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10b4me

Ice climber
Wishes-He-Was-In-Arizona
Aug 10, 2013 - 12:38am PT
looks like some good birding, and you climbed Hitchcock Pinnacle
craig mo

Trad climber
L.A. Ca.
Aug 11, 2013 - 02:06pm PT
Credit: craig mo
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Aug 11, 2013 - 02:44pm PT
So many great photos. Thanks to all. Who are you in AZ with Slater? Looks like a fun crew. Awesome birds. I love the Sulfer-Bellied Flycatcher. Glad you saw him
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Aug 11, 2013 - 11:24pm PT

Okay folks, no pics. But a question.
Been looking at all my bird books and can't find it.
I had a new bird in my backyard today. I thought it would
be a warbler of some sort. Total yellow breast. Gray, blackish
head with a bit of a crest to the rear. A single white
band on each wing. None of the warblers in my book looked like
it. Any ideas?
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 11, 2013 - 11:28pm PT
Well, I don't have a guide to the state of Confusion so it could be tough to help. ;-)
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Aug 11, 2013 - 11:36pm PT
Sounds like a Lesser Goldfinch, or maybe an American Goldfinch Steve W.

American Goldfinch: http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/american_goldfinch/id

Lesser Goldfinch: http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Lesser_Goldfinch/id
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Aug 12, 2013 - 12:14am PT
Nice action shot Craig Mo and fun arizona album Tom Slater! Thanks.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Aug 12, 2013 - 08:47am PT
Dang, we are back in Parkdale (Melbourne) after 4 days in Tasmania.
We flew, so no pelagic action. But yes, from the moment I got off the plane here it's all lifers(almost)....except for the House Sparrows and Rock Doves. 80% of Australia's plant and animal species are endemic.

I'll wait till later to brag too much. It rained 3 of 4 days in Tas (and was snowing hard when we left Cradle Mtn. Nat. Pk. today)so we didn't see as many as may have been possible. Even so it was awesome. What a place! It's the effing garden of eden down there.

Aside from the birds we had Wallabies, Podaroos, Paddymelons (sp?), Wombats, 2 species of Possum....we struck out on Platypus and Tasmanian Devils, though not for lack of trying.

The Frogmouth was my single most coveted bird and we found them on the 3rd day. My bro and sis in law are (semi-serious) birders and knew where in Braeside Park (near Melbourne)they can be found. I saw it yawn and it's whole head opened up, rad. There were two there.

My pics are so so, the lighting was always bad and the coolest birds are fast and never sit still. In many cases I was lucky to get the binos on them before they were gone.

Enough flap for now.

dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Aug 12, 2013 - 09:10am PT
A few from Tasmania, the more mundane ones!

Masked Lapwing

Credit: dee ee

Crested Tern

Credit: dee ee

Kookabura

Credit: dee ee

Yellow Tailed Black Cockatoos, hundreds came in to roost just after dark, what a racket!

Credit: dee ee
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Aug 12, 2013 - 09:26am PT
Slater, that looks like a great trip!


Currawongs eh?

The Black Currawong is one of the most common birds in Tasmania. I also had a Pied Currawong in Parkdale.

Credit: dee ee

Credit: dee ee
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Aug 12, 2013 - 09:33am PT
AWESOME stuff Dee ee!!! I so want to go there.
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Aug 12, 2013 - 12:15pm PT
Great stuff Dee ee...looks like a great trip so far.


A few from this morning hike.

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 12, 2013 - 02:01pm PT
I just submitted my eBird checklist for this weekend's hike to Timber Mt (8400')
which is a few miles east of Mt Baldy in San Bernardino County, CA. So I
got up to pee in the morning and imagine my surprise and delight to find
myself in a feeding frenzy of Nashville Warblers! This is at the extreme
southern limit of their range and there were at least 8. One even had the
temerity to come watch me pee from about 8' away. Of course it was a male.
It turns out that I was near his castle. Although I never actually saw the
nest I saw the wife also enter the low manzanita thicket which protected their home.

Then I was further surprised to see a swarm of Hermit Warblers who were also
at their southern limit. They weren't quite as numerous as the Nashvilles
but there must have been a good 6 of 'em!

No pics - somebody didn't charge the Nikon's battery. Yeah, nothing
like lugging 5 pounds umpteen miles! But I got about 2 good shots of an
old tree before it went dead. :-)
cyndiebransford

climber
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
Aug 13, 2013 - 12:22am PT
This guy was in the yard today with the Juncos and White-crowned sparrows.
Wilson's Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
Credit: cyndiebransford
Slater

Trad climber
Central Coast
Aug 13, 2013 - 12:53am PT
The Five Striped Sparrow- Photo Tom Slater
The Five Striped Sparrow- Photo Tom Slater
Credit: Slater

You'll have to know something about this bird to appreciate this crappy photo... and about Arizona geography.

80 miles off the highway, 40 on dirt roads, steep canyon trail, within 2 miles of the Mexican border.
This sparrow has the most limited range in the United States.

Went home happy.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 13, 2013 - 01:08am PT
Slater, I hate you. I couldn't get the wife up early enough to get to
California Gulch in time for their morning singsong. By the time we got
there about 10 it was hot and they were lying low. Did you get a Berylline? ;-)

Actually, we would have made it in time if we hadn't stopped at Pena Blanca
to nab the Least Grebes. That was a poor decision as we could have gone
back for the grebes.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Aug 13, 2013 - 06:39am PT
Is that a 5 striped sparrow?

Damn!
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Aug 13, 2013 - 06:54am PT
Scarlet robin, female, I couldn't get a photo of the male. He was spectacular. We had the Pink Robin as well. He was where the word "pink" came from!

Credit: dee ee

Yellow Wattlebird

Credit: dee ee

Little Pied Cormorant

Credit: dee ee

Shelduck

Credit: dee ee

dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Aug 13, 2013 - 07:01am PT
I got better pics of the Superb Fairy Wren.

Female, is she pissed off?

Credit: dee ee

Male

Credit: dee ee
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Aug 13, 2013 - 07:08am PT
Purple Swamphen

Credit: dee ee

80 lifers so far, Little Penguin just after sunset today.
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