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Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 29, 2019 - 01:06pm PT
It’s an ABA Code 4 boid! Seen outside AK 3 or 4 times. Peeps flying in from all over.

Made the front page of the LA Times!
https://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-rare-bird-downtown-20190112-story.html

A red-flanked bluetail hanging out Friday with common sparrows outside...
A red-flanked bluetail hanging out Friday with common sparrows outside the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library. (Christopher Taylor / Kiwifoto.com)
Credit: Christopher Taylor / Kiwifoto.com

He is pretty cute, huh? He’s an immature so the flanks are more orange than red.
Timid TopRope

Social climber
the land of Pale Ale
Jan 29, 2019 - 01:31pm PT
Yer right, that is a crappy pic but it will do. Excellent bird given the locale.
There is a rumor going around that I am pushing elderly women into creeks on my bird hikes. Third year in a row someone has fallen on a creek crossing and basically laid there, soaking up the creek prior to extraction. I may end up getting fired for a non paid gig.
I should add, no good deed goes unpunished.
Q- Ball

Mountain climber
but to scared to climb them anymore
Jan 29, 2019 - 05:59pm PT
Altai Cinereous Vulture
Altai Cinereous Vulture
Credit: Q- Ball
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 29, 2019 - 07:21pm PT
Nice, Q man! A Lammergeier flew 25’ above my head in the Pamirs, I thought the Mother Ship was coming to pick me up! Couldn’t get the camera out fast enough. Saw another in Switzerland two years ago but too far away for an iPhone. 😐
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 8, 2019 - 02:55pm PT
Just a Red-whiskered Bulbul but they're not terribly obliging usually.
"Too sexy for yer love!"
"Too sexy for yer love!"
Credit: Reilly

Just a female Anna's but not too bad, if I do say so.
Credit: Reilly
Credit: Reilly

BTW, if y'all have travel desires check out Fatbirder.com - a yuge amount of beta!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 9, 2019 - 10:30am PT
So, if I can get 5 more crankloons together we can have a semi-private
bird/animal safari to South Africa! Who’s in? Climbing is an added option!
BrassNuts

Trad climber
Save your a_s, reach for the brass...
Feb 9, 2019 - 06:55pm PT
We were surprised and delighted to have a GHO roost in a tree in our backyard all day today! Hopefully it will return again :-)
Gary the GHO
Gary the GHO
Credit: BrassNuts
Credit: BrassNuts
Credit: BrassNuts
Credit: BrassNuts
Credit: BrassNuts
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Feb 9, 2019 - 07:07pm PT
Raven calling on the South Rim
Raven calling on the South Rim
Credit: StahlBro
Q- Ball

Mountain climber
but to scared to climb them anymore
Feb 9, 2019 - 07:20pm PT
Reilly, where y'all going in SA?
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 9, 2019 - 08:03pm PT
The standard trip does 3-4 days around Cape Town, including a day at sea, and then moves
up to Kruger for 3-5 days. Stock trips are 11-23 days. They will do a custom trip. The
company is Birding Africa. It was started by real ornithologists from U of Cape Town. Prices
are reasonable and 6 is usual group size. Looking at October-November-early December.

birdingafrica.com

Dave, mega shots!
john hansen

climber
Feb 9, 2019 - 10:12pm PT
The Great Horned Owl is my Amakua ,or spiritual guide.

Cool photos.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Feb 10, 2019 - 12:33am PT
Eagles on the waterfront. I wish I had had my real camera instead of my cell phone for this moment.

Credit: Jim Brennan

Credit: Jim Brennan
Abend

Social climber
Feb 10, 2019 - 12:08pm PT
This Jay first appeared six months ago. It was some time before I realized the defect in its beak was not a twig. The bird is healthy and always appears with its mate. Curious if anyone can explain what caused this condition.

Joshua Tree Jay with beak defect
Joshua Tree Jay with beak defect
Credit: Abend
Better view of the knob at the end of his beak
Better view of the knob at the end of his beak
Credit: Abend
Tony

Trad climber
Pt. Richmond, CA
Feb 10, 2019 - 12:59pm PT
Maybe related:
Mystery of Bizarre Bird Deformities May Be Solved

We saw a notice of something similar with Red-tailed Hawks on a trip through Oregon a few years back:
Long-billed Hawk Syndrome
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 10, 2019 - 05:27pm PT
Went on a short 4 hour pelagic today out of Marina del Rey.
Dodged the rain and saw some nice boids.

The harbormaster saw us off...
California Sea Lion
California Sea Lion
Credit: Reilly
Red Phaloropes. Somebody asked,
"Why are they Red Phaloropes?"
"Duh, cause they're grey!"
Credit: Reilly
Credit: Reilly
Credit: Reilly
How many boids do you see?  Yes, a lot of Black-vented Shearwaters
How many boids do you see? Yes, a lot of Black-vented Shearwaters
Credit: Reilly
Wish they were all big and slow!
Wish they were all big and slow!
Credit: Reilly
The best boid of the trip, Pomarine Jaeger
Credit: Reilly
Takeoff!
Takeoff!
Credit: Reilly
Credit: Reilly
Buh-bye!
Delhi Dog

climber
Good Question...
Feb 10, 2019 - 07:14pm PT
Couple shots of red-vented bulbuls

Credit: Delhi Dog

Credit: Delhi Dog
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Feb 10, 2019 - 08:27pm PT
Tony
Thanks for the link about long bill deformities.
Sad, scary.
Delhi Dog

climber
Good Question...
Feb 11, 2019 - 01:40am PT
Black Drongo
Black Drongo
Credit: Delhi Dog

Pied Kingfisher
the dive
the dive
Credit: Delhi Dog

the miss
the miss
Credit: Delhi Dog

and away for another try
and away for another try
Credit: Delhi Dog
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Feb 11, 2019 - 02:59am PT
Delhi Dog - you've got the early morning (California time) ST slot all to yourself. Nice work. Love Drongos

Peregrine chowing on a Laughing Gull, Bocas Del Toro, Panama
Credit: little Z

and to continue with the theme...

A dark morph Short-tailed Hawk about to chow down on an Inca Dove (the dove was still wriggling about)
Credit: little Z

South Africa? that's a bucket lister. Had any other bites yet Reilly? I'm cranky and loony enough to go.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 11, 2019 - 08:04am PT
Dunno if Q-ball is just worrying the bait or nibbling. I’m thinking I can hook him if I can
promise him some nice snakes, like a Rinkhals or a Black Mamba. If he comes out a couple
days early there is a hike through ‘Snake Alley’! 🤪

I’m a little surprised BN didn’t at least nudge the bait although the time frame is probably
not good for Crimpie.
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