Need help to ID this immature bird. It was alone. No parents looking after it. The only other birds within sight were a PIed-billed Grebe and a Mallard. It is some type of diving bird as it spent a lot of time underwater. I looked at many photos of immature Pied-billed Grebes and they all...
Agree with your analysis Avery. This is a difficult one indeed. I went with Song Spr due mostly to the lack of the buffy colour on the breast and also the eyering, although the colour of the eyering is difficult to determine in this photo as it is not sharp enough.
The ones I want to see and the ones I want to photograph are the same.
1. Harpy Eagle
2. Secretary Bird
4. King Penguin
Ooops, that's six.
My favourite ones that I have already seen are:
1. Southern Cassowary
2. Several species of eagles and hawks.
I think Pelee would get you more species. Ebird records a lot more sightings at Point Pelee than Rondeau. From Pelee you can also visit Hillman Marsh and Wheatly Provincial Park which are not far away. I can recommend a local birder with a vehicle who would guide you for a lot less than a...
There are different kinds of "rights". I sell photos with "one-time rights" which means that the buyer can use the photo only once. "All rights" would mean that the buyer can use the photo over and over in any form such as advertisements with no time limit. You should be specific and get...
I don't use any special equipment nor a flash. I always use a tripod. I try to find a branch where they go to rest between feedings. Focus on it and wait for them to return. Most hummers are fairly tame compared to other birds. I got some good shots without getting too close using a 400mm...
It is impossible to tell the size from the photo but it seems to be perched on a fairly thick branch which implies a large bird (or maybe it just seems that way to me.) I was hoping the person who saw the bird, would read that and tell us if he saw a large bird or a small one. Yes, the size I...
Agree with Larry. Looks like Brown Goshawk. Collared Sparrowhawk is the same but much smaller. If it is a big bird 40-55 cm it is Brown Goshawk. If it is small 30-40 cm (the size of Australian Cuckoo-shirke, then it is the Sparrowhawk.
Photographed this lone SP flying together with a flock of Great Knots. May in Australia a few years ago. My book shows several with a white line across the wings like this one but they all have mottled heads. This one has a solid grey head except for a white eyebrow. Help appreciated.