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Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Mar 12, 2013 - 12:31am PT
I've always thought listing is interesting. For example, people do count Rock Doves and Swans. But they aren't indigenous, right? I bet there is some good literature on it all.

Birds. Love them all! (except when the take out your internet) :)
john hansen

climber
Mar 12, 2013 - 12:48am PT
Hey TTR, is'nt the turkey a new world bird? I always thought they were endemic in many parts of North America. I mean the pilgrams and all?

I remember in the late 70's you could rarely find one in the Cali foot hills, but it seems they have really rebounded.

I like scoping out all birds but, we never used to count starlings or rock doves or even english sparrows or pheasents for "official" lists.

Its all just for fun anyway, right? Crimpie , you have to give us a TR when you all go birding, wish I could be there. I am sure I would get a few lifers.

I only saw one wild turkey back then in about four years of pretty regular birding. But I did count that one..







Edit, Posting at the same time.. some swans are endemic too,,, I think.

Timed Top Rope should know . They have thousands, if not tens of thousands, of tundra swans that winter in his area.

Another Edit:
I see the Bul Buls almost every day here on the Big Island. If you and BN ever head out this way I can show you the best birding spots. There are a lot of different habitats over here.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 12, 2013 - 12:56am PT
The Turkeys are sending!

Credit: Reilly
Timid TopRope

Social climber
'used to be Paradise, CA
Mar 12, 2013 - 01:01am PT
Wild turkeys are native in the lower 48 as far west as Arizona but introduced to California but like any self-propagating bird, USA native or not, countable here in Cal.
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Mar 12, 2013 - 01:06am PT
Another worthless piece of trivia. I can make an excellent turkey call. They respond. :) Of course, they try to court cars and sides of buildings too. Still, it makes me feel special.

Would love to get to the big island. BN has been; I've not been. We should change that.
john hansen

climber
Mar 12, 2013 - 01:13am PT
Thanks for that info , I will mark the turkey off my California list,,,,


Just kidding..

They were probably introduced by the mission settlements up the California coast in the mid 1700's.

I can see that the extreme deserts between the top of the sea of Cortez and up along the Colorado could have kept the turkey out of California. And made them turn right and take the more coastal route towards Texas and beyond to the east coast.


Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Mar 12, 2013 - 02:10am PT

Debbie's hope for squirrel control in our backyard, checking out the closest squirrel nest in the evening... a Great Horned Owl... hopefully I'll have the opportunity to get better a better picture...

dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Mar 12, 2013 - 11:51am PT
It seems like 99% around here, and there are hundreds if not thousands, are Red Crowned but I believe this pair is Lilac Crowned. It's amazing how good their camo works in the thick trees.


dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Mar 12, 2013 - 01:03pm PT
Speaking of turkey calls, did any of you see this clip before, man was this funny.



matty

Trad climber
under the sea
Mar 12, 2013 - 01:26pm PT
I cannot make it to Bird LA on saturday, but I may be able to make it out sunday (if I return from my cruise in time) Hope to get some good birds on the cruise stops but will probably bee too drunk and bloated lol! If I'm back for Sunday I'll let you all know. Dang...bummed I'm missing Sat sounds like a blast.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 12, 2013 - 01:27pm PT
LMAO! @ DirtClauds vid!!!!!
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Mar 12, 2013 - 01:33pm PT
Is that "be" too drunk or "bee" too drunk, Matty? JK, have a great time on your cruise.

Credit: dirt claud

dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Mar 12, 2013 - 01:56pm PT
Here is a little guy I was able to get close to and take a pic of.

Credit: dirt claud
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Mar 12, 2013 - 02:19pm PT
A couple from my last few days here in Taos.

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

photo not found
Missing photo ID#293879

Credit: Bob D'A
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Mar 12, 2013 - 05:29pm PT
Awesome stuff!
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Mar 12, 2013 - 08:12pm PT
Bob, what's that last one? Titmouse, Flycatcher?
Willoughby

Social climber
Truckee, CA
Mar 12, 2013 - 08:25pm PT
Dee-ee, Townsend's Solitaire.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Mar 12, 2013 - 09:25pm PT
Thanks Willoughby,
last June we were in Dinkey Creek Campground, where we always are at that time, and saw one about the campground and we were trying to figure him out.
I asked Todd Battey if he had seen him and he said something to the effect of, "related to bluebirds." He didn't just want to tell me.

That helped!
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Mar 12, 2013 - 09:43pm PT
Dee-ee...here is a frontal shot with a good look at the eye ring.

photo not found
Missing photo ID#293940
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Mar 12, 2013 - 09:55pm PT
So last week I'm over at the John Baca Park (where the Ovenbird and Least Flycatcher are)and I'm stiking out on my quest to get a good photo of the OBird and the Least FC (or even see them again)but the Solitary Sandpiper is there in his usual spot.I'm dragging my feet about leaving and using the excuse to see the Bell's Vireo (which is the only rarity I haven't seen there). I see this bird there and I'm thinking "what the hell is that?" It's Sparrow like but I can't figure him out (my binos and eyes aren't too good). I see the eye stripe but.... I've got the camera but no book(up in the car). I take 50 pics, I'm sneaking around to get different angles etc.
I get back to the car, I pour through the book, The only thing I can believe it is is an American Pipit. Then I remember the last Am. Pip. I saw was right exactly there. Damn, getting old sucks.

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