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Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Jul 9, 2013 - 05:01pm PT
Horned Lark on my ride today...cool looking birds.

Credit: Bob D'A
BrassNuts

Trad climber
Save your a_s, reach for the brass...
Jul 9, 2013 - 06:04pm PT
Some feathered friends from our City of Rocks trip a few weeks ago;
Green-Tailed Towhee
Green-Tailed Towhee
Credit: BrassNuts
Chipping Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Credit: BrassNuts
Rock Wren.  On a rock. Doh.
Rock Wren. On a rock. Doh.
Credit: BrassNuts
"Chippy", an intriguing flightless bird ;-&#41;
"Chippy", an intriguing flightless bird ;-)
Credit: BrassNuts
Brewer's Sparrow.
Brewer's Sparrow.
Credit: BrassNuts
Cassin's Finch. Very cool crest!
Cassin's Finch. Very cool crest!
Credit: BrassNuts
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Jul 9, 2013 - 07:54pm PT

Dave, that finch got into the stylin' gel!!!!
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Jul 9, 2013 - 08:18pm PT
Nice photos all!


Horned Lark is one of my latest target birds.


I was watching a Cassin's finch up Bishop's Creek last year on Memorial Day flashing his red mohawk. Pretty soon a female showed up and I had to avert my eyes. At first he was flashing mohawk and gyrating in a very sexual manner. Then, he was gyrating in a very sexual manner with female attached.

My blush matched the mohawk and the term "display" took on a whole new meaning.
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Jul 9, 2013 - 08:34pm PT
On Whidbey Island for a few days

young barn swallow
young barn swallow
Credit: Mike Bolte
Credit: Mike Bolte
Credit: Mike Bolte
Credit: Mike Bolte
Credit: Mike Bolte
Credit: Mike Bolte
Credit: Mike Bolte
cyndiebransford

climber
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
Jul 9, 2013 - 11:00pm PT
Took a drive up into the Caribou Hills out of Ninilchik with some birding friends today. We saw 41 species and not a new one in the bunch. But it was a beautiful day to go birding. We heard a lot of birds too. I didn't get many bird photos as a lot of the birds were way off the road and we were using the scope. I got a few good shots and a lot of fuzzy far away shots.
For you lower 48ers the highlights might have been Common Redpolls, Sooty Fox Sparrow, maybe the Varied Thrush, Red-necked Phalarope, Black Turnstone, Arctic Tern, Parasitic Jaeger, and Mew Gull.
red-necked phalaropes
red-necked phalaropes
Credit: cyndiebransford
herring gull
herring gull
Credit: cyndiebransford
fox sparrow
fox sparrow
Credit: cyndiebransford
savannah sparrow
savannah sparrow
Credit: cyndiebransford
caribou hills
caribou hills
Credit: cyndiebransford
Rick A

climber
Boulder, Colorado
Jul 10, 2013 - 07:24am PT
Great shots you guys!
Always enjoy checking this thread because of the quality photography.
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Jul 10, 2013 - 09:02am PT
Really great photos everyone...here are a few from my morning walk. Looking forward to my trip to Copper Canyon in early September...new birds.

Mike..love that Crossbill shot.

Cedar Waxwing
Cedar Waxwing
Credit: Bob D'A

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Credit: Bob D'A

Lazuli Bunting
Lazuli Bunting
Credit: Bob D'A

Spotted Towhee
Spotted Towhee
Credit: Bob D'A
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Jul 10, 2013 - 05:03pm PT
Nice Cyndie, love the Caribou Hills shot, sweet Alaskan ambiance.

And yes Bob, Dave and Mike, nice birds and rodentia you have captured there.
cyndiebransford

climber
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
Jul 10, 2013 - 06:10pm PT
Thanks Dave. You Marge and Jake are welcome to come and stay for a visit anytime. I'll take you out to look at birds.
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Jul 10, 2013 - 09:18pm PT
click for larger
click for larger
Credit: Mike Bolte
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Jul 10, 2013 - 09:50pm PT
Thanks to you all for keeping this thread alive and on the wing.

DMT
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Jul 11, 2013 - 02:12pm PT
If you get Netflix make sure to check out the free streaming documentary on the Harpi Eagle from "Nature". I think they just put it on there recently.


Another web find, Taiwan Blue Magpies
Credit: dirt claud
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Jul 12, 2013 - 08:49am PT
Nice Mike and dirt, really beautiful.

Here are few from my AM hike today.

Credit: Bob D'A

Lesser Goldfinch
Lesser Goldfinch
Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Jul 12, 2013 - 09:17am PT
Thank you Cyndie, I hope we can make it up there in the next couple of years. I have a new work mate who is from the Anchorage area and she has been filling me in on life in Alaska.

This year (Aug.) we are going to Australia and Tasmania, WHEE HOO!
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Jul 12, 2013 - 10:16am PT
Horned Lark is one of my latest target birds.

Should be an easy one, DE. We get a lot of them over here in Riverside, kind of a nuisance species since they ground-nest and love to use airport fields as habitat...so they represent a pretty serious BASH (bird air strike hazard) problem. You can control them by simply cutting the grass to the correct height, but in the IE it's too dry to maintain that grass length.

Anyway, cool looking birds with the "horns".

Those blue magpies are gorgeous. Bet they make a helluva racket.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 12, 2013 - 10:45am PT
Bob, awesome Lesser action shot!

I particularly like the Horned Lark's song - sort of a syncopated cubano ritmo.

edit:
Yes, 10b, BN did well by Chippy although I was also most impressed with
his treatment of Mr Brewer, the likes of which I'm sure I've not seen the
equal. We won't mention the fact that Mr Brewer either rarely poses or his
visage is rarely deemed worthy but, no matter, it surpasses. I'm very partial
to Mr Brewer because I like his song muchly.
10b4me

Ice climber
Middle-of-Nowhere, Arizona
Jul 12, 2013 - 10:49am PT
Great pics once again y'all. I especially like "Chippy".
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Jul 12, 2013 - 07:54pm PT
eciya,
I have only made one real attempt on the Horned Lark, I hope to score before Aussie Land. It seems like people find them locally year round.

DE
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Jul 12, 2013 - 08:14pm PT
I too very much like Mr. Brewer. That rascal, and his relatives, stay low in the brush. We felt lucky when this one came high and sat and sang and posed for his photo session. He was a new bird for me so that was extra cool as Sparrows run together in my mind like a messy watercolor.
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