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Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Mar 28, 2013 - 03:22pm PT
ELCap...not this far north, saw some in southern AZ and northern Mexico...beautiful birds.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Mar 28, 2013 - 05:17pm PT
Good ones y'all and thanks. I've been working in Barstow, was hoping for Gambel's Quail but, no.

Correct orientation (not from Barstow, Sea Terrace Pk., Dana Point).

BrassNuts

Trad climber
Save your a_s, reach for the brass...
Mar 30, 2013 - 07:02am PT
Our big snowstorm last weekend brought the Mountain Bluebirds down into town looking for food...
Male Mountain Bluebird doin the berry trick
Male Mountain Bluebird doin the berry trick
Credit: BrassNuts
Another MMBB chillin in the snow
Another MMBB chillin in the snow
Credit: BrassNuts
Juniper berry - yum.  This photo by CG :-&#41;
Juniper berry - yum. This photo by CG :-)
Credit: BrassNuts
on the fence...
on the fence...
Credit: BrassNuts
MMBB in a Juniper, lookin for more berries.  Photo by CG :-&#41;
MMBB in a Juniper, lookin for more berries. Photo by CG :-)
Credit: BrassNuts
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Mar 30, 2013 - 07:08am PT
second one down is particularly good Dave.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Mar 30, 2013 - 02:11pm PT
I agree, very nice Dave!


Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 30, 2013 - 02:20pm PT
I dig the first one! (Although I would have cloned out the branch growing from his head) :-)
Not that the second isn't excellent also.

By the way, thanks to Dirt Claud for that incredible video about Boids of Paradise!
The book is out now, too. I'm afraid to look at the price.

Very interesting article in the latest ABA "Birding" about Lesser Black-backed Gulls
and their incredible expansion in the last 20 years. They have now appeared
in every state! There is still no evidence of them breeding in Canada or
the US but it is probably just a matter of time.
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Mar 30, 2013 - 07:20pm PT
Our trip to SoCal is sneaking up and none too soon. Thought I'd post again about the birding outing. Several of us are meeting at the South Coast Botanic Gardens (near Palos Verdes) on Saturday morning at 7:30 in the parking lot.

To date, those in (or maybe) are:

Steve Wolfe - In - friend we meet up frequently to bird
Jose - In - a young CA birder we meet with frequently to bird
BrassNuts - in
Crimpie - in
Dee ee - in
Reilly - looks good - checking with secretary
Matty - in on Sunday
10b4me - a maybe
Elcapinyoazz - possible
Darwin - maybe - trying to get away from work

Have I missed anyone? Looking forward to the birding and the friends.

BrassNuts

Trad climber
Save your a_s, reach for the brass...
Mar 30, 2013 - 08:53pm PT
Reilly - what branch are you talking about? ;-)
There were also some Robins hanging out with the Bluebirds snagging berries and such...
Really really want...
Really really want...
Credit: BrassNuts
Gotcha!
Gotcha!
Credit: BrassNuts
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Mar 31, 2013 - 04:04am PT
Dave,

that last Robin shot looks just like the pose from an Audubon painting. Amazing stuff, thanks!
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Mar 31, 2013 - 07:09am PT
Excellent observation Little z. I really love that photo and I couldn't put my finger on why it was so pleasing...but you did. Cool!
Rick A

climber
Boulder, Colorado
Mar 31, 2013 - 08:43am PT
Magnificent shots, as expected from Dave.
Looking forward to the birding TR from the PV trip!
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 31, 2013 - 08:51am PT
Indeed!
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Mar 31, 2013 - 10:15am PT
Brandt's cormorants getting going with the nests off West Cliff drive. Thanks Scuffyb for the head's up!

Credit: Mike Bolte
Credit: Mike Bolte
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Mar 31, 2013 - 10:25am PT
Really fun Mike B!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 31, 2013 - 10:56am PT
Dave, HaHaHaHa!

ps
I've been informed that I am free to attend Birdapalooza this Sat.
It is very nice having an understanding Parole Officer.
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Mar 31, 2013 - 11:46am PT
Excellent news Reilly! Really looking forward to it. :)
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 31, 2013 - 11:52am PT
BTW, I just checked and the Gardens' website says it doesn't open til' 0900.
Will we be able to spend an hour and a half profitably outside the grounds?
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Mar 31, 2013 - 03:41pm PT
out this afternoon and saw some slightly creepy-looking birds.

Mordor Jay
Mordor Jay
Credit: Mike Bolte
Mordor Bushtit
Mordor Bushtit
Credit: Mike Bolte

and some of the regulars

Credit: Mike Bolte
Credit: Mike Bolte
Credit: Mike Bolte
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 31, 2013 - 03:45pm PT
Mike, you down by the Tijuana River?
Where are the White-collared Seedeaters?
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Mar 31, 2013 - 04:22pm PT
Solitary Sandpiper


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