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Timid TopRope

Social climber
'used to be Paradise, CA
May 5, 2013 - 12:19am PT
John
I've seen a few winter wrens (and many house wrens) the last couple of weeks. I know there is some geographical variation but based on the photo vs my personal observations I am leaning towards house wren.

All my recent winter wrens have shown a buffy line over eye, a darker underbelly and short, cocked tail.

My house wrens do not show a line over eye, have a lighter underbelly and tail a bit longer and more likely to lie flat as in your photo.

little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
May 5, 2013 - 12:54am PT
John H.,

I'd say House Wren as well. If for no other reason than it is perched up high in the open. Winter Wrens are notorious skulkers. Not uncommon that you have to get down on your hands and knees to get a peek at one, a fleeting shadow under some pile of dense veg.

Any bird with the single last name "wren" found in the Americas is in the family Troglodytidae. There is only one species of true wren in the old world, the Eurasian Wren (used to be considered a Winter Wren before that species was split). Colombia has more wrens than any other country - 36. Mexico is not far behind with 32. Things like wrentit, wrenthrush, gnatwren, antwren, etc, are in other families. In the old world there are New Zealand Wrens and Australian Wrens, but they are in other non-related families.

Bob's Bicolored Wren is a close relative of the Cactus Wren (see them at Joshua Tree).

Cactus Wren comes into camp looking for handouts, Ryan campground, JT
Cactus Wren comes into camp looking for handouts, Ryan campground, JT
Credit: little Z
john hansen

climber
May 5, 2013 - 01:33am PT
Hey everyone, thank's for all the input on the wren.

Here is one I got at the Mendota refuge west of Fresno.

Northern shrike,, could be a Loggerhead but ,, it was much bigger than other ones I have seen..


Credit: john hansen

clark's grebe


Credit: john hansen





cyndiebransford

climber
31 years in Joshua Tree, now Alaska
May 5, 2013 - 03:28am PT
Another evening on the Kenai looking at birds. It snowed this morning, rained most of the day and cleared this evening.
Cackling Geese
Cackling Geese
Credit: cyndiebransford
Northern Shoveler
Northern Shoveler
Credit: cyndiebransford
Sandhill Crane
Sandhill Crane
Credit: cyndiebransford
nearing sunset
nearing sunset
Credit: cyndiebransford
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
May 5, 2013 - 08:11am PT
No mystery in this one...Scaled Dove, Santa Marta, Colombia.

Credit: Bob D'A

John...Northern Shrikes have a downward curve at the tip of their bills.

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/northern_shrike/lifehistory


Great stuff everyone.
10b4me

Ice climber
Soon 2B Arizona
May 5, 2013 - 07:20pm PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#301837
Lokesh

Mountain climber
Big Bear California
May 5, 2013 - 08:05pm PT
Got em!....A Virginia Rail scuttling back and forth between bushes wit...
Got em!....A Virginia Rail scuttling back and forth between bushes with high tailing urgency this AM at Mono Lake
Credit: Lokesh
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
May 5, 2013 - 09:41pm PT
Great stuff all. In SLC for a flight layover right now. Good time in southern Arizona birding in spite of non stop winds and nasty air. Finally got my nemesis Red Faced Warblers today on Mt Lemmon! Yay! Sorry we missed you John H...we were in the Ramsey Canyon area. Hopefully BN can get some photos up soon!
john hansen

climber
May 5, 2013 - 10:29pm PT

Red Breasted Sap Sucker. Yosemite Vally


Credit: john hansen
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
May 5, 2013 - 11:41pm PT
Yet another Tanager, HB Central Park
Yet another Tanager, HB Central Park
Credit: dee ee


I saw an even more beautiful (with completely red head)one yesterday at Tucker, no photo though.
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
May 6, 2013 - 01:56am PT
A couple from Yosemite the last two days. Click them for larger versions.

Blackheaded Grosbeak
Blackheaded Grosbeak
Credit: Mike Bolte
Acorn Woodpeckers are everywhere in Yosemite
Acorn Woodpeckers are everywhere in Yosemite
Credit: Mike Bolte
White-headed Woodpecker
White-headed Woodpecker
Credit: Mike Bolte
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
May 6, 2013 - 01:54pm PT
Awesome sunset pic Cyndi

Credit: dirt claud
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
May 6, 2013 - 02:39pm PT
great shots everyone..Was up in Minca (Colombia) the last few days..Got some nasty toe fungus but scored a number of great birds.

Whooping Motmot.

Credit: Bob D'A

Social Flycatcher.

Credit: Bob D'A
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
May 6, 2013 - 08:55pm PT
Mike..great shots...love the White-headed Woodpecker.


Dee ee..Great western tanager shot...such beautiful birds.



Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
May 6, 2013 - 10:26pm PT
Whoa! Those last two are great shots and great birds Bob!
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
May 6, 2013 - 11:12pm PT
Great photos all. Bob, looks your just racking them up!

Cyndie, that sunset shot reminds me of Florida, I'm not getting an Alaskan vibe!
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
May 6, 2013 - 11:18pm PT
Dang that's itchie!

Credit: dee ee

Credit: dee ee
10b4me

Ice climber
Soon 2B Arizona
May 7, 2013 - 01:56am PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#302045
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
May 7, 2013 - 08:54am PT
I'm having a great trip so far...really beautiful country and people.

Got this guy walking around the hostel this AM.

Credit: Bob D'A

Also got a gray hawk a few other birds. Two southern Lapwings dive bomb me for about 15 minutes...nasty freaking birds.

Grey Hawk

Credit: Bob D'A

Dee ee...not to hard to rack them up down here, look in any tree and wait a minute, you'll get birds. :-)
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
May 7, 2013 - 12:50pm PT

Bob
Do they have any antisocial flycatchers?

hee hee hee. . . .
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