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justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Jul 30, 2013 - 10:53pm PT
That one we filmed wasn't really fazed by people either. I was working in the garage about 10 feet away from that hawk for a couple of hours. I was hauling stuff around in the driveway and running tools.. he just stayed in his spot after he stuffed the remains of the mocking bird in one of the holes on the top of the wall, then settled in to digest.
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Jul 31, 2013 - 08:01pm PT
I've been entertaining myself (i.e., avoiding work) by watching Disco the Parakeet on youtube. If you've not seen any of his many videos, treat yourself. He totally cracks me up!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mv_sthYqaZQ

Be sure to watch several. You'll crack up!
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Aug 2, 2013 - 09:51pm PT
Hi bird thread friends.

My family and I are off to Australia (and Tasmania) tomorrow for 3 weeks. I hope to see many ultra-cool birds (and other cultural, historical, natural and unnatural, etc. stuff) on this trip. I will be birding from the moment I disembark from the plane. I will share photos at some point, probably during and definately after the trip.

The plan is...Melbourne for 2 days, fly to Tasmania for 5 days, back to Melbourne for 2 days (Little Penguin). Then, drive north into the desert and Lake Mungo Nat. Pk. for 5 days and back to Melbourne for 2 more. Then, fly north towards Sydney and into the Lamington Nat. Park (think Regent Bower Bird!)for 4 days, back to Sydney for 2 days and home.

I plan on catching up with early (north american) migration (bigtime) when I return!

Cheers and good birding.
DE
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Aug 2, 2013 - 09:56pm PT
Nobody expects the spanish inquisition!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 2, 2013 - 10:10pm PT
Dee, have a great trip. I take it you didn't get the Sand Plover?

I didn't do very well on my Midwestern trip, either.

Did see some happy Sandhills...


Only saw this one Ruffed Grouse. :-(
Credit: Reilly
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Aug 2, 2013 - 10:46pm PT
Thanks Reilly, no, dang, no Sand Plover. I had a day I could have gone but he wasn't hangin'.
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Aug 3, 2013 - 01:19am PT
Great views of a golden eagle yesterday that had nabbed a ground squirrel. Click for larger version.

Golden Eagle on the UCSC campus yesterday
Golden Eagle on the UCSC campus yesterday
Credit: Mike Bolte
Credit: Mike Bolte
shady

Trad climber
hasbeen
Aug 3, 2013 - 01:37am PT
Nice ones Mike.
Now that I see your Golden + littleZs ID of my Baldies, I should be able to make a more informed ID of both.
Thanks
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Aug 3, 2013 - 12:30pm PT
One last shot before I go.

I had these Ibis this week in Barstow at the sewage pond right next to the Tees and Trees Golf Course. The real cool things were the 60+ Horned Larks on the course, too far for photos though.
I love Ibis, they remind me of dinosaurs.

Credit: dee ee
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Aug 3, 2013 - 12:55pm PT
Endeløs gås

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.
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