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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!

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 17, 2013 - 12:43am PT
The Bird by Colin Tudge - erudite and entertaining.
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Apr 17, 2013 - 02:36am PT
Some from our feeder (Seattle). Aside from these, I saw an American Pipit (lifer) at the landfill on the commute in the other day.

Credit: Darwin

Credit: Darwin

Credit: Darwin

and for the purists (e.g. me) who don't want any human made objects in the photo, these are blossoms of the pear tree that they seem to love regardless of the feeder.
Credit: Darwin
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Apr 17, 2013 - 10:03am PT
Who can resist a baby goose Matty? So cute! It was nice seeing them there too. Spring has arrived (in LA anyway).

Love the Pine Siskins Darwin. We get them at the feeders here and they are always a treat hanging with the Goldfinch. Feisty little guys!
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Apr 17, 2013 - 11:28am PT
Credit: dirt claud
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Apr 17, 2013 - 11:30am PT
Nie Mandarins Dirt! I saw a wild one a while back..
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Apr 17, 2013 - 11:59am PT
Cool Mandarins! I wish we could have seen the one that frequents the Arboretum. I've never seen one.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 17, 2013 - 12:04pm PT
Crimpy, just say no to escapees! ;-0

Sitting here and watching 'my' Black Phoebe work the front yard.
In the afternoon he moves to the backyard. It is amazing that a few
yards can provide such a good living. Is it because ours and the two on
either side are pretty much pesticide-free? I qualify that because I do
employ targeted strikes against the ants. I draw the line at carpet bombing.
BrassNuts

Trad climber
Save your a_s, reach for the brass...
Apr 17, 2013 - 12:04pm PT
No way dewd - those Mandarin ducks are fake! ;-). Amazing colors, would love to see one!
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Apr 17, 2013 - 12:10pm PT
Will have to check that one out Crimpie. Didn't know they had one there.
Those Black Phoebes crack me up, they are cute little guys.
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