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Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
May 9, 2013 - 11:38am PT
Boat-Billed Flycatcher...Minca, Colombia.
Credit: Bob D'A
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
May 9, 2013 - 11:53am PT
Nests everywhere this year.

Cactus wrens nested in one of my Joshua Trees, Kestrels are nesting in my eaves for the second year in a row, and now there's Black Phoebes nesting on the side of my other place here in Riverside.

My pictures keep turning out poorly, need to break out something other than the little P&S, maybe just setup the SLR with the long lens and leave it laying out.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 9, 2013 - 11:54am PT
Right outside the motel in Sierra Vista, AZ.



I sure luv that thingy-bob.
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
May 9, 2013 - 11:56am PT
I should have been clearer. Location in US - name of city. I know I can go to MX for them, and I know they are in So TX, but it'd be a quick weekend so I want the fewest hassles. Just not sure what you guys think about the best destination (city name) for the Green and Brown Jay in the US. Thoughts?

Oh, and still sick though I think it's now just pure heinous allergies. Very rough month (going on two)!
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
May 9, 2013 - 12:10pm PT
Momma sticking her head out.


Crested Oropendola
Crested Oropendola
Credit: Bob D'A

The male version.

Credit: Bob D'A
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 9, 2013 - 12:25pm PT
Crimpie, in a word, Brownsville*; neither of those two should take you more
than an hour or two, at the most, unless I was along. ;-)


*which is why I said 'texmex'. ;-)
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
May 9, 2013 - 12:35pm PT
Believe it or not..this is a wild bird...the people of Minca feed them. This guy was just hanging on someone's porch this AM. Stunning birds.


Blue-And-Yellow Macaw.
Blue-And-Yellow Macaw.
Credit: Bob D'A
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
May 9, 2013 - 01:56pm PT
I envy your flying bird pics!

Credit: dee ee
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
May 9, 2013 - 04:52pm PT
Red crowned Woodpecker, Minca, Colombia.

Credit: Bob D'A
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
May 9, 2013 - 05:30pm PT
Nice photos! Thanks for the Brownsville suggestion Reilly. I've seen a bit about Kingville being better, but they were ads. Not trusting of ads!

Though I lived in TX for 30 years, I've not been to Brownsville (or many parts of TX).
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
May 9, 2013 - 05:49pm PT
Wow, that Oyster catcher is freaky looking. Like possesed by demons kinda freaky.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 9, 2013 - 06:15pm PT
Crimpie, there's a web site of the Brownsville Birdapalooza with a lot of
good beta on the various hotspots around there. Check it out. Oh, they
call it something much more pedantic. You should copyright it.
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
May 9, 2013 - 07:26pm PT
One of the prettiest birds I have ever seen. Swallow Tanager, Minca, Colombia.

Credit: Bob D'A
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
May 9, 2013 - 07:32pm PT
Wow, that Oyster catcher is freaky looking. Like possesed by demons kinda freaky.

Lol it is!

Caption for photo:

I've had too much coffee and YOU'RE FREAKING ME OUT, MAN!!!111

DMT
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
May 9, 2013 - 07:46pm PT
Rufous-Tailed Hummingbird, Minca, Colombia.

Credit: Bob D'A
Slater

Trad climber
Central Coast
May 9, 2013 - 09:33pm PT
Reilly,

I'm hitting SE AZ hot spot locations in August.

Can't wait! Supposed to be peak for diversity in that area.

Looking fwd to adding dozens to my life list!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 9, 2013 - 09:51pm PT
August! You're a hard man! That will be full contact birding!
The rarities definitely seem to show up then but be prepared to do a lot
of chasing. Don't waste much time on the Cave Crk area unless you know
something is there like a Rufous-backed Robin that got me all excited. Missed
him by a day or two! The only reliable birding there is around the
research station and the campgrounds. The rest is a pale shadow of what
it was like before the fires. Don't overlook Guadalupe Cyn. It is hard
core for shore but a cool place. Well, not exactly 'cool'. ;-) I got my
Berylline there - a pair! It used to be the place for Buff-collareds but
now California Gulch seems to be more reliable,as it is for Five-striped but
you have to get there at the crack for them. By August I doubt they
will be singing even at the crack but maybe?
Don't forget Pena Blanca Lk - the Least Grebes might still be there.

ps
I strongly recommend springing for both guides - the ABA one and the
AZ/Tucson Audubon one. There is a lot of overlap but I'm a beta freak and
both are worthy.
john hansen

climber
May 9, 2013 - 10:07pm PT
Yea I read August is a good month down there with the monsoon activity.

Got this Greater Scaup today at Bodega bay.

Credit: john hansen

Thought this might be Lesser....

Credit: john hansen



Not very good with gulls but this one caught my eye. much smaller than all the westerns around,, perhaps a Bonaparte's???

Credit: john hansen





Credit: john hansen

Brandt's and snowy egrets every where.


Credit: john hansen




Credit: john hansen



TMJesse

Mountain climber
Olympia, WA
May 9, 2013 - 11:10pm PT
Pine Grosbeak, YNP, along Mono Pass Trail
Pine Grosbeak, YNP, along Mono Pass Trail
Credit: TMJesse
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
May 10, 2013 - 12:30am PT
nice to see the "Birds" thread move (quietly) over 5000 posts

great photos lately. Love the Swallow Tanager too Bob. Good call JH on the ducks and the gull. TMJ, Pine Grosbeak is a great bird. Reminds me of my life Pine Grosbeak which I also saw in Tuolumne (behind Drug Dome walking down from Oz).

Darwin: I spent about 3 hours this morning walking around Magnuson Park looking for that Sage Thrasher, but had no luck. Maybe it has skipped town by now. Did see some other fun stuff: Lazuli Bunting, Nashville Warbler, Pacific Wren, nice little group of Buffleheads out in the Lake, and my favorite the Chestnut-backed Chickadee. A few species that I just saw in my back yard in Costa Rica the day before yesterday: Western Wood-Pewee, Wilson's Warbler, Vaux's Swift, Cliff Swallow. Here's the only bird that I was skilled enough to photograph, though I don't think it's very rare.

quack
quack
Credit: little Z
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