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Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 16, 2012 - 05:23pm PT
Slater,I'm afraid my eyes aren't good enough to see your mystery bird. What was it?
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Dec 16, 2012 - 10:18pm PT
I had to work for this one for the ST Biking/Hiking big year. Four hours of biking in 38F wind driven rain in beautiful Seattle/Ballard got me to a Snowy Owl. I also searched with no results for a Summer Tanager that's been hanging by a suet feeder in Wallingford. A house guest saw a luecistic robin at Magnuson Park today, but I missed it.

Me back at the home bikeport trying to get the pain out of my thawing little pinkie.
Credit: Darwin


The snowny owls seem difficult to photograph because of the large dynamic range of their feathers.
Credit: Darwin

Credit: Darwin


And the owl watch scene in Ballard. I didn't see it, but there is apparently another one a couple blocks form this one.
Credit: Darwin
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Dec 17, 2012 - 01:14pm PT
Great stuff Darwin.

Here are few from along the Rio Grande today near Pilar, NM

Bald Eagle
Bald Eagle
Credit: Bob D'A

Canyon Towhee
Canyon Towhee
Credit: Bob D'A

Song Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Credit: Bob D'A
john hansen

climber
Dec 17, 2012 - 01:21pm PT
Rielly, try ckicking on the photo to enlarge.

I could not find it till I enlarged it.

Try the lower left above the big clump of snow.

Sorry Slater:)
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Dec 17, 2012 - 01:26pm PT

Glad you found it! Not easy! That was in Yosemite, right off Tioga Pass Rd. where they closed the road near Crane Flat.

Saw him right away. . . such a cute little face!

:-)
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Dec 17, 2012 - 04:57pm PT
Credit: StahlBro
go-B

climber
Hebrews 1:3
Dec 18, 2012 - 09:13am PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#278946
William James Webbe (fl.1853-1878), The White Owl, 'Alone and warming his five wits, The white owl in the belfry sits,'

Attic Owl Painting Sells For Nearly $1 Million At Christie's Victorian Art Sale (PHOTO)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/17/pre-raphaelite-artwork-found-in-attic-sells-christies-william-james-webbe_n_2314880.html?1355765522&icid=maing-grid10%7Chtmlws-main-bb%7Cdl12%7Csec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D246917
Slater

Trad climber
Central Coast
Dec 18, 2012 - 10:49am PT
Snowy Owl! How cool!

Stahl, beautiful bird, wish pic was bigger.

OK so yeah it was a White-headed Woodpecker.
I saw it and then watched it walk backwards down the trunk of the tree as I frantically tried to zoom and focus in the dim conditions. I snapped it and thought I was too late, but when I got home I saw its head sticking up!

Ha ha, I try and have a photo for ID "proof" for all my birds, and that'll have to do!

Here is the ultra-zoom in so you can see waldo...

Whiteheaded Woodpecker
Whiteheaded Woodpecker
Credit: Slater

I also saw this...

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

and some crossbills, both yellow and red, way way way up near top of pines like 150' up

Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Dec 18, 2012 - 03:46pm PT
Finally got a good shot of this beautiful bird.

Lewis's Woodpecker, Taos, NM

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Dec 18, 2012 - 03:48pm PT
Nice Bob!
cyndiebransford

climber
31 years in Joshua Tree, now Alaska
Dec 18, 2012 - 07:33pm PT
It's a beauty Bob.
scuffy b

climber
heading slowly NNW
Dec 19, 2012 - 09:17am PT
Really hard finding the fifth Willet, Reilly. Or are there six?
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Dec 19, 2012 - 08:35pm PT
One more chestnut from the feeder just a few days ago.



(I tried to digitally tone down the cap of the suet feeder,
because it was overpoweringly cyan,
and you can see some artifacts from that. otherwise is honest.)

see
http://173.160.158.251/postings/2012_12_16_Owls/display/P1020785.jpg
if you care.
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Dec 19, 2012 - 08:38pm PT
Gilded Flicker Darwin?

Very cool! Are the common in your area?

edit: Waydaminute! Gilder Flickers are not in Seattle, no? Very cool. Story?

double dog edit: Gorgeous!!!
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Dec 19, 2012 - 08:59pm PT
I don't know and didn't think so. I think it's (just) a Golden Shafted Northern
(unusual enough around here), but now you have me wondering.
I would have to defer to more established birders.

Originally, I thought "that's a pretty good picture
and aren't most of ours Red Shafted?
Then I totally forgot about the Red vs Yellow vs Gilded,
so you (Crimper) get the spotting award a me the dufus prize).

I'll make the rest of the photos that I took of it available
(with better views of the back and no digital fiddling) available.

In edit:{
OK, now I think I see your point:
red malar with yellow shaft has to be a gilded?}
Is that true y'all.

Crimpergirl, thanks.


http://173.160.158.251/postings/2012_12_16_Owls/display/P1020783.jpg
http://173.160.158.251/postings/2012_12_16_Owls/display/P1020784.jpg
http://173.160.158.251/postings/2012_12_16_Owls/display/P1020785.jpg

and one of an owl
http://173.160.158.251/postings/2012_12_16_Owls/display/P1020775.jpg


Crimpergirl <- Cyndie in edit oops, sorry
Tony

Trad climber
Pt. Richmond, CA
Dec 19, 2012 - 11:17pm PT
Darwin,

I think it is an intergrade Northern Flicker: Yellow-shafted x Red-shafted. It has yellow underwings and undertail and red on the nape like a Yellow-shafted, but a red malar stripe like a male Red-shafted. Also, the head and face is sort of combination of the two subspecies.

We found a similar intergrade on our Xmas count, but it was a female and had a different combination of characters. My photos aren't as good as yours which shows all the field marks. I had to use different ones to see the different field marks.

Are those Snowy Owls still going to be around in February when we are in Seattle? I'm also hoping for Reilly's White Wagtail to remain in San Pedro so I can see it next week while visiting SoCal. There has also been a Zone-tailed Hawk in the area.
dipper

climber
Dec 20, 2012 - 12:00am PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#279307
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Dec 20, 2012 - 10:10am 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 - 12:00pm 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 - 12:21pm PT
DIRT CLAUD!!! Amazing photo!

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