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dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Jul 4, 2013 - 02:57pm PT
OK, a couple of common boids.

Credit: dee ee

Credit: dee ee
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Jul 4, 2013 - 03:00pm PT
Arrrgh, Ebird got hacked!
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Jul 4, 2013 - 03:04pm PT
Mongolia: Eagles hunting


Crimpergirl: Nothing is more strange than seeing people or birds or animals or lichens as familiar. What we see as familiar we should see as new - at least once in a while. The world is full of wonder... The pictures of "common" birds are great. Great thread...
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Jul 4, 2013 - 03:25pm PT
Love all the photos! I like photos of common birds. Often they show well the beautiful details that so many over look. For example, an American Robin or a Blue Jay. Common. Commonly over-looked...beautiful birds! Same with all the others. Why should we neglect any?

My mom was in town last week and said she'd never seen a Bald Eagle. Never!!! Whoa. So we went looking and found a nest with one adult and two young (both had fledged). It was really cool. Can't believe she'd never see one!
10b4me

climber
Jul 4, 2013 - 03:57pm PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#309643
photo not found
Missing photo ID#309642
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Jul 4, 2013 - 04:06pm PT
Wow, great stuff. Whenever we get to the end of a page, I'm always sorry to see it go, but then wait in anticipation of what wonderful stuff will be out on the next one!

That Bald Eagle and Red-tail sequence is awesome, especially that last shot.

Here's a trick for Crested Caracaras, not quite like Reilly's idea of pretending to be roadkill, but playing off the same. Not sure if it would work in Arizona, but if there is a paved highway that runs through an area where Crested Caracaras are found regularly, I bet they will be out at first light flying right over the middle of the highway to get first crack at the previous night's roadkill and assorted scraps. It's a very predictable thing here in Costa Rica.

A stack of Montezuma Quail, now that would be a sight!

Yes, eBird has been hacked, but apparently only the home page (of all portals) and "About eBird" page. Until the problem is solved, they have put a re-direct in place so that eBird now opens to the "View and Explore Data" page. They say the data entry, explore data, and my eBird pages are all safe (on a different server) and running normally. Sure hope that story doesn't change.
10b4me

climber
Jul 4, 2013 - 04:24pm PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#309646
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 4, 2013 - 05:42pm PT
Little Z, my suggestion was for attracting the jaguar, not the caracara.
After the jaguar finds Slater then the caracara will. ;-)
cyndiebransford

climber
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
Jul 4, 2013 - 08:45pm PT
4th of July birds at the Kenai River bird viewing platform...
greater yellowlegs
greater yellowlegs
Credit: cyndiebransford
bonapartes gull and hudsonian godwit
bonapartes gull and hudsonian godwit
Credit: cyndiebransford
semipalmated sandpiper
semipalmated sandpiper
Credit: cyndiebransford

also saw dowitchers, greenwinged teal, bald eagles, glaucous-winged gulls, arctic terns, pintail ducks, sandhill cranes and peeps.
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
From Panorama City, CA
Jul 5, 2013 - 12:49am PT
Credit: McHale's Navy
Credit: McHale's Navy
Credit: McHale's Navy
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Jul 5, 2013 - 12:57pm PT
Great stuff/shots everyone.

Pretty little Eastern Phoebe on my hike this AM.

Credit: Bob D'A

And saw this beautiful Blue Grosbeak on mountain bike this afternoon.

Credit: Bob D'A
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Jul 6, 2013 - 12:01pm PT
A few beauties on this morning walk. When back with a longer lens to capture the Grosbeak. Really stunning little birds.

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 6, 2013 - 12:47pm PT
Beta update:

Princeton Press has just released the Crossley Guide to Raptors - no excuses if you have this.

For us members of the Helen Keller Birding Society there is Larkwire's
Master Birder audio study app. $15 and so far it seems well worth it.
cyndiebransford

climber
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
Jul 7, 2013 - 01:51am PT
I just spent two and half hours loading my life birds into the i-bird journal app. I am very excited to be able to update my list on the go and make new lists too.
BrassNuts

Trad climber
Save your a_s, reach for the brass...
Jul 7, 2013 - 02:32pm PT
A couple more pics of our buddy "Curly" the Indigo Bunting, a few weeks ago, just after sunset. He's an excellent crooner :-)
"Curly", singing away
"Curly", singing away
Credit: BrassNuts
"Curly" in late day repose
"Curly" in late day repose
Credit: BrassNuts
Here are a couple of shots of a lone Rose-Breasted Grosbeak who was hanging out in Gregory Canyon, below the Flatirons, a few weeks ago. This guy would not come down low at all, hence the very long shots... Cool bird and somewhat rare in these parts.
Credit: BrassNuts
Credit: BrassNuts
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Jul 7, 2013 - 06:28pm PT
Love!!!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 7, 2013 - 10:32pm PT
Boy, Curly knows the camera loves him, eh? But did I notice a feather out
of place on his neck in the second shot? Mon dieu!
shady

Trad climber
hasbeen
Jul 7, 2013 - 10:59pm PT
Hu-oh! Feather out of place.......MAKE UP!
You wouldn't send George Clooney out looking like that! Where's make up damn it!
Spectacular shots!
Wearing a big smile, thanks to you all.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jul 8, 2013 - 12:52am PT
ya did CURLY some JUSTICE MAN!
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Jul 8, 2013 - 01:00am PT
Rose-breasted Grosbeak! Damn.
We had one in the county a month ago in someone's backyard, I should have begged access! A couple of the big year guys did.


I've been after the Common Poor Will and Lesser Nighthawk for the last week. I finally got both (for county year list).

Tonight I was in Irvine Park at dark (again) and hitting the 4 corners playing the calls, nothing. The ranger pulled in to tell me I was in an illegal parking area, OK, I'm a birder looking for night birds. She says "there are a bunch of Barn Owls over by the gate." I say "I'm looking for Poor Wills." She says "we have one in the freezer." I say "I need a live one."

She was cool but made me move the car, nice young lady. I move the car and hike out to the north east. It's dark but I see a guy walking his two dogs, I saw him last Friday as well. I'm playing the Common Poor-will on the bird ap. He almost walks by, like he did on fri. and says "what is that bird." I say "it's a Poor-will." He says, "I just heard them around the corner." Whee Hoo! I hike another 100 yards and I can hear them off to my right....nice! I can also hear a Great-horned Owl...cool.

On Friday I had a Barn Owl and a Lesser Nighthawk fly over and heard Western Screech Owls calling.

Searching for birds is so much fun.

Oh yeah, Curley is lookin' good!
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