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KarenL 6 years ago

I love watching birds at my feeders too, but they can be tricky to photograph! As we can't see the birds in your recent spottings well enough to make any kind of species ID, please can you try for some better photos and then replace these images? To add to Malcolm's excellent suggestion, you could also try quietly sitting outside a short distance from the feeders with your camera - the birds will fly off when they first see you but if you don't move about they will usually return quite quickly and you will be able to get better shots.

Hi Dennis, while we appreciate the fact that you spotted a bird and took a photograph, when you don't know what it is and there is no detail in the picture we cannot possibly identify it ever and in those cases the spotting is of no use to our database.
Taking photographs through glass is generally a no-no as most digital camera auto-focus systems will focus on reflections which the human eye cannot always see. The camera also needs to be at exactly 90º to the glass and almost touching it to avoid refraction distortion and the blinds need to be open as they reduce the quality dramatically. The best answer is to open the window and probably put the feeder a little further away.

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Blacksburg, Virginia, USA

Spotted on May 25, 2014
Submitted on May 25, 2014

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