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BrassNuts

Trad climber
Save your a_s, reach for the brass...
May 30, 2013 - 11:12pm PT
Reilly - I think both hummers on the nests are female Broad-Tailed hummers... Cute little guys, hard to spot but luckily we had help finding them, so tiny! Blue Grosbeak - cool! We saw a female Rose-Breasted this morning along with a McGillvary's Warbler and a Virginia Warbler, then it was time to race to the excitement of the cube farm :-p Keep up the fun pix everyone!
john hansen

climber
May 30, 2013 - 11:15pm PT
Been trying to figure out what this one was for a while. I see above in BN's post that it is a pine sisken.

Another bird to add to the trip total.

Madera Canyon Arizona




Credit: john hansen
10b4me

Ice climber
Soon 2B Arizona
May 31, 2013 - 01:00am PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#305131
cyndiebransford

climber
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
May 31, 2013 - 03:38am PT
Good for you Dee Ee, I know you are not one to give up. It is always fun to complete a challenge.
I went out to Cook State Park today. Walked the dogs on the beach for about 7 miles and the only birds I saw were eagles and bonapartes gulls. I drove around looking for songbirds after the hike and got skunked. It was a beautiful day, in the 60's, no wind. Maybe it was just too hot for them to be out in the open.
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
May 31, 2013 - 09:29am PT
How many here use ebird? I have a droid - can I use it (my cursory reading suggests not). Can someone educate me?

p.s. thanks for the good Blue Grosbeak vibe Dee ee. BN went outside today and right by the house saw a Blue Grosbeak! I've still only seen one at a feeder in Southern AZ!
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
May 31, 2013 - 09:29am PT
Thanks Cyndie, yeah when it's hot the birds lay low.

Reilly-The Blue Grosbeak was in Woods Canyon. The previous two days I had been on the other side of the creek. I checked the map in ebird and saw they were seen on the north side, research pays off.

I took my ipod touch on my pm mtn. bike ride and called out a Least Bell's Vireo in Peters Canyon. The poor little guy got really worked up and I started to feel a little guilty!
10b4me

Ice climber
Soon 2B Arizona
May 31, 2013 - 10:01am PT
Callie, I have a droid, and use iBird
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
May 31, 2013 - 10:19am PT
Does Ibird post to the ebird maps? Those maps are cool!
10b4me

Ice climber
Soon 2B Arizona
May 31, 2013 - 10:28am PT
I don't know
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
May 31, 2013 - 10:45am PT
I think you have to post on the ebird site but I don't know for sure.

I just started using Flickr so I can easily post photos to ebird. It's much easier than Photobucket and my Photobucket is messed up anyway.I can't get rid of that annoying visible code that shows up with the photo.
matty

Trad climber
under the sea
May 31, 2013 - 11:41am PT
Callie - I think ibird is the best overall app, but it does not interface with ebirds. I also have the audubon bird app which will access ebird, and that's about the only feature I use it for, it was an extra few bucks to buy both apps but having both of them is handy. I found all my bird apps on sale for less than $5 each, they seem to be on sale at least a few times a year.

EDIT: I never post photos or sightings to ebird, just use it to check out what other peoples sightings are. I'm a total freeloader...=)
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
May 31, 2013 - 11:53am PT
Ah. Thanks for the clarification. I currently have Sibley's Guide on my Droid which is cool. I guess I need to simply access the ebird website on the droid as well.

My dream app is one that lists by voice. That is, I can speak into the phone and say "Blue Grosbeak" and it understands and puts it on a list. I tried it with my grocery list app, but it definitely doesn't know bird names!
matty

Trad climber
under the sea
May 31, 2013 - 12:18pm PT
I want one that will listen to the bird songs and tell me what they are so I can find those lifers faster!
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
May 31, 2013 - 03:56pm PT
Yes....bird call recognition would be sweet but way too easy.


Hmm...I'm not sure I can post photos from Flickr to here. Does anyone do that?

From today, looking for Virginia Rails, found this OB.

Credit: dee ee
10b4me

Ice climber
Jun 1, 2013 - 06:12pm PT
found a pretty good website: http://www.birdforum.net/
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Jun 1, 2013 - 07:12pm PT
A few from Penitente Canyon in southern Colorado.

Green Tailed Towhee

Credit: Bob D'A

Western Tanager

Credit: Bob D'A

Some type of Warbler??

Credit: Bob D'A

dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Jun 1, 2013 - 10:02pm PT
Hey 10b4me, are you a member on there?
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jun 1, 2013 - 11:41pm PT
I thought I told yous guys about birdforum a long time ago?

Bob, your warbler looks an Orange-crowned to me.
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Jun 2, 2013 - 03:17pm PT
Lazuli Bunting and Spotted Towhee near Boulder, CO

Lazuli Bunting
Lazuli Bunting
Credit: Bob D'A


Credit: Bob D'A


Reilly...I agree. Thanks.


Yellow-breasted Chat.

Credit: Bob D'A


Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jun 2, 2013 - 05:57pm PT
Birders had reported a Black Tern at Juanita Beach in Kirkland WA, and I made an unusual for me driving trip in the Seattle area to go see it.

It was a stormy day, but I quickly picked out the characteristic flight of an uncharacteristically dark tern far across the bay. Terns in general aren't that common around in Seattle, and I myself have only seen Caspians around here. The sight of this ones flight in the wind and rain really filled me with joy and reminded me of commonly seeing other terns in the Bay Area and Arctic.


Here are a couple photos from the next day when the weather improved. It looked much much larger and more powerful flying than sitting.


Credit: Darwin

Credit: Darwin


And a link to much better photos of the same bird by Mick Thompson, a local photographer.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mickthompson/8882742729/in/photostream/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mickthompson/8883619066/in/photostream/


And photo of mine of a Downy Woodpecker from Juanita Bay, too.
Credit: Darwin


I had to to leave for Bay Area for unpleasant chores that very day, but Tony took me out to Yolo Bypass to see White Faced Ibises (sorry no photos). That is a llifer for me, at least since I've been paying attention. We apparently just missed Blue Grosbeaks. I hope Tony gets a chance to go out there again and see them.
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