This sighting of a swallow Tailed Kite has still a way to go to get proper verification, but we have moved forward because the County recorder does think this picture is of a swallow tailed kite, but as people on this site have already said, the picture has been tampered with. Osy explains below:
Now I have Info beside my picture of a Swallow Tail Kite
Date Taken 26/06/2021 NIKON D3300,
f.Stop f/5 exposure Time 1/60 ISO Speed 150-400
Focal Length 42mm Max Exposure 4.6
Not sure if that helps.
Now what I tend to do with my photos, is crop them and use colour and clarity. I can remember that I used that in this case.
One thing for this lover of taking photos is that I don’t understand much about the technical side.
Now I know I somewhere have something where I can discarded old pictures, then later I can go into that folder? and permanently get rid of them, or put them back in Photo Locker,. Ohh daft me If I can find that Locker! I did find it a week or so ago, but now I cant remember ? Any help?
When I was in that Locker, I remembered seeing some old discarded pictures of the Red Kites. but not sure, I might have some of the other I took of the Swallow Tail Kite, but I only kept the one.
Oh I am sure there might be other discarded photos, that are not yet permanently disposed of. Ohh what was that Folder called?. Osy
I can assure readers that Osy regularly walks in Evington Park with his camera, which is where he lives, and he certainly did take this picture in Evington Park if that is what he says.
Also, I met a man I have known for a long time, called Steve and he is an ornithologist and does a lot of bird watching. He said he had seen a bird that was very unusual and it was being mocked by crows. He tried to look it up, but didn't really see enough for a proper identification and he didn't have a camera. However, he thought that if he had seen a Swallow Tailed Kite then it would be more probable for it to have escaped from a private collection than to have flown over from South America. If he is right, then maybe someone is saying they have lost this bird?
Helen. (Involved because I am the voluntary editor of local community magazine called 'Evington Echo'.
Unfortunately Helen I'm not able to confirm or deny your sighting, my expertise doesn't extend that far.
I'm also guessing this is a follow on from the previous thread "Could this be a swallow tailed kite?" (Link: https://community.rspb.org.uk/wildlife/f/identify-this/278246/could-this-be-a-swallow-tailed-kite), which I did read.
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We seem to be going round in circles. Here's the EXIF data from the above image.
Image Location: community.rspb.org.uk/.../DSC_5F00_1141.JPGImage Size: 3682 x 2166Date Time Original: 2021:06:26 16:16:53Exposure Time: 1/60F Number: f / 5Exposure Program: Not definedISO Speed Ratings: 400Metering Mode: PatternFlash: Flash did not fire, auto modeFocal Length: 42mmWhite Balance: Auto white balanceMake: NIKON CORPORATIONModel: NIKON D3300: Exif Version: Flashpix Version: Color Space: 1Pixel X Dimension: 6000Pixel Y Dimension: 4000CompressedBitsPerPixel: 4Maker Note: 5042User Comment: Date Time Digitized: 2021:06:26 16:16:53Subsec Time: 50Subsec Time Original: 50Subsec Time Digitized: 50Max Aperture Value: 4.60Light Source: UnknownSensing Method: One-chip color area sensorFile Source: DSCScene Type: Directly photographedCFA Pattern: 19466Custom Rendered: Normal processDigital Zoom Ration: 1Focal Length In 35mm Film: 63mmScene Capture Type: StandardGain Control: Low gain upContrast: NormalSaturation: NormalSharpness: NormalSubject Distance Range: UnknownInteroperabilityIFDPointer: 19446ExifIFDPointer: 2372GPSInfoIFDPointer: 19484Orientation: 1YCbCr Positioning: 1X Resolution: 300Y Resolution: 300Resolution Unit: 2Date Time: 2021:08:24 19:30:00Software: Windows Photo Editor 10.0.10011.16384
I would like to hear what someone more expert than me (eg Whisling Joe) can infer from these data as well as the image.
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