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StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Mar 14, 2013 - 11:14pm PT
Yep. Verdin
cyndiebransford

climber
31 years in Joshua Tree, now Alaska
Mar 15, 2013 - 05:54am PT
I went to the World Ice Art Championships in Fairbanks this week. The ice sculptures were amazing. This is one of the single block sculptures that fits in with the birds.
hummingbird ice sculpture
hummingbird ice sculpture
Credit: cyndiebransford
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Mar 17, 2013 - 10:22pm PT
Beautiful ice scuptures Cyndie!!!

Bird photo time.



dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Mar 17, 2013 - 10:30pm PT

So, I go to Bolsa Chica today, and start out. I'm lookin' at this island that usually only has gulls and cormorants and I see this babe. I'm thinkin' wtf is that? I learned my lesson last night (on the Owl Prowl) and get photos first. Ask questions later.
I've never asked why they call it the double crested cormorant. Not a single field guide has the photo that explains it.

dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Mar 17, 2013 - 10:37pm PT
Yes, we went on an "Owl Prowl" last night and saw all the normal local Owls. Barn Owl, Great Horned and Western Screech, and I'm an idiot because I should have got the great Screech photos but I put my camera away too early, it was way dark.
We stopped (Starr Ranch), and our guide called one in and it was right above us in a tree.
I got a GHO early on though.

nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Mar 17, 2013 - 10:37pm PT
Credit: nature
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Mar 17, 2013 - 10:38pm PT
Credit: nature
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Mar 18, 2013 - 03:14am PT
Nice meadowlark! The reddish Egret shot is also great. Nature - where did you get that last one?

From the Big Island yesterday

Credit: Mike Bolte
just for fun - a spinner dolphin. Click to make it larger and you can ...
just for fun - a spinner dolphin. Click to make it larger and you can see from the water pattern that this guy/gal was spinning
Credit: Mike Bolte
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Mar 18, 2013 - 09:31am PT
Mike - I shot that a few days ago in Costa Rica. It's a Black-headed Trogon (Trogon melanocephalus)

Edit: or did you mean Gym Birdwell? ;-)
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

photo not found
Missing photo ID#294957

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.

photo not found
Missing photo ID#295392

Credit: Bob D'A
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