...

I looked at the pictures before I looked at your identifications, and my identifications where the same as yours.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 6th August 2018, 18:07
Replies: 7
Views: 263
Posted By jmepler
Tail feathers of varying lengths (that give the...

Tail feathers of varying lengths (that give the tail the appearance of a rounded tip) make it a Cooper's Hawk.
Forum: Food and Feeders Wednesday 1st August 2018, 21:38
Replies: 2
Views: 699
Posted By jmepler
Not sure if they're available in the UK, but try...

Not sure if they're available in the UK, but try a search for Droll Yankee tube feeder. Not cheap, but well made.
Forum: Conservation Friday 27th July 2018, 16:10
Replies: 5
Views: 555
Posted By jmepler
Cornell...

Cornell (https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Barn_Owl/lifehistory) lists the clutch size at 2-18 eggs. That upper range seems a bit extreme. For a Barn Owl to lay 18 eggs, they would have to keep...
Forum: Conservation Friday 27th July 2018, 16:01
Replies: 5
Views: 555
Posted By jmepler
Yes, I suppose Barn Owls (like all owls?) attempt...

Yes, I suppose Barn Owls (like all owls?) attempt to raise as many young as they think that they can support. Apparently it is harder for them to feed their young in Ireland than it is an...
Forum: Conservation Friday 27th July 2018, 15:39
Replies: 5
Views: 555
Posted By jmepler
I was surprised that what qualifies as a...

I was surprised that what qualifies as a "superbrood" in Ireland is five chicks. I was expecting a much higher number, like 12 or more. I have seen numerous broods of five chicks in Pennsylvania. ...
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Thursday 26th July 2018, 17:04
Replies: 22
Views: 1,332
Posted By jmepler
It isn't illegal to take them if they are...

It isn't illegal to take them if they are damaging your property. It is illegal to release them anywhere other than on the property where it was captured..
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Thursday 26th July 2018, 12:39
Replies: 1
Views: 105
Posted By jmepler
1. Comma 2. Black Swallowtail? 3. Monarch 4. ...

1. Comma
2. Black Swallowtail?
3. Monarch
4. Great Spangled Frittilary?
Forum: Photographic Tripods / Heads Tuesday 24th July 2018, 01:11
Replies: 15
Views: 657
Posted By jmepler
If you do an internet search for Dzus wrenches...

If you do an internet search for Dzus wrenches you should find both traditional wrenches and screw driver types. Dzus is a brand of quarter-turn fasteners often used in race car fabrication. They...
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Monday 23rd July 2018, 20:13
Replies: 22
Views: 1,332
Posted By jmepler
It always amuses me to see people discuss their...

It always amuses me to see people discuss their illegal activities on a public forum.

It is against the law to relocate squirrels: https://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/81531.html

While it is highly...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 21st July 2018, 17:12
Replies: 5
Views: 176
Posted By jmepler
Try listening to Veery songs, vaguely similar to...

Try listening to Veery songs, vaguely similar to an ambulance siren.
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