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dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Sep 10, 2013 - 03:00pm PT
OK, now I'm done with the Australian birds, and there are probably a couple repeats here. If anyone would like to see them in one place you are welcome to check out the "sets" on my Flicker site. Here is a link.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/96759203@N06/

Wedge Tailed Eagle

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Red-rumped Parrots

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Satin Bowerbird

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New Holland Honeyeater

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Gray Butcherbird (immature)

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Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Sep 10, 2013 - 03:07pm PT
Can you bird doods tell what type of birds these are by the profile?


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These are big birds! My guess is vultures.

Credit: Russ Walling
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Sep 10, 2013 - 05:42pm PT
Russ,

looks like either White Pelicans or Sandhill Cranes. I'd tend towards pelicans as the birds in your blow-up don't seem to have the long trailing legs of cranes. Besides, that many cranes would make a noise that would be hard not to notice, while the pelicans would be silent. Big birds is right, average American White Pelicans weigh in at about 15-20 pounds (biggest ones up to 30 lbs), and have a 9 ft wingspan.

Here's a sharper photo of soaring pelicans from off the internets

Credit: little Z
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Sep 10, 2013 - 06:26pm PT
We are a little short on pelicans out here in Joshua Tree. Unless they are doing the summer hang at Barker Dam or migrating to somewhere.

I could swear they are black, as in all black. A guy who liked to take a drink once told me there was "thousands" of condors sitting in a tree once just down the street from my house. Suppose it could happen.
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Sep 10, 2013 - 06:42pm PT
Probably brown pelicans coming from the Salton Sea.
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Sep 10, 2013 - 06:43pm PT
yes Russ, no pelicans in Joshua Tree (as in down on the ground, or at Barker Dam), but they fly over there regularly in migration hopping from one big body of water (like the Salton Sea) to another. Cool to have seen such a huge flock.
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Sep 10, 2013 - 06:52pm PT
Yeah, I've seen them a few times now over the last few years. Huge flock, way high, big birds.

Cool stuff! Thanks for the info.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Sep 10, 2013 - 08:26pm PT
Here is a shot I took in Big Pine last October.

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Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Sep 11, 2013 - 05:42pm PT
A few from the last few days.

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Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Sep 11, 2013 - 08:50pm PT
Nice Bob!

I having a little trouble with that last one...Osprey?
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Sep 11, 2013 - 10:00pm PT
Thanks Dee/Dave...Osprey, Snake River near Jackson Hole last weekend.
john hansen

climber
Sep 11, 2013 - 11:43pm PT
Can any one confirm ID on these two hummers?

Both at Cotton wood springs in JT last spring.

I'm thinking Blue throated and calliope


Credit: john hansen



Credit: john hansen
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Sep 12, 2013 - 07:24pm PT
John, I can't tell you what they are but I can tell you not Calliope. Calliope has distinctive white mark around top and side of base of bill.

Blue-Throated would be pretty unusual for there and I haven't seen any comments on the Inland Empire rare bird alert which I check every day or so.

I could copy your shots and put them on Whatbird or maybe one of our own real experts will chime in.
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Sep 12, 2013 - 07:29pm PT

Hey;

Are Crimpie/BN and Bob dA weathering the Colorado floods OK? Wouldn't mind hearing from you here. They all are in Boulder, right?
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Sep 12, 2013 - 10:50pm PT
I just saw a post in the flooding thread.

BN,CG are OK, but they are wet have a flooded basement.

Bob d'A, you around?

edit yes, Bob just showed up on the flooding thread. Sorry to be such a hysterical ninny!
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Sep 13, 2013 - 10:51pm PT
Darwin...alive and kicking. Thanks for your concern. Crazy few days here in the Boulder area, we live Westminster about 10 miles from downtown Boulder. Different as day and night. Boulder got beat up and we just got slapped.


When out to Walden Ponds the last two days in the rain...very beautiful. The amount of water coming down from the mountains is mind blowing to say the least.

Got a few good shots of a Green Heron and Solitary Sandpiper today as the sun was coming out.

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Pretty sure Callie and Dave are good.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Sep 13, 2013 - 11:01pm PT
Good to hear you all didn't get flooded out!!!

Save the Swarovskis!

Just kiddin'....



John, Whatbird is sayin' Black-chinned and Annas.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Sep 13, 2013 - 11:12pm PT
ps. Whatbird experts are sayin. Anna's and Black Chinned.
john hansen

climber
Sep 13, 2013 - 11:18pm PT
Thanks Dee, those seem right. Black chinned is still a new Lifer for me.

Timid TopRope

Social climber
'used to be Paradise, CA
Sep 14, 2013 - 12:30am PT
I personally would not add that black chinned as a lifer given the circumstances as presented.
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