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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! :-)
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Jan 14, 2013 - 11:52am PT
Love all the photos! I've yet to see a Crossbill. Too cold to go out when they are around. I'm a supreme cold-weather wimp.
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jan 14, 2013 - 12:00pm PT

Crimpie, I do NOT believe it w.r.t. cold weather wimp.

Reilly; There are tons of Cedar Waxwings here in the spring and summer, but now I think it's a pretty big deal in the birding community if someone sees a Bohemian Waxwing, like I've only seen one other posted for Seattle this winter. There seem to more east of the Cascades. None of this is based on statistics, just my perception. I don't know about historically, as I've only seriously paid attention over the last two or three years of the twenty I've lived here. Cool about being Bohemian.
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Jan 14, 2013 - 12:13pm PT
take a look at this eBird generated map of Bohemian Waxwing:

http://ebird.org/ebird/map/bohwax?neg=true&env.minX=&env.minY=&env.maxX=&env.maxY=&zh=false&gp=false&mr=1-12&bmo=1&emo=12&yr=1900-2013&byr=1900&eyr=2013

(wow, that's a huge link) - EDIT: I see you have to first zoom in with the + - tool on the left to get to the state you want to see, then click the "show points sooner" box on the right to get the blue and red report pins.

the red pins are reports within the last 30 days. Looks like they are more common on the E slope in Wasington this year and are getting down into the Sierras around Tahoe and into Colorado. I had my life Bohemian Waxwings in Ft. Collins when I was at CSU. In winter they used to crash into the windows on campus (especially the dorms on the south side of the athletic fields) and we used the carcasses for practice in preparing study skins in my ornithology class. Still one of my favorite birds - so sleek.
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Jan 14, 2013 - 01:59pm PT
Nice stuff Cyndie and Darwin.

Chickadee's Black Capped and Mountain.

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A
Tony

Trad climber
Pt. Richmond, CA
Jan 14, 2013 - 02:41pm PT
Bob,

Both in the same tree?

Regarding Darwin's Crossbills and Waxwings, we have had high numbers in the SF Bay Area of some northern wintering species that tend to be irruptive: Red Crossbills, Pine Siskins, Varied Thrush and RB Nuthatch. Maybe something up north is sending them further south this winter.
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Jan 14, 2013 - 03:47pm PT
Tony...same tree. We seems to get a lot different birds here in Taos.

I been chasing these Lewis's for months in my area. Move one of the suet feeders to this little Aspen tree and they have been showing up daily.

Really beautiful birds.

Busted!!
Busted!!
Credit: Bob D'A
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Jan 16, 2013 - 11:07am PT
White Crowned Sparrow and Evening Grosbeak in the yard today. A balmy minus three.

Credit: Bob D'A

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dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Jan 16, 2013 - 11:41pm PT
Hi y'all,
The pelagic trip was spectacular, we got 15 new life listers. The rarest one was the Manx Shearwater!

Here are a couple from the last couple of days with my new camera. The Harris' Hawk took 6 visits to Mile Square Park. There is really good birding there.
The Sparrow and Shoveler are from Bolsa Chica. I thought the Sparrows were eating bugs but I was wrong.






Slater

Trad climber
Central Coast
Jan 17, 2013 - 12:25am PT
bob, go read your email!!!

Thanks!

Slater
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Jan 17, 2013 - 02:19pm PT
Awesome pics Bob DA and Dee Dee
Here is one off the net, but thought it was really cool.
Credit: internet




Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Jan 17, 2013 - 02:41pm PT
Dang! Beautiful photos. This thread just keeps giving!
john hansen

climber
Jan 17, 2013 - 08:28pm PT
If you dont mind me asking Dee. what equipment are you using?
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Jan 18, 2013 - 12:33am PT
John, I just got a Canon SX50 HS. I had an SLR in mind but after checking out all the options in my price range, and hooking up with a camera nut ("I'll talk cameras all day"), and an extensive conversation with Todd Battey that's what I got.
I read the manual and the features are mind boggling! 24mm to 2400mm, image stabilization, fish eye, movies, special effects, face recognition, macro....the list goes on and on. You can trigger the self timer with the blink of an eye. OMG.
I couldn't be happier!


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