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Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 28, 2013 - 05:25pm PT
just throwin this out there- but so far its a Willoughby Stumper too!

On a common poorwill, the center toe claw af each foot is serrated with pectinations on the inside edge of the claw.. It is the only bird i know of with such claws.. Grouse all have pectinations on their toes proper but not the toe nail or claw.

Anyone know about the purpose, name of said oddity or anything abut them?


Credit: Ron Anderson
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Mar 28, 2013 - 05:38pm PT
Hey BobD, you ever get Red-faced Warblers over in Taos? I know they are in NM and typically in the mtns, but thought the range stopped a bit south of there. They have a very pretty and unusual color scheme for a warbler.
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Mar 28, 2013 - 05:54pm PT
Bird related I suppose, happy Friday everyone!!!

Credit: dirt claud
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 28, 2013 - 05:55pm PT
Snort! GUD one Dirt!
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Mar 28, 2013 - 06:09pm PT
The elusive Red-Faced Warbler (at least for me). We will be back in Ramsey Canyon in about a month and that bird is number one on my list. He's thwarted me for two trips so far. A real rascal!
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Mar 28, 2013 - 06:11pm PT
Ron,

all nightjars have serrations on the nail of thier middle toe, referred to as a "feather comb", it is a defining character for members of the family Caprimulgidae.

Supposedly they use it to help clean all those bugs off their windshields. No, sorry, I meant to help clean their plumage.
matty

Trad climber
under the sea
Mar 28, 2013 - 06:14pm PT
yeah LOL^^^ (at the wide eyed photo)
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Mar 28, 2013 - 06:22pm PT
ELCap...not this far north, saw some in southern AZ and northern Mexico...beautiful birds.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Mar 28, 2013 - 08:17pm PT
Good ones y'all and thanks. I've been working in Barstow, was hoping for Gambel's Quail but, no.

Correct orientation (not from Barstow, Sea Terrace Pk., Dana Point).

BrassNuts

Trad climber
Save your a_s, reach for the brass...
Mar 30, 2013 - 10:02am PT
Our big snowstorm last weekend brought the Mountain Bluebirds down into town looking for food...
Male Mountain Bluebird doin the berry trick
Male Mountain Bluebird doin the berry trick
Credit: BrassNuts
Another MMBB chillin in the snow
Another MMBB chillin in the snow
Credit: BrassNuts
Juniper berry - yum.  This photo by CG :-&#41;
Juniper berry - yum. This photo by CG :-)
Credit: BrassNuts
on the fence...
on the fence...
Credit: BrassNuts
MMBB in a Juniper, lookin for more berries.  Photo by CG :-&#41;
MMBB in a Juniper, lookin for more berries. Photo by CG :-)
Credit: BrassNuts
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Mar 30, 2013 - 10:08am PT
second one down is particularly good Dave.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Mar 30, 2013 - 05:11pm PT
I agree, very nice Dave!


Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 30, 2013 - 05:20pm PT
I dig the first one! (Although I would have cloned out the branch growing from his head) :-)
Not that the second isn't excellent also.

By the way, thanks to Dirt Claud for that incredible video about Boids of Paradise!
The book is out now, too. I'm afraid to look at the price.

Very interesting article in the latest ABA "Birding" about Lesser Black-backed Gulls
and their incredible expansion in the last 20 years. They have now appeared
in every state! There is still no evidence of them breeding in Canada or
the US but it is probably just a matter of time.
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Mar 30, 2013 - 10:20pm PT
Our trip to SoCal is sneaking up and none too soon. Thought I'd post again about the birding outing. Several of us are meeting at the South Coast Botanic Gardens (near Palos Verdes) on Saturday morning at 7:30 in the parking lot.

To date, those in (or maybe) are:

Steve Wolfe - In - friend we meet up frequently to bird
Jose - In - a young CA birder we meet with frequently to bird
BrassNuts - in
Crimpie - in
Dee ee - in
Reilly - looks good - checking with secretary
Matty - in on Sunday
10b4me - a maybe
Elcapinyoazz - possible
Darwin - maybe - trying to get away from work

Have I missed anyone? Looking forward to the birding and the friends.

BrassNuts

Trad climber
Save your a_s, reach for the brass...
Mar 30, 2013 - 11:53pm PT
Reilly - what branch are you talking about? ;-)
There were also some Robins hanging out with the Bluebirds snagging berries and such...
Really really want...
Really really want...
Credit: BrassNuts
Gotcha!
Gotcha!
Credit: BrassNuts
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Mar 31, 2013 - 07:04am PT
Dave,

that last Robin shot looks just like the pose from an Audubon painting. Amazing stuff, thanks!
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Mar 31, 2013 - 10:09am PT
Excellent observation Little z. I really love that photo and I couldn't put my finger on why it was so pleasing...but you did. Cool!
Rick A

climber
Boulder, Colorado
Mar 31, 2013 - 11:43am PT
Magnificent shots, as expected from Dave.
Looking forward to the birding TR from the PV trip!
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 31, 2013 - 11:51am PT
Indeed!
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Mar 31, 2013 - 01:15pm PT
Brandt's cormorants getting going with the nests off West Cliff drive. Thanks Scuffyb for the head's up!

Credit: Mike Bolte
Credit: Mike Bolte
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