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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!
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Apr 26, 2013 - 03:05pm PT
That was awesome Willoughby, thanks
Tony

Trad climber
Pt. Richmond, CA
Apr 26, 2013 - 03:05pm PT
Darwin,

Relative size can be very helpful.
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Apr 26, 2013 - 08:00pm PT
Pretty cool Willoughby.

Yellow bird and very blue sky in Colorado today.

Credit: Bob D'A
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Apr 26, 2013 - 09:09pm PT
Credit: dee ee

It was very windy at Bolsa Chica today and this sparrow was using his/her tail to hold onto this perch. I've never see a bird do that before.

Willoughby, that barn owl was RAD.
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Apr 26, 2013 - 09:12pm PT
Is that a Savannah Sparrow Dee ee? Cool bird.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Apr 26, 2013 - 09:43pm PT
I believe so Crimpie, that is where they are most predominant (Beldings). I see so many there I don't scrutinize each one! I have come to assume they all are.


ps. I had a good day there in spite of the wind.
For life list-Black Turnstone (3 flew right over me) and Horned Grebe(Ithink, I left my list with R. Stahl last weekend).
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Apr 26, 2013 - 10:48pm PT
Credit: dee ee

Forster's
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Apr 26, 2013 - 11:05pm PT
Credit: dee ee

Horned Grebe
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Apr 26, 2013 - 11:09pm PT
Credit: dee ee

Horned G. let me know if I am wrong!
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