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dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Apr 15, 2013 - 11:46am PT
Grear shots Mike and Dave.

I want to recommend two interesting bird movies.

1) Birders- The Central Park Effect
This is a wonderful flick about New York birding and birders.Way excellant.

2) A Murder of Crows
Very interesting. This may have been mentioned upthread. Worth seeing.

I've started the Birds of Paradise links, I am enjoying those.


The spring migration is in full swing down here (although some are saying it isn't as good as some years). I am heading out soon to see what I can see.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Apr 15, 2013 - 11:48am PT
theres a movie called Birders with Steve Martin thats a fun watch too!

NICE PICS ALL! Too bad bird books dont have some of these shots.
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Apr 15, 2013 - 11:52am PT
Great shots Dave! Love those Allen's. Their coloring is so dignified in comparison to other hummers with the garish, over the top colors.
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Apr 15, 2013 - 07:28pm PT
I thought that Yellow Rump was one of the most beautiful I've ever seen. He stood out at the Arboretum when we were there.
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Apr 15, 2013 - 09:49pm PT

Glad to see Crimpie wuzn't goosing that peacock!!!!

hee hee hee. . .
BrassNuts

Trad climber
Save your a_s, reach for the brass...
Apr 16, 2013 - 12:37am PT
From the last day of the SoCal Birdapalooza - LA Arboretum.
This male Common Yellowthroat gave us quite a show and song.  Love the...
This male Common Yellowthroat gave us quite a show and song. Love these little guys!
Credit: BrassNuts
Another shot of the Yellowthroat - quite the poser eh? :-&#41;
Another shot of the Yellowthroat - quite the poser eh? :-)
Credit: BrassNuts
Amazon Parrot - Red-Headed or Lilac Crowned or morph?  We were delight...
Amazon Parrot - Red-Headed or Lilac Crowned or morph? We were delighted to see these as we have 4 Lilac-Crowns at home :-)
Credit: BrassNuts
Another Amazon Parrot - these beauties were making googly eyes at one ...
Another Amazon Parrot - these beauties were making googly eyes at one another
Credit: BrassNuts
WBB amidst the yellow flowers
WBB amidst the yellow flowers
Credit: BrassNuts
One more batch from the trip still to come. We really had fun with y'all taco bird nuts!
Slater

Trad climber
Central Coast
Apr 16, 2013 - 12:57am PT
Brass... did you go to the Huntington? Best garden grounds in So Cal.
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Apr 16, 2013 - 01:20am PT
I've been trying to get a great shot of a yellowthroat for years. They tend to be on the move. Excellent shots Dave.
matty

Trad climber
under the sea
Apr 16, 2013 - 04:02pm PT
Slater- no huntington this time. The gardens are nicer there, but better birding at the LA arboretum IMO.

Here are some of my shots from Day 2 of LA birdapalooza

flock of cedar waxwings
flock of cedar waxwings
Credit: matty



Crimper Wolfe and Brass
Crimper Wolfe and Brass
Credit: matty




wood duck was a first for me
wood duck was a first for me
Credit: matty




would be a fine place for a book and bottle of wine
would be a fine place for a book and bottle of wine
Credit: matty




feets
feets
Credit: matty




Credit: matty




Credit: matty




Credit: matty



Credit: matty



more later
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Apr 16, 2013 - 04:05pm PT
Nice all,, but NUTZOBRASS!! That first shot of the yellow throat,,is STRRRRIKING! I can actually SEE a few PIN feathers in his forward crown...
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Apr 16, 2013 - 04:22pm PT
I just want to pick up that YellowThroat and kiss him all over!

Matty - love the photos. The peacock with feets totally cracks me up. :)
shady

Trad climber
hasbeen
Apr 16, 2013 - 04:29pm PT
A few years back while on a fishing trip in Montana I saw something I still can't wrap my head around.
While driving up one of those beautiful river valleys, the Flathead I think, I saw a bald eagle traveling in my same direction. It was just over the tree line on the other side of the river. I didn't have to slow down much to pace it. As I was admiring this powerful raptor a grey streak shot down from the eagles six o'clock high position, hitting it in the back of the head.
I was caught between looking for the assailant and the eagle, now tumbling earthward in a trail of white feathers. I honestly felt sick as the eagle tumbled out of control, disappearing into the trees.
Although I never saw it clearly, my assumption, based on color and speed, the assailant was a peregrine. I had no idea these two birds had such an adversarial relationship. Since they don't share the same prey, I am left to assume it was a territorial issue.
Is this common behavior for a peregrine?
Awesome thread!
So many great photographers here on ST.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Apr 16, 2013 - 04:35pm PT



Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!

Apr 16, 2013 - 01:22pm PT
I just want to pick up that YellowThroat and kiss him all over!




Ill bet you do,, startin with his fuzzy lil head huh!;-)
eKat

Mountain climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Apr 16, 2013 - 04:41pm PT

I just want to pick up that YellowThroat and kiss him all over!

That's EXACTLY what I always say. . . to this day, if Blanchard's around and he hears me say, "Ahhhhhhh. . ." he'll add, "YOU WANNA KISS 'EM?"

:-)

ALL OVER!
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
Panorama City, California & living in Seattle
Apr 16, 2013 - 04:45pm PT
I was waiting for a jet to come out of the clouds and saw thse guys way up there. This is about 50x.
Credit: McHale's Navy
matty

Trad climber
under the sea
Apr 16, 2013 - 04:50pm PT
Speaking of fuzzy heads here is a baby goose from that day...


Credit: matty
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Apr 16, 2013 - 05:00pm PT
Nice pics you guys!

I had killer birding this morning checking out a new section of Bolsa Chica and the Hunt. Beach Central Park.

Highlights include:

Lazuli Bunting (only second time I've seen one and first in the OC, seen one at Dinkey Creek in the Sierra)

Hammond's Flycatcher (tricky but positive ID)(life lister)was reported on the OC rare bird alert 2 days ago, I contacted the lady that saw it and got good beta from her on where to look

Black Chinned Hummer (first of season)

Hairy Woodpecker (first of season)

I got home and my new (replacement) Canon SX50 showed up. I missed some good photo ops today though.

WHEE-HOO!
shady

Trad climber
hasbeen
Apr 16, 2013 - 08:59pm PT
Lazuil bunting, at Bolsa chica?
Being an OC ex-pat I gotta say that's cool.
Good eye!
Slater

Trad climber
Central Coast
Apr 16, 2013 - 11:32pm PT
I read THE BIG YEAR
and
KINGBIRD HIGHWAY

any other suggestions?

I liked BIG YEAR the best.
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Apr 16, 2013 - 11:36pm PT
Hope is the thing with feathers. Awesome book. See: http://www.amazon.com/Hope-Thing-Feathers-Personal-Chronicle/dp/1585427225

Return of the Osprey. Really poignant. See: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=return%20of%20the%20osprey&sprefix=return+of+the+ospr%2Cstripbooks&rh=i%3Astripbooks%2Ck%3Areturn%20of%20the%20osprey&ajr=2

I really like Bird Sense. See: http://www.amazon.com/Bird-Sense-What-Its-Like/dp/0802779662/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1366169763&sr=1-1&keywords=bird+sense

Hope you like them too!

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