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Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Dec 6, 2012 - 03:09pm PT


zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Dec 6, 2012 - 07:14pm PT
1963 - the vagaries of iron minds

just don't die from TB before they shut 'em down

Gypsy

Social climber
NC
Dec 6, 2012 - 07:21pm PT
Young brown booby gone astray in Santa Cruz, Ca in 2007, when I took t...
Young brown booby gone astray in Santa Cruz, Ca in 2007, when I took this photo at the harbor
Credit: Gypsy

Flame on
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Dec 6, 2012 - 08:39pm PT
I'm curious gFlores, how does one determine that this bird has flown or gone astray?

Gypsy

Social climber
NC
Dec 6, 2012 - 08:45pm PT
because it is a tropical seabird rarely found on the north coast of California

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Brown_Booby/id
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Dec 6, 2012 - 08:46pm PT
i knew you could explain it. Now, one more. Did you know at the time you took the photograph (wouldn't it be nicer if the subject gave the photograph?) the rarity of the event.

My experience with birds is kind of limited to knowing my friend Larry, who did a Master's thesis on coots.

and thank you for the handy bird reference


http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/american_Coot/id

Gypsy

Social climber
NC
Dec 6, 2012 - 08:56pm PT
Yes, I knew it was a rarity. I was on a birder's email list and they always send out announcements about such events. Finding the bird even though one knows approximately where they hang out is another story. The booby being the size that it is was certainly easier than looking for say something the size of a tanager; but still they sometimes are where someone said they last saw them and most of the time they are not. I am not a "birder" per se; but a bird photographer. So of course I kept checking and looking for it until I finally found it. At another time there was an adult brown booby in the area and that one hung out at a different place. Once at the harbor I was able to photograph a puffin which was also very rare. Most of the time though, I photograph the residents and the migrants; rarities are more difficult to encounter. And what is a rarity one place is a common bird in another. I live in Appalachia and on the east coast the only hummingbird that really is seen around here is the ruby-throat. A rarity would be an Anna's hummingbird which is very common in California and one I have photographed many times. And speaking of coots--they are very very common most places but not only a rarity in Hawaii but considered endangered there...


http://www.flickr.com/photos/raineys/8172699817/in/photostream
throwpie

Trad climber
Berkeley
Dec 6, 2012 - 10:12pm PT
Coots are NOT endangered in de Flames thread.
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Dec 6, 2012 - 10:58pm PT
We have two feeders and see a lot of (what most likely are Rubies) hummingbirds. They can be very aggressive.

Anyway, now I'm gonna have to ask Mr. Murdoch, just what it was that he determined about those coots (in the back bay of Newport Beach).

OT: My little dog is named Ruby and we sure had a good ol' time making hand-cranked ice cream and home made salsa from Jeanie's garden. Don't touch your eyes.

Oh yeah, trouble ahead, trouble behind, but is anything endangered in the Flames thread(za)?











zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Dec 6, 2012 - 11:50pm PT
I either remembered, dreamed or upon reflection determined that I had seen this all before.




Some might say that all the rounders here are collectively unconscious

alternatively, as Carl viewed it:

The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.

Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Dec 7, 2012 - 05:07pm PT
Why are birds always flying in my photoshop dreams?
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 8, 2012 - 10:27pm PT
Why's France north of Corsica istead of south?

Photoshop some drivel I found, put it on TP, then post it on ST, then claim you are a Norwegian poet, challenge the greatest of all dead hipster poets with something he cannot ever do.

The Flame Retards.

Mojo is dead. Disco is dead. God lives for emo and sent his only other begotten son, Werner, to cut the lawn and mow the grass, but he went climbing instead.

Always with the "why?" Why?

You sound like Whynerds, kids, it's disgusting. Your father...
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Dec 8, 2012 - 10:37pm PT
Cry baby cry, make my mother sigh

I'm old enough to know better



Please help me I'm falling

zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Dec 8, 2012 - 11:51pm PT

Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Dec 9, 2012 - 05:32am PT
Stuck Mojo: I'm American






Mouse: Irony is dead. Your turn. It's a circle, isn't it? Why break it?
Gypsy

Social climber
NC
Dec 9, 2012 - 08:55am PT
Credit: Gypsy

In my opinion, you need more tuba

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3zhqWXtDDE
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Dec 9, 2012 - 11:24am PT
tuba what?





Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Dec 9, 2012 - 01:16pm PT
Gypsy

Some brass for you.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 9, 2012 - 02:21pm PT


It's three shopping days to Throwpie's Birthday, Dec. 19th.

I'm getting him a set of CDs of Gilligans Island.

I remember Ginger's boobies.

I am keeping this video, with the cameo of WBraun as the SAR buoy.
Credit: mouse from merced

HAPPY HIPPY BIRTHDAY, Steve!
Credit: mouse from merced
Sixty-two J's on a cake! Wow! Let's party!

See my Facebook page. http://www.facebook.com/#!/brian.bermingham.31

"Pick up Atuba Toothpaste at your chemist's today."--advert suggested by MAD

"It's Alofa Bread you don't knead, we do it for you."--another failed MAD failed advert

zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Dec 9, 2012 - 04:28pm PT
Dec 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

Which three is it safe to shop on? Does he accept Paypal?





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