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Benefit of shooting in Raw format

Started this discussion. Last reply by Peter Gadd Jan 15, 2014. 9 Replies

I have read on many forums that, if one's camera is capable, it is best to shoot in Raw format.  This ensures the best possible quality and allows the photographer to make many adjustments that can…Continue

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Lesser Yellowlegs and Greater Yellowlegs?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shawn MacDonald Aug 31, 2013. 2 Replies

Can someone please check my identifications of the following two birds? First is a Lesser Yellowlegs, I believe.…Continue

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Help with ID - ID'd as Common Yellowthroat Female/Immature

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shawn MacDonald Aug 16, 2013. 3 Replies

At Wilkins' Field today in the grass.  I didn't hear a call or see a male with it to help with the identification.  Pretty sure it is a warbler, but can't seem to find one that looks exactly right.…Continue

Warbling Vireo (ID'd)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Denis A. Doucet Jul 9, 2013. 8 Replies

This bird has a growl-like call.  It was flitting around a tree along the Gibson Trail in Marysville.It is quite a small bird...warbler-sized.…Continue

 

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"i definitely bow to more experienced birders. Is that based on the back colour or other characteristics as well?"
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At 10:44am on September 19, 2013, aldo dorio said…

SHAWN; RAIN AND COLD TOMORROW

At 9:44am on September 19, 2013, aldo dorio said…

hi Shawn ; start on the boardwalk

At 8:09pm on September 2, 2013, Arielle DeMerchant said…

Thank you, Shawn! I love sturgeon! :)

At 1:03pm on July 6, 2013, Fran Harris said…
It was nice meeting you as too! I don't think I took another photo after leaving you. The side trail is definitely worth further investigation...
At 7:13am on May 29, 2013, MERV J. CORMIER said…

Shawn the Chestnut sided Warbler should be found almost anywhere by now, the Bay-breasted Warbler  should be around also but in real tall evergreen trees and  with a pond or stream nearby. By the way I was off Sunset Dr. in WIlkins abandoned airfields on Monday, Fredericton North

 

At 6:08pm on April 5, 2013, Eduardo said…

Well any I guess, I'm completely new to this, so I guess I have some research to do

At 7:22pm on January 20, 2013, Denis A. Doucet said…

Welcome Shawn!

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My first birding trip by Kayak - Saint John River

Posted on August 31, 2013 at 6:00pm 4 Comments

I took my first birding-specific Kayak trip this morning and felt I had to share.  I haven't done the blog thing before, so thought I would give it a try. 

I've been renting Kayaks this summer trying to determine; first if I liked it, and second, if I could safely photograph birds from one.  Up until now, I've rented and paddled in Oromocto.  I felt it was time to do a take-away rental this weekend and my first paddle was on the Saint John River amongst the islands in Island View.  It…

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