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Rick A

climber
Boulder, Colorado
Jul 10, 2013 - 10:24am PT
Great shots you guys!
Always enjoy checking this thread because of the quality photography.
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Jul 10, 2013 - 12:02pm PT
Really great photos everyone...here are a few from my morning walk. Looking forward to my trip to Copper Canyon in early September...new birds.

Mike..love that Crossbill shot.

Cedar Waxwing
Cedar Waxwing
Credit: Bob D'A

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

Lazuli Bunting
Lazuli Bunting
Credit: Bob D'A

Spotted Towhee
Spotted Towhee
Credit: Bob D'A
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Jul 10, 2013 - 08:03pm PT
Nice Cyndie, love the Caribou Hills shot, sweet Alaskan ambiance.

And yes Bob, Dave and Mike, nice birds and rodentia you have captured there.
cyndiebransford

climber
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
Jul 10, 2013 - 09:10pm PT
Thanks Dave. You Marge and Jake are welcome to come and stay for a visit anytime. I'll take you out to look at birds.
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Jul 11, 2013 - 12:18am PT
click for larger
click for larger
Credit: Mike Bolte
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Jul 11, 2013 - 12:50am PT
Thanks to you all for keeping this thread alive and on the wing.

DMT
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Jul 11, 2013 - 05:12pm PT
If you get Netflix make sure to check out the free streaming documentary on the Harpi Eagle from "Nature". I think they just put it on there recently.


Another web find, Taiwan Blue Magpies
Credit: dirt claud
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Jul 12, 2013 - 11:49am PT
Nice Mike and dirt, really beautiful.

Here are few from my AM hike today.

Credit: Bob D'A

Lesser Goldfinch
Lesser Goldfinch
Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Jul 12, 2013 - 12:17pm PT
Thank you Cyndie, I hope we can make it up there in the next couple of years. I have a new work mate who is from the Anchorage area and she has been filling me in on life in Alaska.

This year (Aug.) we are going to Australia and Tasmania, WHEE HOO!
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Jul 12, 2013 - 01:16pm PT
Horned Lark is one of my latest target birds.

Should be an easy one, DE. We get a lot of them over here in Riverside, kind of a nuisance species since they ground-nest and love to use airport fields as habitat...so they represent a pretty serious BASH (bird air strike hazard) problem. You can control them by simply cutting the grass to the correct height, but in the IE it's too dry to maintain that grass length.

Anyway, cool looking birds with the "horns".

Those blue magpies are gorgeous. Bet they make a helluva racket.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 12, 2013 - 01:45pm PT
Bob, awesome Lesser action shot!

I particularly like the Horned Lark's song - sort of a syncopated cubano ritmo.

edit:
Yes, 10b, BN did well by Chippy although I was also most impressed with
his treatment of Mr Brewer, the likes of which I'm sure I've not seen the
equal. We won't mention the fact that Mr Brewer either rarely poses or his
visage is rarely deemed worthy but, no matter, it surpasses. I'm very partial
to Mr Brewer because I like his song muchly.
10b4me

Ice climber
Middle-of-Nowhere, Arizona
Jul 12, 2013 - 01:49pm PT
Great pics once again y'all. I especially like "Chippy".
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Jul 12, 2013 - 10:54pm PT
eciya,
I have only made one real attempt on the Horned Lark, I hope to score before Aussie Land. It seems like people find them locally year round.

DE
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Jul 12, 2013 - 11:14pm PT
I too very much like Mr. Brewer. That rascal, and his relatives, stay low in the brush. We felt lucky when this one came high and sat and sang and posed for his photo session. He was a new bird for me so that was extra cool as Sparrows run together in my mind like a messy watercolor.
BrassNuts

Trad climber
Save your a_s, reach for the brass...
Jul 12, 2013 - 11:41pm PT
City of Rocks birds, part deux...
Red-Naped Sapsucker me thinks
Red-Naped Sapsucker me thinks
Credit: BrassNuts
There were a number of babies in the nest pictured below and they were quite noisy whether parents were close by or not. Unusual behavior for babies, at least in my experience. The only time you couldn't hear the babies was when Mom or Dad Sapsucker was squeezing in or out of the hole, pretty funny.
Coming out of the nest hole after feeding the noisy babies
Coming out of the nest hole after feeding the noisy babies
Credit: BrassNuts
This just fledged Crow was quite comical. He sat on this branch for maybe 10 minutes seeing what his voice could do, all sorts of funny sounds, pretty entertaining.
Just fledged baby Crow
Just fledged baby Crow
Credit: BrassNuts
Below is the best shot I could get of this Virginia Warbler. Very pesky, he just wouldn't cooperate... nice singer
Virginia Warbler
Virginia Warbler
Credit: BrassNuts
Western Tanager checking things out, then flying the coop...
Male Western Tanager
Male Western Tanager
Credit: BrassNuts
Outta here!
Outta here!
Credit: BrassNuts
Another one of the many Green-Tailed Towhees at COR, just before sunset
GTT at COR at EOD
GTT at COR at EOD
Credit: BrassNuts
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Jul 12, 2013 - 11:57pm PT
Love the GTT!
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Jul 13, 2013 - 09:33pm PT
Indigo Bunting...a chubby one at that.

Credit: Bob D'A
matty

Trad climber
under the sea
Jul 13, 2013 - 10:54pm PT
Great stuff all!! I'm in Ontario now enjoying my annul summer stay at my parents cottage. Got 4 new lifers so far...pine warbler, white throated sparrow, ruffed grouse and something else :) photos upon my return later this month. Cheers

Matt
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Jul 13, 2013 - 11:38pm PT
I had an incredible birding day today. My mother in law Sharon and I went on the Sea and Sage pelagic trip and I scored at least 3 lifers, Blue-footed Booby, Parasitic Jaeger and Black Storm-petrel. I need to review the final and undisputed list, maybe got 2 more. Sharon scored maybe 9 or 10 lifers, her first pelagic.

While we were out we got the alarm call that a Yellow-billed Cuckoo was seen at San Joaquin (ultra rare for the OC). The hotties were very excited and many of them (and I) declared we would go there right after the pelagic docked.

I took Sharon home and sped to the SJWS.

When I arrived and hiked out to the target area most all of the OC's best birders were in attendance and spred all over combing the area.
The bird had not been relocated.

After hiking all over the place I decided to give up and headed back to the car.

I was almost back when I saw several of the hotties hiking towards me from 100 yards away. I could see Tom B. was on the phone.
Suddenly he hung up and they franticly gestured to me to go back and started running! Someone had seen the bird.

We ran back to the target area where we found they (including Jon Dunn, Nat. Geo. guide editor)had just seen it fly into an area of trees. Once again we all spred out to search and in the meantime the fellow that had initially seen the bird (several hours earlier) showed up.

I followed him and suddenly the Cuckoo landed just above us. He yelled and it flew again.

I had about a 3 second look. It was just enough to confirm ID but was not really a satisfying look, but, it was enough for the check off.

I left feeling guilty that I had seen it and several of the really good birders hadn't.

I am not worthy!


ps. We also saw a Bobcat!
Slater

Trad climber
Central Coast
Jul 14, 2013 - 12:14am PT
Indigos are just beautiful!

Bummer, I hate those 3 second looks!

These are from an Eastern Sierra trip last week. A great birding trip.

Mono Lake.
Mono Lake.
Credit: Slater

The Little Dipper.
The Little Dipper.
Credit: Slater

Sage Grouse, Bodie CA.
Sage Grouse, Bodie CA.
Credit: Slater

Mountain Bluebird, Bodie Ca.
Mountain Bluebird, Bodie Ca.
Credit: Slater

Black-billed Magpie near Bridgeport, CA.
Black-billed Magpie near Bridgeport, CA.
Credit: Slater

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