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Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Jul 3, 2013 - 12:56pm PT
Thanks Mike.

Here is one from today...I thinking Black-headed Grosbeak but it could be a Rose-breasted Grosbeak.

Need a expert on this one.

Credit: Bob D'A
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 3, 2013 - 01:04pm PT
Slater, yer best shot for a Caracara is down at the Buenos Aires NWA.*
If you camp there and lie outside at night nekked with a slab of steak on
yer chest you might also see the jaguar that roams that place. Happy Hunting!

Wish me luck, too, I'm off to the Midwest in 3 weeks. Unfortunately it is
to go to a flipping wedding as it is at least a month past the prime birding
there. How could my niece be so inconsiderate in her scheduling? I still
think I have a gud chance of adding 6-12 boids to the Life List but it is
gonna come up short of getting me over the 500 Hump. ;-(

*They've stacks of Harlequin Quail there, too.
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Jul 3, 2013 - 01:41pm PT
Pretty bird Bob D'A....I go with Black-Headed female though due to the darker bill color and the golden wash. Check out the bottom of this page that discusses it a very little.

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/rose-breasted_grosbeak/id

Open to hearing (and learning from) better birder's thoughts.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 3, 2013 - 01:48pm PT
I'd say it is clearly a Black-headed based on the dark bill, especially the
upper, and the buffy eyebrow. Furthermore, the RBGR female's breast would
be much lighter and streaked.
Slater

Trad climber
Central Coast
Jul 4, 2013 - 12:23am PT
Reilly,

Lucky for me I usually sleep outside naked, but the steak is usually on the inside of my belly. I wonder if that'll still work?

Momma and baby...

Credit: Slater

Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Jul 4, 2013 - 12:20pm PT
Happy 4th of July to everyone.

Swainson's Hawk on the way to the store today.

Credit: Bob D'A
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 4, 2013 - 12:34pm PT
Great shot, Bob!
Chewybacca

Trad climber
Montana, Whitefish
Jul 4, 2013 - 12:47pm PT
I need to spend more time on the interwebz. Took quite awhile to catch up on this great and active thread. But it was worth it, lots of cool birds from all over. I particularly like the shots of birds from Costa Rica and other places I've never visited. If a person isn't careful they could learn a lot about birds from a thread like this.

In May I kind of switched gears from a bird-centric world to a mammal focused world (I posted some pics in the 'Animals seen while climbing' thread). But I've still managed to get quite a few birdy shots. Here are a few of them.

A Red-Winged Blackbird chasing a Red-Tailed Hawk



A Red-Tailed Hawk chasing a Bald Eagle



The Hawk snags a feather trophy while the eagle says 'Ouch'.



The Red Tail makes another pass



The White Crowned Sparrow says 'Brrr, feet very cold, must get to warm rock!'



White Tailed Ptarmigan




Have a fun 4th everyone.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Jul 4, 2013 - 02:49pm PT
Not my photo!


Credit: dee ee
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Jul 4, 2013 - 02:57pm PT
OK, a couple of common boids.

Credit: dee ee

Credit: dee ee
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Jul 4, 2013 - 03:00pm PT
Arrrgh, Ebird got hacked!
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Jul 4, 2013 - 03:04pm PT
Mongolia: Eagles hunting


Crimpergirl: Nothing is more strange than seeing people or birds or animals or lichens as familiar. What we see as familiar we should see as new - at least once in a while. The world is full of wonder... The pictures of "common" birds are great. Great thread...
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Jul 4, 2013 - 03:25pm PT
Love all the photos! I like photos of common birds. Often they show well the beautiful details that so many over look. For example, an American Robin or a Blue Jay. Common. Commonly over-looked...beautiful birds! Same with all the others. Why should we neglect any?

My mom was in town last week and said she'd never seen a Bald Eagle. Never!!! Whoa. So we went looking and found a nest with one adult and two young (both had fledged). It was really cool. Can't believe she'd never see one!
10b4me

climber
Jul 4, 2013 - 03:57pm PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#309643
photo not found
Missing photo ID#309642
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Jul 4, 2013 - 04:06pm PT
Wow, great stuff. Whenever we get to the end of a page, I'm always sorry to see it go, but then wait in anticipation of what wonderful stuff will be out on the next one!

That Bald Eagle and Red-tail sequence is awesome, especially that last shot.

Here's a trick for Crested Caracaras, not quite like Reilly's idea of pretending to be roadkill, but playing off the same. Not sure if it would work in Arizona, but if there is a paved highway that runs through an area where Crested Caracaras are found regularly, I bet they will be out at first light flying right over the middle of the highway to get first crack at the previous night's roadkill and assorted scraps. It's a very predictable thing here in Costa Rica.

A stack of Montezuma Quail, now that would be a sight!

Yes, eBird has been hacked, but apparently only the home page (of all portals) and "About eBird" page. Until the problem is solved, they have put a re-direct in place so that eBird now opens to the "View and Explore Data" page. They say the data entry, explore data, and my eBird pages are all safe (on a different server) and running normally. Sure hope that story doesn't change.
10b4me

climber
Jul 4, 2013 - 04:24pm PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#309646
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 4, 2013 - 05:42pm PT
Little Z, my suggestion was for attracting the jaguar, not the caracara.
After the jaguar finds Slater then the caracara will. ;-)
cyndiebransford

climber
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
Jul 4, 2013 - 08:45pm PT
4th of July birds at the Kenai River bird viewing platform...
greater yellowlegs
greater yellowlegs
Credit: cyndiebransford
bonapartes gull and hudsonian godwit
bonapartes gull and hudsonian godwit
Credit: cyndiebransford
semipalmated sandpiper
semipalmated sandpiper
Credit: cyndiebransford

also saw dowitchers, greenwinged teal, bald eagles, glaucous-winged gulls, arctic terns, pintail ducks, sandhill cranes and peeps.
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
From Panorama City, CA
Jul 5, 2013 - 12:49am PT
Credit: McHale's Navy
Credit: McHale's Navy
Credit: McHale's Navy
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Jul 5, 2013 - 12:57pm PT
Great stuff/shots everyone.

Pretty little Eastern Phoebe on my hike this AM.

Credit: Bob D'A

And saw this beautiful Blue Grosbeak on mountain bike this afternoon.

Credit: Bob D'A
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