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Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
May 7, 2013 - 02:37pm PT
Steve...they do...this one wouldn't speak a word to me.

:-)

Anti-social man bird...Santa Marta, Colombia
Anti-social man bird...Santa Marta, Colombia
Credit: Bob D'A
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
May 7, 2013 - 03:51pm PT
Hey 10b4me, what is that bird and where from?
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
May 7, 2013 - 04:31pm PT
Aarrrrgh!
Aarrrrgh!
Credit: dee ee
john hansen

climber
May 7, 2013 - 06:44pm PT
Another pesky wren,,, very short tail, heavily barred belly. The smallest wren I have ever seen. Got this one on the trail by the river across from fern springs in Yosemite. Deep shade on a rainy day. Male and female flitting about,, sure they had a nest near by.

This one's got to be a winter wren.

Is that a tern Dee?


Credit: john hansen
Timid TopRope

Social climber
'used to be Paradise, CA
May 7, 2013 - 07:22pm PT
Buffy line over eye. Short cocked tail, dark underbelly = bingo!

Dee ee's looks like a Forster's tern.









WHITE WINGED DOVE?

VVVVVVVVVVV
10b4me

Ice climber
Soon 2B Arizona
May 7, 2013 - 07:24pm PT
Hey 10b4me, what is that bird and where from?

Dave, good question. I was hoping you guys could identify it

This was in my friends front yard in Tucson
john hansen

climber
May 7, 2013 - 07:41pm PT
TTR, thank's for the confirmation I think I will call the other one a "wren like bird" LOL..

Here are a couple of shot's I got of Forster's terns flying over Elkhorn Slough near Watsonville. Very elegant.

Credit: john hansen

Credit: john hansen


It is fun watching them crash down in the water and come up flying.





And Bob, I wonder why the Whooping MotMot needs those little rudder feathers at the end of its tail. Maybe part of it's display?

Slater

Trad climber
Central Coast
May 7, 2013 - 08:28pm PT
Gull-billed Tern, Oceano State Beach.
Gull-billed Tern, Oceano State Beach.
Credit: Slater

A GULL-BILLED TERN

Not a big deal except...

IT IS A SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY FIRST!

Found on the beach at Oceano. I paid $2.50 and drove right up to it and snapped this picture. This place is the nearest beach to my house.

I love it when a plan comes together!

#294 lifer
john hansen

climber
May 7, 2013 - 09:13pm PT
Nice bird Slater,,
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
May 8, 2013 - 05:14am PT
Smooth-Billed Ani
Smooth-Billed Ani
Credit: Bob D'A

John capture with the wren, same with tern Slater.

John..."Motmots often move their tail back and forth in a wag-display that commonly draws attention to an otherwise hidden bird. Research indicates that motmots perform the wag-display when they detect predators (based on studies on Turquoise-browed Motmot) and that the display is likely to communicate that the motmot is aware of the predator and is prepared to escape.[3] This form of interspecific pursuit-deterrent signal provides a benefit to both the motmot and the predator: the display prevents the motmot from wasting time and energy fleeing, and the predator avoids a costly pursuit that is unlikely to result in capture.

There is also evidence that the male tail, which is slightly larger than the female tail, functions as a sexual signal in the Turquoise-browed Motmot.

In several species of motmots, the barbs near the ends of the two longest (central) tail feathers are weak and fall off due to abrasion with substrates, or fall off during preening, leaving a length of bare shaft, thus creating the racket shape of the tail.[2] It was however wrongly believed in the past

that the motmot shaped its tail by plucking part of the feather web to leave the racket. This was based on inaccurate reports made by Charles William Beebe.[4] It has since been shown that these barbs are weakly attached and fall off due to abrasion with substrates and during routine preening. There are however also several species where the tail is "normal", these being the Tody Motmot, Blue-throated Motmot, Rufous-capped Motmot, and the Amazonian populations of the Rufous and Broad-billed Motmots."

Snowy Egret, Santa Marta Colombia

Credit: Bob D'A

A little better shot of a Grey Hawk.

Credit: Bob D'A
BrassNuts

Trad climber
Save your a_s, reach for the brass...
May 8, 2013 - 06:18am PT
Great new bird pics everyone! Spring is here! (well, sort of in Colorado...) Here are a few from around the hood in the last couple of weeks in between snow storms...
Osprey with breakfast
Osprey with breakfast
Credit: BrassNuts
Dipper with yummy worms
Dipper with yummy worms
Credit: BrassNuts
White Pelicans with weird and nasty beak growth to attract chicks ;-&#41;
White Pelicans with weird and nasty beak growth to attract chicks ;-)
Credit: BrassNuts
GBH
GBH
Credit: BrassNuts
Pelican
Pelican
Credit: BrassNuts
Osprey with Pelicans in the background
Osprey with Pelicans in the background
Credit: BrassNuts
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
May 8, 2013 - 08:44am PT
From a friend in Norway ,, Ole..

Hes been on the trail of Capercailes doing their mating rituals!



Credit: Ole


dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
May 8, 2013 - 08:48am PT
Awesome shots Dave, that Osprey with the fresh catch is great.
Looks like Bob is having a great time in Costa Rica.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 8, 2013 - 08:51am PT
Ron, I was walking down a country road there and flushed one just a few feet
away - scared the livin' bejeesus outta me! But it was a lifer!
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
May 8, 2013 - 09:22am PT
Dang Reilly! Those birds are THE hunt for trophy seekers. Both gun and camera lol! Largest grouse in the world ! colour me jealous!
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
May 8, 2013 - 09:27am PT
Saw a couple of Quails almost get the chop from a car yesterday, was happy to see them make it across the road, that male better get his depth perception checked before he lets the ladies cross the road. Might of had some birds for you to stuff there Ron, :-).
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
May 8, 2013 - 09:33am PT
dirt,, years back, i was just getting home from work coming down the street towards my place. I saw a pair of quail starting to cross the road when some SOB swerved at then, striking the hen which bounced onto the side of the road by my gate. About an hour later i went out, and the male was standing by her body- as close as he could get. That evening, still there. Next morning STILL THERE and when i returned from work about ten hours later he was STILL there. Had not moved an inch.. It was quite the gut wrencher..

Yeah i hunt them, in season, with the rule book they know as well as me. But i will swerve off the road to avoid taking them out. I see ten to twenty road killed quail every week around here though- they are urbanized like no others really.!
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
May 8, 2013 - 09:44am PT
Cool story, they crack me up when I see them running with that little dangling thing in front of their heads, not sure what it's called. I've eaten Quail, it is good. Just can't bring myself to shoot them. I'm not against hunting, just couldn't do it myself.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
May 8, 2013 - 10:00am PT
Plume: Dangly thing on their noggins.. They ARE the very reason i took up taxidermy as a kid. my all time fav..;-)
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
May 8, 2013 - 02:48pm PT
Dirt...I'm in Colombia and having a great time. Got maybe 60 or more different species.


Will post some photos later. Really slow connection up here in the mountains.

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