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AlanF

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Little Grebe Chick on first outing got separated from family and needed a ride back.

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AlanF

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I simply thought these two were "Pigeons" or "Doves" then I checked Wikipedia and was a bit overwhelmed :)


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These are Wood Pigeons. HenryL pointed out the app Seek from iNaturalist (free) which identifies lots of birds. It worked when I tried it so you might find it useful.
 

Dockland

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These are Wood Pigeons. HenryL pointed out the app Seek from iNaturalist (free) which identifies lots of birds. It worked when I tried it so you might find it useful.

Oh, I see. But it seems the app is search in camera only? On the distance I'm on nothing will be recognized in my iPhone camera I believe?
 

AlanF

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Oh, I see. But it seems the app is search in camera only? On the distance I'm on nothing will be recognized in my iPhone camera I believe?
I pointed the phone camera at my bird image on my computer screen and it worked fine. So, either use it when you get back home or maybe on the rear LCD of your camera when you are out, which I haven’t yet tried.
 
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Dockland

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I pointed the phone camera at my bird image on my computer screen and it worked fine. So, either use it when you get back home or maybe on the rear LCD of your camera when you are out, which I haven’t yet tried.

I've installed it. Tried it out on a couple of images and it's spot on!

Edit: Thank You Alan!!
 
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AlanF

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I've installed it. Tried it out on a couple of images and it's spot on!

Edit: Thank You Alan!!
I tried it out today. First, it identified plants and trees directly through the phone camera. Then, I took some bird images with the R5, enlarged them in the viewfinder, put the iPhone looking through the viewfinder and Seek identified the birds. Thanks HenryL!
 

HenryL

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I'm glad I was able to contribute by sharing that little gem of an app. I didn't know it did plants, too. I'm even more impressed now! Alan, I need to thank you, too. My RF 2xTC arrived today, which I ordered only after seeing your outstanding demonstrations of it's capabilities these last few weeks. Popped it on the R5 + 100-500 after work and captured these guys out in the yard.

Northern Mockingbird with a snack (that's actually my neighbors fence about 20m away)
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House Wren - never noticed these guys before. They're tiny so I'm not surprised.
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AlanF

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On 29 May I posted some photos of Peregrine Falcon chicks on a cliff ledge and here is one more, followed by some from this afternoon. They take 5 to 6 weeks to fledge plus a couple of months of teaching by the parents to hunt. More fun to come. But, my how they have grown in 2 1/2 weeks.

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HenryL

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On 29 May I posted some photos of Peregrine Falcon chicks on a cliff ledge and here is one more, followed by some from this afternoon. They take 5 to 6 weeks to fledge plus a couple of months of teaching by the parents to hunt. More fun to come. But, my how they have grown in 2 1/2 weeks.

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Simply beautiful birds! Thanks for sharing Alan, I look forward to more in the future.
 
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