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Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Mar 19, 2013 - 11:26am PT
American Kestral, Westminster, CO

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Pretty Western Meadowlark singing it's beautiful song.

Western Meadowlark
Western Meadowlark
Credit: Bob D'A
Chewybacca

Trad climber
Montana, Whitefish
Mar 21, 2013 - 05:52pm PT
Happy Spring everyone and thanks for the kind words up thread.

@ Mike Bolte- I'm using an entry level Nikon and a couple of their kit lens, the D5100, a Nikkor 18-55 and a Nikkor 55-300. I'm hoping to upgrade my long lens this summer, but good glass is soo expensive.

As a new birder it has been exciting watching all the different bird species returning or passing through this spring. Here are some recent shots-



Silhouetted Red-Winged Blackbird



Mountain Bluebird



Black Capped Chickadee



American Robin



5 er 4 Redpolls



Itchy House Finch



Here is a Western Meadowlark singing along with Bob's Meadowlark.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Mar 22, 2013 - 09:42am PT
Not singin' but lookin' around. Upper Newport Bay.



Tropical Kingbird, local celebrity. Prado Regional Park.



Waiting for the Fox Sparrow to present itself this Lark Sparrow popped out. Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary.

Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Mar 22, 2013 - 09:55am PT
Great photos Chewy and Dee ee.

Here a few from my walk with Eva today.

First Say's Phoebe and another Meadowlark shot.

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Credit: Bob D'A
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Mar 23, 2013 - 03:03pm PT
Trapped in the KCMO airport Marriott dreaming of lovely weather and birds. Thanks for the photos that are far nicer than the view out the window (big snow). Couldn't get home today due to Denver big snow. :/

Psyched to see the tacos on the birding outing coming soon!
Slater

Trad climber
Central Coast
Mar 23, 2013 - 07:08pm PT
Credit: Slater

Credit: Slater

Credit: Slater

Credit: Slater

Credit: Slater

Gray Hawk in Santa Barbara, CA.
Gray Hawk in Santa Barbara, CA.
Credit: Slater

Credit: Slater

Credit: Slater

Great pics ya'll.
Heading to AZ in August! Can't wait!

Reilly... Paso Robles! Dang you drove right past my house! Hope you enjoyed the Central Coast. Did you hit Morro Bay?!

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 23, 2013 - 11:14pm PT
What, you live in Lost Hills? I love that place!

So our friends' place is east of San Miguel. The house is surrounded by
trees only half of which have leaves already. So imagine my surprise when
I saw a Western Wood Peewee in this nekked tree!

I did notice that the Western and Cassin's Kingbirds haven't showed up yet.
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Mar 23, 2013 - 11:27pm PT
Great sequence Slater. Like the Cedar Waxwing
Chewybacca

Trad climber
Montana, Whitefish
Mar 24, 2013 - 06:51am PT
We went birding yesterday and the first bird we encountered was this eagle. I'm wondering if anyone knows what is wrong with its eye. I did a light internet search but didn't come up with anything, maybe I'll do a deeper search tonight. The bird appeared healthy other than the eye issue.




A crop of the image above.



Another angle.



Here is a shot of the other eye for comparison.




The rest of our bird watching day was awesome. Thousands of various waterfowl, lots of raptors, and many beautiful song birds.
craig mo

Trad climber
L.A. Ca.
Mar 24, 2013 - 12:47pm PT
Red Tailed Hawk
Red Tailed Hawk
Credit: craig mo
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Mar 24, 2013 - 05:09pm PT
Horned Lark and American Pelicans from today catch.

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Slater

Trad climber
Central Coast
Mar 24, 2013 - 10:18pm PT
Reilly, in Arroyo Grande (off Hwy 101 just south of Pismo Beach) we had a Tropical, a Scissor Tail, a few Western, and dozens of Cassin's Kingbirds for like two months feeding on the berries above the creek. It was freakin' phenomenal! All the berries are gone and now so are the kingbirds. But it was quite a show.

Quite a far ways from Texas and Arkansas... our Scissor-tailed flycatc...
Quite a far ways from Texas and Arkansas... our Scissor-tailed flycatcher on the Central Coast of Cali!
Credit: Slater

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 24, 2013 - 10:31pm PT
Dang, a Scissor-tailed? Nice shot! I got my Scissor-tailed and my Least
Bittern on consecutive days in Kansas. I'm still kicking myself for not
going to Sacramento for the Falcated Duck. But I'm still quite pleased
with my White Wagtail in Dec. ;-)
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Mar 25, 2013 - 09:21am PT
My Bald Eagle pic from Peters Cyn. 2 days ago isn't nearly as nice as Chewy's! I kicked a rattler while taking it though.


dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Mar 25, 2013 - 11:24am PT
From the net, but cool look at the size of their claws.

Credit: dirt claud
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 25, 2013 - 11:34am PT
That's a Berkut - or Central Asian Golden Eagle used to hunt wolves!
Check out this video on them posted by Peter Haan!

Le Seigneur des Aigles

neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Mar 25, 2013 - 11:37am PT
hey there say, guys... wow, great pics...

oh my, it's been so cold here, i barely even SEE any birds, :(

did hear some last weekend, a bit, but not this week end, :(


thanks for sharing... love them birds sooooo much!
:)
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Mar 25, 2013 - 11:54am PT
hey there say, reilly... loved the turkey shot...

also, dirt claud... i MADE a turkey caller, but have not used it, it was made from the wing bones... but i did not glue it together proper, i think...

oh my, i will have to go see WHAT this gal is doing here... does not look like it is the same thing...

thanks for sharing... i can't get you tube, but may save the link, at least... or, perhaps it will work on the taco...


crimper, wonderful bird sharing trip, with all the folks going... wish i could, but i can't, :)
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Mar 25, 2013 - 12:06pm PT
North American Goldens ain't no wimps either...

Goshute Mnts, Nevada
Goshute Mnts, Nevada
Credit: little Z

Credit: little Z
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Mar 25, 2013 - 12:15pm PT
Awesome pics there little Z. Was wondering how you hold those birds without having them rip up your arm. That is cool that it trusts you to hold his feet like that.

Saw a video of that before Reilly, looks awesome how they hunt, no wolf is safe.

Neebee, check out that video when you get a chance, you will laugh your butt off.
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