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Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
May 8, 2013 - 12:33pm PT
dirt,, years back, i was just getting home from work coming down the street towards my place. I saw a pair of quail starting to cross the road when some SOB swerved at then, striking the hen which bounced onto the side of the road by my gate. About an hour later i went out, and the male was standing by her body- as close as he could get. That evening, still there. Next morning STILL THERE and when i returned from work about ten hours later he was STILL there. Had not moved an inch.. It was quite the gut wrencher..

Yeah i hunt them, in season, with the rule book they know as well as me. But i will swerve off the road to avoid taking them out. I see ten to twenty road killed quail every week around here though- they are urbanized like no others really.!
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
May 8, 2013 - 12:44pm PT
Cool story, they crack me up when I see them running with that little dangling thing in front of their heads, not sure what it's called. I've eaten Quail, it is good. Just can't bring myself to shoot them. I'm not against hunting, just couldn't do it myself.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
May 8, 2013 - 01:00pm PT
Plume: Dangly thing on their noggins.. They ARE the very reason i took up taxidermy as a kid. my all time fav..;-)
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
May 8, 2013 - 05:48pm PT
Dirt...I'm in Colombia and having a great time. Got maybe 60 or more different species.


Will post some photos later. Really slow connection up here in the mountains.

dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
May 8, 2013 - 06:02pm PT
Looks like your having a great time Bob. Hope I can make it down that way someday. Do you know if the Quetzal bird is in those parts, or are they even around anymore? I know they were in southern Mexico, but not sure if their habitat goes that far down or if they are practically extinct. Very rare bird it seams.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
May 8, 2013 - 06:36pm PT
Yes, most of the Terns around right now are Forsters.
The Elegant Terns came through a month or so ago right before we were inundated with Forsters, hundreds at Bolsa Chica and man are they noisy! The Caspian's are around and I've seen one Least Tern a week or so ago. Oh yeah, also some Black Skimmers showing up.

Once again, great pics from everyone.
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
May 8, 2013 - 07:57pm PT
Dirt...several different Quetzals here Colombia. Seems many in Mexico and Central America.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quetzal

Not a Quetzal but really beautiful bird.

Rufous-Tailed Jacamar
Rufous-Tailed Jacamar
Credit: Bob D'A
john hansen

climber
May 8, 2013 - 10:38pm PT
Two "trip" bird's.

Savannah Sparrow


Credit: john hansen

And Black Oyster Catcher

Credit: john hansen

Tonight in Ft Bragg, Point Reye's tomorrow


I still have not seen a Hermann"s Gull, or a yellow warbler, or Cooper's Hawk..




Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
May 8, 2013 - 10:50pm PT
I'd love to see a Green Jay and a Brown Jay. What say you experts? Where? When?
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 9, 2013 - 12:19am PT
John, you might be too far north for a Heerman's.
How could you have missed them further south? They're like fleas on a
coondog's butt on the central coast.
Moro Bay:
Credit: Reilly


Crimper, I assume that was a rhetorical question.
"Hablas Texmex?"
Hope you're feeling better.

Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
May 9, 2013 - 12:33am PT
They were a big deal for me here in Seattle when I saw them by bike in October for the STBY:

Credit: Darwin

Tony sees them almost right outside his front door on the SF Bay.


Still it's not a Jacamar, Gull-Billed Tern or White Pelican(love those birds!!!).
Slater

Trad climber
Central Coast
May 9, 2013 - 12:36am PT
Actually Heerman's are mostly here (Morro Bay) June - October. I saw hundreds of gulls on the beach yesterday, not one Heerman's. But when they DO ARRIVE, they are like fleas on a dog :)

A friend just did a Big Day here in SLO county and got 168 birds, shy of the 181 county record.

Credit: Slater

Credit: Slater

I'll be trying for Scott's Orioles on Saturday morning in Carizzo Plain.
Wish me luck.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 9, 2013 - 12:48am PT
That's interesting, Slater.
Darwin, I don't ever recall seeing Heeerman's in Seattle BITD. Must be that
ol' 'climate change'. Did get me a Sabine's up there though. Eat yer hearts out! ;-)

I'm about to commit myself - it appears that my Midwest Campaign is not
gonna get me over the 500 mark. Late July is too late for a lot of my
target boids. They'll be done singing and for a lot of them little warblers
if they ain't singin' the bell ain't gonna be dingin'. I'm still counting
on a Little Gull in Kenosha.

"Bless me, Father, for I have sinned. But I really deserve a Little Gull."

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

"Gulls? They're weak."
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
May 9, 2013 - 11:38am PT
Boat-Billed Flycatcher...Minca, Colombia.
Credit: Bob D'A
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
May 9, 2013 - 11:41am PT
You guys/gals havent lived till you get to the VC Ostrich races..
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
May 9, 2013 - 11:53am PT
Nests everywhere this year.

Cactus wrens nested in one of my Joshua Trees, Kestrels are nesting in my eaves for the second year in a row, and now there's Black Phoebes nesting on the side of my other place here in Riverside.

My pictures keep turning out poorly, need to break out something other than the little P&S, maybe just setup the SLR with the long lens and leave it laying out.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 9, 2013 - 11:54am PT
Right outside the motel in Sierra Vista, AZ.



I sure luv that thingy-bob.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
May 9, 2013 - 11:55am PT
EL CAP,,Get a cuddy-back trail cam- set it close!


NICE GAMBELS pair Reilly!
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
May 9, 2013 - 11:56am PT
I should have been clearer. Location in US - name of city. I know I can go to MX for them, and I know they are in So TX, but it'd be a quick weekend so I want the fewest hassles. Just not sure what you guys think about the best destination (city name) for the Green and Brown Jay in the US. Thoughts?

Oh, and still sick though I think it's now just pure heinous allergies. Very rough month (going on two)!
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
May 9, 2013 - 12:10pm PT
Momma sticking her head out.


Crested Oropendola
Crested Oropendola
Credit: Bob D'A

The male version.

Credit: Bob D'A
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