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Forum: Tripod and Heads Monday 4th August 2008, 14:19
Replies: 3
Views: 934
Posted By Strix
Not quite, but you lead me down the right track...

Not quite, but you lead me down the right track and I fixed it. The problem was a lock nut that wasn't holding, and was recessed in a hole. I found some pliers and twisted it, and looks like I'm set....
Forum: Tripod and Heads Monday 4th August 2008, 13:16
Replies: 3
Views: 934
Posted By Strix
Can't get legs to stay up?

I have a Manfrotto tripod that has quick leg locks that used to provide enough pressure to keep the legs up on it. However, they have loosened over time, and now with the leg locks closed, it doesn't...
Forum: Live Bird News from around the World Sunday 23rd September 2007, 14:49
Replies: 2
Views: 1,316
Posted By Strix
Here is a...

Here is a photo:

http://www.pbase.com/nanich/image/85925441
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 31st July 2007, 00:41
Replies: 7
Views: 1,391
Posted By Strix
Looks like a Solitary to me. Note the white spur...

Looks like a Solitary to me. Note the white spur on the shoulder and the white around the eye. Also Spotteds teeter compulsively and have a really fast wingbeat.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 16th July 2007, 22:30
Replies: 12
Views: 1,300
Posted By Strix
I would go Mourning Dove on the prey too. Foot...

I would go Mourning Dove on the prey too. Foot looks thicker and less grasping than your typical passerine.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 16th July 2007, 22:17
Replies: 23
Views: 1,842
Posted By Strix
The imm. bird in the center of the first picture...

The imm. bird in the center of the first picture looks like a Great Black-backed to me. I'm undecided on the 2 imm. gulls in the next pic.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 16th July 2007, 22:12
Replies: 21
Views: 2,261
Posted By Strix
I'm going to say Purple Finch, Red-eyed Vireo and...

I'm going to say Purple Finch, Red-eyed Vireo and Swainson's Thrush. Although it's hard to be sure on the thrush from this distance. For all we know it's a Bicknell's!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 13th July 2007, 04:39
Replies: 7
Views: 885
Posted By Strix
Looks like a Tufted Titmouse

Looks like a Tufted Titmouse
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 13th July 2007, 03:31
Replies: 17
Views: 1,469
Posted By Strix
Clearly a Song Sparrow who has been foraging near...

Clearly a Song Sparrow who has been foraging near a coal mine. Actually, the only time I've seen anything similar to this was on a Snowy Owl who had been sitting on a giant pile of coal..

The...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 13th July 2007, 03:27
Replies: 5
Views: 744
Posted By Strix
I was just going to suggest Warbling Vireo! So...

I was just going to suggest Warbling Vireo! So your description was pretty good.

Their song is tough for me to get a handle on. I always get it the song confused with Purple/House Finch, though...
Forum: Digiscoping cameras Thursday 5th July 2007, 17:41
Replies: 23
Views: 4,035
Posted By Strix
Yeah, I after looking at the latest point and...

Yeah, I after looking at the latest point and shoot options, I ended up on ebay as well. Now I'll be going really retro with a coolpix 990.
Forum: Digiscoping cameras Tuesday 26th June 2007, 15:51
Replies: 23
Views: 4,035
Posted By Strix
Drat, my 4500 just developed the "jarring stuck...

Drat, my 4500 just developed the "jarring stuck zoom lens" last week. I mailed it back to them, but am now in the market for a new one I guess. I loved the quality with good light, but the slowness,...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 18th November 2006, 23:35
Replies: 18
Views: 1,913
Posted By Strix
Are we sure it's not a pigeon? :)

Are we sure it's not a pigeon? :)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 18th November 2006, 23:02
Replies: 18
Views: 1,913
Posted By Strix
Okay, yeah, that was poorly phrased. :) Anyway,...

Okay, yeah, that was poorly phrased. :)

Anyway, here's a roughly similar shot of a GGOW

http://www.pbase.com/image/44588847
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 18th November 2006, 22:53
Replies: 18
Views: 1,913
Posted By Strix
Yeah, I guess the tail does look pretty short for...

Yeah, I guess the tail does look pretty short for Gos.

As far as any barring showing up, given the photo I wouldn't be surprised if it kind of just blurred away. You can see how diffuse the needles...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 18th November 2006, 22:32
Replies: 18
Views: 1,913
Posted By Strix
Oooh, this is nice and tricky. I guess I'd go...

Oooh, this is nice and tricky.

I guess I'd go with Nothern Goshawk. Doesn't feel like a Great Gray at all to me. Not a whole lot to put my finger on in this photo, but I'd think the wings would be...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 14th November 2006, 16:49
Replies: 31
Views: 2,218
Posted By Strix
Well, that's good enough for me I guess. Kelp...

Well, that's good enough for me I guess. Kelp Gull X Herring Gull looks most likely, but we will probably never know for sure. Thanks for the productive comments everyone.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 13th November 2006, 17:05
Replies: 31
Views: 2,218
Posted By Strix
Yes, I realize we could go back and forth on this...

Yes, I realize we could go back and forth on this forever, and without leg color, and other shots, we'll never know.

That Yellow-footed does look good, except the bill looks too big to me. In the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 13th November 2006, 12:46
Replies: 31
Views: 2,218
Posted By Strix
The purported leg looks pinkish to me, if I zoom...

The purported leg looks pinkish to me, if I zoom in. But I'm not even sure that is a knee sticking out. Is that in the right spot to be a leg? I tried to find a picture of any gull sitting down with...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 12th November 2006, 19:55
Replies: 31
Views: 2,218
Posted By Strix
I haven't had time to read up on the TX bird,...

I haven't had time to read up on the TX bird, I'll post more later.

For now, here is the full size you wanted:

http://www.pbase.com/nanich/image/70110666
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 12th November 2006, 16:00
Replies: 31
Views: 2,218
Posted By Strix
> Isnt it a part of a fleshy looking leg visible...

> Isnt it a part of a fleshy looking leg visible at the rear near the primaries?

Yeah, I was looking at that before too, but eventually gave up. The whole photo seems to be cast in sort of a...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 12th November 2006, 15:52
Replies: 31
Views: 2,218
Posted By Strix
Janj, that link you just posted does look...

Janj, that link you just posted does look amazingly like this bird. Evididently we're not the only ones having trouble with birds that look like this, if they can't decide whether or not it's a...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 12th November 2006, 15:42
Replies: 31
Views: 2,218
Posted By Strix
>True, we have variation, but to posit a hybrid...

>True, we have variation, but to posit a hybrid with its coverts out of synch >with its tail to make an ID "work" does seem to be working a bit too >hard... ;)

Certainly, I have no particular...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 12th November 2006, 04:30
Replies: 6
Views: 1,103
Posted By Strix
You're doing just fine :) 1. Tufted male 2....

You're doing just fine :)

1. Tufted male
2. Tufted female
3. Eurasian Wigeon pair
4. Gadwall pair
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 12th November 2006, 03:51
Replies: 31
Views: 2,218
Posted By Strix
Hmm, that dark tail is interesting. Assuming that...

Hmm, that dark tail is interesting. Assuming that it is actually dark, and actually the tail. Too bad I didn't get any pictures of it doing anything else.

Looks to me like either Kelp or...
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