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Timid TopRope

Social climber
'used to be Paradise, CA
May 2, 2013 - 09:32pm PT
Little Z
I hadn't known of the potoo before. Had to wiki it to see if it was a goatscker-nightjar. Found out they're related but a different family-genus.
Looks like Maurice Sendak made it up.

Excellent bird. Thanks for the share.
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
May 2, 2013 - 09:37pm PT
I hope to see Potoo, heading up higher tomorrow.

Snowy Egret

Credit: Bob D'A

Neotropical Cormorant with lunch.

Credit: Bob D'A

Ruddy Ground Dove with it young one.

Credit: Bob D'A

dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
May 2, 2013 - 10:09pm PT
Bob and little Z, livin' the birders life.




OK, some of the rest of us aren't doin' too bad either.
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
May 2, 2013 - 10:44pm PT
Dave...I think you and a lot of birders on ST are doing better than just OK.


A few more from today.

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A



john hansen

climber
May 2, 2013 - 11:39pm PT
Amazing stuff everyone, 11 days into my 3 week birding thing. 19 lifers and 149
different birds so far.

White winged dove


Credit: john hansen


Alperts Towhee with it's nose cut off.


Credit: john hansen
Both lifer's

And green Tailed Towhee

Credit: john hansen

All from Sweetwater sewage ponds. a bit scuffy and smelly but great birding. hard to get around the construction detours.


Went to Madera canyon yesterday,, saw the sign that said smuggling and stuff were possible here. Saw way many more birder's than birds,,, got an American redstart though, another lifer.

Crimpie and Brass are probably staying there.

Harris Hawk,,,,

OK, this was at the museum and it was sitting on it's owner's gloved hand...so I guess that does not count,,,
Credit: john hansen



Have seen surprisingly few hawk's on this trip. Not even a cooper's

I should get one when I go back to the coast.



cyndiebransford

climber
31 years in Joshua Tree, now Alaska
May 3, 2013 - 01:16am PT
It is a rainy evening on the Kenai Peninsula, about 38 degrees. Most of the geese and cranes have moved away from the roadway, but more and more ducks are being seen daily. I saw Snow Geese, Greater White-fronted Geese, Cackling Geese,Sandhill Cranes, Northern Shovelers, American Wigeon, Mallards, Yellowlegs, Northern Pintails and two Tundra Swans.
Green-winged Teal
Green-winged Teal
Credit: cyndiebransford
Cackling Goose
Cackling Goose
Credit: cyndiebransford
Greater White-fronted geese
Greater White-fronted geese
Credit: cyndiebransford
Northern Shoveler
Northern Shoveler
Credit: cyndiebransford
Timid TopRope

Social climber
'used to be Paradise, CA
May 3, 2013 - 01:28am PT
Cindie, your Am wigeon look like green winged teal to me.
cyndiebransford

climber
31 years in Joshua Tree, now Alaska
May 3, 2013 - 01:53am PT
Thanks Timid, correction made.
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
May 3, 2013 - 03:03am PT
More owls.

The reason I'm seeing so many of them is because they have a nest here in the yard.

The babies are big enough to fly between the trees.





There are three babies this year. In the evenings they hang out in the tree tops, waiting for mom & pop owl to bring them something to eat.



Mom & pop owl are busting their owl asses for sure. I've watched them show up with three rodents in a half-hour.

I have traps out, and if I hit the rat/ground squirrel/gopher trifecta in a week, I consider myself successful. These owls do that in a half-hour.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
May 3, 2013 - 02:14pm PT
Good stuff everyone!

I went on a 3 stop OC loop yesterday, got 2 lifers.
This Ross's Goose off the OC RBA at Eisenhower Park.

Ross's Goose
Ross's Goose
Credit: dee ee

Wilson's Phalarope at Bolsa Chica.

a fuzzy Wilson's Phalarope
a fuzzy Wilson's Phalarope
Credit: dee ee

...and HELP ME OUT WITH THIS ONE. The beak looks finch like but...at Hunt. Beach Central Park

Credit: dee ee
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
May 3, 2013 - 02:21pm PT
^^^

Female house finch, as best as I can tell. They're all over CA and other states west of the rockies.
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
May 3, 2013 - 02:29pm PT
This thread just gets better and better. Great photos going up too quickly for me to be able to compliment the birders/photos!

Keep them coming Bob! So interesting to see these birds from other places
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
May 3, 2013 - 04:34pm PT
If it's a little too big for a House Finch, I would guess a female Cowbird. That conical bill is my tipoff.


e.g. from www.sialis.org

credit: www.sialis.org
credit: www.sialis.org
Credit: Darwin
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
May 3, 2013 - 04:43pm PT
Dee ee,

looks more like a female Brewer's Blackbird (grayish rather than brownish, not as compact as a cowbird)
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
May 3, 2013 - 05:11pm PT
Looks like the beak is too conical/fat for the Brewers. Could easily be a Cowbird, but i think I see a sort of brown streaking on the belly which says house finch to me. Needs moar pics!

Size would be a tell, cowbirds should be about 7", house finch would be around 5".
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
May 3, 2013 - 05:30pm PT
Yeah, it was a little too big for a finch or sparrow.
The BH Cowbird and Brewers BB pics in Sibley both look like it.
Oh well, either way not too exciting.
Yo thanks.



Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
May 3, 2013 - 06:14pm PT
Greyish Saltator...I think. :-)

Credit: Bob D'A

Also saw my first Yellow Oriole and Collared Forest Falcon.
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
May 4, 2013 - 08:00am PT
Russet-Throated Puffbird...pretty cool.

Credit: Bob D'A
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
May 4, 2013 - 08:34am PT
Chestnut-Fronted Macaw, near the hostel in Santa Marta, Colombia.

Credit: Bob D'A
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
May 4, 2013 - 10:06am PT
Bi-Colored Wren.

Credit: Bob D'A
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