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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 5075% less for swallows than equivalent passerines of the same size. Swallows usually forage at around 3040 km/h, although they are capable of reaching speeds of between 5065 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.
Tony

Trad climber
Pt. Richmond, CA
Jun 11, 2013 - 02:19am PT
dee ee,
Glad to see you managed to find the male Orange Bishops. Was that at the same spot (Burris Basin)? Yvonne will want to try again to see them when she is down that way in a few weeks.

Bob,
Very nice photo of the Indigo Bunting. There has been a singing male in the Berkeley hills, but I've failed to find it.

My birding of late has been primarily watching Osprey and Golden Eagle nests. Here is a male Osprey watching over his nest.
Credit: Tony

Here is his mate with their three chicks. They range about a week apart in age
Credit: Tony

I shot this video of a Spotted Towhee counter-singing while waiting for something to happen at an Osprey nest.


[Edit] For a great intimate view of the happenings in an Osprey nest check out this nest cam:
http://www.livestream.com/ospreys




Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Jun 11, 2013 - 08:35am PT
Timid - the Indigo is also not supposed to be here. It's his second summer in the same spot though.
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Jun 11, 2013 - 01:43pm PT
A few from hike this morning. My goodness it is hot here on the Front Range.

Bullock's Oriole
Bullock's Oriole
Credit: Bob D'A

Northern Flicker at it's nest.
Northern Flicker at it's nest.
Credit: Bob D'A

Song Sparrow with some nest building material.
Song Sparrow with some nest building material.
Credit: Bob D'A
shady

Trad climber
hasbeen
Jun 11, 2013 - 08:04pm PT
Crimpergirl...
Fascinating!
Let's hope Curly finds a mate.

Gracias!
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Jun 11, 2013 - 09:10pm PT
A cooking 99 degrees here in Boulder today. Not much bird activity. I think BN may get his 'bluebird bump' up soon. Fingers crossed!!
BrassNuts

Trad climber
Save your a_s, reach for the brass...
Jun 11, 2013 - 10:35pm PT
First, a Chipping Sparrow bump
Chipping Sparrow - these guys have a nice little song and boy are they...
Chipping Sparrow - these guys have a nice little song and boy are they small birds!
Credit: BrassNuts
BrassNuts

Trad climber
Save your a_s, reach for the brass...
Jun 11, 2013 - 10:46pm PT
Now, a bump for birds of blue...
Blue Grosbeak - I've seen 2 pair of these guys in South Boulder in rec...
Blue Grosbeak - I've seen 2 pair of these guys in South Boulder in recent weeks :-)
Credit: BrassNuts
Indigo Bunting singin away
Indigo Bunting singin away
Credit: BrassNuts
Lazuli Bunting
Lazuli Bunting
Credit: BrassNuts
Blue-Grey Gnatcatcher takin a break from catching morning gnats
Blue-Grey Gnatcatcher takin a break from catching morning gnats
Credit: BrassNuts
Blue Grosbeak comes down to the wire..
Blue Grosbeak comes down to the wire..
Credit: BrassNuts
Mr. Lazuli strikes a different pose
Mr. Lazuli strikes a different pose
Credit: BrassNuts
Indigo Bunting displaying his slightly curled feather tips while singi...
Indigo Bunting displaying his slightly curled feather tips while singing
Credit: BrassNuts
Another Blue Grosbeak shot - why not eh?
Another Blue Grosbeak shot - why not eh?
Credit: BrassNuts
Signing off for now... Bird away fellow Tacos!
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Jun 11, 2013 - 11:11pm PT
Aren't those curly feathers on Curly cool? It was not at all windy - that is just the way his feather are! Gorgeous.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Jun 12, 2013 - 12:28am PT
Tony, the Orange Bishop colony is in the Santa Ana River bed just east of the Adams St. bridge in Huntington Beach.
The first time I went I saw one male 100 yds from the bridge. The second time there were two in the same area.
They're pretty hard to miss if they are about!

Today I went on a search for a Grasshopper Sparrow. It was late though, 7pm. No luck but a guy (Dwight Mudry?)who saw them there yesterday (at 12:20) posted the EXACT location on e-bird. He is doing a big year and is at 405 total and 241 for the county. I am trailing him with 232 (for county). I shall return!
shady

Trad climber
hasbeen
Jun 12, 2013 - 12:48am PT
Curly is gorgeous, and a crooner too! A blues singer?

Fine stuff Brass Nuts.
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