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Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 23rd March 2019, 14:01
Replies: 16
Views: 563
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, 19:08
Replies: 15
Views: 273
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, 19:01
Replies: 6
Views: 668
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...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Monday 18th March 2019, 19:41
Replies: 130
Views: 6,166
Posted By Jim M.
I think you are misunderstanding Andy. Taxonomy...

I think you are misunderstanding Andy. Taxonomy is different from nomenclature. eBird allows you to choose either British or American nomenclature for common names, e.g. "Grey Plover" or...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 16th March 2019, 23:04
Replies: 6
Views: 229
Posted By Jim M.
Agree with the suggested IDs. If you already...

Agree with the suggested IDs.



If you already have one of the Sibley guides, the other reference of choice is Sparrows of the United States and Canada: The Photographic Guide, by Beadle & Rising....
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 12th March 2019, 00:51
Replies: 16
Views: 301
Posted By Jim M.
I'd go with Song for the sparrow based on the...

I'd go with Song for the sparrow based on the second image; you can see the large center breast spot in the second image, among other things. I've seen plenty of those in cattails as well, and it's...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 11th March 2019, 19:42
Replies: 16
Views: 301
Posted By Jim M.
Agreed. Also a more precise location. Don't...

Agreed. Also a more precise location. Don't recall ever seeing a Lincoln's in cattails, but I've seen plenty of Swamps there.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 10th March 2019, 23:48
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By Jim M.
Lincoln's, Song (note no buffy eye-ring among...

Lincoln's, Song (note no buffy eye-ring among other features), and Song.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 10th March 2019, 23:05
Replies: 1
Views: 121
Posted By Jim M.
Black-crowned Palm-Tanager

Black-crowned Palm-Tanager
Forum: Information Wanted Wednesday 6th March 2019, 14:03
Replies: 28
Views: 650
Posted By Jim M.
I really think your best bet will be to spend...

I really think your best bet will be to spend some time on eBird. It will give you information not only on sites, but also the likelihood of seeing birds at specific times of year. The eastern U.S....
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Tuesday 5th March 2019, 15:02
Replies: 130
Views: 6,166
Posted By Jim M.
Maybe it should be moved to the anti-american...

Maybe it should be moved to the anti-american subforum? ;)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 2nd March 2019, 22:24
Replies: 3
Views: 197
Posted By Jim M.
Agreed.

Agreed.
Forum: Cameras And Photography Saturday 2nd March 2019, 18:54
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By Jim M.
Hi Den, It is not completely clear what you're...

Hi Den,

It is not completely clear what you're asking. Are you asking what the use for high ISO would be in the cameras you have used? Or are you asking why do bird photographers desire good image...
Forum: Mammals Wednesday 20th February 2019, 13:37
Replies: 9
Views: 337
Posted By Jim M.
Wolverines are very rare almost anywhere in the...

Wolverines are very rare almost anywhere in the U.S. and do not occur in the east. I thought of fisher too, but doesn't seem a close match with what I googled, but I'm not a track ID expert.
Forum: Ecuador including Galapagos Isles Monday 18th February 2019, 14:15
Replies: 26
Views: 473
Posted By Jim M.
Not exactly your question, but I once compared a...

Not exactly your question, but I once compared a typical east slope vs. west slope tour encompassing those areas and found about 25% of the species were different.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 9th February 2019, 14:35
Replies: 8
Views: 163
Posted By Jim M.
Agreed. Note also the pale banding on the...

Agreed. Note also the pale banding on the secondaries in the bird in the second photo.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 4th February 2019, 20:35
Replies: 6
Views: 284
Posted By Jim M.
Could be; hadn't thought about that possibility. ...

Could be; hadn't thought about that possibility. I was assuming the photo was taken this year and was opining on whether it was a juvenile bird in its first calendar year, which I don't think it...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 4th February 2019, 12:53
Replies: 6
Views: 284
Posted By Jim M.
Adult with what looks to be very worn/bleached...

Adult with what looks to be very worn/bleached plumage. Not sure about Florida, but in most of the country it's the wrong time of year for juveniles.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 2nd February 2019, 19:08
Replies: 5
Views: 182
Posted By Jim M.
Laughing Gull

Laughing Gull
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Wednesday 30th January 2019, 19:44
Replies: 101
Views: 57,657
Posted By Jim M.
Just wanted to update this thread regarding...

Just wanted to update this thread regarding Borneo field guides.

A second edition of the Susan Myers guide came out in 2016, and I would recommend it as the go to identification guide for Borneo. ...
Forum: Technique Wednesday 30th January 2019, 17:05
Replies: 9
Views: 471
Posted By Jim M.
300mm f4 would be my choice; in most cases you...

300mm f4 would be my choice; in most cases you will wish for more reach. The stuff you typically see in Costa Rica isn't that big, and what is big won't be very close.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 30th January 2019, 14:58
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By Jim M.
Yellow-rumped Warbler and immature night-heron...

Yellow-rumped Warbler and immature night-heron (in a hurry now, so not going to guess on species).
Forum: Olympus Wednesday 30th January 2019, 13:42
Replies: 59
Views: 3,084
Posted By Jim M.
Thanks for the suggestion. You motivated me to...

Thanks for the suggestion. You motivated me to look more closely into the various macro enhancements for this lens (I think these options should also work with the Oly 300mm f4 and are all less than...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 30th January 2019, 02:27
Replies: 31
Views: 478
Posted By Jim M.
Yes, it has always taken the rest of the world a...

Yes, it has always taken the rest of the world a while to catch up to the superior methods Americans adopted when they threw off the yoke of British tyranny; methods that emphasize common sense and...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 30th January 2019, 02:05
Replies: 31
Views: 478
Posted By Jim M.
So you inferred from the fact that there are no...

So you inferred from the fact that there are no eBird reports in some of the most sparsely populated areas on earth that "hardly any one in asia uses eBird?" I'm not following the logic.


In any...
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