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Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Apr 11, 2013 - 06:08pm PT
Harpy Eagle? (Been to the eye doc and my pupils are dilated and I'm blind). I love Harpy Eagles!
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Apr 11, 2013 - 10:58pm PT
Matty, I really enjoyed the hummingbird vid and the TED talk origami vid, thanks.


I had a great birding day today finally getting the Black Throated Gray Wobbler and fos Western Tanager and Black Headed Grosbeak, beautiful Yellow Warblers too, Silverado Canyon was going off! If I only knew more calls and songs.

No pics though, the camera is in the shop. It needed a super minor repair and Canon is going to give me a new one, good customer service.
matty

Trad climber
under the sea
Apr 11, 2013 - 11:39pm PT
Nice shots everyone. Cant wait to go kayaking this summer myself. There's even an eagles nest where I go too!

Glad you enjoyed the vids Dave, and hope your new camera is bitchen.


Credit: matty
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 12, 2013 - 12:08am PT
Harpy? Don't get me started! But you did. When I was in Iguazu two years ago
I had a local guide lined up. He wouldn't guarantee one but he didn't say no
either. The day before I got there his mum took badly ill so I was on my own.
It wasn't a pretty sight. Well, Iguazu was but there was a surprising
paucity of birds in the park. Plus they wouldn't let you in before 0900.

But I did see this beautiful Squirrel Cuckoo...and a few others. ;-)

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little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Apr 12, 2013 - 01:42am PT
that would be a Philippine Eagle, not a Harpy. I'd happily roll over and die if I ever got the chance to see one of those in the wild. A Harpy would be sweet as well - worth a mild heart attack.
Willoughby

Social climber
Truckee, CA
Apr 12, 2013 - 03:29am PT
Pithecophaga = "Monkey eater." Philippine Eagles are gnarly.

Great photos up there ^^^, as always!
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Apr 12, 2013 - 09:19am PT
Never heard of the Philippine Eagle. Super cool! Would love to see either (Harpy or Philippine).
WTF

climber
Apr 12, 2013 - 09:38am PT
You all should consider a trip to the bird refuges in Butte County. Nothing like a fall morning and seeing well a 100,000 birds in the air.
Mostly migratory water fowl but a ton of birds live in the area feeding off the rice fields.

Awesome stuff above.
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Apr 12, 2013 - 10:25am PT
Philippine Eagle is correct, I only know because the caption had the name on it, I just didn't post it to see what you guys thought it was, a little trivia I suppose, :-).

If you liked that Origami TED talk Dee, check out "Between The Folds" if you get a chance, really cool insight into Origami art.
matty

Trad climber
under the sea
Apr 12, 2013 - 12:09pm PT
Yes dirt I had heard of that one before but never saw it, thanks for reminding me it looks really good.
matty

Trad climber
under the sea
Apr 12, 2013 - 01:11pm PT
Ruddy

Credit: matty
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Apr 12, 2013 - 01:17pm PT
Huh huh! I love Ruddy Ducks! Glad you got a nice shot of him Matty.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Apr 12, 2013 - 08:48pm PT
Nice pics all!

I saw a Ruddy today who's beak wasn't nearly that blue at Bolsa Chica.

Whee hoo, I did finally see a Clapper Rail! FOS Least Tern and Caspian Tern as well.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Apr 14, 2013 - 04:56pm PT
Slater

Trad climber
Central Coast
Apr 14, 2013 - 11:20pm PT
Credit: Slater

QUESTION for the masses...
Has anyone counted birds they saw in Hawaii that were not endemic?
I know they many are introduced. Sorta feels like cheating. And you aren't finding them in certain seasons and during migration or habitat.
Like a Northern Cardinal outside a hotel in 80 degree temps. What gives?

Kinda like shooting fish in a barrel. But I dunno, I've never shot fish in a barrel. Could be fun :)

I know most of you are photo oriented, but I would love some insight.

THANKS!
john hansen

climber
Apr 14, 2013 - 11:29pm PT
I have maybe 20 OR 25 native spiecies here in Hawaii. I have also seen about 40 or 50 introduced spiecies, but never counted them for my life list.

Never counted starlings, english sparrows, or ring neck phesants either.
Slater

Trad climber
Central Coast
Apr 14, 2013 - 11:48pm PT
I will count them when I see them in ENGLAND ^^^^.
john hansen

climber
Apr 14, 2013 - 11:51pm PT
Yes , I will too. LOL
Slater

Trad climber
Central Coast
Apr 15, 2013 - 12:01am PT
I guess it is cool to see them, but you could hardly call it real birding.

For me, finding habitat, waiting for the right season, and getting lucky is what it is all about.

Scoring a Northern Cardinal in the parking lot of the hotel on Oahu is tempting, but something deep down tells me it ain't right.
john hansen

climber
Apr 15, 2013 - 12:14am PT
I am heading to southern AZ in a couple weeks. Never been down there..

Hoping for 20 or 30 lifers. Is it OK to count the hummers you see at the feeder's?? :)

Will be in the Monterey area around the 25th, 26th,

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