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QITNL

climber
Feb 7, 2013 - 02:51pm PT
Thanks, Reilly!

"Due to its remote and rocky alpine habitat it is rarely seen" says wiki.

Edit - replying to Reilly, seven posts below - it's not hard get to that habitat. The hard part is getting a permit! People go nuts over that trail, I don't get it.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 7, 2013 - 03:03pm PT
I don't know where Wiki gets that, they are nigh ubiquitous on the high and
seemingly sere summits. They have forged an amazing niche for themselves.
Slater

Trad climber
Central Coast
Feb 7, 2013 - 05:29pm PT
Cool photos! I'd love to see a rosy finch! I guess I'll have to go up Mt. Lylle! 12 mile approach... sigh.

Been looking for a Harlequin duck with no luck.

So big question... ANYONE EVER BIRD IN IRELAND? I am going in 7-2014 and hope to see some cool stuff. I know... long way off... but I have a dream.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 7, 2013 - 05:54pm PT
Slater, me, me! But it was winter so it was just the usual estuarine suspects.
While Ireland is certainly worth going to on its other merits the birding
prolly isn't its top draw, not that it can't be good. I advise you to start
perusing www.birdforum.net. That is a British based site so you will get
more than you can hope for in terms of beta. There is an Ireland specific
thread if I'm not mistaken.

edit: They have a Northern Ireland and a Republic thread. That seems a
bit odd but I guess the Proddy birders don't want to be lumped. ;-)
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Feb 7, 2013 - 06:00pm PT
The first Rosy finch I ever saw was while I was writing a guided tour for MMSA Shuttle Drivers (from the ski area to Red's Meadow). . . I was sitting on my deck at Tamarack, spacing out, staring at Lower Twin Lake. . . and swoop, there was a little Rosy finch, not 5 feet from me. . . I got ten kinds of wiggly. . . talked to him and everything. Blanchard came home, I raved, told him all about my little friend. . . and 5 minutes later my cat brought me its head!

:-(

I CRIED!
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Feb 7, 2013 - 08:10pm PT
Two from today, not great photos. The last time I saw a Red Breasted Sapsucker was in 1981 at Suicide Rock.





scuffy b

climber
heading slowly NNW
Feb 7, 2013 - 08:27pm PT
Ooh, one of my favorites, there, dee ee.

Reilly, I don't think there's a conflict between Wiki and you regarding the
rosy finch.
All mountain summits could be plastered with the things, and they still
would be rarely seen. How many birders go to the tops of mountains?
Certainly quite a lot never get anywhere a rosy finch.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 7, 2013 - 08:36pm PT
Scuffy, no argument there but the rather more scientific description of a
specie's abundance is to be found in the likelihood of seeing it in its
appropriate habitat, not how hard it is to get to that habitat. ;-)
matty

Trad climber
under the sea
Feb 7, 2013 - 10:09pm PT
like
MH2

climber
Feb 8, 2013 - 12:44am PT
Had to do some catching up but well worth it.

I sure appreciate the opportunity here to see and learn about birds without getting cold or needing too much patience.

I prefer to let the birds come to me. This one came a good distance. Again, I didn't personally go the 20 minutes or so to have a look myself. This photo is from the Vancouver Sun newspaper.




Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Feb 8, 2013 - 10:12am PT
Really nice photos everyone. Heading to Chihuahua, Mexico again in a week or two. maybe I'll finally get a thick billed parrot.

At the feeder yesterday.

Lewis's Woodpecker...just love these birds.

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Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Feb 8, 2013 - 10:34am PT
Willoughby; thanks for the good Harlequin photos. Besides their funny patterns, they have beautiful colors that can come out in the sun, not that I would ever see the colors. Funny to think of it now as Sunny Arcata. I lived years in Humboldt Co, and I never noticed them.

I never get tired of the Lewis's or for that matter Flickers or almost any of these photos. Tony and I saw Red Polls here in Seattle, but not well enough for my tastes and it's nice seeing how beautiful they are.

The Red-flanked Bluetail has been prominent on the birding lists up here. It's currently at Queen's Park in Vancouver. The Bewicks Wrens and some other birds are really starting to sing up here. It doesn't feel like Spring, though.
MH2

climber
Feb 8, 2013 - 12:35pm PT
raven sequence





cyndiebransford

climber
31 years in Joshua Tree, now Alaska
Feb 8, 2013 - 02:57pm PT
MH2, love the ravens!Bob D'A I have never seen a Lewis' Woodpecker, they are gorgeous. Thank you for sharing.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Feb 8, 2013 - 03:01pm PT
Rosy finches are all over the N part of Nevader.!
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
Panorama City, California & living in Seattle
Feb 8, 2013 - 07:49pm PT
Credit: McHale's Navy
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Feb 8, 2013 - 08:30pm PT
Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary


MH2

climber
Feb 8, 2013 - 08:42pm PT
dee ee


I was knocked out (figuratively) by one of those in Red Rocks and you've done it again. There is something about the way they flash that throat at you.
cyndiebransford

climber
31 years in Joshua Tree, now Alaska
Feb 8, 2013 - 11:13pm PT
I went to the Kenai River to look for birds this afternoon. Not much around. I did see this Bald Eagle.
Bald Eagle
Bald Eagle
Credit: cyndiebransford
Bald Eagle
Bald Eagle
Credit: cyndiebransford
This is what the afternoon looked like, 28 degrees, no wind.
Cook Inlet near the mouth of the Kenai River
Cook Inlet near the mouth of the Kenai River
Credit: cyndiebransford
labrat

Trad climber
Auburn, CA
Feb 8, 2013 - 11:17pm PT
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