Birds

Search
Go

Discussion Topic

Return to Forum List
Post a Reply
Messages 3761 - 3780 of total 7408 in this topic << First  |  < Previous  |  Show All  |  Next >  |  Last >>
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Sep 27, 2012 - 11:49pm PT
Great shots Mike...wonderful Tanager shot Slater.

A few from my morning walk.

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Sep 28, 2012 - 05:54pm PT
Been chasing this Lewis's Woodpecker for weeks...finally got a half decent shot. Really colorful woodpeckers.

Credit: Bob D'A
john hansen

climber
Sep 28, 2012 - 08:11pm PT
Good stull all.

Here are some of an Ouzel aka Dipper


Credit: john hansen


They have some wild thing with their eyelids,,,

Credit: john hansen


Credit: john hansen



Credit: john hansen
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Sep 28, 2012 - 08:51pm PT
Up in the San Jacinto high country yesterday. Saw at least 100 of these guys and gals. A little higher than normal altitude for the Western BB.

Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Sep 28, 2012 - 10:34pm PT
The Lewis's Woodpecker is a nice one.

From late this afternoon on the UCSC campus:

I like this image of a Townsend's Warbler
I like this image of a Townsend's Warbler
Credit: Mike Bolte
almost a great shot of a Northern Harrier
almost a great shot of a Northern Harrier
Credit: Mike Bolte
We are overrun with Black Phoebes, but this is the first Say's Phoebe ...
We are overrun with Black Phoebes, but this is the first Say's Phoebe I have seen this year.
Credit: Mike Bolte
White-tailed Kite
White-tailed Kite
Credit: Mike Bolte
This was cool - a pair of Golden Eagles
This was cool - a pair of Golden Eagles
Credit: Mike Bolte
Credit: Mike Bolte
Credit: Mike Bolte
Credit: Mike Bolte
Credit: Mike Bolte
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Sep 28, 2012 - 10:43pm PT

Mike B--what do you mean "almost a great shot of a northern harrier. . ."
IT IS!!!!
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Sep 28, 2012 - 11:06pm PT
Thanks Steve! - the eye was not quite in focus.
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Sep 29, 2012 - 08:29pm PT
OK - this is a poor picture of a very uncommon bird (despite the name) This is a Common Cuckoo. Only the second sighting of one in the lower 48. Saw the one bird and about 300 birders today.

Credit: Mike Bolte

Also saw lots of other stuff including this Downy Woodpecker
Credit: Mike Bolte

and a Black-crowned night heron

Credit: Mike Bolte
john hansen

climber
Sep 29, 2012 - 10:31pm PT
Very rare Mike.

Avocet's winter plummage, Mono Lake


Credit: john hansen


Credit: john hansen

Credit: john hansen


Credit: john hansen

Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Sep 30, 2012 - 12:13am PT
So many terrific photos! LOVE the cuckoo. What a treat!
eKat

Trad climber
BITD3
Sep 30, 2012 - 12:16am PT
Credit: Mike Bolte

OK. . . how did you get this snow stake to MATCH the birdie?

:-)
Gary

Social climber
Monza by the streetlight
Sep 30, 2012 - 12:33pm PT
The white crowned sparrows have returned. The backyard is filled with their song.

Like them, we head into the Sierra in the summer and return to Sierra Madre in winter.
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Sep 30, 2012 - 02:13pm PT
Had a great time birding the Rio Chama near Abiquiu, NM

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Sep 30, 2012 - 04:28pm PT


photo not found
Missing photo ID#265796
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Sep 30, 2012 - 04:32pm PT
The Parrot Pledge. :)
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Sep 30, 2012 - 04:35pm PT
Parrots are MORE than just Birds!
john hansen

climber
Sep 30, 2012 - 09:59pm PT
Here are a few from the last few days.

Slater, I finally saw a warbler.. up in Tuolume Meadows. Been all along the rivers in Yosemite and down the east side from Tahoe to Bishop and that is the only one I have seen so far. Hopefully better luck in Fort Bragg next week.

Credit: john hansen

Got this Raven out by Taft point.

Credit: john hansen

White Crown at Mono Lake

Credit: john hansen

Not sure about this one..

Taken at Marys Lake above Mammoth Lakes.

Perhaps a chippimg sparrow? Hard to tell with winter color and perhaps an immature white crown or ??? Anybody??

Credit: john hansen
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Oct 1, 2012 - 12:06am PT
Great photos John...a few more from this weekend near Abiquiu, NM

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A
Slater

Trad climber
Central Coast
Oct 1, 2012 - 12:07am PT
Pelagic Trip Report – Monterey Seabirds

Black-footed Albatross
Black-footed Albatross
Credit: Slater

A buddy and I hooked up with Sacramento Audubon and their outstanding leaders and took a boat out Saturday 9-29 with Monterey
Seabirds (I recommend them). It was gray, and stayed that way the whole day. As far as trips go, I heard it was slow, although it was my first pelagic trip so it was great! I got 11 new birds and learned a lot, and I am sure I’ll do it again.

Interesting moments --- when a red-breasted nuthatch was spotted (15 miles off shore) and flew right into a cloud of gulls. It made several circles around the boat, as if deciding whether or not to land in the branch the captain had placed on top of the boat for just that occasion. It didn’t. And it was quickly eaten by a gull (see photo slide 21). The flip side is that another two Red-breasted Nuthatches DID find rest in the “tree of life” (photo slide 28) and after resting, escaped the gull gauntlet and headed towards land.

Besides hanging out with many fine people, and learning a
ton, we were able to do the side excursion to Watsonville to see the Common
Cuckoo (slide 36).

Also hit Elkhorn Slough for icing on the already iced up cake.

Digital slide show in Lightroom…

http://slatervision.com/www.slatervision.com/Monterey%20Pelagic%202012/

Enjoy the slideshow!


Common Cuckoo, Watsonville 9-29
Common Cuckoo, Watsonville.
Common Cuckoo, Watsonville.
Credit: Slater

Only second sighting in lower 48, one other in 1981 in Main.

totally bitchin'!!!!!

Anyone else go see it!?
john hansen

climber
Oct 1, 2012 - 12:08am PT
Slater, dude.. a Ruff and a Cockoo..? You are a lucky man.

I don't suppose Jerry Langam was there,,

Messages 3761 - 3780 of total 7408 in this topic << First  |  < Previous  |  Show All  |  Next >  |  Last >>
Return to Forum List
Post a Reply
 
Our Guidebooks
Check 'em out!
SuperTopo Guidebooks


Try a free sample topo!

 
SuperTopo on the Web

Review Categories
Recent Trip Report and Articles
Recent Route Beta
Recent Gear Reviews