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Crimpergirl

Social climber
Hell on earth wondering what I did to deserve it
Jun 11, 2007 - 02:17pm PT
Oh you devil! The torture... more digging... :)
John Moosie

climber
Jun 11, 2007 - 02:18pm PT
dang crimpie, you are too fast. I had the grouse but you beat me too it.
quartziteflight

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 11, 2007 - 02:20pm PT
hee hee! It's a male in breeding plumage
Crimpergirl

Social climber
Hell on earth wondering what I did to deserve it
Jun 11, 2007 - 02:21pm PT
Oh man! Paid to do it... you are a fortunate one. So it's a grosbeak of some sort? His beak looks more slender it the photo.

My bird id skills are so rusty. I need to get out more. The group I used to go with dissolved. Bummer.

Am I correct on the others?

Did you see this great photo I posted recently. Common, but still to see the new recently fledged babies was so cool!

Wes Allen

Boulder climber
KY
Jun 11, 2007 - 02:32pm PT
Backyard birds are fun!









more at http://www.knowchaos.com/photos
Crimpergirl

Social climber
Hell on earth wondering what I did to deserve it
Jun 11, 2007 - 02:34pm PT
ack... begging for small hint... gack...

:)


Quartzite - you ought set up a birds + climbing weekend a la sushifest style. There are so many bird enthusiasts here on the taco. That'd be most excellent fun.
Crimpergirl

Social climber
Hell on earth wondering what I did to deserve it
Jun 11, 2007 - 02:35pm PT
Hee hee!

Wes, as usual your photos are great. The first is a baby Starling isn't it? Like how you caught him in the midst of a good scratch.

The American Goldfinch looks to be inspecting his feet. Checking out his callouses no doubt. haha.

Pretty birds.
Crimpergirl

Social climber
Hell on earth wondering what I did to deserve it
Jun 11, 2007 - 02:37pm PT
Here Malachi is giving the eye...



John Moosie

climber
Jun 11, 2007 - 02:53pm PT
Baby Owls= great horned ?

Wes Allen

Boulder climber
KY
Jun 11, 2007 - 08:00pm PT
CG, not sure - we have a nice variety of birds, and I have been lazy about trying to figure them all out. The sorta red headed one - is it a house finch?
Crimpergirl

Social climber
Hell on earth wondering what I did to deserve it
Jun 11, 2007 - 08:28pm PT
Yup Wes, the red one is a House Finch. The yellows are American Goldfinch, and the first one - the one scratching appears to be young European Starling. All lovely birds (of course, I think all birds are lovely).
flash5twelve

climber
Fort Collins, CO
Jun 11, 2007 - 09:03pm PT
The first pic is a lark bunting.
Crimpergirl

Social climber
Hell on earth wondering what I did to deserve it
Jun 11, 2007 - 09:06pm PT
Doh. So obvious.

http://www.birds.cornell.edu/AllAboutBirds/BirdGuide/Lark_Bunting.html

Thanks for the relief!
Blinny

Trad climber
TheHolyMont
Jun 11, 2007 - 09:07pm PT


day 1 - Grand Canyon. . . maybe 10 miles from Marble Canyon.

?

You'll be surprised!

eKatAndBigBirdie
Ouch!

climber
Jun 11, 2007 - 09:24pm PT
john hansen

climber
Jun 11, 2007 - 10:48pm PT












Floyd Hayes

Trad climber
Hidden Valley Lake, CA
Jun 11, 2007 - 11:11pm PT
Piece of cake for someone who does a lot of birding. Here they are: (1) male Lark Bunting; (2) male Gadwall (left) with two male and one female Cinnamon Teal; (3) male Bullock's Oriole; (4) male Sage Grouse; (5) juvenile Great Horned Owls; (6) juvenile Cedar Waxwings; (7) Black Phoebe; (8) male American Goldfinch; (9) male House Finch; (10) male American Goldfinches; (11) Blue-and-yellow Macaw; (12) Long-eared Owl; (13) two nerds with a Great Horned Owl; (14) dark-morph Red-tailed Hawk; (15) Great Blue Heron; (16) Marbled Godwit; (17) Brant (foreground) and Marbled Godwits; (18) Western Grebes.
john hansen

climber
Jun 11, 2007 - 11:26pm PT
Very good Floyd but I tricked you on # 14... Its an Hawaiin Hawk, also known as an I'o. Sub spiecies of a Sharp shinned hawk.

You know your birds thou..
John Moosie

climber
Jun 11, 2007 - 11:37pm PT
I am fairly certain #4 is not a sage grouse but a sharp-tailed grouse as evidenced by the yellow comb over the eye.
Crimpergirl

Social climber
Hell on earth wondering what I did to deserve it
Jun 12, 2007 - 12:17am PT
Floyd - wow!

I don't think 7 is a Black Phoebe. The photo was taken in Kentucky and Black Phoebe are not out here - only Eastern Phoebes. Plus, the tail is too short.

Could be wrong, but I think it's a juve European Starling.
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