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nita

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
Apr 30, 2013 - 10:35pm PT
Chewybacca,...

WOW..WOW WOW....outstanding pictures!!!!!!....


Love the Mt bluebird and horse...wow...
Timid TopRope

Social climber
'used to be Paradise, CA
Apr 30, 2013 - 10:36pm PT
Chewy
Stunning photos. That mt bluebird photo should be in a gallery.

Bob DA. I hate ID-ing birds from photos but to me your snipes look like long billed dowitchers. My local snipes always hang out in grassy stuff and the bills on your birds look dowitcher-like to me.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Apr 30, 2013 - 10:41pm PT
Yep Long bill dowitchers.

BEAUTIFULL PICS ALL!
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Apr 30, 2013 - 10:50pm PT
Wow Chewy nice ones. Yes SX50.

Bob, have fun down south! Way jealous.

Here is my Hermit W. from yesterday. If the little buggers would sit still for longer than 3 seconds.....


Credit: dee ee
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Apr 30, 2013 - 10:57pm PT
Timid...they are Dowitchers, my bad. Thanks.

Dee ee...thanks, really looking forward to some great birding and hiking.

Chewy & Dee ee great shots.

Great thread!!

SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Apr 30, 2013 - 11:20pm PT
Wow, Chewey! Nice, griz, I hope it was taken from a distance
with a BIG lense!!!
john hansen

climber
Apr 30, 2013 - 11:45pm PT
Yes, now I see that it is a hermit, thanks for the help, but, I did get a verdin today at Salton sea.

Not a great shot but..

Credit: john hansen


On the hummers,,one was very small , smaller than an Anna's. The other was the largest one I have seen. I know it is new to me.

In Peterson's the only two big ones like that are Blue throated and Magnificent and it does not show their range...

Some others from this morning at salton sea. I am getting afraid to ID these with all the experts around.. but I think Burrowing Owl?


Credit: john hansen


This one there is no doubt. Black Skimmers A lifer

Credit: john hansen


Phalaropes,, Wilsons?

Credit: john hansen


Gambel's Quail Another Lifer.

Credit: john hansen


Yellow footed Gull. Not sure of the ethics on this one but I think they are a separate spiecie's now. This would be a lifer too.

Credit: john hansen


and a Great tailed Grackel
Credit: john hansen



I tend to get a bit exited because I only get to bird on the mainland a few weeks each year. Thanks for the ID help all.




Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
May 1, 2013 - 08:52am PT
Another day, another group of awesome photos! Congrats on the lifers JH!!
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
May 1, 2013 - 06:32pm PT
Here is the BO I saw a month or so ago.

Burrowing Owl at Bolsa Chica
Burrowing Owl at Bolsa Chica
Credit: dee ee
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
May 1, 2013 - 09:25pm PT
Great shots everyone...love the BO Dee.

Here are a few from my first day in Cartagena, Colombia.

I think it is going to be a great trip.

Saffron Finch

Credit: Bob D'A

Rusty-faced Parrot

Credit: Bob D'A

Southern Lapwing

Credit: Bob D'A
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
May 1, 2013 - 09:28pm PT
Not to be greedy/needy/demanding, but any idea on what those birds are called Bob? They are really cool!
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
May 1, 2013 - 09:46pm PT
I lost my reading glasses Callie...I'm done till I get a pair tomorrow.

Old age...:-)

The bird book is very small photos and print.
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
May 1, 2013 - 10:22pm PT
Rats! I can relate though. Have a great trip!

edit:

In an attempt to avoid working, here are my guesses.

Photo 1: one Saffron Finch and two Sierra Finch. ???

Photo 2: Brown-Hooded Parrot???

Photo 3: no idea. :/
john hansen

climber
May 1, 2013 - 11:08pm PT
Bob, glad you are posting from down there. Looking forward to see what you get.

Some from today..

My first cactus wren, never knew they were so big, thought it was a thrasher..



Credit: john hansen

Yellow eyed Junco

Credit: john hansen

With the beak and the wing I am saying Summer Tanager although the Hepatic occurs around here too,,,


Credit: john hansen


And Mexican jay


Credit: john hansen


Fourteen lifer's in 3 days. bet ya Bob is getting that in an hour or two.
craig mo

Trad climber
L.A. Ca.
May 2, 2013 - 12:17am PT
Credit: craig mo
amazing quality in those photographs up there
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 2, 2013 - 12:22am PT
Crimper, I was going to say how impressed I was with your ID of the finches
but then you drew a blank on the easiest of them all, the Southern Lapwing! :-)
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
May 2, 2013 - 12:38am PT
sometimes we get lucky

Midmorning, I read on the local bird hotline that a Sage Thrasher had been seen in Magnuson park not far from my house and maybe 4 miles from work. But work was busy and stressful with me archiving and removing terabytes of (hopefully) retired user's data, and I couldn't head off to check out the birds until after 5PM.

Magnuson is pretty big (Seattle's 2nd largest park, 350 acres) and with the time lag, I didn't really have a whole lot of hope of finding the little dear. Nonetheless, I headed out to the Park and pretty much rode my bike to a random spot, stopped to look at a Western Grebe (not that common for me), turned around and saw a Savannah Sparrow and, hey!, a Sage Thrasher. It first got scared off by some joggers, but didn't go far and even worked it's way back towards me. I had great prolonged view through my binoculars, and it even got close enough to get the following photo through my little point and shoot Lumix.
And IT crept up on ME!
Credit: Darwin

It was a beautiful afternoon with White Horse and Three Fingered Jack(?) to the north and Rainier to the south. The other photo is a swords into plowshares public art installation made from fins from
decommissioned nuclear submarines.

Credit: Darwin

Credit: Darwin

Credit: Darwin

Then I got to ride my steep but short hill ride home. A good day, except perhaps for Bayern Munich's dismembering of Barcelona!
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
Panorama City, California & living in Seattle
May 2, 2013 - 12:38am PT
Nice!
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
May 2, 2013 - 08:23am PT
Ha! Thanks Reilly. Thought I should know the last one and was totally shut down! In route to So. Arizona right now! Goodbye foot of snow that fell yesterday and hello heat!!
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
May 2, 2013 - 10:18am PT
Wow!! we have some serious Pros on here. Great shots everyone. That hawk in flight was one of my favorites Chewy, great colors and detail, besides the fact that I adore hawks.

So, seeing all these picks is making me want to get a decent camera. Any tips for a beginner getting a camera? How much should I plan on spending to get started? Not planning on getting as good as you guys, so not looking to get really high end stuff, just some basics. Any advice on where or how to buy would be appreciated, thanks.

Credit: dirt claud
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