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Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Aug 24, 2013 - 10:20pm PT
Thanks dee ee and you all.
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Aug 25, 2013 - 05:32pm PT


Here's a humble offering from last evening's walk. I have to admit to being confused by the sparrows. I thought I had our local ones down pretty well, but I guess not. In this time a place, they should default to Savannah, but I'm having a hard time with that. Migration is staring here. We had a Wilson's Warbler in our yard the day before yesterday.

Credit: Darwin

Credit: Darwin

Credit: Darwin

Credit: Darwin

Credit: Darwin

Credit: Darwin
cyndiebransford

climber
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
Aug 26, 2013 - 02:06am PT
Went to Homer today to hike on a trail and look for songbirds. Lots were seen, few were photographed. I did get a great look at a Goshawk and then I caught two more songbirds on the Homer Spit.
Goshawk
Goshawk
Credit: cyndiebransford
Orange-crowned Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Credit: cyndiebransford
juvenile sparrow with snail
juvenile sparrow with snail
Credit: cyndiebransford
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Aug 26, 2013 - 02:59pm PT
Love them Hawks, great shots Darwin/Cyndi.
Here are a couple hummingbirds I got while on top of Kellar in San Bernardino mMts. Peak fire lookout, great views if you get a chance to go up there.

Credit: dirt claud
Credit: dirt claud
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Aug 26, 2013 - 07:54pm PT
Can anyone ID this Parakeet (?)? It wasn't in the Aussie Guide. Probably an escapee?
edit: Thanks Reilly. Budgies come in many colors and are native to Oz.

Credit: dee ee

At a park in Sydney.

Credit: dee ee

Some of the birds at O'Reilly's were pretty friendly.

Credit: dee ee
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 26, 2013 - 07:59pm PT
I'm so touched that they named a park after my great-uncle. I guess being
'transported' wasn't completely a bad thing for him after all.

What a nice wee Budgie!
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Aug 27, 2013 - 02:54pm PT
Credit: dirt claud
john hansen

climber
Aug 28, 2013 - 12:27am PT
Cool shot Dirt.

First thought,,, a Hummer.

Then ,a ha,,, Kingfisher.

Do you know what type?
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 28, 2013 - 12:29am PT
Looks like a Christmas ornament.

Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Aug 28, 2013 - 12:31am PT
datza African Kfisher..! kinda bullet like!
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Aug 28, 2013 - 01:48pm PT
dee ee - those ducks sure look hard headed

cool Accipiter photos, thanks Cyndie and Darwin (really liked your Pigeon Guillemots too D, and yes, those are Savannah Sparrows).

Had a cool bird on our backyard fruit feeder today, although it came to peck at a dead branch rather than to eat banana or papaya. I've been in Costa Rica a long time but I still marvel at any woodpecker that isnīt black-white-and-red. This is the Golden-olive Woodpecker.

Golden-olive Woodpecker &#40;it is in the same genus as Flickers, if y...
Golden-olive Woodpecker (it is in the same genus as Flickers, if you can believe that)
Credit: little Z

so, since I already had my scope and little point-and-shoot camera out I snapped some shots of other visitors:

White-winged Dove chowin' on papaya
White-winged Dove chowin' on papaya
Credit: little Z

Rufous-naped Wren &#40;close relative of the Cactus Wren&#41;. Everyth...
Rufous-naped Wren (close relative of the Cactus Wren). Everything eats fruit here, even the wrens.
Credit: little Z

Blue-crowned Motmot. A real crowd-pleaser. Couldn't get it all in the ...
Blue-crowned Motmot. A real crowd-pleaser. Couldn't get it all in the frame because I was too close, but it was molting anyway and had not yet developed its racket-tips on its new tail feathers.
Credit: little Z

Melodious Blackbird. Think "black-oriole" rather than "blackbird". It ...
Melodious Blackbird. Think "black-oriole" rather than "blackbird". It has a beautiful song, as its scientific name (Dives dives), the double diva, implies.
Credit: little Z

Blue-gray Tanager. The first bird I saw in Costa Rica when I stumbled ...
Blue-gray Tanager. The first bird I saw in Costa Rica when I stumbled out of my hotel in downtown Alajuela at dawn back in 1988.
Credit: little Z

Clay-colored Thrush. National bird of CR, uesd to be a "Robin". This i...
Clay-colored Thrush. National bird of CR, uesd to be a "Robin". This is a juvenile, by the buff marks on the wing coverts.
Credit: little Z

Great Kiskadee. Loud bird &#40;shut up already!&#41;.
Great Kiskadee. Loud bird (shut up already!).
Credit: little Z

Rufous-tailed Hummingbird. Alright, not a fruit-eater, but he was surv...
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird. Alright, not a fruit-eater, but he was surveying the scene.
Credit: little Z

Wouldn't be a bird-feeder without one of these &#40;Variegated Squirrel&#41;.
Wouldn't be a bird-feeder without one of these (Variegated Squirrel).
Credit: little Z
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Aug 28, 2013 - 02:28pm PT
You got it Ron!!
http://carolinabirds.org/HTML/AF_Corac_Kingfisher.htm

dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Aug 28, 2013 - 04:22pm PT
These are tough!

Credit: dee ee

Credit: dee ee

Credit: dee ee
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Aug 28, 2013 - 05:11pm PT
I will apologize for the shots that are not that good. Sometimes it's the only one I got of that species, sometimes I got a better one later in the trip. You never know if it will be better to try and id the bird first or try and get a photo first. I was glad to try and get a photo of the Fan Tailed Cuckoo first as it was only then I could id it, even though the photos are crap.

Straw-necked Ibis

Credit: dee ee

Tawny Frogmouth ( I love this bird!)

Credit: dee ee

Chestnut Teal

Credit: dee ee

I have a bunch more photos to post. I'll ration them out. I don't want to blow the whole wad at once.

It looks like my lifer total for the trip was about 175 and 190 for the Aussie list.

I wanna' go to Costa Rica next!....or maybe South Arizona!
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Aug 28, 2013 - 05:23pm PT
The Eastern Spinebill was an early favorite.

Credit: dee ee

Credit: dee ee
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 29, 2013 - 01:15pm PT
The Pecan-stealers came this morning. Their arrival chorus would have awoken
the dead. After filling up on protein they adjourned to the adjacent
avocado tree for salad.

"Callie want an avo?"
"Callie want an avo?"
Credit: Reilly
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Aug 29, 2013 - 01:31pm PT
Welcome Swallows were everywhere.

Credit: dee ee

It's overexposed but (flash on high)...I kinda' liked it anyway.

Credit: dee ee

Credit: dee ee
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 29, 2013 - 02:47pm PT
Goin' thru some older shots and found this un...Black-bellied Buzzard (Chile)

dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Aug 29, 2013 - 03:20pm PT
Dee or does anyone know if that Tawny Frogmouth is related in any way to the Potoo that Little Z talked about a while back?

original picture from "Little Z" post
original picture from "Little Z" post
Credit: dirt claud
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 29, 2013 - 03:28pm PT
Quite sure.
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