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Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Sep 10, 2013 - 06:26pm PT
We are a little short on pelicans out here in Joshua Tree. Unless they are doing the summer hang at Barker Dam or migrating to somewhere.

I could swear they are black, as in all black. A guy who liked to take a drink once told me there was "thousands" of condors sitting in a tree once just down the street from my house. Suppose it could happen.
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Sep 10, 2013 - 06:42pm PT
Probably brown pelicans coming from the Salton Sea.
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Sep 10, 2013 - 06:43pm PT
yes Russ, no pelicans in Joshua Tree (as in down on the ground, or at Barker Dam), but they fly over there regularly in migration hopping from one big body of water (like the Salton Sea) to another. Cool to have seen such a huge flock.
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Sep 10, 2013 - 06:52pm PT
Yeah, I've seen them a few times now over the last few years. Huge flock, way high, big birds.

Cool stuff! Thanks for the info.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Sep 10, 2013 - 08:26pm PT
Here is a shot I took in Big Pine last October.

Credit: dee ee
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Sep 11, 2013 - 05:42pm PT
A few from the last few days.

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Sep 11, 2013 - 08:50pm PT
Nice Bob!

I having a little trouble with that last one...Osprey?
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Sep 11, 2013 - 10:00pm PT
Thanks Dee/Dave...Osprey, Snake River near Jackson Hole last weekend.
john hansen

climber
Sep 11, 2013 - 11:43pm PT
Can any one confirm ID on these two hummers?

Both at Cotton wood springs in JT last spring.

I'm thinking Blue throated and calliope


Credit: john hansen



Credit: john hansen
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Sep 12, 2013 - 07:24pm PT
John, I can't tell you what they are but I can tell you not Calliope. Calliope has distinctive white mark around top and side of base of bill.

Blue-Throated would be pretty unusual for there and I haven't seen any comments on the Inland Empire rare bird alert which I check every day or so.

I could copy your shots and put them on Whatbird or maybe one of our own real experts will chime in.
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Sep 12, 2013 - 07:29pm PT

Hey;

Are Crimpie/BN and Bob dA weathering the Colorado floods OK? Wouldn't mind hearing from you here. They all are in Boulder, right?
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Sep 12, 2013 - 10:50pm PT
I just saw a post in the flooding thread.

BN,CG are OK, but they are wet have a flooded basement.

Bob d'A, you around?

edit yes, Bob just showed up on the flooding thread. Sorry to be such a hysterical ninny!
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Sep 13, 2013 - 10:51pm PT
Darwin...alive and kicking. Thanks for your concern. Crazy few days here in the Boulder area, we live Westminster about 10 miles from downtown Boulder. Different as day and night. Boulder got beat up and we just got slapped.


When out to Walden Ponds the last two days in the rain...very beautiful. The amount of water coming down from the mountains is mind blowing to say the least.

Got a few good shots of a Green Heron and Solitary Sandpiper today as the sun was coming out.

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Pretty sure Callie and Dave are good.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Sep 13, 2013 - 11:01pm PT
Good to hear you all didn't get flooded out!!!

Save the Swarovskis!

Just kiddin'....



John, Whatbird is sayin' Black-chinned and Annas.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Sep 13, 2013 - 11:12pm PT
ps. Whatbird experts are sayin. Anna's and Black Chinned.
john hansen

climber
Sep 13, 2013 - 11:18pm PT
Thanks Dee, those seem right. Black chinned is still a new Lifer for me.

Timid TopRope

Social climber
'used to be Paradise, CA
Sep 14, 2013 - 12:30am PT
I personally would not add that black chinned as a lifer given the circumstances as presented.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 14, 2013 - 12:47am PT
bob, I'm "Green with envy" over that hero shot.

Nize very nize.

I had a joy ride out near UCM this morning while waiting in the doctor's office. Beats reading mags and being bored for an hour.
It's the same heron that I saw on a Sunday drive weeks back.  I tried ...
It's the same heron that I saw on a Sunday drive weeks back. I tried a very cautious open-field approach. This was more or less a snap shot. It's blurred.
Credit: mouse from merced
I wasn't expecting this fellow, like hell I wasn't.  I knew he was whe...
I wasn't expecting this fellow, like hell I wasn't. I knew he was where I could get to him. I's seen him fly into the ditch in the first pic. I had the camera tuned to the "Sports" channel.
Credit: mouse from merced
He was joined immediately by his matey.  They went into a tree.  I mea...
He was joined immediately by his matey. They went into a tree. I mean a Large Woody Object.
Credit: mouse from merced
There he sat and the other on the opposite side.  I left right away, p...
There he sat and the other on the opposite side. I left right away, practicing a catch-and-release ethic. Get the shot, then leave 'em be for the day.
Credit: mouse from merced
TT said it was a heron last time we looked at it.
Timid TopRope

Social climber
'used to be Paradise, CA
Sep 14, 2013 - 11:10am PT
Mouse. Heron is a generic term. We have many species in California. Just to play it safe you should call it a large feathered object.
john hansen

climber
Sep 15, 2013 - 12:33am PT
TT, just got the Sibley for my I pad. You are right,, hummer's are very hard, that's why I was asking for help.

This one does seem to have the white at the eye,, but with hummer's who knows.

Credit: john hansen
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