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cyndiebransford

climber
31 years in Joshua Tree, now Alaska
May 18, 2013 - 12:56am PT
The Kenai Bird Festival is taking place this weekend. Here are a few of the birds I saw this evening.
Black-bellied Plover
Black-bellied Plover
Credit: cyndiebransford
Dowitchers <br/>
Dowitchers

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Dunlin
Dunlin
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Semi-palmated Sandpiper <br/>
Semi-palmated Sandpiper

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Western Sandpipers
Western Sandpipers
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Kenai River view
Kenai River view
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dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
May 18, 2013 - 09:32am PT
Tony, I know, I was dreading that! When I laid out my selection of 4 bird books and iBird. There is some variation between them. Sibley and iBird show the Warbling with a stronger eye line than the others. But judging by Peterson and Nat. Geo. there is no doubt in my mind. Crossley is somewhere in between.

I was really glad to see it again yesterday with Sharon as another witness. She got really good looks too, and spotted it first (she's a good birder). We first saw it in the same area where you and I did. Then an hour later we saw it again a little ways away. We didn't hear it calling this time.

I tried again and again for a photo but couldn't get him in the view finder. The background had no good reference points.

We ran into another birder that I see all the time (I forgot his name) and alerted him. I hope he saw it. He said no one else has seen the Blackpoll as well.

I'm feeling quite good about our id. Good enough to ink the list.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
May 18, 2013 - 09:54am PT
Cyndie, I like that Black Bellied Plover. I saw 3 heading north a few weeks ago.

Here are a couple from HBCP yesterday. The House Wrens were abundant. We saw 4 foraging together (in the alleged Blackpoll area) and they were calling from every direction.

Credit: dee ee

Credit: dee ee
Delhi Dog

climber
Good Question...
May 18, 2013 - 09:03pm PT
Saw these pretty amazing images and thought you'd appreciate it. sorry if it has already been shared...

http://www.treehugger.com/slideshows/natural-sciences/amazing-bird-photos-youll-swear-are-fake/
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
May 18, 2013 - 09:05pm PT
Great stuff cyndie and Dee. A few more from down south.


Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Have to throw a few beach shots in.

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
May 18, 2013 - 09:07pm PT

If any of you have Little Z contact you and say he's in town and do you want to go birding somewhere, say yes. That's all.

Not related to that, here are some photos from Mountlake Fill today.

Credit: Darwin

Credit: Darwin

Credit: Darwin

Credit: Darwin
cyndiebransford

climber
31 years in Joshua Tree, now Alaska
May 18, 2013 - 10:39pm PT
Day 2 of the Kenai Bird Festival. I worked most of the day. Three hours at the information nest directing people to events and four hours on the birding platform for our 24 hour Big Sit. The 24 hour Big Sit is a first in Alaska. I had heavy wind and about 35 degree temperatures. It was hard to take photos in the wind. I saw 42 species in my four hours and had 14 people stop by to look at what I was seeing. This morning at 8:00 AM it was snowing! We are having a very slow Spring this year.
American Golden Plover
American Golden Plover
Credit: cyndiebransford
cookies from the afternoon Birdscape talk
cookies from the afternoon Birdscape talk
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more cookies
more cookies
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festival signage
festival signage
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cyndiebransford

climber
31 years in Joshua Tree, now Alaska
May 19, 2013 - 08:08pm PT
Day Three of the Kenai Bird Festival was the conclusion. We had a potluck picnic at a beautiful home and cabin property on the Kenai River. We finally got lucky with the weather, sunshine, light breeze and 55 degrees. It was fun to eat, talk and continue to look at birds. If any of you would like to attend next year's event I have an RV as a guest room and I would be happy to have you.
picnic campfire
picnic campfire
Credit: cyndiebransford
picnic property
picnic property
Credit: cyndiebransford
Bald Eagle nest with at least two chicks
Bald Eagle nest with at least two chicks
Credit: cyndiebransford
Solitary Sandpiper <br/>
Solitary Sandpiper

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Slater

Trad climber
Central Coast
May 19, 2013 - 09:09pm PT
Waxwing up close...

Cedar Waxwing
Cedar Waxwing
Credit: Slater
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
May 20, 2013 - 07:57am PT



This was a big one for me, and I was on my bicycle. Beautiful and it was the best view I've ever gotten of one. I wonder if it's an irruption year for them. Alot of people are seeing/hearing them in Seattle and surroundings now, and I don't remember them being common before.

Credit: Darwin
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
May 20, 2013 - 08:00am PT
Slater, whats with the WW?>? Dazed after hitting a window?
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
May 20, 2013 - 08:06am PT
Lazuli bunting??
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
May 20, 2013 - 09:26am PT
Elcap; yes
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 20, 2013 - 09:30am PT
I don't recall Lazulis in Seattle BITD, which doesn't really mean anything.

I found a Spotted Owl hood this weekend, though no sighting. Stay tuned.
The owls have a guardian...

Credit: Reilly

I didn't try to pet her as I normally would.
shady

Trad climber
hasbeen
May 20, 2013 - 10:36am PT
Wooking for a wascally wabbit?
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
May 20, 2013 - 11:25am PT
Saw my first Western Tanager of the season today out at Walden Ponds near Boulder.

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
May 20, 2013 - 04:11pm PT
Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
May 20, 2013 - 06:48pm PT
I saw 4 birds foraging at the HBCP and couldn't find them in any N. American bird book. I did see one last year and was able to id it but that didn't help this time. I had to post them in the "mystery birds" folder on the rba and get some help.
Anyone?
I was thinking of them as "Sparrow Finches!"


Credit: dee ee

Credit: dee ee
john hansen

climber
May 20, 2013 - 07:01pm PT
Might be an immature White Crowned?? But that bill is very red??

Here are my mystery birds.

Was leaning towards a Calliope on this one. JT Cottonwood springs. Very small hummer.


Credit: john hansen


Not sure on this one,, same place.



Credit: john hansen

saw a few of these in a tree by the JT visitor center. Seems easy like a female finch or??? Maybe a female black throated sparrow??



Credit: john hansen


Credit: john hansen


Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
May 20, 2013 - 08:27pm PT
Not exotic, but a first-time bird feeder visitor this afternoon - Male Western Tanager. My feeders have been some of the best birding of the season for me.

Beautiful photos everyone!
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