Date: 9/8/17 4:27 pm From: Phil Davis <pdavis...> Subject: [MDBirding] Request for documentation: 25 Aug 2012 pelagic
Hi MD birders:
I am working very hard to sort out documentation from the Aug 25, 2012 pelagic trip out of Lewes, DE into MD waters and I can use help from some of you.
Specifically, I am interested in photos of the five Black-capped Petrels from that day.
A key issue in sorting out the documentation associated with these five birds deals with the times of their observations and the times of the photographs.
I have a few usable photos from a few photographers where I was able to determine the time of the photograph from the EXIF metadata associated with the images.
I have useable images from Sam Galick for birds #2 and #3 and from George Jett for bird #3 but that's it.
I either have copies of, or have seen excellent photos from Mike Burchett (5 images), JB Churchill (1 image), Mark Hoffman (3 images), and Paul Guris (2 images). If I could ask those photographers to please forward me copies of your photos, along with the times of the images, or the originals files with EXIF info, or some other way to associate the image with the five candidates. As it stands right now, I can't use any of these other images for records documentation since I can't associate the photos with the five birds of record. Perhaps the original frame numbers can be used to put images in the proper order. Or, I might be able to visually match-up images without times to others that are from known times, but I would prefer to have direct time links.
Single birds were seen during each of the following time windows (assuming the photographers camera clocks were set properly):
Bird #1 MD/2012-076 07:00 - 07:30 (no photos seem to have been taken) Bird #2 MD/2012-077 07:30 - 08:00 (currently 1 image by S Galick taken at 7:57 per exif time, 1 image (probably of this bird) by P Guris (no exif time in my copy of the image) Bird #3 MD/2012-078 08:00 - 08:30 (currently 1 image by S Galick taken at 8:24, 1 image taken by G Jett at 8:13) [Same bird 9 minutes apart; clock setting differences?] Bird #4 MD/2012-081 08:30 - 09:00 (no photos) Bird #5 MD/2012-083 09:30 - 10:00 (no photos)
If anyone else has photos of any of these Black-capped Petrels from this trip, please let me know. Some of the other people that were on this trip include: Paul Pisano, Jason Berry, Matt Hafner, Ed Boyd, Jim Stasz, Mikey Lutmerding, Nancy Magnusson, John Hubbell, Jared Satchell, Josh Lefever, Stephen Brenner, Note Fronk, Anna Fosoli, Robert Parsons, and Michael Dreibelbis.
I would greatly appreciate any help I can get with this task.
=================================================== Phil Davis, Secretary MD/DC Records Committee 2549 Vale Court Davidsonville, Maryland 21035 USA 301-261-0184 mailto:<PDavis...>
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