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Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
May 20, 2013 - 07:11pm PT
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dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
May 20, 2013 - 09:48pm PT
I saw 4 birds foraging at the HBCP and couldn't find them in any N. American bird book. I did see one last year and was able to id it but that didn't help this time. I had to post them in the "mystery birds" folder on the rba and get some help.
Anyone?
I was thinking of them as "Sparrow Finches!"


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john hansen

climber
May 20, 2013 - 10:01pm PT
Might be an immature White Crowned?? But that bill is very red??

Here are my mystery birds.

Was leaning towards a Calliope on this one. JT Cottonwood springs. Very small hummer.


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Not sure on this one,, same place.



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saw a few of these in a tree by the JT visitor center. Seems easy like a female finch or??? Maybe a female black throated sparrow??



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Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
May 20, 2013 - 11:27pm PT
Not exotic, but a first-time bird feeder visitor this afternoon - Male Western Tanager. My feeders have been some of the best birding of the season for me.

Beautiful photos everyone!
BrassNuts

Trad climber
Save your a_s, reach for the brass...
May 20, 2013 - 11:38pm PT
Monday night bird bump...
Baby GHO's in Boulder end of April
Baby GHO's in Boulder end of April
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Parent GHO snoozin
Parent GHO snoozin
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An Eastern Phoebe in eastern Boulder
An Eastern Phoebe in eastern Boulder
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Female Ladderback Woodpecker, Patagonia AZ
Female Ladderback Woodpecker, Patagonia AZ
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Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
May 21, 2013 - 01:02am PT
A couple of hummingbirds from Minca, Colombia.

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Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
May 21, 2013 - 02:02am PT
I thought the last bunch of photo posts (those after my last) were frigg'n spectacular and interesting! If anyone wants to cough up with some identifications, I'm here and ready to read.

Darwin
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
May 21, 2013 - 10:08am PT
A few warblers from Minca, Colombia.

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Rufous-Capped Warbler
Rufous-Capped Warbler
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Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
May 21, 2013 - 11:08am PT
John Hansen:

I'd guess Costa's on the hummer, the females of Calliope and Costas look pretty similar, but the Calliope usually has some buffy-brown coloring on the breast. Costas is maybe 1/2" taller, still very very small...I think the Calliope is the smallest bird in the US.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 21, 2013 - 11:21am PT
BN, gud shootin'! Is it just me or was yer E. Phoebe a little out of range
if you saw it around Boulder?
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
May 21, 2013 - 12:00pm PT
Owl babies.







There were three babies standing side-by-each when I spotted these guys this morning, but by the time I had found the camera, one had walked out of frame.

The babies are starting to look for their own food now. They're all clumsy about it, and they seem to gang up on whatever one of them finds.

Soon the parents will be running them off, but for now I've got FIVE airborne rat assassins patrolling the skies over my yard.
Timid TopRope

Social climber
'used to be Paradise, CA
May 21, 2013 - 02:17pm PT
Cindie those cookies are beautiful. I would probably frame it rather than eat it.

Great photos everyone. BN, excellent gh owl shots. Didn't know eastern Phoebe made it that far west.

John h, The calliope i saw last week was so small that it was certainly nothing else: plus mine was a male j - diving and paused long enough to display its long gorget lines. The wings on your hummer DO look to protrude below the tail like calliope's.

Your second photo is probably a Bells vireo.

Dee ee...?????????.......some female rose breasted grosbeaks can have a little red in bill but not totally red.

Got my 2013 cassins finches, chipping sparow and pac slope flycatcher last weekend.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 21, 2013 - 02:22pm PT
Dee ee's little guys are Mannikins or some such escaped ilk.
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
May 21, 2013 - 02:31pm PT
The Eastern Phoebes are out of range here in Boulder (as are our Eastern Bluebirds and Eastern Towhees this year!).

We went to see our Dippers - where they always nest. I'm sitting there watching some birds thinking how much they remind me of Eastern Phoebes. Lots of tail bobbing. I keep calling them Phoebes and then correcting myself. Clearly are not Black Phoebes or Says Phoebes. I'm thinking I'm going mad.

About then, a couple shows up to see the Eastern Phoebes - it was on the rare bird alert and I didn't know. There are several pair of Eastern Phoebes nesting in Boulder this year. Maybe they are here to stay? Nice to see them!

Love the owlets Chaz!!
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
May 21, 2013 - 02:34pm PT
dem owlets wanna make CRIMPIE kiss em right on thier fuzzy wittle heads lol!
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
May 21, 2013 - 02:48pm PT
Oh you know it Reilly!!

BN just called from a nice area near his office to report one mama Mallard with 11 young following. I don't even see them and I want to pick up each of them and NOM NOM all over them! :)
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
May 21, 2013 - 06:00pm PT
cool picks all around.

Darwin, great photo of the 2 waxwings - sort of a mirror image thing going on there. Looks like you got that Marsh Wren photo you were after, and congrats on the Lazuli Bunting. Glad we were able to connect and bird a little in Seattle (first time either of us had met a previously unknown ST person).

Reilly - what's the story on that cougar? sure is a scary looking critter.

Dee ee - your mystery bird looks like a Pin-tailed Whydah

J Hansen - can't do that viero with confidence, but I'd guess bewteen a Warbling and a Philadelphia.

Black-chinned Hummer?

juvenile (see the yellow corners to the bill/mouth) House Sparrow

Bob'D - that Colombia trip just keeps on giving, thanks.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
May 21, 2013 - 07:56pm PT
little Z got my Pintail Wydah.

I haven't seen the male this year yet.


edit: I don't know about that hummer John Hanson. I'm not seeing the "weak pale line over base of bill" for Calliope. Where were the hummer and vireo pics taken?
john hansen

climber
May 21, 2013 - 10:17pm PT
dee,, They were both taken at Cottonwood springs near the south entrance to Joshua Tree park.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
May 21, 2013 - 11:21pm PT
John, are there springs down there? I haven't spent much time in that area, just a hike to Mastodon (?) Mtn.
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