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Slater

Trad climber
Central Coast
Feb 9, 2013 - 12:17am PT
ekat... how sad!

I killed a western bluebird while birding along a road once... I stopped for a bit to do some viewing. When I started moving again my engine flushed some birds along the side of the road and the bolted every which way... one straight into my car fender! it made me wish I'd have stayed at home that day!

thanks Reilly for the Ireland beta!
Credit: Slater

Credit: Slater

Credit: Slater

I saw this bad boy in Santa Ynez... Vermilion Flycatcher! Thought I'd have to go to SE Arizona to see one... but saw one on the central cost of Cali!

Only bummer he was too far back to get a good photo... but he was a burning ember glowing bright on a cold gray day... spotted him 200' back from the fence line from a moving car! Let's just say I got out of the car before it completely stopped.
cyndiebransford

climber
31 years in Joshua Tree, now Alaska
Feb 9, 2013 - 11:20pm PT
Today at the bird feeders....
Black-capped Chickadee
Black-capped Chickadee
Credit: cyndiebransford
Boreal Chickadee
Boreal Chickadee
Credit: cyndiebransford
Pine Grosbeak, female <br/>
Pine Grosbeak, female

Credit: cyndiebransford
Gray Jay
Gray Jay
Credit: cyndiebransford
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Feb 12, 2013 - 12:26pm PT
Great photos Cyndie.

Here are a few from today...a flock of Evening Grosbeaks, Juniper Titmouse and a Mountain Chickadee.

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Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 12, 2013 - 02:15pm PT
Sweet Great Blue Ratonator!
matty

Trad climber
under the sea
Feb 12, 2013 - 02:34pm PT
Yeah cool to see the GBH with rodent! Ravens cool too.
scuffy b

climber
heading slowly NNW
Feb 12, 2013 - 04:56pm PT
Clapper Rails on Saturday, at Arrowhead Marsh in Oakland.
One adult, then a juvenile with antenna, then another adult sighting, which
may have been the same bird as the first.
Adult and juvenile came within a couple of feet of each other.
This was at my minimum range for 7x35 binoculars.
Amyjo had to switch to naked eye.
Also, some really fast Western Grebes fishing in shallow water, throwing
wakes and making bait fish fly through the air.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Feb 12, 2013 - 10:52pm PT
Clapper Rail...that's top on my list for Bolsa Chica after seeing the American Bittern again. Dang.



dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Feb 12, 2013 - 10:57pm PT
I've been making a major effort to get a photo of the super secretive Ovenbird that is here in the OC. Here is my best effort! At least I got him in the frame this time!

Delhi Dog

climber
Good Question...
Feb 13, 2013 - 12:07am PT
Digging the new additions!
From a recent trip.
Don't have the glass I wish...

Indian Pond Heron
Indian Pond Heron
Credit: Delhi Dog


Sarus Cranes
Sarus Cranes
Credit: Delhi Dog


Painted Storks
Painted Storks
Credit: Delhi Dog


Hoopoe
Hoopoe
Credit: Delhi Dog


Spotted Owlet
Spotted Owlet
Credit: Delhi Dog


Brahminy Starlings
Brahminy Starlings
Credit: Delhi Dog
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 13, 2013 - 12:51am PT
Upupa epops! My favorite!


Dee, it only took me 15 (or was it 20?) seconds to find it! ;-)
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
Panorama City, California & living in Seattle
Feb 13, 2013 - 01:12am PT
This thread is for the birds. Oh, Oh - I have a starling photo.......through a glass door with a Canon SX50
Credit: McHale's Navy
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Feb 13, 2013 - 06:15pm PT
Great stuff Delhi.

Here are a few from the last few days. Townsend's Solitaire, Juniper Titmouse and a pretty Bald Eagle pair.

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dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Feb 13, 2013 - 06:58pm PT
Love that Juniper Titmouse. Any bird with a crest is cool!

Timid TopRope

Social climber
'used to be Paradise, CA
Feb 13, 2013 - 07:35pm PT
Phaino! I kept looking for that dang ovenbird and then I spied the golden crown. Where did you see it? nita and I are heading down to S. Cal tomorrow. I hope to get a stop at Bolsa Chica and if time permits, Back Bay, Crystal Cove and Tucker.

What happened to the rodent eating GBH?

Great photos everyone and cool to see delhi dog representing from India.

This thread sees way more action then my local Audubon google.group.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Feb 13, 2013 - 08:19pm PT
TTR- the Ovenbird is in John Baca Park in Hunt. Beach. It's a hard get but...Park off of Ellis and walk down by the cement catch basin. The continueing Solitary Sandpiper should be in the basin. Immediately north of the basin walk (into the bushes)between the Toyon bushes on the basin side and the Toyon bushes on the "gulch" side.He is exceptionally secretive. The Ovenbird can be seen routing around in the leaf duff beneath the Toyon bushes on the basin side or the gulch side. Most of the folks that have been successful will go down in and just stand there where you can see both sides. In anywhere from 5 to 45 minutes the OB may present himself. The thing is there are two Hermit Thrushes nesting in there so make sure you see the top of the head.
It took me 8 visits before I ever saw him but yesterday I saw him twice, about 1/2 hour apart. I've seen him 3 times now but photos are diff. When I went there today with my wife Margy we struck out. She did score the Solitary S.
The other good score there is the Least Flycatcher which is usually seen further down the gulch. I've seen him twice towards the other end.
There are lots of Goldfinches, House Finches, Kinglets, A proud Kestrel, a bunch of Anna's and Allen's HBs and a Bell's Vireo.
It's a weird little spot and on the weekend lots of birders still trying to see em'. Best on a weekday at 8 am but the middle of the day is good too.

The local hotties are calling it the Patagonia Rest Stop.


The other great birding spot (besides Bolsa Chica)which is only 2 blocks away is the Hunt. Beach Central Park. It's a gay hookup spot but they don't bother birders! Lot's of locals run, ride and walk their dogs there every day, super cool park, lot's of habitat, tons of warblers, also a Pin Tail Wydah if you are lucky. Park in the library parking and head down towards the lake, then go around the brushy area to the south (both sides)and maybe into the Eucs on the hill. Possible Palm Warblers, Black and White Warblers, Mannikins etc.
Timid TopRope

Social climber
'used to be Paradise, CA
Feb 13, 2013 - 08:25pm PT
Thanks dee ee. That's very specific beta.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Feb 13, 2013 - 08:33pm PT
Your welcome. I just wanted to share what has taken me months to learn!


ps. not to mention 5 million Yellow Rumped W's!

pps. I found the Golden Crowned Sparrow a few days ago as well in Laguna Canyon. It was not a lifer but good for the 2013 list.



QITNL

climber
Feb 14, 2013 - 06:41pm PT
Seagull at Point Reyes

Credit: QITNL
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Feb 15, 2013 - 08:59pm PT


DMT
john hansen

climber
Feb 15, 2013 - 10:24pm PT
Where and when did you get that one Dingus?

Is that Shasta in the background?

Nice shot.
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