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dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Apr 24, 2013 - 04:34pm PT
Willoughby, I'm in Tustin, CA. The pic is from Irvine Park although I had one in the yard yesterday and up Silverado Cyn. last week.
Willoughby

Social climber
Truckee, CA
Apr 24, 2013 - 06:43pm PT
Ah. Well, Tustin is a long walk from Tahoe, but it still seems maybe a teeny bit early. I wonder how slow their northbound trip is. My earliest date for Tahoe is 4 May, but I'm sure a few trickle in during the last week of April. But they're not really here, here until the second half of May. Nonetheless, I guess it's time for the first ones!
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Apr 24, 2013 - 08:00pm PT
The other male in their posse.
The other male in their posse.
Credit: dee ee


Thanks to Doc F for telling me about the alternate photo posting m.o.
Willoughby

Social climber
Truckee, CA
Apr 24, 2013 - 08:19pm PT
Soon...

Credit: Willoughby
I had to climb a tree to get this photo - on topic!
I had to climb a tree to get this photo - on topic!
Credit: Willoughby

We're big fans of tanagers at TINS!

Credit: Willoughby
john hansen

climber
Apr 24, 2013 - 09:33pm PT
Credit: john hansen
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Apr 24, 2013 - 09:42pm PT
Nice stuff. Thrashers always remind me on mini-road runners!
Slater

Trad climber
Central Coast
Apr 24, 2013 - 11:02pm PT
Harpe Eagle on KQED right now! 8pm

post comment: It was rad! huge freakin' eagles! They pick up monkeys and sloths to eat! Gnarly!

Anyone every see this...

Adventures In Birdwatching: 3-Volume Boxed Set movie

worth purchasing??
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Apr 25, 2013 - 11:50am PT
Think I saw the same show Slater, was just about to mention it. The one I saw was on KPBS here in San Diego on the show Nature, not sure it it's the same one, but showed the same stuff, with them picking off monkeys, and raising a male that had just been born. Those are some awesome eagles.

Credit: dirt claud
Credit: dirt claud


Edit:
Anyone here been to Crystal Cove State Park in Laguna Nigel. Was going to head there on 5/4. Looks like some good birding there, feel free to join in if anyone is around on that day.

Timid TopRope

Social climber
'used to be Paradise, CA
Apr 25, 2013 - 12:12pm PT
Crystal cove can have some good shore birds. If you're lucky you may get a road runner in the scrub above the bluffs. Only place I've seen a golden eagle near the coast. Best beach combing, hiking beach in OC.
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Apr 25, 2013 - 12:24pm PT
Thanks Timid, looks like a fun spot, My gf twisted my arm into going to the Renaissance Fair in Irwindale on Sunday and thought this would be a good spot to check out on Saturday and camp out. If anyone knows any good places near Irwindale to check out, please let me know.
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Apr 25, 2013 - 02:59pm PT
Yellowlegs in Walden Ponds near Boulder, CO.

Credit: Bob D'A
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Apr 25, 2013 - 03:03pm PT
has anyone ever seen around 40 to 50 pairs of lesser gold finches hanging and nesting in about two town blocks at most?
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Apr 25, 2013 - 03:26pm PT
That's a great one Bob, like how the colors work, the detail on the birds really comes out.
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Apr 25, 2013 - 06:25pm PT
Thanks Dirt...also have been seeing a lot of Say's Phoebe around. Really love watching them hunt.

Credit: Bob D'A
Tony

Trad climber
Pt. Richmond, CA
Apr 25, 2013 - 08:01pm PT
Bob,

Great comparison photo of Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs. They are even in exactly the same position.

We just got back from the Eastern Sierra for the Owens Lake Spring Big Day bird count. This is an amazing spot for migrating shorebirds, ducks and grebes (Eared). It just sprang to life once LADWP began shallow flooding to comply with dust control. The fall count is the best for rare migrants, but all the birds in breeding plumage is a real treat.

We didn't have much time for general birding during this too short stay. However, we did get to see A Curve-billed Thrasher that has been in the Starlite area since last June.

Credit: Tony

He was singing his heart out, but probably to no avail, since this is the northernmost record for the species.
Credit: Tony

We did head up to the White Mountains briefly and saw some of the local specialties such as this Gray Flycatcher at the Grandview CG.
Credit: Tony

We also saw a number of Black-throated Sparrows as we headed down.
Credit: Tony

A real treat was watching a huge flock of Pinyon Jays flying over and foraging calling all the time. This went on for at least 10 minutes and they still were materializing as we left.


dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Apr 25, 2013 - 08:51pm PT
dirt Claud, the coastal sage scrub along the bluffs just north of Crystal Cove have Cali. Gnatcatchers.
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Apr 26, 2013 - 10:42am PT
cool, I like those little guys, they're fun to watch. That area looks really cool from the pics, should be a fun day. thanks for the info.
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Apr 26, 2013 - 11:54am PT
Thanks Tony...I still need a partner for my Colombia birding trip. :-)

Great shot on the Curve billed.

These Swainson's are showing up all over the place.

Really beautiful hawks.

Credit: Bob D'A
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Apr 26, 2013 - 12:23pm PT

And they say size is not a field mark.

Thanks for the photos y'all especially for the Swainson's, the Black Throated Sparrows, the Pinion Jay story(be still my heart!) and the building falcon(?) mural and ... .


turned into a lurker,
Darwin
Willoughby

Social climber
Truckee, CA
Apr 26, 2013 - 01:31pm PT
This is worth a look:

http://gizmodo.com/5995371/a-slo+mo-mouse-eye-view-of-a-barn-owl-swooping-in-for-the-kill-is-terrifying

Slow motion video of a barn owl, from a mouse's perspective!
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