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dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Jun 13, 2013 - 10:13pm PT
Wow Chiloe, an Ovenbird nest!
Where do you live?
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Jun 13, 2013 - 10:27pm PT
That's in our New Hampshire back yard. I'll try to get a picture of the chicks if I have a chance. Don't think they've opened their eyes yet, and they're being silent as if life depended on it.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Jun 13, 2013 - 10:59pm PT
That is so cool!
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Jun 14, 2013 - 04:36pm PT
Bullock's Oriole, Eastern Kingbird and Grackles hanging out.

Credit: Bob D'A
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jun 14, 2013 - 04:37pm PT
Cool shot Bob,, kinda rare that lil party!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jun 14, 2013 - 05:32pm PT
Wow, a Boulder Khumbaya Getdown!

I think y'all missed my last post of the previous page - sort of a SoCal Anti-Khumbaya Getdown.
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jun 14, 2013 - 06:00pm PT
Nice page! Chiloe; Thanks!!!!
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Jun 14, 2013 - 07:57pm PT
Ovenbird chicks opened their eyes today.

Tobia

Social climber
Denial
Jun 14, 2013 - 08:31pm PT
Ovenbirds photos. Wow. They are checked off in my bird bird as having been seen in the spring migration; but I am too far south for a seasonal home.

I have been trying to find a Chuck-will's-widow and a Eastern Whip-poor-will nest for years.
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Jun 15, 2013 - 12:48am PT
Singing Fox Sparrow at Lover's Leap &#40;click for larger&#41;
Singing Fox Sparrow at Lover's Leap (click for larger)
Credit: Mike Bolte
Mountain Chickadee Lover's Leap &#40;click for larger&#41;
Mountain Chickadee Lover's Leap (click for larger)
Credit: Mike Bolte
Lousy photo of a cool bird - Nashville Warbler at Lover's Leap &#40;Cl...
Lousy photo of a cool bird - Nashville Warbler at Lover's Leap (Click for larger)
Credit: Mike Bolte
GBH in Santa Cruz an hour ago &#40;click for larger&#41;
GBH in Santa Cruz an hour ago (click for larger)
Credit: Mike Bolte
Slater

Trad climber
Central Coast
Jun 15, 2013 - 01:36am PT
Black-chinned Sparrow, Cerro Alto, CA.
Black-chinned Sparrow, Cerro Alto, CA.
Credit: Slater

Had to hike quite a ways for this guy.
Only one place in our county has the Black-chinned Sparrow.
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Jun 15, 2013 - 01:42am PT
Nice Slater - I've been chasing one of those for the last three weeks.
cyndiebransford

climber
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
Jun 16, 2013 - 03:14am PT
Today's birds at the Bishop's Creek area of Captain Cook State Park.
semi-palmated plover
semi-palmated plover
Credit: cyndiebransford
whimbrel
whimbrel
Credit: cyndiebransford
Bishop's Creek beach area
Bishop's Creek beach area
Credit: cyndiebransford
Tobia

Social climber
Denial
Jun 16, 2013 - 01:43pm PT
I'm curious to opinions of those who frequent this thread over this debate:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/06/130614-bird-watching-birdsong-smartphone-app-ethics/
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Jun 16, 2013 - 02:29pm PT
Good post Tobia,

and an excellent article, presents the controversy very well. Personally, I see it as mostly an ethical debate. I see the real impact as being negligible. It boils down to how do you want to play the game, and how much respect do you have for the resource. Think of some of the ethical topics that have been (and still are) debated in climbing - bolts vs. no bolts, chalk vs. no chalk, gardening vs. no gardening - things that may make the climbing experience more enjoyable or easier but that can have an impact on the resource that one is enjoying. But then, really, how big is that impact? How does bolting compare to turning your local crag into a quarry? How does the disturbance of song playback compare to wholesale habitat destruction? or global warming? What has a bigger impact in the end, your playing tape to bring in a desired bird or the 3 hours you drove/flew to get to the spot where your target bird resides? It's a debate that really has a lot of parallels to climbing. Most climbers could agree when deciding if a route is "over bolted". Most birders can decide when or where playback would be abusive. But, as always, there will be folks who can't draw the line - because the competitive edge that can be gained is too enticing. And now, as pointed out in the article, in some cases the law has stepped in to make the decision. Sound familiar my climbing friends?
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jun 16, 2013 - 03:28pm PT
Well, it will get you booted from some locales and possibly tooled at others.
So far birders have not devolved to the time-honored climbers' beatdown.
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Jun 16, 2013 - 05:37pm PT
Great photos Mike, Cyndie and Slater.

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Jun 16, 2013 - 07:43pm PT
oops! don't want to start anything. I know a lot of folks come to this thread to get away from the Taco rat race, so, with that in mind, here's a beautiful bird to mellow us all out

Brown Noddy, Cocos Island &#40;Costa Rica&#41;, photo by Jason Horn
Brown Noddy, Cocos Island (Costa Rica), photo by Jason Horn
Credit: little Z

EDIT: someone deleted a previous post that would have put my comments in context. whatever, bring on the birds.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 16, 2013 - 11:04pm PT
Credit: mouse from merced
Brown noddy followed by the female redwing blackbird, who is more cooperative than the male.
Credit: mouse from merced
Two evenings in a row at dusk on the Merced River near the El Portal Store, and this is the best I could do.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jun 17, 2013 - 12:28am PT
Here ya go, Crimpie, two more Bulbuls for ya...

Credit: Reilly

Pretty lousy but it was tough shootin' and I didn't want to intrude too much.
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