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Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Nov 20, 2012 - 10:17pm 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
tom Carter

Social climber
Nov 21, 2012 - 12:25am PT
Thanks to everyone

I come here nearly everyday to see your photos and listen to the good vibes

Thanks!
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Nov 21, 2012 - 12:37am PT
Bob - what is that last hawk?

A couple from today.

Actually, this is from yesterday in Hawaii. Black-necked stilt
Actually, this is from yesterday in Hawaii. Black-necked stilt
Credit: Mike Bolte
Greater Yellowlegs
Greater Yellowlegs
Credit: Mike Bolte
Snowy - click for a larger version and check out those feet
Snowy - click for a larger version and check out those feet
Credit: Mike Bolte
Tony

Trad climber
Pt. Richmond, CA
Nov 21, 2012 - 12:42am PT
Chewybacca,
Nice one of the Rock Ptarmigan. It's interesting to see it in mid-molt. I have only seen one in the winter with its pure-white plumage.

little z,
I'm always excited to see an American Bittern. A Pinneated Bittern would have been a great sighting on our Belize trip, but no dice.

Bob,
Any idea on your 3rd photo? Some sort of flycatcher? Those Rock Wrens sure do get around.

I was delighted to see this Black Scoter nearby today. It's like meeting an old friend. Well, actually I only saw it last winter, but I'm always fascinated about where they have been in the interim. This guy was very entertaining last season with its displaying to Greater Scaup. It has this very plaintive whistle.
Black Scoter, Richmond MArina
Black Scoter, Richmond MArina
Credit: Tony
Tony

Trad climber
Pt. Richmond, CA
Nov 21, 2012 - 12:43am PT
Mike,

I think it is a Ferruginous Hawk. Anyone else?
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 21, 2012 - 01:40am PT
I concur although it would be nice to see the photo lightened up, which I
could do if I wasn't so lazy. But I'm 96% sure its a Ferruginous. The head
seems a little dark but I see the gray cheeks and everything else looks good.

I haven't seen our resident go-to ID Master Willoughby for quite a while.
Did we piss him off too?
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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(click for larger version)
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

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