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10b4me

Ice climber
Happy Boulders
Apr 7, 2013 - 11:27am PT
Reilly, hahaha!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 7, 2013 - 03:28pm PT
Jess sayin'...

San Diego 56 hour pelagic trip
The main negative is it is Mon-Wed.

Can you say Guadalupe Murrelet* and Red-billed Tropicbird?

*the Guadalupe is the old southern sub of the Xantus'

Check out the track from this day trip!
Credit: Reilly

Peregrin taking an auklet how many miles out? Whoa!
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Apr 7, 2013 - 05:10pm PT

Margaritas at 8 am, Callie???
I'll bet you were countin' LOTS of birds!!!!
(doubles, triples). . . hee hee hee. . .
cyndiebransford

climber
31 years in Joshua Tree, now Alaska
Apr 7, 2013 - 08:36pm PT
Speaking of Bald Eagles. I walked my puppy on the beach today and we had a close encounter with a baldy. My pup weighs 23 pounds, but the baldy flew in really close to try and nab him. My husband was ready to throw a retractable lease at the eagle. Scary! I will need to keep him close for a few more weeks.
matty

Trad climber
under the sea
Apr 8, 2013 - 09:10am PT
Had fun birding LA with everyone last weekend. Great to meet all of you and hope to see all again soon. Photos will follow sometime. =)
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Apr 8, 2013 - 10:04am PT
Great time meeting some fellow tacos at Birdapolluza. Thanks for putting this together Callie, was awesome to meet some good people and real birders, we learned a lot from you guys. We were only spectators and could not take any pics, but the others got some great shots that I'm sure will be posted. That trip out of SD looks awesome Reilly, perhaps we can get a group together in the future for that one.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Apr 8, 2013 - 11:18am PT
Cyndie, be careful around those big birds!!


I also had a great time birding LA with everyone this weekend. It was sweet to hang with people that are as into it as I am. Everyone was super cool. Thanks Callie for inviting all of us.
My only regret was missing the Black Throated Gray Warbler! Now I am determined to find one soon.
I got a few pics. I'll start with these.



dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Apr 8, 2013 - 11:21am PT
Yeah, I missed one too Dee, that cedar waxwing is illusive to me. Can't seam to get a good look at one. Good to meet you, fun group to hang out with.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Apr 8, 2013 - 11:31am PT
Claud, we missed you two on Sun. We saw a huge number of CW's up close!!Sorry man!

Reilly, I'll miss that Pelagic trip in August. I'll be birding and traveling in Australia...whee hoo!






Dr. F.

Big Wall climber
SoCal
Apr 8, 2013 - 11:46am PT
Sorry that I missed all the fun
We just had our house painted, and had to do clean-up all weekend.

Once you hear what a flock Cedar Waxwings sounds like, you will notice that they are everywhere around these parts in the Winter, they just hate to be watched, so you rarely see them.
matty

Trad climber
under the sea
Apr 8, 2013 - 01:15pm PT
We saw at a flock of at least 50 waxwings flying around the LA Arboritum. They seemed to congregate at a tree in a corner of the park, upon close investigation they were taking trips to a bird bath in a private residence whose backyard property line was the park boundry. I think I was able to get at least 10 or 15 in a photo all perched on one branch on a popular nearby tree.
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.
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