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  1. JohnJos

    Some kind of Hawk? - Eastern Ontario, Canada

    I think so too. You are potentially seeing a darker patagial area at the leading edge of the wing.
  2. JohnJos

    Some kind of Hawk? - Eastern Ontario, Canada

    Maybe a Swainson's but that would be rare for Ontario region.
  3. JohnJos

    Sharp-shinned or Cooper's hawk?

    The long tail with the rounded end seems to indicate Copper's to me.
  4. JohnJos

    Ducks? - NW Florida coast

    Thinking this is possibly a juvenile Redhead.
  5. JohnJos

    Zeiss SF Eyecups

    I recently received a replacement pair from Zeiss USA and there is a definite improvement with the added click stop and more resistance to moving down on you during viewing and when being carried. Interesting enough is that Zeiss had a supply on hand at their display table last month at the...
  6. JohnJos

    NJ USA - Eastern Wood-Pewee?

    This is a tough call obviously. While the photos in Macaulay help support Phoebe, I reviewed photos in Macaulay for EAWP and there are several of juvenile birds that look similar to my image. At this point I'm sticking with my original ID of Peewee based on the photo as well as my field...
  7. JohnJos

    NJ USA - Eastern Wood-Pewee?

    Thanks for the further assessment. Certainly these images help clear up the ID. I had noticed that the primary projection of the bird in my photo seemed too short for a EAWP and more like a EAPH. True, I have not seen any of the field books or even Cornell's BoNA Online show these wing bars...
  8. JohnJos

    NJ USA - Eastern Wood-Pewee?

    Thanks everyone for your input. I'm pretty sure this is an Eastern Wood-Pewee. Probably a juvenile. The wing bars rule out a Phoebe based upon my sightings of several Phoebes that weekend and my review of all the field guides I have at my disposal.
  9. JohnJos

    NJ USA - Eastern Wood-Pewee?

    Seen & photographed in Cape May, NJ this past weekend. I believe this to be an Eastern Wood-Pewee, maybe a young bird, but would like confirmation. I ruled out Eastern Phoebe (no tail pumping and presence of wing bars) but it could be a Empidonax flycatcher like a Least or Willow maybe...
  10. JohnJos

    Worth upgrading to TE-11WZ eyepiece for a 773?

    Sorry, for not replying sooner. I have the 773 and started with the TE-10Z that came with it at that time prior to the release of the TE-11WZ. I bought the 11WZ and sold the 10Z and regretted it. I just didn't like the view for birding. So I re-bought the 10Z a year or so ago and am happy...
  11. JohnJos

    Zeiss SF Eyecups

    Probably discussed in prior threads but what are the improvements made on the new version? Hopefully a tighter fit so they don't retract so easily. Thanks.
  12. JohnJos

    Flicker/Woodpecker type bird - Manitoba, Canada

    Are you saying it didn't look like the juvenile Red-headed Woodpecker photo I posted? Or like the juvenile or female Red-bellied Woodpecker described by Fraulein ash? The juvenile Red-Headed WP looks exactly like the bird you've described. Here's the photo again. (attach a photo by...
  13. JohnJos

    Flicker/Woodpecker type bird - Manitoba, Canada

    Agreed. Here's a photo of a juvie Red-headed Woodpecker (from Maryland). https://flic.kr/p/ozCuMp
  14. JohnJos

    Flicker/Woodpecker type bird - Manitoba, Canada

    Red-headed WP ranges just sneaks into lower Manitoba near Winnipeg. Red-bellied does not. I agree with Red-headed as the most likely based upon original description.
  15. JohnJos

    Flicker/Woodpecker type bird - Manitoba, Canada

    I'm thinking possibly it's a Black-backed Woodpecker. They are definitely in your area and the description fits them close, at least for the female, except for the white wing stripe. The male has a yellow patch atop his head. https://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/black-backed-woodpecker...
  16. JohnJos

    Sandpiper IDs NJ

    I agree, 3 semipalms. Mainly because all I see are black legs.
  17. JohnJos

    US: Grouse ID in Glacier NP Montana

    Thanks. I'm pretty sure it's a female Dusky (Blue) Grouse since it looks a lot different than the Spruce Grouse I saw and photographed a couple years ago shown here:
  18. JohnJos

    US: Grouse ID in Glacier NP Montana

    Hello! We found this grouse near the side of the trail along the Highline at Logan Pass in Glacier NP last week. I'm still trying to decide what species it is. I'm thinking Dusky Grouse but was hoping for a White-tailed Ptarmigan (unlikely). Markings and head shape look like Dusky. Please...
  19. JohnJos

    2 more from Arizona, USA

    Certainly looks like a Neotropic to me. We had one here in New Jersey a couple of years ago and it stayed for quite a few months. Ours was a juvenile. Sparrow looks like an immature White-crowned to me but tough call from these two photos. Maye a sparrow expert will weigh in on the ID.
  20. JohnJos

    Bushnell Custom 7x35 Bins - loose central hinge fix

    Thanks Steve. Agreed, that would not be a wise move. If I can simply tighten the hinge then I'm happy and will use them around the yard or take them along in the car. Much appreciated. John
  21. JohnJos

    Bushnell Custom 7x35 Bins - loose central hinge fix

    Thank you for your quick reply and details instructions. I will give it a try. Do you have any idea of where to source a replacement thrust washer should this one be in too poor of condition to reuse?
  22. JohnJos

    Bushnell Custom 7x35 Bins - loose central hinge fix

    Hello, I have a pair of Bushnell Custom 7x35 Binoculars with a J-B8 / J-E20 FPO code. They unfortunately have a very loose central hinge. Is there an easy way to tighten this hinge? I do see two holes in the front on the hinge where the Bushnell - Japan logo on the tripod mount is located...
  23. JohnJos

    US, Maryland - imm. Warbler ID

    Thanks folks. Common Yellowthroat makes more sense given the habit where the birds were observed.
  24. JohnJos

    US, Maryland - imm. Warbler ID

    Hello. I took these photos of an immature warbler two weeks ago at Blackwater NWR, near Cambridge, Maryland. The site was at the boat ramp for Fishing Bay that leads out to the Blackwater River. There were two or three of these warblers in an out of the reeds and brush at the side of the...
  25. JohnJos

    US New Jersey: Shorebird ID

    Wow, thanks. I didn't even consider Red Knot for some reason. I guess because it looks so thin. I usually see them fatter and in some sort of more colorful plumage during Spring migration. Page 135 in The Shorebird Guide has a photo at the top with birds in nearly the same plumage as this...
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