Just to chime in for the atmospheric haze:
Attached is a snip of the UO shot grabbed from 2 locations: the main, large mound in the main body of the shot, and the UO (direct from original image
- although I'm sure the ATS upload compresses, Mark? Yes?).
You can see in comparison of the darkest areas of the mound, where shadows are delineating the level of black, that the UO is much lighter in tone,
within it's darkest levels. Clearly, the object is at the very least, past the large mound by a moderate to fair amount.
The focal quality as well, when examined dark area to sky (mound) and dark area to sky (UO) in giving you the starkest and most apparent focal comp,
it's readily evident that the UO is further out of focus than the mound.
Therefore, further away than the mound (comp that to the very far other side of the water landmass if you like for drastic difference.) It's not as
far away as that distant landmass by any stretch, but it's highly unlikely to me that this is anything close.
It's highly, highly doubtful to me to be a mylar balloon or blowing bag (for all the reasons I put in the original report should anyone avail
themselves of that). The idea of a bird is truly absurd to me. I've not seen any symmetrical domed reflective birds around lately.
Everyone is well entitled to their own thoughts. As stated, I have no hard and fast answers here.