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Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 3, 2013 - 01:42pm PT
Hahaha! I kept waiting for the attack.



"...night train to Wisconsin..."
Gaaser grazing not far from the hallowed frozen tundra of Lambeau Field (Green Bay, Wisconsin to you, Marlow)
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Aug 3, 2013 - 01:52pm PT
No attack Reilly, it's just a pleasure to see goose-walk accompanied by endless boogie. Grass-walking geese has a zen-like quality as long as the scarecrow photographer stays at a distance... And this is not an ironic statement... lol...

Little Z

Yes, "Endeløs Gås" (Danish and also Norwegian) = "Endless Goose" (English)
Slater

Trad climber
Central Coast
Aug 3, 2013 - 01:53pm PT
Off to SE AZ

see ya suckers!
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Aug 3, 2013 - 03:45pm PT
Endeløs gås

Marlow, "endless goose" ?

so boys, off to Australia and SE Az? this should be good. Don't forget us poor folk back home, and try to have some fun.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Aug 3, 2013 - 07:25pm PT
Slater, I'm goin' this fall! Not sure how gooda' time it is, maybe Oct.
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Aug 3, 2013 - 08:55pm PT
Slater and Dee ee have a great trip...I leave for Copper Canyon, Mexico in late September, looking forward to some new birds.

A few from the last few days.

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 4, 2013 - 04:03pm PT
Black Vulture contemplating the oneness, or at least lunch...
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Aug 4, 2013 - 04:05pm PT
Please ID.


Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A
BrassNuts

Trad climber
Save your a_s, reach for the brass...
Aug 4, 2013 - 04:34pm PT
We were fortunate to have some Robins nest in our side yard this spring. The Dad has a large white patch on his head, hence we named him "Spot" (duh!). A few weeks ago we happened to be out in the yard the day the little ones fledged. 3 babies made the leap and were hopping around the yard getting fed by Mom & Dad. Pics of the 3 fledglings below, their first day out of the nest :-)
Baby #1, the first to take the plunge
Baby #1, the first to take the plunge
Credit: BrassNuts
Baby #2
Baby #2
Credit: BrassNuts
Baby #3
Baby #3
Credit: BrassNuts
We've seen them around the yard a bit in the weeks since, hope to see more of them! :-)
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 4, 2013 - 07:43pm PT
Bob, you got me - immature Rose-throated Becard? Not likely at Taos but stranger things have happened. Did it really have that wash on the throat?
I'm also thinking imm female Olive Warbler but she shouldn't be at Taos, either.
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Aug 4, 2013 - 09:11pm PT
Reilly - that's one of the best shots I've ever seen of a Black Vulture. Very cool - love the gnarly branches as well. Funny how many folks won't "waste" time photographing birds like that. Well, that's their loss if you ask me. Reminds me of the mounted Starling that Ron was auctioning off for the Blitzo benefit. An absolutely beautiful bird, but apparently a hard sell.

Bob - looks like an adult female Lazuli Bunting. Was Curly the male Indigo Bunting anywhere nearby? Might have a nest if she is carrying food like that. (you are still in Boulder, right?)

Brassnuts - top notch photos, as always. The lesser known version of a common bird.

thanks to all
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Aug 5, 2013 - 11:33am PT
Little Z...I think you may be right...maybe a Lazuli/Indigo Hybird?

A few from this AM.

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A
10b4me

Ice climber
Wishes-He-Was-In-Arizona
Aug 5, 2013 - 04:16pm PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#314616
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Aug 5, 2013 - 06:43pm PT
Day 1 Australia.

My first bird was in the airport and was the classic House Sparrow.

Here are a couple. I won't id unless asked, don't want to spoil the fun.

Credit: dee ee

Credit: dee ee

Credit: dee ee
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Aug 5, 2013 - 08:49pm PT
Great photos Dee ee...what a way to start the trip. Hope you and the family have a great one.


Afternoon birds near Meyers Ranch Open Space.

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A
Daphne

Trad climber
Black Rock City
Aug 6, 2013 - 12:53am PT
Just got back from the Eastside. Climbed Crystal Crag with Phylp on Sunday and on the descent trail we saw a bird. Phylp is still there with the photos but it is driving me crazy. I've spent 3 hours today trying to find out what it was.

Dark gray head and body, kind of dove, pigeon or seagull like shape except beak was long and sharper than a sea bird, with black tail with white stripes. Hopping along through sand and gravel around 9.4 thousand feet, near Crystal Lake, looking for insects, but not a water bird. Large, around 10-12 inches. Eventually flew into a tree and that was when we saw the white stripes in the tail, and it was magnificent!

Body seemed kind of dove-like but have looked at every kind of dove and everything else for that matter and cannot identify it. Help!!!

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 6, 2013 - 01:04am PT
Agent Daphne, very clever! You posit a credible red herring, or is it simply disinformation? Please come in from the cold.
Daphne

Trad climber
Black Rock City
Aug 6, 2013 - 01:35am PT
Reilly, I would LOVE to come in!
But then I would have to reveal my TRUE identity.....
I shall await Phyl's return to prove my assertions.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 6, 2013 - 01:47am PT
Was this the culprit?

Credit: Reilly

He is one of our less seasoned agents, hence the guilty look.
Tony

Trad climber
Pt. Richmond, CA
Aug 6, 2013 - 02:21am PT
Dave E,
Keep those photos coming. It could help me prepare for our trip in October. Of course, I couldn't id the birds without consulting the field guide. A lot of study is in order.

We managedd to get out on 2 pelagic birding trips in July. The first to the deep water canyons off Half Moon Bay and the next weekend to the Farallons. I think little z was correct (of course) that Chiloe's webcam bird a few pages back was not a Northern Gannet because of the non-pointed tail. In any case, the Gannet that showed up at the Farallons in April of last year is still around. It has been seen carrying nest material and it was investigating empty Brandt's Cormorant nests when we saw it.
Credit: Tony

Tufted Puffins are always a treat and we were lucky to see a number of them.
Credit: Tony

A Pomarine Jaeger flew by at eye-level.
Credit: Tony

On the Half Moon Bay trip we saw a number of Long-tailed Jaegers well.
Credit: Tony

At one point there were over 90 Black-footed Albatrosses behind the boat.
Credit: Tony

A rare Laysan Albatross came in to join them.
Credit: Tony

A lifer for me was a very cooperative Scripp's Murrelet.
Credit: Tony

The real highlight, though, was being in the middle of a huge mixed feeding group of Humpbacks, Sea Lions, Dolphins, Gulls, Shearwaters, Albatrosses and Alcids.

Daphne,
How about a Clark's Nutcracker? They are often pretty raucous.



Edit: Reilly beat me to it.

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