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Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Jul 6, 2013 - 12:01pm PT
A few beauties on this morning walk. When back with a longer lens to capture the Grosbeak. Really stunning little birds.

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 6, 2013 - 12:47pm PT
Beta update:

Princeton Press has just released the Crossley Guide to Raptors - no excuses if you have this.

For us members of the Helen Keller Birding Society there is Larkwire's
Master Birder audio study app. $15 and so far it seems well worth it.
cyndiebransford

climber
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
Jul 7, 2013 - 01:51am PT
I just spent two and half hours loading my life birds into the i-bird journal app. I am very excited to be able to update my list on the go and make new lists too.
BrassNuts

Trad climber
Save your a_s, reach for the brass...
Jul 7, 2013 - 02:32pm PT
A couple more pics of our buddy "Curly" the Indigo Bunting, a few weeks ago, just after sunset. He's an excellent crooner :-)
"Curly", singing away
"Curly", singing away
Credit: BrassNuts
"Curly" in late day repose
"Curly" in late day repose
Credit: BrassNuts
Here are a couple of shots of a lone Rose-Breasted Grosbeak who was hanging out in Gregory Canyon, below the Flatirons, a few weeks ago. This guy would not come down low at all, hence the very long shots... Cool bird and somewhat rare in these parts.
Credit: BrassNuts
Credit: BrassNuts
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Jul 7, 2013 - 06:28pm PT
Love!!!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 7, 2013 - 10:32pm PT
Boy, Curly knows the camera loves him, eh? But did I notice a feather out
of place on his neck in the second shot? Mon dieu!
shady

Trad climber
hasbeen
Jul 7, 2013 - 10:59pm PT
Hu-oh! Feather out of place.......MAKE UP!
You wouldn't send George Clooney out looking like that! Where's make up damn it!
Spectacular shots!
Wearing a big smile, thanks to you all.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Jul 8, 2013 - 01:00am PT
Rose-breasted Grosbeak! Damn.
We had one in the county a month ago in someone's backyard, I should have begged access! A couple of the big year guys did.


I've been after the Common Poor Will and Lesser Nighthawk for the last week. I finally got both (for county year list).

Tonight I was in Irvine Park at dark (again) and hitting the 4 corners playing the calls, nothing. The ranger pulled in to tell me I was in an illegal parking area, OK, I'm a birder looking for night birds. She says "there are a bunch of Barn Owls over by the gate." I say "I'm looking for Poor Wills." She says "we have one in the freezer." I say "I need a live one."

She was cool but made me move the car, nice young lady. I move the car and hike out to the north east. It's dark but I see a guy walking his two dogs, I saw him last Friday as well. I'm playing the Common Poor-will on the bird ap. He almost walks by, like he did on fri. and says "what is that bird." I say "it's a Poor-will." He says, "I just heard them around the corner." Whee Hoo! I hike another 100 yards and I can hear them off to my right....nice! I can also hear a Great-horned Owl...cool.

On Friday I had a Barn Owl and a Lesser Nighthawk fly over and heard Western Screech Owls calling.

Searching for birds is so much fun.

Oh yeah, Curley is lookin' good!
hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
Jul 8, 2013 - 09:31am PT
Credit: hooblie
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Jul 8, 2013 - 04:12pm PT
Got another great look at this handsome fella today. Really beautiful bird.

Credit: Bob D'A
cyndiebransford

climber
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
Jul 9, 2013 - 02:07am PT
Bob D'A, Brassnuts..love your photos. Beautiful birds.

This evening at the Kenai Flats, about 6:30PM. Ten species sighted.
kenai flats with bird pond in the foreground
kenai flats with bird pond in the foreground
Credit: cyndiebransford
Hudsonian Godwit and Red-necked Phalarope
Hudsonian Godwit and Red-necked Phalarope
Credit: cyndiebransford
arctic tern
arctic tern
Credit: cyndiebransford
Red-necked Phalarope
Red-necked Phalarope
Credit: cyndiebransford

It was a beautiful evening.
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Jul 9, 2013 - 10:04am PT
Credit: dirt claud
shady

Trad climber
hasbeen
Jul 9, 2013 - 12:43pm PT
Another cool find claud.
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Jul 9, 2013 - 02:09pm PT
Thanks Cyndie..love your shots too.

Not much today...kinda hot here along the Front Range.

Redtail Hawk and Lesser Goldfinch.

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Jul 9, 2013 - 08:01pm PT
Horned Lark on my ride today...cool looking birds.

Credit: Bob D'A
BrassNuts

Trad climber
Save your a_s, reach for the brass...
Jul 9, 2013 - 09:04pm PT
Some feathered friends from our City of Rocks trip a few weeks ago;
Green-Tailed Towhee
Green-Tailed Towhee
Credit: BrassNuts
Chipping Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Credit: BrassNuts
Rock Wren.  On a rock. Doh.
Rock Wren. On a rock. Doh.
Credit: BrassNuts
"Chippy", an intriguing flightless bird ;-&#41;
"Chippy", an intriguing flightless bird ;-)
Credit: BrassNuts
Brewer's Sparrow.
Brewer's Sparrow.
Credit: BrassNuts
Cassin's Finch. Very cool crest!
Cassin's Finch. Very cool crest!
Credit: BrassNuts
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Jul 9, 2013 - 10:54pm PT

Dave, that finch got into the stylin' gel!!!!
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Jul 9, 2013 - 11:18pm PT
Nice photos all!


Horned Lark is one of my latest target birds.


I was watching a Cassin's finch up Bishop's Creek last year on Memorial Day flashing his red mohawk. Pretty soon a female showed up and I had to avert my eyes. At first he was flashing mohawk and gyrating in a very sexual manner. Then, he was gyrating in a very sexual manner with female attached.

My blush matched the mohawk and the term "display" took on a whole new meaning.
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Jul 9, 2013 - 11:34pm PT
On Whidbey Island for a few days

young barn swallow
young barn swallow
Credit: Mike Bolte
Credit: Mike Bolte
Credit: Mike Bolte
Credit: Mike Bolte
Credit: Mike Bolte
Credit: Mike Bolte
Credit: Mike Bolte
cyndiebransford

climber
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
Jul 10, 2013 - 02:00am PT
Took a drive up into the Caribou Hills out of Ninilchik with some birding friends today. We saw 41 species and not a new one in the bunch. But it was a beautiful day to go birding. We heard a lot of birds too. I didn't get many bird photos as a lot of the birds were way off the road and we were using the scope. I got a few good shots and a lot of fuzzy far away shots.
For you lower 48ers the highlights might have been Common Redpolls, Sooty Fox Sparrow, maybe the Varied Thrush, Red-necked Phalarope, Black Turnstone, Arctic Tern, Parasitic Jaeger, and Mew Gull.
red-necked phalaropes
red-necked phalaropes
Credit: cyndiebransford
herring gull
herring gull
Credit: cyndiebransford
fox sparrow
fox sparrow
Credit: cyndiebransford
savannah sparrow
savannah sparrow
Credit: cyndiebransford
caribou hills
caribou hills
Credit: cyndiebransford
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