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Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 14, 2013 - 04:39pm PT
This little guy, it had to be a guy, landed on my wiper at the freaking
strip mall where I went to get a hair cut. So, I couldn't go in and leave
him there so I sat there and took pics with the cell phone and wondered what
to do. I was pretty sure I knew where his home was and I was just about
to pick him up and climb the tree when Mom showed up. Man, did she read
him the riot act! That got his attention toute de suite and off they flew!

Hey, it was a really cheap and crappy phone, mkay?
Hey, it was a really cheap and crappy phone, mkay?
Credit: Reilly
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Mar 14, 2013 - 04:44pm PT
DEE: Allen's?
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Mar 14, 2013 - 05:28pm PT
Really great shots from everyone. Just moved from Taos back to the Boulder area...when out today near our new home in Westminster.

Pretty cool area.

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Credit: Bob D'A

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dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Mar 14, 2013 - 07:11pm PT
Elcapinyoazz,
At the time I didn't even take notice. I was happy to get one decent pic with my crappy old camera.
We have Anna's, Allen's and Rufous (in the middle of summer) in our yard so....can't say. I see some green on the back with a hint of orange.
Maybe a call for an expert.
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Mar 14, 2013 - 08:14pm PT
Yep. Verdin
cyndiebransford

climber
31 years in Joshua Tree, now Alaska
Mar 15, 2013 - 02:54am 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 - 07:22pm PT
Beautiful ice scuptures Cyndie!!!

Bird photo time.



dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Mar 17, 2013 - 07:30pm 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 - 07:37pm 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 - 07:37pm PT
Credit: nature
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Mar 17, 2013 - 07:38pm PT
Credit: nature
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Mar 18, 2013 - 12:14am 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 - 06:31am 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 - 09:09am PT
All beautiful as usual.
scuffy b

climber
heading slowly NNW
Mar 18, 2013 - 12:00pm 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 - 12:14pm 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 - 12:24pm 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 - 12:29pm 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 - 12:42pm 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 - 10:12am PT
Spring time on Vancouver Island:

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