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Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Nov 21, 2012 - 09:45am PT
I pretty sure it is a Ferruginous Hawk.

Here is another shot that I lighten up a little. Little more detail.

Ferruginous Hawk
Ferruginous Hawk
Credit: Bob D'A

Tony...it is a Say's Phoebe.

Really nice morning light from Paquime Ruins.

Paquime Ruins.
Paquime Ruins.
Credit: Bob D'A
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Nov 21, 2012 - 09:59am PT
What is this...Tufted Flycatcher?

Credit: Bob D'A
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 21, 2012 - 11:29am PT
Bob, it looks a Buff-breasted Flycatcher except for the 'tuft' and the
white under the tail. I'm not seeing the whitish lores but I am seeing
the eye ring to some extent.

Credit: Reilly
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Nov 21, 2012 - 02:07pm PT
A few from the yard today.


Back home to the grind.


Mountain Chickadee.
Mountain Chickadee.
Credit: Bob D'A

Downy Woodpecker.
Downy Woodpecker.
Credit: Bob D'A
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Nov 21, 2012 - 11:48pm PT
A few more from Mexico.

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Nov 22, 2012 - 10:54am PT
I think these Pinon Jay's are thankful for our feeders.

Credit: Bob D'A
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Nov 22, 2012 - 11:11am PT

What, no wild turkey pics?????


hee hee hee. . .
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Nov 22, 2012 - 03:58pm PT
Bob,

looks like you had a good time in Mexico, thanks for taking the time to post photos during your trip.

I'd agree with you that that little flycatcher looks more like a Tufted Flycatcher that a Buff-breasted. The hawk is a Ferruginous and I can almost hear the whimpering cries of all those Pinyon Jays when I see that photo. That call will always remind me of Pinyon-Juniper country out west.

Got some digi-scope photos yesterday of a Merlin. A bit far away and not so sharp or bright, but a hard bird to find perched here. They usually come screaming past in hot pursuit of some little bird. Notice that this guy (yes it is a male) seems to have something wrong with his right wing which droops a bit.

Merlin
Merlin
Credit: little Z


Well, this morning I was working about 3 miles from where I saw the Merlin yesterday. While standing there looking out at some field I started to see little feathers drifting past blown by the strong wind which was at my back. Started looking around and the only tree is about 150 feet away and so I walk over and find a Merlin hiding there plucking a White-collared Seedeater. Ran back to the car and got the scope and got these photos:

chowin' down on a white-collared seedeater
chowin' down on a white-collared seedeater
Credit: little Z

happy Merlin
happy Merlin
Credit: little Z

Look at the droopy wing, it must be the same bird from yesterday. Pretty cool. Obviously it seems to be getting by alright with the gimpy wing. Didn't see that it affected its flight when the bird took off yestreday.
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Nov 22, 2012 - 06:36pm PT
Great Merlin shots. I like those birds.

How about a Turkey Vulture for Thanksgiving? On our morning walk.

Beach Buzzard &#40;click for larger version&#41;
Beach Buzzard (click for larger version)
Credit: Mike Bolte
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Credit: Mike Bolte

and a beautiful Kildeer

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(click for larger version)
Credit: Mike Bolte
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(click for larger version)
Credit: Mike Bolte
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Nov 22, 2012 - 06:52pm PT
Happy Thanksgiving!
Happy Thanksgiving!
Credit: StahlBro
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Nov 23, 2012 - 05:22pm PT
A couple from the gray and rainy Northwest.





Credit: Darwin
The Olympics from Discovery Park

Credit: Darwin
Nice seeing the Black Scoter way up page. I'll never even start to confuse them again. This Surf Scoter gets better when expanded with clicking.
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Nov 25, 2012 - 03:25pm PT
Hermit Thrush &#40;click for larger&#41;
Hermit Thrush (click for larger)
Credit: Mike Bolte
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Nov 25, 2012 - 06:37pm PT
Great shot Mike.

A few from today.

Loggerhead Shrike
Loggerhead Shrike
Credit: Bob D'A

Green Winged Teal
Green Winged Teal
Credit: Bob D'A

Townsend's Solitaire
Townsend's Solitaire
Credit: Bob D'A

Redtail Hawk
Redtail Hawk
Credit: Bob D'A

Redtail Hawk.
Redtail Hawk.
Credit: Bob D'A
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Nov 25, 2012 - 07:03pm PT
yesterday we had a national duck count here in Costa Rica. Spent all day slaving over a hot spotting scope. I will now bore you all with losuy photos of great birds (for Costa Rica). The digi-scope photos will go from good to bad, but the worse the photo, the better the bird.

mine's bigger than yours &#40;long-billed curlew, whimbrel, black-bell...
mine's bigger than yours (long-billed curlew, whimbrel, black-bellied plover, marbled godwit and willet)
Credit: little Z

not ducks, but the following species &#40;or parts&#41; are there: mar...
not ducks, but the following species (or parts) are there: marbled godwit, willet, black-bellied plover, short-billed dowitcher, franklin's gull, black skimmer, caspian tern, royal tern, elegant tern, sandwich tern, gull-billed tern, semipalmated plover,
Credit: little Z

would make a great jigsaw puzzle. can't name all that are here, but I ...
would make a great jigsaw puzzle. can't name all that are here, but I took this as documentation for 3 Forster's Terns, can you find them? Only the 3rd time I've seen that bird in 24 years of birding here.
Credit: little Z

what did I tell you, bad photo, great bird. the seldom seen Spotted Ra...
what did I tell you, bad photo, great bird. the seldom seen Spotted Rail.
Credit: little Z

at last a duck, a male Redhead. First seen in Costa Rica last year, th...
at last a duck, a male Redhead. First seen in Costa Rica last year, this is onle the 3rd record for the country.
Credit: little Z

Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Nov 25, 2012 - 08:05pm PT
Nice stuff Littlez...

Pinon Jay.
Pinon Jay.
Credit: Bob D'A
manzanita man

Social climber
somerset, ca.
Nov 25, 2012 - 08:18pm PT
my lower pond is surounded by 100' trees on all sides. every evening ducks migrate to this pond. i can stand on my front deck at dusk and see and hear groups of 3-7 ducks coming in steep. sometimes the group is up to 15 ducks and the sound is awesome, SWWWWOOOOOOSSSSHHHH. very loud. is there a camera that can capture this?
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 26, 2012 - 01:10am PT
It's called IMAX!
;-)
dipper

climber
Nov 26, 2012 - 01:19am PT
I came across this recently, what a resource.

http://losfarallones.blogspot.com/

All about the birds and other critters on the Farallones Islands off the Golden Gate.

A friend of mine is out there right now.
10b4me

Boulder climber
member since 2002
Nov 26, 2012 - 01:21am PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#275608
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Nov 26, 2012 - 10:35pm PT
Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A
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