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dipper

climber
Dec 20, 2012 - 03:00am PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#279307
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Dec 20, 2012 - 01:10pm PT
Great photos people. That last one Darwin took was really sharp.


Credit: dirt claud
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Dec 20, 2012 - 03:00pm PT
Great photos everyone....little cold here in Taos this morning.

Western Scrub Jay getting some early morning sun in the 0 degree weather.

Credit: Bob D'A
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Dec 20, 2012 - 03:21pm PT
DIRT CLAUD!!! Amazing photo!

And Tony thanks for the info on the Flicker above. Cool bird regardless, and nice to learn that stuff.
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Dec 20, 2012 - 04:03pm PT
Got it from this cool webpage on FB.

https://www.facebook.com/Beautiful.Amazing.World

dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Dec 22, 2012 - 02:46pm PT
dirt Claud- we're having trouble IDing your drinking bird! I better get a book out. I didn't know a bird was capable of striking that pose.

I've had a good week chasing the rare bird alert here in the OC. I saw the Eastern Phoebe, two Mason Pk. visits, White Throated Sparrow (tan morph), Irvine Park, Pacific Loon, one try Dana Point, and finally after 6 visits the Pygmy Nuthatch and Pine Warbler, Cowan Heights. We struck out on the Golden Crowned Kinglets.
Chewybacca

Trad climber
Montana, Whitefish
Dec 22, 2012 - 07:44pm PT
My brother just sent me this link to the Audubon Magazines 100 greatest photos of the year. I thought you good folks would appreciate them also. I'm amazed at the talent of these photographers. Enjoy- http://www.audubonmagazine.org/multimedia/2012-photo-awards-top-100-0
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Dec 23, 2012 - 12:38am PT
A few from my trip to Bosque del Apache today...such a beautiful place.

Bald Eagle
Bald Eagle
Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Loggerhead Shrike
Loggerhead Shrike
Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Dec 23, 2012 - 01:10am PT
some beautiful shots the last week Bob
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Dec 23, 2012 - 07:09pm PT
The shortest day of the year stayed rain free long enough for me to cycle out to Discovery Park/West-Point (Seattle). There weren't tons of birds, and most weren't cooperative photography wise, but it was a good day to get out.


River Otters even though it's salt water.



Our v. common Mew Gulls (unless I get corrected).



More Mew Gulls. The one on the left must be some hybrid mutant. ;-)


Slater

Trad climber
Central Coast
Dec 23, 2012 - 08:19pm PT
American Dipper in Merced, Yosemite N.P. <br/>
American Dipper in Merced, Yosemite N.P.

Credit: Slater

Here is a 30 second video I took of an American Dipper, doing what it does best...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfKAYnZwCQI

You can actually see it swimming underwater!

cyndiebransford

climber
31 years in Joshua Tree, now Alaska
Dec 23, 2012 - 09:32pm PT
I went to Kasilof River today to look at birds. It was 6 degrees above zero, the warmest day we have had in weeks. There was a stiff wind blowing so it was cold out there. I saw about 100 Common and Barrow's Goldeneyes, and 500 or more Rock Sandpipers. They were flying in large flocks up and down the beach white clouds of birds and then they turn and the clouds of birds are black. A beautiful sight.
rock sandpipers
rock sandpipers
Credit: cyndiebransford
scoping things out
scoping things out
Credit: cyndiebransford
beach conditions
beach conditions
Credit: cyndiebransford
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Dec 23, 2012 - 11:35pm PT
Thanks Slater and Cyndie. Cyndie, glad you got out and it was a really evocative post. Even though I lived in Fairbanks, I still whine about the lack of light and length of days even in Seattle. Getting outside, regardless of the conditions, helps. (edit: double wow!, I posted before the photos. loved'em)
Slater that was amazing Dipper footage. I've seen a fair number of them, but they've mostly always been hopping rock to rock. Y'all check it out.

(edit: I wish I could get as good a photo of a Northern Shrike as the Loggerhead, Bob.)
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Dec 23, 2012 - 11:45pm PT
You won't see many bird pictures from me -- two or three in this entire thread -- and I'm not a birder, but I love looking at your photos. Keep 'em coming.
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Dec 24, 2012 - 12:02am PT
The Dipper video really made me squeal! I love the way they bob up and down. And seeing him dive in was awesome. Really terrific share. Thanks. And thanks to all of you. This continues to be the best thread on the taco imo. :)
Tony

Trad climber
Pt. Richmond, CA
Dec 25, 2012 - 12:14am PT
Slater,
I just saw your Dipper video. It is great. I've never been able to see much of what goes on underwater.

Cyndie,
That's some hardcore birding. I'd love to see even one Rock Sandpiper, let alone a flock.

With the recent rains, it seemed time to head out to Cosumnes River Preserve in the Central Valley to check out the wintering wildfowl. There weren't so many Cranes as Bob sees in New Mexico, but they are always a delight. These two seemed to synchronize their drinking
http://tonybrake.smugmug.com/Nature/Local/i-c2JnbDk/0/L/Cranes-2-L.gif

There were thousands of geese, mostly Greater White-fronted and Snow.
Credit: Tony

There were also these Aleutian Cackling Geese.
Credit: Tony

Many Tundra Swans, as well.
Credit: Tony
.

Of course there were lots of ducks such as this handsome Cinnamon Teal in other ponds.
Credit: Tony

We encountered an oddly behaving Great Blue Heron. Instead of flying off as we passed close by, it just squaked its disapproval and stood its ground.
Credit: Tony

A juvenile Peregrine Falcon made an appearance
Credit: Tony
Slater

Trad climber
Central Coast
Dec 25, 2012 - 01:00am PT
Wow... that's hardcore Cyndie!

Tundra Sqan... gotta get me one!

thanks for the postive Dipper feedback. I just love how they dip and the noise they make. One of my favorite birds now. Plump and full of pizzaz!

Here is my Christmas Bird for all you "turkeys" out there who love birds...
Saw it today on Christmas Eve...

MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR

Summer Tanager in Winter - DRESSED UP FOR CHRISTMAS! <br/>
Oceano SP, Ocea...
Summer Tanager in Winter - DRESSED UP FOR CHRISTMAS!
Oceano SP, Oceano Calif.
Credit: Slater
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Dec 25, 2012 - 01:27am PT
Summer Tanager - perfect holiday gift! Thx!!
dipper

climber
Dec 25, 2012 - 01:54am PT
Nice dipper slater, cousin Bob I believe.

A few from Tomales Bay today...


Black-crowned night heron
Black-crowned night heron
Credit: dipper



Brown pelican
Brown pelican
Credit: dipper



Horned grebe
Horned grebe
Credit: dipper
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 26, 2012 - 12:09am PT
Still going through thousands of shots and finding boids I forgot about...

Una Torcaza/ Eared Dove - Iguazu


Toco Toucan/ Tucan Grande



I'm thinking the Toucan should be the Taco mascot.
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