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SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Jan 10, 2013 - 06:25pm PT

So, BN, you guys didn't score on the cardinal. . .


boo hoo!
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Jan 10, 2013 - 06:56pm PT
SteveW - we haven't had a chance to look for the Cardinal yet. BN has been down with the flu (or something equally nasty). I've been working and delivering tea and food and dayquil and nyquil.

Thanks for the comment about the Red-Tail. It is the only hawk I feel like I nail 100% of the time relying on the patagial patch and 'apostrophe' on the underside of the wings (plus belly band).

I would love to see a Rough-Legged. Never have. Made me wonder if I've been seeing many and thinking RTH.

Your eagle is gorgeous Little Z! G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S.!

We saw some Quetzals in Costa Rica up at Monte Verde. Very fun finding him (without guides) and getting a nice look at him. We saw most of our other birds on that trip near the bathrooms and food vendors. It became a joke. Did see a Scarlet in the wild which was awesome!

Thanks for the Sharpie/Cooper thought. That bird sat there for an hour or so. Didn't even need binos. He seemed small so I thought Sharpie at first. Then it became a Coopers more. Frankly, I suck at IDing them. I thought his legs looked skinny. I'll trust that instinct more.

Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Jan 10, 2013 - 07:54pm PT


LOVE THIS PIC! Missed it earlier. Thanks for the laugh!!!!

BN wants to know if these are trappist monk swallows??
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Jan 10, 2013 - 08:08pm PT
As I was leaving for work this morning I made eye contact with a large hawk who was on the ground in front of my neighbor's house in downtown Tucson. Probably a Red Tailed or maybe a Cooper's, I'm not good with bird ID.
When I returned home there was a large pigeon taken apart in my driveway! I knew it must have been the hawk! Awesome.
Just thought I'd share that and say- great photos on this thread!
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Jan 10, 2013 - 08:18pm PT
great shots Dave - some nice birds in there everyone. Nice shot of the titmouse. I'd love to see a hawk eagle.

I was driving down through the lower central valley this week.

Credit: Mike Bolte

Tony

Trad climber
Pt. Richmond, CA
Jan 10, 2013 - 08:21pm PT
Mike,
Nice shot of a Yellow-billed Magpie, California's only endemic bird species.

little z,
Wow! I had to visit 5 continents to see that many in my best year.
Chewybacca

Trad climber
Montana, Whitefish
Jan 11, 2013 - 01:02am PT
Good catch Crimpergirl. I'm still learning about bird ID and made a boo-boo on that one. Thanks for pointing that out. I just spent the last hour visiting hawk ID sites and I think I've got it now.

We went back to the same area today and got a few more pics, including some roughlegs.

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SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Jan 11, 2013 - 12:12pm PT

Wonderful photos, Chewy!!!!
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jan 11, 2013 - 02:25pm PT
Like Steve said Chewy, spectacular!

This old chestnut has been rehashed with a number of subjects. My favorite that hit closest to home concerned the rejection of a scientific paper. I don't work for that boss anymore. Anyway this one is for you Coloradans(sp?).

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdTTxTGcFQs]

I think there may be copyright issues, so look quickly. I know in the past the original movie owners have jumped bad. Actually it could apply to me and Red Crossbills or Varied Thrushes at the moment.


I saw Brown Creepers, Ruby Crowned and Golden Crowned Kinglets this sub-freezing morning, but no Crossbills. From a park a few minutes from my house yesterday:

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inzxNQSudqk]

*obviously(?) neither is my video*
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Jan 11, 2013 - 03:43pm PT
Wow Chewy,

amazing photos! keep it comin'

Darwin, that is so funny. I'm forwarding it to about a half-dozen of my friends who are all little Hitlers when it comes to listing and such. What a laugh!
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Jan 11, 2013 - 04:55pm PT
wow! great images Chewy!
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jan 11, 2013 - 11:18pm PT
I have to say that w.r.t. image quality, y'all have upped the bar. I'll never even hint at dismissing expensive glass (or skill) again!

And the "skinny little stick legs" was a revelation. Nonetheless, it was a rare and erratically sunny day here, so these are from the commute today:

Credit: Darwin

Credit: Darwin

Credit: Darwin

Credit: Darwin

Credit: Darwin

Credit: Darwin
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Jan 11, 2013 - 11:28pm PT
it was freezin' in the Monument last Sunday and we had Quail Springs all to ourselves all morning.

This guy sauntered by and posed for pictures.

Beep Beep!
Beep Beep!
Credit: TGT

Where's Wylie?
Where's Wylie?
Credit: TGT

Credit: TGT

dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Jan 11, 2013 - 11:30pm PT
Pelagic trip tomorrow.....whoooo hooooo!
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Jan 11, 2013 - 11:35pm PT
Git some!!!
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Jan 12, 2013 - 01:15am PT
Great stuff. LOVE The Rough-Legged. I would love to see one. Fab photos Chewy.

Darwin - I'm still laughing at the Hitler video. We had some Common Redpolls at the feeder recently and I SO wanted to make them Hoary. Great stuff. Love the CoBirder element. Heh.
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Jan 13, 2013 - 05:05pm PT
Two from today. The Lewis's Woodpecker is a really beautiful Bird.

Lewis's Woodpecker.
Lewis's Woodpecker.
Credit: Bob D'A


Bald Eagles along the Rio Grande near Pilar, NM

Bald Eagles
Bald Eagles
Credit: Bob D'A

Townsend's Solitaire

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

climber
31 years in Joshua Tree, now Alaska
Jan 14, 2013 - 12:14am PT
I was in Sacramento for a week. I went out bird looking a few times. Here are a few photos. I got a Townsend's Warbler, new bird for me, no photo though.
Credit: cyndiebransford
Credit: cyndiebransford
white-tailed kite
white-tailed kite
Credit: cyndiebransford

And when I got home I saw my Pine Grosbeak.
pine grosbeak
pine grosbeak
Credit: cyndiebransford
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jan 14, 2013 - 11:46am PT
Another great page on the birds thread! I love all the birds on it and Cyndie's photo compositions. I had a really good couple of days within walking/biking distance of my house. I got a good view of a Bohemian Waxwing (lifer for me) just around the corner from my house in a flock of Cedar Waxwings feeding in a juniper bush. And I finally saw my first Varied Thrush for the STBY, again a block from my house. I'm now calling that "the magic bird block". Sadly I have no photos of those. I saw and got sunny photos of the Red Crossbills that have been hanging in our area for a couple weeks now. They area apparently type-III, i.e. they mainly feed on Douglas Fir cones.

Sorry about the focus, it was cold enough that I could barely see through the camera (ok it was only freezing, but I'm a coastal wimp). The colors are accurate and pretty different from those in the book.

Credit: Darwin

Credit: Darwin

Credit: Darwin
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 14, 2013 - 11:50am PT
Darwin, I seem to recall Bohemians*, other than my rels, being fairly common
in Seattle BITD. Are they declining too?


*Believe it, or not, I am 1/4 Bohemian! :-)
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