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little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Nov 16, 2012 - 09:13pm PT
been playing around with digi-scoping, see if I can get some presentable photos. just a point-and-shoot hand held up to my scope. Here's a pair of Jabirus that were out in a rice field today.

Credit: little Z
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Nov 16, 2012 - 11:04pm PT
A few more from Mexico.

Red Naped Sapsucker.
Red Naped Sapsucker.
Credit: Bob D'A

Curved Bill Trasher
Curved Bill Trasher
Credit: Bob D'A
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 17, 2012 - 12:52am PT
Z, if you were only holding the camera up to the eyepiece then I'd say
that is more than acceptable. Besides, the one guy seems really happy to
pose for you.

Bob, that Thrasher shot is fantastic!
Tony

Trad climber
Pt. Richmond, CA
Nov 17, 2012 - 02:36am PT
Bob,
Funny that you should post a photo of a Painted Redstart. I managed to see one that had shown up at Pt. Reyes. It seemed that it had been the end of rare migrants passing through, but another pulse must have shown up.
Credit: Tony
Credit: Tony


There were also a bunch of Palm Warblers around there. I had previously only see two of this species, but there were numerous individuals around the same spot.
Credit: Tony


Another lifer for me was a Tennessee Warbler at a nearby spot. Its green upperparts blended in with the Hemlock where it was foraging.
Credit: Tony


Last weekend we went on an Audubon boat trip around SF Bay. There was nothing to unusual until near the end when we were headed back into the dock. One of the folks on the boat spotted an owl on a barge used for construction of the new span of the Bay Bridge. I assumed it would be a Barn Owl, but instead it was a Short-eared Owl. It took off, chased by a couple of gulls, circled a couple of times and then headed off toward land. I managed to get a few shots.
Credit: Tony

dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Nov 17, 2012 - 07:09pm PT
I saw a Short Eared Owl here in the OC at Fairview Park last week. I saw a report of a Harris' Hawk on the RBA (rare bird alert)and kept going back several days in a row. The second day I saw the owl and followed him (her) around for an hour or more in the tall dead shrubs. At first I thought Barn Owl but after 5 or six separate looks I realized Short Eared. I was glad it was as it was a lifer. I did get some good slope glider action there, Fairview Park has a good bluff and the wind was perfect out of the NW.
There was a Peregrine there, also confirmed on the RBA. No Harris though.


Yesterday a report of a Zone Tailed Hawk appeared in Lake Forest. Went on down this morning but no luck.
cyndiebransford

climber
31 years in Joshua Tree, now Alaska
Nov 17, 2012 - 11:08pm PT
Had this Downy Woodpecker at the suet feeder this morning.
Downy Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Credit: cyndiebransford
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Nov 17, 2012 - 11:18pm PT
A few more...Tony and everyone else, great shots.

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A
Tony

Trad climber
Pt. Richmond, CA
Nov 18, 2012 - 01:49am PT
Ooh,

Mexican Jay and Arizona Woodpecker. I got only unsatisfying views of both of these in my one short birding outing in Arizona. Need to get back there for those and many more that I missed.
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Nov 18, 2012 - 08:05pm PT
wow - some great shots and lots of birds I'd like to see someday!

I'm on the big island this weekend.

Pacific Golden Plover
Pacific Golden Plover
Credit: Mike Bolte
way grumoy-looking myna
way grumoy-looking myna
Credit: Mike Bolte
Nene
Nene
Credit: Mike Bolte
Japanese White Eye
Japanese White Eye
Credit: Mike Bolte
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Nov 19, 2012 - 01:00am PT
Great shots Mike!

Cranes...Bosque del Apache, New Mexico...one of those special places in the world.

Credit: Bob D'A


Credit: Bob D'A
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Nov 19, 2012 - 01:22am PT
Harris Hawks...Chihuahua, Mexico.

Harris Hawks.
Harris Hawks.
Credit: Bob D'A
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Nov 20, 2012 - 10:16am PT
Cranes, Bosque del Apache, NM

Credit: Bob D'A
Chewybacca

Trad climber
Montana, Whitefish
Nov 20, 2012 - 12:57pm PT
An Alpine Chicken (Ptarmigan)

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little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Nov 20, 2012 - 08:48pm PT
very nice Ptarmigan photo Chewybacca, fits well with the climbing theme.

Here'a another digi-scope photo, another big wetland bird that stands still for long periods thus allowing me time to fumble with scope and photo gear. This is cool because it is a pretty rare critter here, or at least seldom seen. The Pinnated Bittern.

Pinnated Bittern at Pelon de La Bajura rice farm
Pinnated Bittern at Pelon de La Bajura rice farm
Credit: little Z
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?
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