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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.
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Aug 13, 2013 - 08:59am PT
Spectacular page!
cyndiebransford

climber
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
Aug 13, 2013 - 11:10am PT
Wow, Dave you are making me want to go down under again. This time as a birder.
Great photos and reports everyone, especially that five striped sparrow.
Slater

Trad climber
Central Coast
Aug 13, 2013 - 11:16am PT
Black-bellied Whistling Duck, Rio Rico, AZ.
Black-bellied Whistling Duck, Rio Rico, AZ.
Credit: Slater

Reilly, it gets worse.

We went to Montosa Cyn. to get a Scott's Oriole and Painted Bunting in the morning, THEN went to Arivaca Cienega to bird, THEN went to Calif. Gulch and got there about noon.

We parked, walked about 80 yards down the trail and one flew right across the trail. (the bottom of the gulch was still about another 500 yards down a rocky trail).

We got the FIVE STRIPED SPARROW within 5 minutes of our visit, on the first time I lifted my binos and hearing it sing!

Sorry man! But grebes are cool too :)
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 13, 2013 - 12:16pm PT
Noon? Really? Did you used to work at Guantanamo?

I'm now going to a dark corner and curl up into a fetal position with my ABA list.
Slater

Trad climber
Central Coast
Aug 13, 2013 - 12:26pm PT
ha ha, but I gotta go back for the Trogon so you can come out of your corner.

But I did bag this...

Hitchcock Pinnacle, Mt. Lemmon, AZ. <br/>
Hitchcock Pinnacle, Mt. Lemmon, AZ.

Credit: Slater

There at the base we saw yellow-eyed Juncos... a new one for me :)
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Aug 13, 2013 - 12:28pm PT
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I KNOW you all were jonesing for one of my "shitty camera out the window no zoom shots"!!!




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Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Aug 13, 2013 - 12:31pm PT
If it is a bird, it is a good photo. Thanks for sharing Ron.

Amazing trip Slater. We have managed to find Trogons on our trips to AZ, but no five-stripe. Boo. You got some awesome birds (and climbing). Yay!

We really should try to coordinate a super-topo AZ migration birding get-together. I am already looking forward to spring migration!
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Aug 13, 2013 - 08:15pm PT




Pigeons, atop the Pigeon Point Lighthouse.

The lighthouse was not named for the birds. Its name comes from a ship that went down off this point, and was the driving reason for building this lighthouse in 1872.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Aug 14, 2013 - 12:17am PT
Cyndie, Marge says it was your Australia trip that got her into birding.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Aug 14, 2013 - 12:35am PT
Magpie Goose, the most ancient lineage.

Credit: dee ee

A better look at the Red Browed Firetails

Credit: dee ee

Galah

Credit: dee ee
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