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BrassNuts

Trad climber
Save your a_s, reach for the brass...
Aug 19, 2013 - 06:28pm PT
Want. Go. OZ! Climb. Bird. :-)
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Aug 19, 2013 - 07:15pm PT
Wow - the down under birds are fabulous! Slater, love the first shot of the red-tail. Great Magpie shot from Bob. Superb Waxwing shots. This is an amazing thread.

Orange-crowned Warbler at Tuolumne
Orange-crowned Warbler at Tuolumne
Credit: Mike Bolte
Wilson's Phalarope at Mono Lake
Wilson's Phalarope at Mono Lake
Credit: Mike Bolte
Yellow-rumped Warbler at Tuolumne
Yellow-rumped Warbler at Tuolumne
Credit: Mike Bolte
Sage Thrasher at Mono Lake
Sage Thrasher at Mono Lake
Credit: Mike Bolte
Say's Phoebe at Mono Lake
Say's Phoebe at Mono Lake
Credit: Mike Bolte
Pacific Slope Flycatcher &#40;I think&#41;
Pacific Slope Flycatcher (I think)
Credit: Mike Bolte
Haven't id'ed this guy yet
Haven't id'ed this guy yet
Credit: Mike Bolte
pocoloco1

Social climber
The Chihuahua Desert
Aug 19, 2013 - 08:43pm PT
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/20/science/earth/crowdsourcing-for-the-birds.html?hp
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Aug 19, 2013 - 08:53pm PT
^^^^^^ Bitchen ^^^^^^^

TFPU
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Aug 19, 2013 - 09:06pm PT
Great shots Mike, Dee ee and Dave. Really cool stuff.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 19, 2013 - 09:09pm PT
So, Dee, I'm waiting for the pics of you riding the Cassowary.
Tony

Trad climber
Pt. Richmond, CA
Aug 19, 2013 - 10:11pm PT
Mike,
A Brewer's Sparrow? They are pretty abundant on the Eastside. Very petite. Also, your warbler has pretty prominent eye arcs and gray hood. Maybe a female MacGillivray's?

Dee ee,
Keep those Aussie birds coming. We have just over a month to study for our trip. That duck is something. Like a Platypus-billed Duck! The red ear is just a small feature.
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Aug 19, 2013 - 11:02pm PT
Thanks Tony -

I concluded Brewer's also after a little sesh with Sibleys. Not too many with a clear breast and eye ring.

In person, the small "orangeish" warbler did not have the distinct grey head of a MacGillivray. I didn't think about a female. Looking at the Cornell site, it looks like you could be right. But, it was in a group, has dark legs (like and Orange-crowned, MacG has pink) and a narrow bill.
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Aug 20, 2013 - 12:13am PT
I went across the Sound on the ferry for a fun social event at Matt Pollock's daughter's (Heidi) place (for those who knew Matt) this weekend.

Credit: Darwin


Forgive me for the spam, but here is a link to Heidi's husband's sculpture page.

http://eisenhoursculpture.com/
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Aug 20, 2013 - 08:45am PT
The birding here is crazy. We stopped at a campground in Lk. Mungo and are surrounded by birds. I see a Brown Treecreeper and my sis in law says "no, it's a White-browed Treecreeper." I look and no, it's both, then out pops a Varied Sitella. Then a new Honeyeater.
Today we stop to look for Koalas. As soon as I get out of the car I spot a Sacred Kingfisher. We hike around in the forest and finally find one and some Pied Butcherbirds. On the way back to the car we walk out into a meadow on the edge of the mangrove swamps. We are hearing birds in all directions. A pair of Yellow-rumped Thornbills are spotted, then it's a Rufous Whistler, then a Fan-tailed Cuckoo, then a Drongo, then a pair of Torresian Crows, unfortunately we had to go.

Cape Barren Goose

Credit: dee ee

Drongo

Credit: dee ee

Brown Thornbill(I think, the Thornbills are difficult) with caterpillar

Credit: dee ee

Darter

Credit: dee ee

Sacred Kingfisher

Credit: dee ee
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Aug 20, 2013 - 08:57am PT
Yesterday we birded up at Werrabee near Melbourne with a local and got about 60+ species, 24 lifers for me.

Today we flew from Melbourne to Gold Coast and birded at the Koala place (Coombaba) for less than one hour (8 lifers).

Tomorrow we have a guide here in Lamington Nat. Pk. (east of Gold Coast). It should be big. They have Regent Bowerbirds and more here.

I'm up to 141 lifers!

Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Aug 20, 2013 - 12:34pm PT
Great stuff Dee ee looks like you are having a amazing trip.

A few from this AM walk.

Credit: Bob D'A


Credit: Bob D'A


dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Aug 20, 2013 - 01:15pm PT
Looks like your having a blast Dee. That Sacred King Fisher is cool lookin

Credit: dirt claud
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Aug 20, 2013 - 02:27pm PT
Credit: dirt claud
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Aug 22, 2013 - 03:07am PT
Oops, I meant Thornbills not Spinebills.


double edit: It turns out it's a Southern Whiteface.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Aug 22, 2013 - 03:51am PT
O'Reilly's in Lamington N.P. is the best so far.

Satin Bowerbird

Credit: dee ee

Wonga Pigeon

Credit: dee ee

Crimson Rosella on Uncle David's head (my bro in law and a damn good birder, especially by ear and with mimicry)

Credit: dee ee

Noisy Pitta

Credit: dee ee
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Aug 22, 2013 - 03:54am PT
A couple not-so-great photos but....

We are in the Gold Coast airport and flying to Sydney in a few.

Regent Bowerbird

Credit: dee ee
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Aug 22, 2013 - 09:02pm PT
croikys, this thread is better than an AUDUBON book!





Check out this Kukaburra laughing!!



http://www.wimp.com/kookaburralaughs/
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Aug 23, 2013 - 12:08am PT
Dave - will be sad for us as well to see your trip end, but hopefully you can keep thrilling us with photos even after you get back.

What guidebook are you using? happy with it?
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Aug 24, 2013 - 05:38pm PT
We just arrived home.

The book I used is the Simpson/Day, Princeton Field Guides, 8th edition. We had 3 books in our group and I like this the best, but it is good to have more than one for the variation.

I also had the Australian bird field guide ap ($?, I just got the most expensive one), it was mega useful too just for the songs and calls. It settled disagreements on more than one occasion. A couple of times it was useful for calling the bird back, although it seemed the Aussie birds weren't as eager to respond as in the US.

I have many more pics and look forward to sharing.
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