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dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Apr 27, 2013 - 09:36pm PT
Dang it Ron, you're right about the Horned G. Sometimes I'm a little hasty, I missed that rufous neck, beginners error. I'm still not totally convinced on the second one.
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Apr 27, 2013 - 09:37pm PT
I think it's a Vesper Sparrow Bob D'A. Saw a few a couple of weeks ago. Striking birds.
john hansen

climber
Apr 27, 2013 - 09:46pm PT
I kind of snuck up on this common loon by hiding behind some post's under a walkway. He was only about 50 or 60 feet away,preening all his feathers and shaking his wings. Perfect light with the sun right behind me.

Credit: john hansen


Credit: john hansen

Once I stepped out , he dove right away and came up a hundred yards away.

Really good birding around Watsonville Ca and the Elkhorn slough.

I am up to 100 speicies for my trip in only 5 days of birding.

Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Apr 27, 2013 - 10:02pm PT
Callie...I think you are right. Very big sparrow. Really pretty. Thanks.

Great photos everyone.
john hansen

climber
Apr 27, 2013 - 10:05pm PT
black crowned night heron

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pidgion Galllimute

Credit: john hansen

And a Brandt, cormorant trying to get a date,,


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Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Apr 27, 2013 - 10:57pm PT
Thanks to this thread, I think I learned two new sparrow species for ID this week. Thanks to all!

Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Apr 28, 2013 - 05:08pm PT
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
Panorama City, California & living in Seattle
Apr 28, 2013 - 05:24pm PT
Credit: McHale's Navy
Slater

Trad climber
Central Coast
Apr 28, 2013 - 07:05pm PT
Credit: Slater

I got a scope and have been rediscovering common birds lately.

Although this shot required no scope... I didn't even crop the frame!

The eyes! The eyes!

I've also been trying to memorize common bird calls so I don't waste time bushwacking for 20 minutes to pursue a Wilson's Warbler or Yellow rump!

So far I have Wrentit, Orange-crown Warbler, Waxwing, Oak Titmouse, Northern Flicker, House Finch, Mockingbird, Scrub Jay, and Stellar Jay down, and maybe a few others that are kinda hard to not get like Acorn Woody and Nuttal's woody, doves, etc.
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Apr 28, 2013 - 08:15pm PT
You don't see this very often.

Two Swainson's hawks.

Credit: Bob D'A
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Apr 28, 2013 - 08:16pm PT
Bow chica bow wow...bow chica bow wow... :)

Nice photo!
Slater

Trad climber
Central Coast
Apr 28, 2013 - 10:41pm PT
Crimper... they're probably just stuck.
Or maybe just playing leap frog!
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Apr 28, 2013 - 10:56pm PT
Haha! Thanks for the laugh Slater. Been sick as a dog and that made my day!
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Apr 28, 2013 - 10:58pm PT
2 Swainson's havin' fun, me thinks.
john hansen

climber
Apr 28, 2013 - 11:05pm PT


This is why I like to look with my bino's first and then try to get a photo.

Correct me if I am wrong but these are least sandpiper's. Note the yellow legs.





Credit: john hansen
john hansen

climber
Apr 28, 2013 - 11:19pm PT
Some others, not perfect but they help me ID when I am back at the hotel.


Perigrine

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Way out of focus but you can see the difference in size and the length of the bill; I would not have got this one with out the photo.

lesser yellowlegs


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and a semi palmated plover, was hoping for a Snowy,


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106 spiecies in one week, got two more weeks to go,,
john hansen

climber
Apr 28, 2013 - 11:33pm PT
Wader's


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Credit: john hansen



Credit: john hansen
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Apr 28, 2013 - 11:46pm PT
House Finch, I found the nest.
House Finch, I found the nest.
Credit: dee ee

Tree Swallow, my head is not made of metal.
Tree Swallow, my head is not made of metal.
Credit: dee ee

Dang, there are photographers all over the place on a Sunday!
Dang, there are photographers all over the place on a Sunday!
Credit: dee ee

Aarrgh, it's an invasion!
Aarrgh, it's an invasion!
Credit: dee ee

Overnight outr yard went from one wintering Allen's to 5 Allens and An...
Overnight outr yard went from one wintering Allen's to 5 Allens and Annas. Dude is pissed off.
Credit: dee ee

john hansen

climber
Apr 29, 2013 - 12:33am PT
Dee, are those with that Cannon SD? I got one but have been sticking with my old stuff. Perhaps I should reconsider..

Those are great shot"s.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Apr 29, 2013 - 12:40am PT
Yowza! Some gOOd stuff all,, and DEE,, seems something is new!? I count 14 oil glands in the lower lid of the hummer.. NICE!
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