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dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Jun 8, 2013 - 06:43pm PT
Thanks! I couldn't id the tree!


I've been out after the Olive-sided FC without luck. That's one with a distinctive look and song.
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Jun 8, 2013 - 06:56pm PT
wow! this page is outstanding!
cyndiebransford

climber
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
Jun 9, 2013 - 02:26am PT
Yes, I heard the Alder Flycatcher sing, that is how I know it is an Alder Flycatcher. It was very agitated when we played its song on the i-phone. Only did it once.
Thanks Bob, I got lucky with that shot.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Jun 9, 2013 - 03:06pm PT
Nice Cyndie, that's how I got a Willow Flycatcher a week or so ago.

Least Tern

Credit: dee ee

Black Skimmer

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Tricolored Blackbird

Credit: dee ee


The Tricolored was a lifer for me. I've been looking for those for 30+ years! Although this one wasn't as purty as some pics I've seen.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Jun 9, 2013 - 03:18pm PT
I went out on dawn (birding) patrol today looking for Olive-sided Flycatcher and Least Bittern, no luck on those.


Yellow-breasted Chat

Credit: dee ee

Clarke's Grebe

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Tree Swallow

Credit: dee ee
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Jun 9, 2013 - 08:45pm PT
Great shot Dee ee, wonderful stuff.

Finally got a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (thanks to Dave/Brass Nuts) for the location. Fuk..they are hard to shoot.

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher.
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher.
Credit: Bob D'A

Also saw the Indigo Bunting again today. Such beautiful birds.

Indigo Bunting
Indigo Bunting
Credit: Bob D'A
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jun 9, 2013 - 11:26pm PT
Dee, was the least at Malibu?

I did some rattler wranglin' today. They're related to boids, right?
He was a cute little feller, right? (shot from 8")

Credit: Reilly
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Jun 10, 2013 - 12:52pm PT
So many excellent shots the last week here (including the rattlesnake)

From yesterday:

Wood Duck
Wood Duck
Credit: Mike Bolte
Peregrine fly over!
Peregrine fly over!
Credit: Mike Bolte
Ash-throated flycatcher
Ash-throated flycatcher
Credit: Mike Bolte
Scruffy &#40;not scuffy&#41; Black Phoebe
Scruffy (not scuffy) Black Phoebe
Credit: Mike Bolte
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jun 10, 2013 - 12:56pm PT
Stellar ALL! Rielly, a little close to that viper!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jun 10, 2013 - 01:00pm PT
Close you say? The lens was 8" from him and he never buzzed so I figgered
I was gud. That's perfect logic, right? To be honest the lens and camera
were about 10" so my hands never got closer than 18" which was almost his
length (20") so I knew I was gud. ;-)
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jun 10, 2013 - 01:06pm PT
well MY what a large lens you have!

I will say this thread has better pictures of various specimens than most of my boid books. Ive seen several MOUNTED birds as representatives of speimens in those books too! Theres an OLD pic of a mounted mountain quail for instance that has been used for decades lol!
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Jun 10, 2013 - 02:50pm PT
Nice shooting Mike and Reilly.


Eastern Kingbird...this pose front and back for me. :-)

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Really hot here on the Front Range today. Birds are laying low.

Great Blue Heron stalking.
Great Blue Heron stalking.
Credit: Bob D'A

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 10, 2013 - 03:20pm PT
Swallows just can't help themselves at sun-up.  Merced Irrigation Dist...
Swallows just can't help themselves at sun-up. Merced Irrigation District Main Diversion Canal.
Credit: mouse from merced
The swallows and martins have an evolutionary conservative body shape which is similar across the clade but is unlike that of other passerines.[2] Swallows have adapted to hunting insects on the wing by developing a slender, streamlined body and long pointed wings, which allow great maneuverability and endurance, as well as frequent periods of gliding. Their body shape allows for very efficient flight, which costs 50–75% less for swallows than equivalent passerines of the same size. Swallows usually forage at around 30–40 km/h, although they are capable of reaching speeds of between 50–65 km/h when traveling.
Water is direct from the Merced River, which provides some of the bugs...
Water is direct from the Merced River, which provides some of the bugs which the swallows like.
Credit: mouse from merced
Swallow nest colony.
Swallow nest colony.
Credit: mouse from merced
The SWALLOW on Tahquitz and the COW on the Apron, two well-known Calif...
The SWALLOW on Tahquitz and the COW on the Apron, two well-known California climbs.
Credit: mouse from merced
craig mo

Trad climber
L.A. Ca.
Jun 10, 2013 - 07:23pm PT
Great Frigatebird
Great Frigatebird
Credit: craig mo
Slater

Trad climber
Central Coast
Jun 10, 2013 - 07:38pm PT
Credit: Slater

Credit: Slater

Can't wait for AZ in AUG!
Tobia

Social climber
Denial
Jun 10, 2013 - 09:12pm PT
I never post on this thread because I don't have anything to add; but I sure love lurking! Great photos and it makes boid education easy.
shady

Trad climber
hasbeen
Jun 10, 2013 - 10:04pm PT
Speaking of boid education.....
Ron you're spot on about the boiding book example photos, and the masterful images here on this humble thread.

Bob D'A. That's one handsome Indigo Bunting. Was it windy? Or do their feathers naturally turn out at their ends?

Thanks all!

P.S. Just saw an ad on PBS for a docu on hummers. (7 pm weds. Here in Ute land.)
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Jun 10, 2013 - 11:25pm PT
Great pics all, nice!

Reilly, the Least was from Bolsa Chica. That's the closest I've been to one.
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Jun 11, 2013 - 01:22am PT
The famous Boulder Indigo Bunting has the coolest feathers. BN has some awesome photos of all his feathers on the back of his head and down his back flipped up. They are curly feathers! We've named him Curly. Hoping BN can get some photos up soon-
Timid TopRope

Social climber
'used to be Paradise, CA
Jun 11, 2013 - 01:47am PT
Indigo: yet another bird I didn't realize could be found in Coloradi.

Dee Ee. I know the thrill in getting your olive sided flycatcher is finding one in OC (all excited flycatcher) but nita and I had about 30 of 'em in Lassen this weekend. Mostly just making me thirsty, demanding "Quick, three beers!".....

We have a new one for the yard list; a pair of hooded orioles are nesting in our backyard palm.
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