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cyndiebransford

climber
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
Jun 18, 2013 - 11:23pm PT
I went on a photo trip out of Seward on Monday. The weather was fantastic for Alaska, smooth water and in the 70's with sun all day. Not great for birds though. I did get a new life bird, a Parakeet Auklet, but no photo it would fly by the boat and never land. The highlight of the day was seeing orca's breach! I know they are not birds but very cool.
tufted puffin
tufted puffin
Credit: cyndiebransford
white-winged scoters
white-winged scoters
Credit: cyndiebransford
kittiwake and puffin rookery
kittiwake and puffin rookery
Credit: cyndiebransford
breaching orca
breaching orca
Credit: cyndiebransford
Tobia

Social climber
Denial
Jun 19, 2013 - 06:33am PT
Bob D'A & Timid: on local habitat and Cedar Waxwings:

When I was a kid we had a Pyrocanthia bush that my father cultivated to cover a brick wall on our patio maybe 20 x 12.

Every winter the Cedar Waxwings would invade and pick the plants clean. It was a ritual to watch them pick every pomme from the plant until it quit producing. It was a sight to behold.

I planted a Pyrocanthia here 23 years ago; which is loaded with pommes every winter. I have seen a Cedar Waxwing since I was kid.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jun 19, 2013 - 10:36am PT
Great shootin' Cyndie! Great Tufted shot!
Not sure I've ever seen Orcas breeching, either.
Timid TopRope

Social climber
'used to be Paradise, CA
Jun 19, 2013 - 11:07am PT
Great shots Cindie!

Tobias: Same thing here. First, the C waxwings devour our persimmons, then move to the pyrocantha, then strip the hawthorn tree bare. They move out early June and return to Chico in September.

The mockingbirds in my brother's Brooklyn neighborhood sing like car alarms.






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Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jun 19, 2013 - 11:10am PT
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Jun 19, 2013 - 11:20am PT
nice Cyndie!
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Jun 19, 2013 - 12:56pm PT
great photos Cyndie, would love to be out on the water there in Alaska, having to shoo away those pesky Parakeet Auklets that keep cicling around you like mosquitos, and Orcas that want to flop into your boat! (could those be White-winged Scoter in that one photo, rather than Pigeon Guillemot?).

Here's a question for you Taco old-timers (like Crimpy), evertime I call up the bird thread there's that blurry photo of the male Lark Bunting on the very first post by Quartziteflight. So, what ever happened to Quartziteflight? looks like he/she dropped out around 2010.
cyndiebransford

climber
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
Jun 19, 2013 - 04:14pm PT
Little Z, you are right about the White-winged Scoters. We had been seeing the guillemots so much that I just assumed it was them I got a shot of. Cool, I can add another species to the day list. Thanks for the help.

It was an awesome day for sure! One in a million up here, it doesn't happen that way very often.
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Jun 19, 2013 - 07:54pm PT
Great shots Cyndie, Dee ee and everyone else...really beautiful stuff.

Just spend two days down in the San Luis Valley, great climbing (did a new 12a Golden Years as I turned 60 on the 15th) and birding. Penitente is full of Yellow Warblers, Spotted and Green-Tailed Towee.

Bushtit
Bushtit
Credit: Bob D'A

Green-Tailed Towee
Green-Tailed Towee
Credit: Bob D'A

Yellow Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Credit: Bob D'A

House Wren.
House Wren.
Credit: Bob D'A
shady

Trad climber
hasbeen
Jun 20, 2013 - 12:04am PT
I miss the mockingbirds in socal. Sirens, car alarms, barking dogs, house finches...loved their mimic and boldness. They were always dive bombing the local cats.
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Jun 20, 2013 - 12:42am PT
Love the mockingbirds too...until you get one that thinks 2am is the right time to replay his entire life's work :-)
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Jun 20, 2013 - 11:36am PT
I'm not that psyched on the Mockingbirds that reside in our yard. They are very territorial and chase out the more interesting species.
I am glad they moved to the backyard instead of just outside our bedroom window in front!

Great shots all, love that Tufted Puffin Cyndie and that Green-tailed Towhee Bob. We had good views of them in Big Bear.
cyndiebransford

climber
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
Jun 20, 2013 - 09:53pm PT
Went to check out the flats after a Home Depot run to Kenai. There were some birds and four caribou close to the road.
Lesser and Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser and Greater Yellowlegs
Credit: cyndiebransford
Greater Yellowlegs
Greater Yellowlegs
Credit: cyndiebransford
Sandhill Cranes
Sandhill Cranes
Credit: cyndiebransford
Tree Swallow
Tree Swallow
Credit: cyndiebransford
caribou
caribou
Credit: cyndiebransford
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Jun 20, 2013 - 10:08pm PT
Yellow-headed Blackbird, San Luis Valley, CO

Credit: Bob D'A

Also saw these fellas.

Credit: Bob D'A
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Jun 21, 2013 - 12:24pm PT
Solstice birds.

Indigo Bunting and Broad-tailed Hummingbird near the South Mesa Trailhead today.

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A
10b4me

Social climber
Jun 22, 2013 - 01:32am PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#307924
photo not found
Missing photo ID#307925
Slater

Trad climber
Central Coast
Jun 22, 2013 - 10:27am PT
Harlequin Ducks in Southern California?

Sure, we got those! Although we're technically central coast... Cayucos-

Harlequin Duck, Estero Bluffs Cayucos, CA.
Harlequin Duck, Estero Bluffs Cayucos, CA.
Credit: Slater

Harlequin pinned down by an Osprey.
Harlequin pinned down by an Osprey.
Credit: Slater

Credit: Slater

I looked at the AZ temps for June... didn't go under 100 all month! Yikes!
Less than two months until departure! Mt. Lemmon and SE AZ... can't wait!
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Jun 23, 2013 - 03:24pm PT
Jake and I blasted up to Bonelli Park for the Arctic Loon this morning for an easy lifer.

Credit: dee ee

2 days ago I went to Bolsa Chica looking for the Common Loon. Found it but it took a few hours.
This Forster's was hanging on the bridge. He/she seemed under the weather.

Credit: dee ee

I had trouble with the id on this Black-bellied Plover.

Credit: dee ee
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jun 23, 2013 - 04:14pm PT
I am mystified as to why the BBPL is still in spring colors. Of course he is horribly lost so maybe he has other issues that have influenced his plumage cycle.
10b4me

Social climber
Jun 24, 2013 - 01:27am PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#308091
photo not found
Missing photo ID#308090
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