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Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 5, 2018 - 12:50pm PT
Common Gull:
Isnít this what statues are for?
Isnít this what statues are for?
Credit: Reilly

I wasnít on the streets of Ňlesund FIVE MINUTES and one of these guys crapped on my Black Diamond down sweater!!!!! 😡
Fritz

Social climber
Choss Creek, ID
Jul 5, 2018 - 04:30pm PT
Heidi & I have gotten close enough to two Mountain Bluebirds this year to actually take ok photos of them. This one was near Sun Valley.
Credit: Fritz

And this one flew up & posed near the top of Bath Rock at City of Rocks last week.

Credit: Fritz

That's two more than for the last 10 years, even though they are Idaho's state bird.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 8, 2018 - 12:55am PT
Another Common Gull...they are common after all.
Oh, the ignominy!
Oh, the ignominy!
Credit: Reilly

hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
Jul 8, 2018 - 09:41am PT
some merced pigeon saw my outta state plates and called bank shot to the corner pocket
Credit: hooblie
after i wiped my self off on a tree ... i reached for my keys, OMG! sorry nicely mowed lawn
Credit: hooblie
then when i got to the coffee shop ... the disgust just kept unfolding
Credit: hooblie
at starbucks down by the tracks, it's derelicts pay first, before the granting of restroom privileges
EdwardT

Trad climber
Retired
Jul 11, 2018 - 12:06pm PT
Hummingbird battle
Hummingbird battle
Credit: EdwardT
Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Jul 11, 2018 - 03:14pm PT
Do any of you birder's out there know this one? Semi urban SoCal.



I got caught with the wrong lens on, but he's a cutie.



The Raven



little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Jul 11, 2018 - 03:41pm PT
Ksolem - your mystery bird is a Red-whiskered Bulbul. It's an introduced species from India and SE Asia that has become established in the LA area as well as at many other non-native locations around the world. Not as successful as European Starling or House Sparrow, but in the same league.

obligatory photo - A Spotted Rail poking around in the Duck Weed in a roadside ditch
Credit: little Z
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 12, 2018 - 07:54am PT
^^^^ A turquouse bill? Seriously? Maybe for Mardi Gras!

Speaking of flamers, I got me some gud shots of a Common Redshank today, but not with this rig so you wonít see Ďem fer a while. Saw the pair of Ďem chasing gulls away from their nest. Gulls were 8 times bigger but that didnít matter! 👍

Also got a Garden Warbler today - got lucky, theyíre tough to see!
Was really happy to get a good look at a Sedge Warbler the other day from a blind. WOOT!
cyndiebransford

climber
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
Jul 12, 2018 - 11:26am PT
American robin
American robin
Credit: cyndiebransford
crberg

Trad climber
Cave Creek, AZ
Jul 12, 2018 - 06:17pm PT
Mixed company
Mixed company
Credit: crberg

Some western screech owls on the north side of my shop and a dove sitting on her nest. Its an old milk crate I screwed to the wall, under a little awning covered by oleanders. The owls love that spot once summer rolles around here in phoenix. Up untill this season I thought it was an Owls only kind of place.
hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
Jul 15, 2018 - 03:12pm PT
well i'm a little late to the party, given the range there are many here familiar with the phainopepla. had me kind of wound up and though i wrote up a damn fine description asking for help, before i pressed send, i went back to the apps one more time and "crested flycatcher" solved the puzzle. i won't wonder next time ... what a looker! i chose this guy's image as closest to what i saw:

Credit: JBRish.com

Phainopeplas breed in two distinct habitats at different times of the year, an unusual pattern among North American passerines. Between February and April the species breeds in the Sonoran Desert in Arizona and in the portion of the Sonoran Desert extending into California, called the Colorado Desert. As summer heat intensifies and berry supplies dwindle, Phainopeplas vacate the desert. In May, they arrive in the oak and sycamore canyons of Arizona and California, where they breed through July

next day edit: well, i'm trying

Credit: hooblie
Credit: hooblie
cyndiebransford

climber
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
Jul 16, 2018 - 10:41am PT
Went down to Homer yesterday and did a little bird watching. There is an eagle that has built a nest on a pier very close to shore and had a successful hatch. You can get photos from eye level.
chick and parent
chick and parent
Credit: cyndiebransford
kittiwakes and gulls
kittiwakes and gulls
Credit: cyndiebransford
gull chicks
gull chicks
Credit: cyndiebransford
harlequin duck females
harlequin duck females
Credit: cyndiebransford
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 16, 2018 - 10:52am PT
It never fails. Had a rotten day birding yesterday so didnít even take the camera out this morning. Yup, BIG MISTAKE! Had a Long-tailed Skua fall in love with me! Sat on a rock 75í away for a couple of minutes! iPhone didnít quite cut it...

Cannyou even tell what it is?
Cannyou even tell what it is?
Credit: Reilly
hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
Jul 16, 2018 - 11:02am PT
wow reilly, i didn't lower the bar THAT far!
but like me, it's proof it happened.

i spent a half hour about forty yards from a perched vulture a few weeks back.
first day with new binos so i left the camera behind. i feel your pain.

i'm at peace now with an acquaintance picking my bones
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 16, 2018 - 11:07am PT
HaHaAha! Címon, you can sorta tell itís a skua, canít you?

Some little birdie or lemming sure likes this spot...
Credit: Reilly
hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
Jul 17, 2018 - 10:39am PT
eye spy
Credit: hooblie
ok, now we've got a problem
Credit: hooblie
get someone on that guy
Credit: hooblie
denied!
Credit: hooblie
no, no, no. not in my house
Credit: hooblie

phainopepla for the win!!!
Credit: hooblie


bonus bloopers:
Credit: hooblie
Credit: hooblie
Credit: hooblie
Credit: hooblie
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Jul 18, 2018 - 01:23pm PT
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 18, 2018 - 01:30pm PT
Well, I got my Ruff today.

He was really cooperative!
He was really cooperative!
Credit: Reilly
cyndiebransford

climber
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
Jul 18, 2018 - 11:15pm PT
It was a beautiful evening for photographing birds.
red-necked phalarope
red-necked phalarope
Credit: cyndiebransford
red-necked phalarope non-breeding
red-necked phalarope non-breeding
Credit: cyndiebransford
dowitcher
dowitcher
Credit: cyndiebransford
western sandpipers
western sandpipers
Credit: cyndiebransford
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 20, 2018 - 01:01am PT
Nature is cruel. A Lofoten gannet...

Credit: Reilly
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