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Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Mar 18, 2013 - 12:09pm PT
All beautiful as usual.
scuffy b

climber
heading slowly NNW
Mar 18, 2013 - 03:00pm PT
Mike,
the Brandt's Cormorants have just appeared on the nesting ledge at Natural
Bridges and are in courting gyration mode.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 18, 2013 - 03:14pm PT
Man, the exotics invasion is outta control!



"One more step, bub, and I'm only gonna ask whether you want yer azz kicked into next Wednesday or Thursday."
Credit: Reilly

I'm pretty sure he was serious.

So, which bird would you like to emulate? (sorry)
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Mar 18, 2013 - 03:24pm PT
Funny bit about ostriches by Kevin White, figured it was bird related and goes with Reillys picture. I know it's not an ostrich, but similar anyways, pretty funny stuff.

Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Mar 18, 2013 - 03:29pm PT
Ah! Thanks for the heads up scuffy b! I'll get down there with the long lens and share with the group.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 18, 2013 - 03:42pm PT
Spent the weekend at our friends' place outside of Paso Robles. They have
a resident pair of GHO's although only the male allowed himself to be seen.
The wifey was heard but was playing coy. In the afternoon hizzoner was in
his usual daytime roost and the wind was blowing a ton (25mph)! Check out his
flattened right 'ear'!

Credit: Reilly

So, being the way I am (and I'll take those comments off the air), I had
good fun checking out the ample display of his diet at the foot of his tree.
Credit: Reilly

Credit: Reilly

I just measured my finger and his 'product' is right at 2" long by 1.25" in diameter!
The dood must have a Teflon poop chute!
Credit: Reilly


Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Mar 19, 2013 - 01:12pm PT
Spring time on Vancouver Island:

Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Mar 19, 2013 - 02:26pm PT
American Kestral, Westminster, CO

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Pretty Western Meadowlark singing it's beautiful song.

Western Meadowlark
Western Meadowlark
Credit: Bob D'A
Chewybacca

Trad climber
Montana, Whitefish
Mar 21, 2013 - 08:52pm PT
Happy Spring everyone and thanks for the kind words up thread.

@ Mike Bolte- I'm using an entry level Nikon and a couple of their kit lens, the D5100, a Nikkor 18-55 and a Nikkor 55-300. I'm hoping to upgrade my long lens this summer, but good glass is soo expensive.

As a new birder it has been exciting watching all the different bird species returning or passing through this spring. Here are some recent shots-



Silhouetted Red-Winged Blackbird



Mountain Bluebird



Black Capped Chickadee



American Robin



5 er 4 Redpolls



Itchy House Finch



Here is a Western Meadowlark singing along with Bob's Meadowlark.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Mar 22, 2013 - 12:42pm PT
Not singin' but lookin' around. Upper Newport Bay.



Tropical Kingbird, local celebrity. Prado Regional Park.



Waiting for the Fox Sparrow to present itself this Lark Sparrow popped out. Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary.

Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Mar 22, 2013 - 12:55pm PT
Great photos Chewy and Dee ee.

Here a few from my walk with Eva today.

First Say's Phoebe and another Meadowlark shot.

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Missing photo ID#295392

Credit: Bob D'A
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Mar 23, 2013 - 06:03pm PT
Trapped in the KCMO airport Marriott dreaming of lovely weather and birds. Thanks for the photos that are far nicer than the view out the window (big snow). Couldn't get home today due to Denver big snow. :/

Psyched to see the tacos on the birding outing coming soon!
Slater

Trad climber
Central Coast
Mar 23, 2013 - 10:08pm PT
Credit: Slater

Credit: Slater

Credit: Slater

Credit: Slater

Credit: Slater

Gray Hawk in Santa Barbara, CA.
Gray Hawk in Santa Barbara, CA.
Credit: Slater

Credit: Slater

Credit: Slater

Great pics ya'll.
Heading to AZ in August! Can't wait!

Reilly... Paso Robles! Dang you drove right past my house! Hope you enjoyed the Central Coast. Did you hit Morro Bay?!

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 24, 2013 - 02:14am PT
What, you live in Lost Hills? I love that place!

So our friends' place is east of San Miguel. The house is surrounded by
trees only half of which have leaves already. So imagine my surprise when
I saw a Western Wood Peewee in this nekked tree!

I did notice that the Western and Cassin's Kingbirds haven't showed up yet.
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Mar 24, 2013 - 02:27am PT
Great sequence Slater. Like the Cedar Waxwing
Chewybacca

Trad climber
Montana, Whitefish
Mar 24, 2013 - 09:51am PT
We went birding yesterday and the first bird we encountered was this eagle. I'm wondering if anyone knows what is wrong with its eye. I did a light internet search but didn't come up with anything, maybe I'll do a deeper search tonight. The bird appeared healthy other than the eye issue.




A crop of the image above.



Another angle.



Here is a shot of the other eye for comparison.




The rest of our bird watching day was awesome. Thousands of various waterfowl, lots of raptors, and many beautiful song birds.
craig mo

Trad climber
L.A. Ca.
Mar 24, 2013 - 03:47pm PT
Red Tailed Hawk
Red Tailed Hawk
Credit: craig mo
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Mar 24, 2013 - 08:09pm PT
Horned Lark and American Pelicans from today catch.

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Slater

Trad climber
Central Coast
Mar 25, 2013 - 01:18am PT
Reilly, in Arroyo Grande (off Hwy 101 just south of Pismo Beach) we had a Tropical, a Scissor Tail, a few Western, and dozens of Cassin's Kingbirds for like two months feeding on the berries above the creek. It was freakin' phenomenal! All the berries are gone and now so are the kingbirds. But it was quite a show.

Quite a far ways from Texas and Arkansas... our Scissor-tailed flycatc...
Quite a far ways from Texas and Arkansas... our Scissor-tailed flycatcher on the Central Coast of Cali!
Credit: Slater

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 25, 2013 - 01:31am PT
Dang, a Scissor-tailed? Nice shot! I got my Scissor-tailed and my Least
Bittern on consecutive days in Kansas. I'm still kicking myself for not
going to Sacramento for the Falcated Duck. But I'm still quite pleased
with my White Wagtail in Dec. ;-)
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