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dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Feb 21, 2013 - 01:20pm PT
Reilly, I know! The Inland Rare Bird Alert is going off about the gulls.

I'm going soon.
cyndiebransford

climber
31 years in Joshua Tree, now Alaska
Feb 21, 2013 - 09:28pm PT
At the feeder today...
pine grosbeak, male
pine grosbeak, male
Credit: cyndiebransford
Willoughby

Social climber
Truckee, CA
Feb 21, 2013 - 10:46pm PT
Nature, red in tooth and claw
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Feb 22, 2013 - 05:42pm PT
Always good pictures on this thread, you guys are some good photographers.

Credit: dirt claud
matty

Trad climber
under the sea
Feb 22, 2013 - 07:19pm PT
Hey, get outta my tree! &#40;egrets&#41;
Hey, get outta my tree! (egrets)
Credit: matty

can I get a third?
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Feb 24, 2013 - 11:36am PT
Gulls you say?

So I went out to the Bootsma Dairy in Lakeside yesterday on the gull quest. I knew some of the birding hotties would be there, luckily, because I don't know the gulls too well. Famed inland empire birder (ex-climber and an old friend) and gull expert Howard King was there among a who's who of gullers. We saw the Iceland, Glaucus, Thayers, Glaucus Winged, Herring and missed the Lesser Black Backed and Mew gulls. There were probably Cali and Ring Billed as well. Between the slop pond and the egg farm there were thousands of gulls to pick through (and to overwhelm me).

There were also around 100 Cattle Egrets at the egg farm. 3 lifers for me. I also got the Brown Headed Cowbird for the 2013 list.

Maybe it's an aquired taste or you need the esoteric eye of the expert but gulls are boring!


this just in

climber
north fork
Feb 24, 2013 - 11:43am PT
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=2078688&tn=0

The Larry posted this thread yesterday. John Sherman has some great bird pics in the link provided within the thread. Sorry if verm's link has already been posted in the bird thread.
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Feb 24, 2013 - 01:26pm PT
Had a great trip to Puerto Penasco, Mexico, Salton Sea, Organ Pipes NP, Big Morongo Canyon, Joshua Tree and Sedona. Here are a few pictures from the trip.

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Credit: Bob D'A

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Credit: Bob D'A
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 24, 2013 - 10:11pm PT
Dee ee, went to Bootsma today; still haven't expunged the manure smell from my nostrils.
Got skunked on the Iceland but saw the 'Lesser Black-backed'. I think it is a Yellow-footed
but I defer to higher powers and await the verdict humbly. I looked at it through a Swarovski
scope and the bill looked to have the latter's hooked and sharper bill as well as a smaller red
spot. It never presented sideways so overall size remained questionable. I also thought the head
too white for a winter Lesser Black-backed. But what do I know? :-)
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Feb 25, 2013 - 11:27am PT
The stench over by the egg farm was extreme!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 25, 2013 - 03:17pm PT
Just looking at this pic makes my nose burn! (I think the white bits are egg shells)
Credit: Reilly

And it was worth it going over there to see the Cattle Egret roost:
Credit: Reilly

The bouldering hill looked pretty tempting, if you could hold yer breath.
Credit: Reilly
Slater

Trad climber
Central Coast
Feb 26, 2013 - 09:39pm PT
Flamingo in Peru.
Flamingo in Peru.
Credit: Chris Lantz
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Feb 26, 2013 - 10:55pm PT
omg Slater. Good photo! When?

(edit: who's Chris Lantz?)
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Feb 27, 2013 - 07:13pm PT
Sea Terrace Pk. is our new hot spot!



I've been trying to get a good Townsend's pic for awhile.

matty

Trad climber
under the sea
Feb 27, 2013 - 07:34pm PT
Chris Lantz is the photographer
Slater

Trad climber
Central Coast
Feb 27, 2013 - 11:23pm PT
He was surfing in Peru and stumbled upon an empty beach and that is what he saw. I thought it was so rad I had to share it. Amazing photo.
Michelle

Social climber
Toshi's Station, picking up power converters.
Feb 27, 2013 - 11:46pm PT
So who has info on the Burlingame parrot flock?
BrassNuts

Trad climber
Save your a_s, reach for the brass...
Feb 28, 2013 - 12:49am PT
Sorry, no info on the parrot flock, but here are a couple of local hawks over the past couple of weeks...
Male Cooper's Hawk me thinks
Male Cooper's Hawk me thinks
Credit: BrassNuts
Sharp-Shin Hawk in a snowstorm
Sharp-Shin Hawk in a snowstorm
Credit: BrassNuts
Ok, not a Hawk, just another silly Flicker in the hood
We never tire of our entertaining Flicker visitors - who designed that...
We never tire of our entertaining Flicker visitors - who designed that bib and polka dots anyway? :-)
Credit: BrassNuts
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Mar 1, 2013 - 12:56pm PT
Some random shots from my short trip to Mexico.

Colombia in May.

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Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

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McHale's Navy

Trad climber
Panorama City, California & living in Seattle
Mar 1, 2013 - 02:24pm PT
It's always fun to catch a bird in the Whitney cam. It's too far away to identify though.
Credit: McHale's Navy
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