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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
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Nov 26, 2012 - 10:36pm PT
from this afternoon

Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Credit: Mike Bolte
Ruby-crowned Kinglet with a flash of its ruby crown &#40;might have to...
Ruby-crowned Kinglet with a flash of its ruby crown (might have to click for larger version)
Credit: Mike Bolte

Plus a bonus cat

Credit: Mike Bolte
matty

Trad climber
under the sea
Nov 26, 2012 - 11:46pm PT
WOW cool cat Mike.

I'm enjoying everyone's photos and stories even if I haven't post much here lately. Here are a few I dug up



Credit: matty



Credit: matty



Not sure what this last one is. Seen this summer in Michigan.

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Credit: matty
cyndiebransford

climber
31 years in Joshua Tree, now Alaska
Nov 27, 2012 - 12:53am PT
It is wonderful to see my summer residents in your photos further south. Winter gets lonely as far as bird watching up here. Daily I see gulls, crows, ravens and eagles. At my feeder are black-capped chickadees and red-breasted nuthatches, and the downy woodpeckers. It is a quiet time in the cold north.
BrassNuts

Trad climber
Save your a_s, reach for the brass...
Nov 27, 2012 - 01:20am PT
Flicker Fest from a few days ago... Love these guys!
Nice male Red-Shafted Northern Flicker in late day light
Nice male Red-Shafted Northern Flicker in late day light
Credit: BrassNuts
Same boy, gettin some suet
Same boy, gettin some suet
Credit: BrassNuts
Just before the sun went down
Just before the sun went down
Credit: BrassNuts
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Nov 27, 2012 - 07:49pm PT
Great flicker shots Dave.

Love woodpeckers.

This little guy was outside the house this afternoon.

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

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Nov 27, 2012 - 09:31pm PT

As usual, lots of great shots.
Matty, your last one looks like an immature robin
to me. . .but maybe knott. . .
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Nov 28, 2012 - 05:53pm PT
A few from the yard today.

Hairy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Credit: Bob D'A

Spotted Towhee
Spotted Towhee
Credit: Bob D'A

Mountain Chickadee
Mountain Chickadee
Credit: Bob D'A
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 28, 2012 - 06:18pm PT
BN, gorgeous Flicker!

SteveW, I agree about the Robin although the face disconcerts me slightly.
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Nov 28, 2012 - 06:40pm PT

Reilly--I'm not totally certain, but those would be
the mottling due to the immature phase. . .
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 28, 2012 - 06:49pm PT
No, I mean that the supercilium and the malar stripe seem to meet to form a 'C'.
But I still give it a 97% probability of a Juv Robin.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 29, 2012 - 01:57pm PT
How many Lessers can you count? They just love this tree next door.
Haven't figured it out - they always seem to hang out in it when the
weather is 'bad'. 'Bad' being a relative term here in Paradise.




BTW, I just got the Peterson app for my iPod. It is pretty awesome. I
didn't see that there was also a Sibley app available so I didn't check it
out. Pretty happy with the Peterson but ignorance is bliss.
Tony

Trad climber
Pt. Richmond, CA
Nov 29, 2012 - 05:59pm PT
The Black Scoter is still around. He is displaying to Greater Scaup with his plaintive whistle and poor results. Here is some video that I captured:

matty

Trad climber
under the sea
Nov 29, 2012 - 06:10pm PT
Reilly if you aint got it yet i-bird pro is the best app I've found.
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