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dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Apr 12, 2013 - 05:48pm PT
Nice pics all!

I saw a Ruddy today who's beak wasn't nearly that blue at Bolsa Chica.

Whee hoo, I did finally see a Clapper Rail! FOS Least Tern and Caspian Tern as well.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Apr 14, 2013 - 01:56pm PT
Slater

Trad climber
Central Coast
Apr 14, 2013 - 08:20pm PT
Credit: Slater

QUESTION for the masses...
Has anyone counted birds they saw in Hawaii that were not endemic?
I know they many are introduced. Sorta feels like cheating. And you aren't finding them in certain seasons and during migration or habitat.
Like a Northern Cardinal outside a hotel in 80 degree temps. What gives?

Kinda like shooting fish in a barrel. But I dunno, I've never shot fish in a barrel. Could be fun :)

I know most of you are photo oriented, but I would love some insight.

THANKS!
john hansen

climber
Apr 14, 2013 - 08:29pm PT
I have maybe 20 OR 25 native spiecies here in Hawaii. I have also seen about 40 or 50 introduced spiecies, but never counted them for my life list.

Never counted starlings, english sparrows, or ring neck phesants either.
Slater

Trad climber
Central Coast
Apr 14, 2013 - 08:48pm PT
I will count them when I see them in ENGLAND ^^^^.
john hansen

climber
Apr 14, 2013 - 08:51pm PT
Yes , I will too. LOL
Slater

Trad climber
Central Coast
Apr 14, 2013 - 09:01pm PT
I guess it is cool to see them, but you could hardly call it real birding.

For me, finding habitat, waiting for the right season, and getting lucky is what it is all about.

Scoring a Northern Cardinal in the parking lot of the hotel on Oahu is tempting, but something deep down tells me it ain't right.
john hansen

climber
Apr 14, 2013 - 09:14pm PT
I am heading to southern AZ in a couple weeks. Never been down there..

Hoping for 20 or 30 lifers. Is it OK to count the hummers you see at the feeder's?? :)

Will be in the Monterey area around the 25th, 26th,

Slater

Trad climber
Central Coast
Apr 14, 2013 - 09:50pm PT
Cool John!

I am going to SE AZ in AUGUST right after monsoons. I was told that was a good time to go, but to stick to the high islands. Will likely climb at Mt. Lemmon also!

Good luck, you are gonna score!

I bought "Finding Birds in SE AZ" and also the "Birds of SE AZ" guide.

I'm "studying" and hope to also score!
BrassNuts

Trad climber
Save your a_s, reach for the brass...
Apr 15, 2013 - 06:59am PT
A few more from the birdapalooza for a Monday morning. Snowing here again today - where is Spring??
Yellow-Rumped Warbler
Yellow-Rumped Warbler
Credit: BrassNuts
Ok, just a Peacock, but still a pretty cool bird
Ok, just a Peacock, but still a pretty cool bird
Credit: BrassNuts
Hummer
Hummer
Credit: BrassNuts
Mr. Mallard
Mr. Mallard
Credit: BrassNuts
Egret
Egret
Credit: BrassNuts
Blue-Grey Gnatchomper
Blue-Grey Gnatchomper
Credit: BrassNuts
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Apr 15, 2013 - 07:02am PT
All gorgeous!
10b4me

Ice climber
Happy Boulders
Apr 15, 2013 - 07:07am PT
Great pics Dave
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Apr 15, 2013 - 08:09am PT
Nice shots Dave!

Great-tail Grackle
Great-tail Grackle
Credit: Mike Bolte
Brandt's Cormorant
Brandt's Cormorant
Credit: Mike Bolte
Tree Swallow
Tree Swallow
Credit: Mike Bolte
Credit: Mike Bolte
Credit: Mike Bolte
Credit: Mike Bolte
BrassNuts

Trad climber
Save your a_s, reach for the brass...
Apr 15, 2013 - 08:36am PT
Touché Mike - nice stuff! Like that crazy blue throat shot.
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Apr 15, 2013 - 08:38am PT
Like the color on that tree swallow, kind of like a dark turquoise. great pics guys, some real talent here.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Apr 15, 2013 - 08:46am PT
Grear shots Mike and Dave.

I want to recommend two interesting bird movies.

1) Birders- The Central Park Effect
This is a wonderful flick about New York birding and birders.Way excellant.

2) A Murder of Crows
Very interesting. This may have been mentioned upthread. Worth seeing.

I've started the Birds of Paradise links, I am enjoying those.


The spring migration is in full swing down here (although some are saying it isn't as good as some years). I am heading out soon to see what I can see.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Apr 15, 2013 - 08:48am PT
theres a movie called Birders with Steve Martin thats a fun watch too!

NICE PICS ALL! Too bad bird books dont have some of these shots.
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Apr 15, 2013 - 08:52am PT
Great shots Dave! Love those Allen's. Their coloring is so dignified in comparison to other hummers with the garish, over the top colors.
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Apr 15, 2013 - 04:28pm PT
I thought that Yellow Rump was one of the most beautiful I've ever seen. He stood out at the Arboretum when we were there.
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Apr 15, 2013 - 06:49pm PT

Glad to see Crimpie wuzn't goosing that peacock!!!!

hee hee hee. . .
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