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McHale's Navy

Trad climber
Panorama City, California & living in Seattle
Apr 8, 2013 - 02:32pm PT
This just in.
Credit: McHale's Navy
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Apr 8, 2013 - 03:01pm PT
Documentary about the birds of paradise





matty

Trad climber
under the sea
Apr 8, 2013 - 03:15pm PT
Those of you at Birdapalooza heard me mention a hummingbird documentary. Here is a link. watch it and be amazed at those little birds and their tiny bodys. It is a PBS documentary called "Magic in the air"


http://video.pbs.org/video/1380512531/


Also here is the origami TED talk I spoke with some of you about...


http://www.ted.com/talks/robert_lang_folds_way_new_origami.html


Yes these are true origami, one square sheet of paper, only folds...crazy what happens when you teach a computer to design the folding patterns for you.





This hummingbird may be separate origami that have been attached...I'm not sure and couldn't find info on it...but I wouldnt be that surprised if it was true, but the stems seem too thin.




dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Apr 8, 2013 - 03:44pm PT
So this has nothing to do with birding, but Matts' post reminded me of an awesome documentary on Origami on Netflix streaming. Never thought I would be this interested in it, really cool, different, perspective about the art.

Credit: dirt claud
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Apr 8, 2013 - 04:02pm PT
Fellow birders -

Thanks so much for joining us on our quick trip out West. We ended up going to new locations for what turned out to be a bit of an urban birding experience...it was great!

Saturday we met at the Botanic Gardens then headed to Harbor Park, Sand Dunes Park and then the shore (did I forget a location?) edit: and Madrona Marsh. Sunday was a full day of LA Arboretum (I can spell now that the margarita is out of my system).

It wasn't tremendously birdy, but we still managed to get over 70 species. Favorites for me included the Nashville Warbler, Sea Scoter and Bulbuls. I got a HUGE kick out of the Amazons at the Arboretum! There were Red-Heads and Lilac Crowns out in big numbers. Given it's breeding season they were extra fun to watch. Got to see an Amazon stand off and later some peacocks getting after it (fighting! get you minds out of the gutter!!). :)

It was such fun hanging with Dirt Claude, 10b4me, Dee ee, Matty, Reilly and all the others. We will definitely do that again!

Hopefully BN and others will get some photos up very soon. Until then, here is a fab photo that Steve Wolfe got yesterday at the Arboretum:

Red Whiskered Bulbul and dinner
Red Whiskered Bulbul and dinner
Credit: Crimpergirl
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Apr 8, 2013 - 04:12pm PT
There were some excellent photographs taken, can't wait to see them, wish we could have joined you guys on Sunday.

Edit: ok, now I see them. The PC at work was blocking them I guess. Great pics everyone, that waxwing looks cool Dee.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Apr 8, 2013 - 06:32pm PT
Here are a couple of my better ones from the weekend.



Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Apr 8, 2013 - 06:34pm PT
Man! LOOK at those eye lashes and ornamental fluffs on the lower lid.. NICE!!!!!!!! you can count the oil glands of the eye ring..
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Apr 8, 2013 - 07:22pm PT
Yeah, that is a good one, great pic man.
nita

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
Apr 8, 2013 - 07:28pm PT

dee ee, ..WOW! Beautiful ......

Wild bird school picture day.....the bluebird looks like it just combed it's silky blue hair...
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Apr 8, 2013 - 07:35pm PT
Great shots Dave!
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Apr 8, 2013 - 07:49pm PT
Beautiful!!
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Apr 8, 2013 - 08:33pm PT
Rob, you had a nice Rock Wren.
Here is my best RW from Death Valley. He was calling up at the Wildrose Campground just before sunset.




That shot from Steve was spectacular, a real pro shot.
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Apr 8, 2013 - 11:32pm PT
I've downloaded the point and shoot camera. I got some photos of birders...none of birds. And unlike the bird photos, my photos are marginal. Still they show some fun.


Many of the birders at Sand Dune Park. It was initially pretty quiet, but as we decided to leave for lunch, many birds showed.


Reilly, Dee ee, and local birder Stephen Dexter in the back


Brassnuts and Dirt Claude


10b4me and Reilly


This wouldn't be a complete climbing TR without a butt shot. :)


Urban birding with Steve Wolfe and Stephen Dexter


Birders everywhere ... plus a curious bystander with a dog.


10b4me and Dee ee looking for the Wobblers. :)


We saw many Yellow-Rumps, and a Nashville Warbler


Belay neck training is excellent for birding


Fun lunch at Cozymels


Madrona Marsh...Urban birding for Warblers!


Some fun ducks here - the silliest being a male Ruddy in breeding plumage




We finished Saturday at the shore. Saw dolphins (or were they porpoises?), Sea Scoters, lots of different types of cormorants and loons, Black Oystercatcher and other such birds.


Brassnuts, Steve Wolfe, Stephen Dexter and Jose

Sunday several of us met at the LA Arboretum...


Crimpergirl, Steve W, Dee ee and Matty


Approaching a very proud Peacock displaying for the stairs...the wall...the sidewalk...and pretty much everything.


I was goosing this rascal and he didn't even care!


All the guys saw something good!


The squirrels were friendly...REALLY friendly!


Although blurry (my specialty), this is a great shot!


Another favorite photo...this should be used for a caption contest. Dee ee and Matty


A Common Yellowthroat has their attention.


Coolest tree there.


Love the poppys


Even the turtles were friendly (i.e., demanding)


I counted 28 turtles and one Double-Crested Cormorant in this frame


The birding day ended with seeing a Bewick's Wren disappear into the crack by this door jam. He/she has a nest in there!


Touch guy photo! Matty, BrassNuts and Steve Wolfe (aka Lone Wolf)

Thanks to all who joined us. It was a great trip!
matty

Trad climber
under the sea
Apr 8, 2013 - 11:44pm PT
Love it. Keep em coming. Fun memories and photos
10b4me

Ice climber
Happy Boulders
Apr 9, 2013 - 12:06am PT
Wish I could have been there on Sunday.
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Apr 9, 2013 - 12:17am PT
We kept hoping you could somehow make it 10b4me! We saw the Wood Duck, but the Mandarin eluded us. TONS of Cedar Waxwings, Yellow-Rumped Warblers, Bulbuls. We saw some Band-Tailed Pigeons (first for me) and many others. It really was great fun.
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Apr 9, 2013 - 09:21am PT

Sheesh, that lense of Dave's looks like a bazooka!
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Apr 9, 2013 - 09:41am PT
That is exactly what we call it Steve. One man walked by BN and said "that thing is an assault weapon". Cracked everyone up.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Apr 9, 2013 - 11:21am PT
Cool TR!! Looks like fun was had!
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