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Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Nov 3, 2013 - 05:21pm PT
Haven't been here in a while and I've missed out! Great stuff!
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Nov 3, 2013 - 05:24pm PT

Where you been, Crimpie?????
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 3, 2013 - 05:53pm PT
Where you been, Crimpie?????

Somebody at that Boulder pizza joint found her wedged in the squeeze chimney behind the ice machine.
Willoughby

Social climber
Truckee, CA
Nov 4, 2013 - 02:32am PT
I can't compete with any of this, but I did have a decent afternoon here at overcast and gloomy Tahoe. I watched a Peregrine pick off an Eared Grebe, which was fun for me and the falcon, probably not so much for the grebe. Tried to get some closer shots of the falcon feeding on the beach, but there is no such thing as "sneaking up" on a Peregrine.

Credit: Willoughby
Credit: Willoughby

These things have been eating well lately, with bones and feather puddles and assorted carnage all over the beach. Everything from Steller's Jay to Gadwall to gulls to an ibis. It's a jungle out there, I tell ya!

Also managed to find a White-throated Sparrow, which is a pretty good bird for these parts. Crap photo, but it was getting close to twilight at this point, and I'm just happy to have documented it:

Credit: Willoughby
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Nov 4, 2013 - 09:52am PT
A few more from the Bosque. Dowitcher's, Grebe's, Snow goose and Say's Phoebe.

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A
Willoughby

Social climber
Truckee, CA
Nov 5, 2013 - 03:51pm PT
Gorgeous footage from the Y-K Delta

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 5, 2013 - 04:22pm PT
Willoughby, did you see my report a few pages back where I saw a flock of
Horned Grebes way up at Lk South America* (12,200') in late Sept? I saw
them at sunset and they must have left early although, to be honest, we
got up late. Saw one of them about noon at another lake a tad lower but
he was by himself.

*NW from Tyndall Cr RS by Mt Ericsson
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Nov 6, 2013 - 02:46pm PT
Beautiful White Breasted Nuthatch on my hike today.

Credit: Bob D'A

Need help on this one...it was with Chickadee's and Kinglet's. Sorry it is not sharp, he was bopping all over the place.

Credit: Bob D'A
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Nov 6, 2013 - 03:59pm PT
Hey Bob,

very nice photos, thanks.

Looks like you bagged a good one with that last photo. That would be a Northern Parula. A nice continuation of the vagrant-eastern-warblers-showing-up-out-west theme that dee ee has going. Spread the word! with a photo to back it up, everyone in your area will want to hear about it and go lookin'.
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Nov 6, 2013 - 04:05pm PT
Thanks Little Z...it was in Boulder out at Walden Ponds.

I'm also coming to CR in January for some dental work for my wife.

I need to pick your brains for birding info near San Jose.

dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Nov 6, 2013 - 10:13pm PT
Northern Parula, Nice!

I just returned from working on San Clemente Island for 3 days, I will post some photes soon. I've got a couple of good ones (photes and species).



edit: Ooh, ooh, I just checked the RBA (Rare Bird Alert) and Sandhill Cranes have been seen this week in OC. I had two at the Back Bay in 3/2012 right before we started the Human Powered Big Year (and I was in my car). I NEED them for this year.
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Nov 6, 2013 - 10:32pm PT
Nice birds Bob! Love the Northern Parula. The only one I've see here in Boulder was a dead one on our front porch a few years ago. :( Sad.
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Nov 7, 2013 - 02:55pm PT
Got lucky on this handsome Red Tail Hawk (Edit) today...went back to try to get a better shot of the Northern Parula but he might be in Mexico by now. :-)

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Nov 7, 2013 - 04:19pm PT
Great Harrier shots Bob!
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Nov 7, 2013 - 04:47pm PT
San Clemente Island locals.

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Credit: dee ee

White-throated Sparrow

Credit: dee ee

Bell's Sage Sparrow, this is one of the endemic, non-migrating, endangered species there. They also have an endangered Loggerhead Shrike, only ~70 nesting pairs left, up from 15 birds though. They were very near extinction (the San Clemente Island ones).

Credit: dee ee

Horned Lark

Credit: dee ee

dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Nov 7, 2013 - 04:54pm PT
We saw this Raven with a weird white wing patch. Under photo enlargement it turned out it was tagged. One of the island bird biologists, Ben Sandstrom, said there was a guy studying them and tagged a bunch. Then his study ran out of money and he left. Now these poor guys are stuck with this trash.

Credit: dee ee

Pacific-slope Flycatcher, rare out there.

Credit: dee ee

There were a ton of White-crowned Sparrows over there

Credit: dee ee
Willoughby

Social climber
Truckee, CA
Nov 7, 2013 - 05:01pm PT
Hey Bob, that's a Red-tail. Great photos regardless!

PS - Reilly, I didn't catch it, but that's super cool at that elevation. It's probably no big deal for birds that are already migrating at altitude, but still, always wild to see them so out of their usual context.
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Nov 7, 2013 - 05:36pm PT
"Hey Bob, that's a Red-tail. Great photos regardless!"


OK...Look like a harrier from the ground, very narrow body, almost owl like head. The beak is to long for a harrier.

Thanks.
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Nov 7, 2013 - 06:15pm PT
Willoughby...wood or Hermit Thrush?? I'm thinking Wood?

Both are somewhat rare in this area.

Credit: Bob D'A
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Nov 7, 2013 - 07:11pm PT
Bob: I'm going with option C: Sage Thrasher. Wish his eyes were open to see more. Looking forward to Willoughby's input.

edit: thought I'd add why I opt for Sage Thrasher. I find it useful when people offer their diagnostics too. Reasons: region the bird was seen and he has such a long tail.
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