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  1. Maroon Jay

    Immature water bird - Alberta Canada

    Thank you very much.
  2. Maroon Jay

    Immature water bird - Alberta Canada

    Sorry, I amended the title to show location. Central Alberta. No Tufted Ducks here.
  3. Maroon Jay

    Immature water bird - Alberta Canada

    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...
  4. Maroon Jay

    Canada, Alberta - Sparrow

    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.
  5. Maroon Jay

    Canada, Alberta - Sparrow

    I would say Song Spr. The eye-ring, malar and breast on Lincolns are a buffy yellowish colour. Song Sprs are variable but mostly white and brown.
  6. Maroon Jay

    Birding Bucket List

    The ones I want to see and the ones I want to photograph are the same. 1. Harpy Eagle 2. Secretary Bird 3. Shoebill 4. King Penguin 5. Hoopoe 6. Bluethroat Ooops, that's six. My favourite ones that I have already seen are: 1. Southern Cassowary 2. Several species of eagles and hawks. 3...
  7. Maroon Jay

    Pelee or Rondeau spring 2022?

    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...
  8. Maroon Jay

    What type of sparrow is this? - Alberta, Canada

    Lincoln Sparrow I think.
  9. Maroon Jay

    Yellow-rumped Warbler

    Can someone tell me how to tell the difference between an immature YRW and an adult in Fall/Winter plumage? I think that by September or October they seem to look the same.
  10. Maroon Jay

    Selling bird photos

    Most magazines have a set fee that they pay and are not negotiable. The average is about $40. (in North America. Not familiar with sales in the UK).
  11. Maroon Jay

    Selling bird photos

    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...
  12. Maroon Jay

    Little bird - Alberta Canada.

    Thank you.
  13. Maroon Jay

    Little bird - Alberta Canada.

    Thank you very much Andrew. Is it in the midst of changing colour? That is what I was thinking it was but it does not look like the ones in my book.
  14. Maroon Jay

    Little bird - Alberta Canada.

    ID please.
  15. Maroon Jay

    Northern Ecuador 2-Weeks in February, 2022

    Thank you. Too early for me to make a decision. The price is good.
  16. Maroon Jay

    Hummingbird photography

    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...
  17. Maroon Jay

    Northern Ecuador 2-Weeks in February, 2022

    Following. I am interested but can't commit at this time. Depends on covid and other things. What will be the price?
  18. Maroon Jay

    Etomology of English bird names

    The smale fowele hath a redde steort and maken melodye. (Middle English. The small bird with a red tail is singing.)
  19. Maroon Jay

    Comment by 'Maroon Jay' in media 'Brown Creeper'

    A great shot. These little guys are difficult to photograph.
  20. Maroon Jay

    Gulls, Vancouver, Canada

    I agree. Glaucous-winged Gull. The only one on the west coast with that light grey & white spotted wingtips.
  21. Maroon Jay

    Perth Australia . Kestrel ?

    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...
  22. Maroon Jay

    Perth Australia . Kestrel ?

    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.
  23. Maroon Jay

    Sandpiper flying Australia

    Thank you very much. Appreciate it.
  24. Maroon Jay

    Sandpiper flying Australia

    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.
  25. Maroon Jay

    Comment by 'Maroon Jay' in media 'Brahminy Kite'

    Great photo of this magnificent bird.
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