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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.

dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Mar 12, 2013 - 09:57pm PT
Oh, nice Bob!
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Mar 12, 2013 - 11:10pm PT
Thought I'd post up our our Saturday, April 6th Birdapalooza is shaping up.

Birdapalooza begins at 7:30am in the parking lot of the South Coast Botanic Gardens on Saturday April 6th. http://southcoastbotanicgarden.org/

We'll run through the gardens then move on to some other area. And we'll be birding on Sunday also - a place to be determined. I'm hearing lots of good ideas.

To date, the fledgling count is as follows:

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
Dirt Claud - sounds like a for sure. Will show with new binos!
10b4me - a maybe
Matty - a maybe on Sunday if he dries out from the cruise. :)
Slater - out - too far to drive
Elcapiyoazz - possible
Oldclymr - out - too far to drive
Reilly - looks good - checking with secretary
Darwin - maybe - trying to get away from work.
Nita & Andy - out - too far to drive
Eric O - out - too far to drive

As I mentioned, it's open to all so any lurkers out there, get a hold of me so I can get you on the list and look for you in the pkg lot.

I hope I have not missed anyone. Let me know if I did. It'll be a blast. Rick Accamazzo has been to the post-birding-eating with Jose, Steve Wolfe, BrassNuts and I. I'm looking forward to it!
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Mar 13, 2013 - 10:10am PT
Credit: StahlBro
Credit: StahlBro
Credit: StahlBro
Credit: StahlBro
Credit: StahlBro
Credit: StahlBro
Credit: StahlBro

Anza Borrego last weekend
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Mar 13, 2013 - 10:49am PT
Beautiful photos and birds Stahlbro.

Let me know if I missed someone on the list. I think I'm mixing up some real names and some ST names. I feel like I heard from you Stahlbro, but maybe I'm wrong. Or maybe you're on the list. I'm confused. :)

A slight update on the birding list:

To date, the fledgling count is as follows:

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
Dirt Claud - sounds like a for sure. Will show with new binos!
10b4me - a maybe
Matty - a maybe on Sunday if he dries out from the cruise. :)
Slater - out - too far to drive
Elcapiyoazz - possible
Qitnl - out - too far to drive
Oldclymr - out - too far to drive
Reilly - looks good - checking with secretary
Darwin - maybe - trying to get away from work.
Nita & Andy - out - too far to drive
Eric O - out - too far to drive
Tony B - out - won't be in town that weekend. boo.

matty

Trad climber
under the sea
Mar 13, 2013 - 11:11am PT
I checked my return date. It is saturday! So unless the boat breaks down or hits a rock I should be able to make it Sunday!!! Yay!
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Mar 13, 2013 - 11:16am PT
Nice ones Stahlbro. The owl on the nest shot is great.

What is the little yellow-crowned one, Stahl? Not seeing that in my Stokes...unless that's a Verdin.
10b4me

Boulder climber
Lost
Mar 13, 2013 - 11:24am PT
FYI, the Pasadena chapter of the Audubon society is having a trip to hunt for owls on March 30. This will be in the San Gabriel mountains between 6pm and midnight
Limited to ten people. Check the website for contact person
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Mar 13, 2013 - 11:37am PT
Thanks Guys. It was a great spot. All the birds were within a 1/4 mile in one canyon. My girl friend Debbie took them.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 13, 2013 - 11:59am PT
the sage grouse are on the leks strutting their stuff round mono lake and the sweetwaters!



Meanwhile,,the EURASIAN collared doves have indeed hit the epedemic status of prior warnings. Here around the shop they have gone from 3 that showed up a few years ago, to around 300.. There are NO mourning doves in this area now due to these foreign invaders.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Mar 13, 2013 - 03:22pm PT
Good ones Rob!


and Debby!
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 13, 2013 - 08:41pm PT
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=2091898&tn=0



auction item (for BLITZO)available there that relates to this thread..;^)
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Mar 14, 2013 - 03:03pm PT
One of two beautiful ladies at a creek mouth on the Colorado River las...
One of two beautiful ladies at a creek mouth on the Colorado River last weekend.
Credit: Ghost
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Mar 14, 2013 - 03:34pm PT
Can anybody confirm an ID on the yellow crowned one in Stahl's post?

I'm thinking Verdin?

Just a couple minutes ago, snapped a few pics of my local hummingbird feeding the chicks. It's nesting on a pine that is about 3' from the door of my building here at work. Noticed the female at the nest last week, then walked out today and noticed the little beaks poking up.

Bad pics, but was lucky to get any at all:

Hummer nest w/ babies
Hummer nest w/ babies
Credit: Elcapinyoazz
Closer
Closer
Credit: Elcapinyoazz
Feeding time
Feeding time
Credit: Elcapinyoazz
Credit: Elcapinyoazz
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Mar 14, 2013 - 05:38pm PT
Verdin for sure Elcap.
matty

Trad climber
under the sea
Mar 14, 2013 - 06:06pm PT
Love me them humming birds...


humming bird nest with eggs
humming bird nest with eggs
Credit: matty
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Mar 14, 2013 - 07:34pm PT
In our yard a few years ago.

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 14, 2013 - 07:39pm PT
This little guy, it had to be a guy, landed on my wiper at the freaking
strip mall where I went to get a hair cut. So, I couldn't go in and leave
him there so I sat there and took pics with the cell phone and wondered what
to do. I was pretty sure I knew where his home was and I was just about
to pick him up and climb the tree when Mom showed up. Man, did she read
him the riot act! That got his attention toute de suite and off they flew!

Hey, it was a really cheap and crappy phone, mkay?
Hey, it was a really cheap and crappy phone, mkay?
Credit: Reilly
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Mar 14, 2013 - 07:44pm PT
DEE: Allen's?
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Mar 14, 2013 - 08:28pm PT
Really great shots from everyone. Just moved from Taos back to the Boulder area...when out today near our new home in Westminster.

Pretty cool area.

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Credit: Bob D'A

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