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Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
May 17, 2013 - 10:49am PT
Dirt...Whooping Motmot.
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
May 17, 2013 - 11:19am PT
Magnificent Frigatebird, Bahia Concha, Colombia.

Credit: Bob D'A

Rufous Breasted Wren.

Credit: Bob D'A
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
May 17, 2013 - 12:52pm PT
Reilly, I'm leaving right now!



edit:
Dang it, my mother in law Sharon and I went down. No Blackpoll, but we did see the Philadelphia Vireo again!
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
May 17, 2013 - 10:30pm PT
A few American birds...took a troll around Walden Ponds...man is it green. All the rain and snow has really turn things green.

Eastern Kingbird
Eastern Kingbird
Credit: Bob D'A

Blue Wing Teal
Blue Wing Teal
Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Still sorting thru my shots of birds from Colombia...got a few good hummingbird shots to post.
Tony

Trad climber
Pt. Richmond, CA
May 18, 2013 - 02:43am PT
dee ee,

Any photos of the vireo? It was interesting to see that Blackpoll Warbler is about as rare in the spring as is Philadelphia Vireo according to eBird. It's also good that nobody reported a Warbling Vireo there instead.
cyndiebransford

climber
31 years in Joshua Tree, now Alaska
May 18, 2013 - 03:56am PT
The Kenai Bird Festival is taking place this weekend. Here are a few of the birds I saw this evening.
Black-bellied Plover
Black-bellied Plover
Credit: cyndiebransford
Dowitchers <br/>
Dowitchers

Credit: cyndiebransford
Dunlin
Dunlin
Credit: cyndiebransford
Semi-palmated Sandpiper <br/>
Semi-palmated Sandpiper

Credit: cyndiebransford
Western Sandpipers
Western Sandpipers
Credit: cyndiebransford
Kenai River view
Kenai River view
Credit: cyndiebransford
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
May 18, 2013 - 12:32pm PT
Tony, I know, I was dreading that! When I laid out my selection of 4 bird books and iBird. There is some variation between them. Sibley and iBird show the Warbling with a stronger eye line than the others. But judging by Peterson and Nat. Geo. there is no doubt in my mind. Crossley is somewhere in between.

I was really glad to see it again yesterday with Sharon as another witness. She got really good looks too, and spotted it first (she's a good birder). We first saw it in the same area where you and I did. Then an hour later we saw it again a little ways away. We didn't hear it calling this time.

I tried again and again for a photo but couldn't get him in the view finder. The background had no good reference points.

We ran into another birder that I see all the time (I forgot his name) and alerted him. I hope he saw it. He said no one else has seen the Blackpoll as well.

I'm feeling quite good about our id. Good enough to ink the list.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
May 18, 2013 - 12:54pm PT
Cyndie, I like that Black Bellied Plover. I saw 3 heading north a few weeks ago.

Here are a couple from HBCP yesterday. The House Wrens were abundant. We saw 4 foraging together (in the alleged Blackpoll area) and they were calling from every direction.

Credit: dee ee

Credit: dee ee
Delhi Dog

climber
Good Question...
May 19, 2013 - 12:03am PT
Saw these pretty amazing images and thought you'd appreciate it. sorry if it has already been shared...

http://www.treehugger.com/slideshows/natural-sciences/amazing-bird-photos-youll-swear-are-fake/
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
May 19, 2013 - 12:05am PT
Great stuff cyndie and Dee. A few more from down south.


Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Have to throw a few beach shots in.

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
May 19, 2013 - 12:07am PT

If any of you have Little Z contact you and say he's in town and do you want to go birding somewhere, say yes. That's all.

Not related to that, here are some photos from Mountlake Fill today.

Credit: Darwin

Credit: Darwin

Credit: Darwin

Credit: Darwin
cyndiebransford

climber
31 years in Joshua Tree, now Alaska
May 19, 2013 - 01:39am PT
Day 2 of the Kenai Bird Festival. I worked most of the day. Three hours at the information nest directing people to events and four hours on the birding platform for our 24 hour Big Sit. The 24 hour Big Sit is a first in Alaska. I had heavy wind and about 35 degree temperatures. It was hard to take photos in the wind. I saw 42 species in my four hours and had 14 people stop by to look at what I was seeing. This morning at 8:00 AM it was snowing! We are having a very slow Spring this year.
American Golden Plover
American Golden Plover
Credit: cyndiebransford
cookies from the afternoon Birdscape talk
cookies from the afternoon Birdscape talk
Credit: cyndiebransford
more cookies
more cookies
Credit: cyndiebransford
festival signage
festival signage
Credit: cyndiebransford
cyndiebransford

climber
31 years in Joshua Tree, now Alaska
May 19, 2013 - 11:08pm PT
Day Three of the Kenai Bird Festival was the conclusion. We had a potluck picnic at a beautiful home and cabin property on the Kenai River. We finally got lucky with the weather, sunshine, light breeze and 55 degrees. It was fun to eat, talk and continue to look at birds. If any of you would like to attend next year's event I have an RV as a guest room and I would be happy to have you.
picnic campfire
picnic campfire
Credit: cyndiebransford
picnic property
picnic property
Credit: cyndiebransford
Bald Eagle nest with at least two chicks
Bald Eagle nest with at least two chicks
Credit: cyndiebransford
Solitary Sandpiper <br/>
Solitary Sandpiper

Credit: cyndiebransford
Slater

Trad climber
Central Coast
May 20, 2013 - 12:09am PT
Waxwing up close...

Cedar Waxwing
Cedar Waxwing
Credit: Slater
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
May 20, 2013 - 10:57am PT



This was a big one for me, and I was on my bicycle. Beautiful and it was the best view I've ever gotten of one. I wonder if it's an irruption year for them. Alot of people are seeing/hearing them in Seattle and surroundings now, and I don't remember them being common before.

Credit: Darwin
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
May 20, 2013 - 11:00am PT
Slater, whats with the WW?>? Dazed after hitting a window?
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
May 20, 2013 - 11:06am PT
Lazuli bunting??
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
May 20, 2013 - 12:26pm PT
Elcap; yes
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 20, 2013 - 12:30pm PT
I don't recall Lazulis in Seattle BITD, which doesn't really mean anything.

I found a Spotted Owl hood this weekend, though no sighting. Stay tuned.
The owls have a guardian...

Credit: Reilly

I didn't try to pet her as I normally would.
shady

Trad climber
hasbeen
May 20, 2013 - 01:36pm PT
Wooking for a wascally wabbit?
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