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Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Apr 18, 2013 - 09:05am PT
http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Eurasian_Tree_Sparrow/id

Where did you get that? :)

When I lived in STL I was anxious to see one. Went on several walks but didn't get it. Finally I looked at my feeder. They were there.

They are similar to House Sparrows, but there are differences. Only in the first photo does it look like there may be the white dot above the eye (House Sparrow). Others seems to show the white collar and black ear though (Eurasian).

For comparison; http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/house_sparrow/id
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Apr 18, 2013 - 10:01am PT
Looks like an interesting radio presentation:

The Lost Bird Film. The link below offers a couple of minutes of info about the full film showing on Earth day.

http://www.lostbirdfilm.org/blog_lost_bird_project_on_birdnote_radio

From this webpage: "Birdnote is discussing the film in advance of hundreds of broadcasts on public television stations nationwide next week in conjunction with Earth Day."
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 18, 2013 - 01:42pm PT
Matty, you went on the wrong cruise!

From CALBIRDS Yahoo:

On April 14,15, 16, Holland America cruised north from San Diego, ranging
45-60 miles offshore, west of San Miguel Island to the Oregon border.
Highlights on April 15-16 include: 3 Hawaiian Petrel (1 off Santa
Barbara, 1 off Monterey, and 1 off Humbolt), 43 Murphy's Petrel btween
Santa Barbara and Humbolt, 5 Cook's Petrel in Santa Barbara, Monterey and
Humbolt, and 1 Parakeet Auklet in Humbolt, 11 in Oregon, & 24 in
Washington. They also saw 1 Laysan Albatross and 1 Flesh-footed
Shearwater.

Paul Lehman also reported to me a surprisely high count of 530 Sabine's
Gull and good numbers of Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel and Tufted Puffin in
Northern California.


Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Apr 18, 2013 - 01:53pm PT
Reilly - the pelagic cruise you posted up thread looks fun. With my smothering work load, it's hard to plan ahead now. Still, it'd be fun to reassemble the taco birding team for something like that.
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Apr 18, 2013 - 03:40pm PT
American Kestrel on my hike today. Beautiful little killers they are.

Credit: Bob D'A


Callie...this is for you...try not to cry.:-)

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151866003744966&set=a.10151311735369966.562635.167774004965&type=1&theater
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Apr 18, 2013 - 04:40pm PT
I went to Tucker today looking for the Calliope H.bird reported yesterday, no luck

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Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Apr 18, 2013 - 04:46pm PT
Dee ee - gorgeous photos! Love love love.

Thanks for the link Bob D'A. I followed Alex from the beginning. He is only a year older than my Henri. I went to see Pepperberg speak on three occasions and bought her books. I read her journal articles. A devout follower as one could be.

I remember the morning that they announced Alex's death. I was sitting in Lambert airport waiting on a flight to take me ultimately to Yosemite. Total flash-bulb moment for me. I broke down right there. He was such an awesome bird. He taught people a whole lot more than people taught him. The Pepperberg staff did not even release information about Alex's death for a month to give them some time to grieve in private. So so tragic.

Thanks for sharing that, but you know I'll cry as I'm a big fat softy cry baby. :)

edit: Think one of yours didn't post Dee ee.
matty

Trad climber
under the sea
Apr 18, 2013 - 04:50pm PT
More from day 2

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Slater

Trad climber
Central Coast
Apr 18, 2013 - 05:04pm PT
Nice Matty.
Good composition on some of those.
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Apr 18, 2013 - 05:06pm PT
Really beautiful Matty. You'd head over somewhere to grab a shot and I'd not see a bird. Now I see what you were up too. :) Really pretty stuff!
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Apr 18, 2013 - 08:00pm PT
St. Louis or western Illinois? Not bloody likely. That photo was from yesterday when I was about as far as you can get from the US midwest. Those little guys were on a patch of grass in one of the most urban spots on the world -- the center of Hong Kong.

Thanks for identifying them.
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Apr 18, 2013 - 10:07pm PT
Mountain Bluebird in a Colorado blue sky today.

Credit: Bob D'A
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Apr 18, 2013 - 11:40pm PT
Great shot Bob
BrassNuts

Trad climber
Save your a_s, reach for the brass...
Apr 19, 2013 - 12:01am PT
Last set of keepers from the SoCal birdapalooza...
Red-Whiskered Bulbul, very cool bird
Red-Whiskered Bulbul, very cool bird
Credit: BrassNuts
Song Sparrow catching a drink
Song Sparrow catching a drink
Credit: BrassNuts
Bushtit on a cool veggie
Bushtit on a cool veggie
Credit: BrassNuts
Another RWB showing his crest
Another RWB showing his crest
Credit: BrassNuts
Lesser Goldfinch looking for a bug snack after a bath
Lesser Goldfinch looking for a bug snack after a bath
Credit: BrassNuts
Now if the ice age would go away, some birds might start showing up here in Boulder :-)
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Apr 19, 2013 - 12:04am PT
whoa! The first bulbul is a great image BN. Matty - nice images!
shady

Trad climber
hasbeen
Apr 19, 2013 - 02:07am PT
Absolutely super stuff!
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Apr 19, 2013 - 01:58pm PT
Really super images Dave...a few big birds from today hike.

Credit: Bob D'A


Credit: Bob D'A


And I think a Yellow Rumped Warbler????

Credit: Bob D'A


BrassNuts

Trad climber
Save your a_s, reach for the brass...
Apr 19, 2013 - 03:15pm PT
Might be a Kinglet Bob, but I'm not sure. Nice multiple GBH shot!
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Apr 19, 2013 - 03:47pm PT
Bob - thanks for the steady flow of fine photos.

a female Mountain Bluebird?
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Apr 19, 2013 - 03:50pm PT
a buddy in Carson has been swamped with lesser goldfinches that are in BRILLIANT mating plumage-- like hundreds!
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