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Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Sep 30, 2012 - 09:06pm 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
Sep 30, 2012 - 09:07pm 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
Sep 30, 2012 - 09:08pm PT
Slater, dude.. a Ruff and a Cockoo..? You are a lucky man.

I don't suppose Jerry Langam was there,,

Slater

Trad climber
Central Coast
Sep 30, 2012 - 09:11pm PT
It was seriously like a clip out of "The Big Year".

People all over... then my buddy says... "I got it" in a calm voice.
I book it over, then the hoards coming steaming over!

Total Chaos! That bird gets props for popping out so many times for everyone to take a peek!

Is it still there?? Anyone know?

UPDATE: still there as of 9-30 evening.

John... nice shot of the warbler too! They're hard to get!
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Sep 30, 2012 - 09:51pm PT
Nice slater!

great shot of the Cuckoo. Hard to get that guy/gal. Hangs out deep in the foliage. Lots of nice shots from the boat trip.
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Oct 1, 2012 - 07:54am PT
Nice shots on the previous page of a black-capped and mountain chickadee

A few from yesterday

Credit: Mike Bolte
Credit: Mike Bolte
Juvenile Golden Eagle
Juvenile Golden Eagle
Credit: Mike Bolte
Credit: Mike Bolte
Credit: Mike Bolte
Saw the Common Cuckoo again
Saw the Common Cuckoo again
Credit: Mike Bolte
Credit: Mike Bolte
Credit: Mike Bolte
Even spotted a birder that some on ST know
Even spotted a birder that some on ST know
Credit: Mike Bolte
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Oct 1, 2012 - 08:21am PT
Great shots Mike and Slater. Here are a few posers from my walk today.

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A
john hansen

climber
Oct 1, 2012 - 08:25pm PT
From today.

Wilson's Phalarope. Mono Lake. A week ago there were none

Credit: john hansen

And an Audabon's warbler.

Credit: john hansen

Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Oct 2, 2012 - 08:47pm PT
Really love the colors on this Lewis's Woodpecker...really beautiful.

Credit: Bob D'A


Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 2, 2012 - 09:19pm PT
The oldest known Arctic Tern was banded and at 26 years old was calculated
to have 1,000,000 kilometers under its wings. I get tired just thinking about it.
john hansen

climber
Oct 2, 2012 - 09:51pm PT
It seems Flickers have been done here , but here are some shots I got the other morning when the light was just right, around 7:15am with the sun at my back. These two were chasing each other around the tree trunks and only about 20 ft away.


Credit: john hansen


Credit: john hansen


Credit: john hansen


Credit: john hansen


Credit: john hansen

Heading over to Fort Bragg for a couple days tomorrow , then down to Bodega bay. Right now I have 70 speicies this trip, all inland birds. I hope to get to a hundred by this saturday with all the coastal birds before I fly back to the islands Saturday.

Got to work it.. Kinda funny, early one morning last week before it was light the movie "The Big Year" was on the TV.

Aloha
john hansen

climber
Oct 3, 2012 - 07:32pm PT
Ok , these ones are not real pretty birds, but they got me up to 80 for the trip. My only chance to get 100 in 2 weeks is to head for Bodega bay and get shore birds like Dunlins and Godwits and maybe ospreys and Brant,s and loons and stuff. Surf scooters.

I was hoping to get wood ducks and maybe a Piliated in fort bragg but its just too early,, kinda doubt I will make a 100. But I will push hard. If I do the stairs at point reyes Light house I can probably get murre's, and maybe a stray warbler,,hoping for a Bald eagle at Bolinas Lagoon.


Oyster catcher

Credit: john hansen


Hermanns Gull

Credit: john hansen


Yellow headed Black Bird


Credit: john hansen
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Oct 3, 2012 - 08:07pm PT
Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A
john hansen

climber
Oct 4, 2012 - 08:49pm PT
OK, this is pretty lame but I have a few pics I was hoping the super T birding community can help me identify. All of these were taken around Bodega Bay in California. The Bird's..


Most of these are really bad photo's but give a feel for the bird,,

Willouby?? Slater? Bob D??

Brown headed Cowbird?


Credit: john hansen

Savanah sparrow?

Credit: john hansen


Now they get really bad.

Gull,, or a jager? Really reaching I know. Just did not seem to be flying around like a gull.

Credit: john hansen

Anna's or Allen"s?

Credit: john hansen

Maybe a Gloucous Gull??

Credit: john hansen

I know this is asking a lot , but what you think??

Thanks for the help.



Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Oct 4, 2012 - 08:53pm PT
Newly listed as an Endangered Species:


Slater

Trad climber
Central Coast
Oct 4, 2012 - 08:56pm PT
hmmmm.... rough and tough on some of those...

that one was for sure a savannah sparrow.
Slater

Trad climber
Central Coast
Oct 4, 2012 - 08:57pm PT
... and an Anna's (white line on head coming back from eye)
Slater

Trad climber
Central Coast
Oct 4, 2012 - 08:59pm PT
fox sparrow (faint wing bars and big bill)

and a pink-footed shearwater

there you go, my best guesses!
Slater

Trad climber
Central Coast
Oct 4, 2012 - 09:02pm PT
Now some new shots from today...
ALL ON ONE STREET!

California Towhee
California Towhee
Credit: Slater

Bushtit &#40;golf-ball bird&#41;- bigger pic shows yellow eye!!!
Bushtit (golf-ball bird)- bigger pic shows yellow eye!!!
Credit: Slater

red-shoulder
red-shoulder
Credit: Slater

Kestral
Kestral
Credit: Slater

Hmmmm...
Hmmmm...
Credit: Slater

Great blue heron
Great blue heron
Credit: Slater

YRW
YRW
Credit: Slater

great pics ya'll, fall is here!
john hansen

climber
Oct 4, 2012 - 09:04pm PT
Slater , page 62 in Peterson's Guide. Maybe a skua,,, most likely wishful thinking, but the head and tail are right.
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