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Slater

Trad climber
Central Coast
Sep 7, 2013 - 09:00pm PT
Credit: Slater

Credit: Slater

Credit: Slater
QITNL

climber
Sep 7, 2013 - 09:27pm PT
On the last page Reilly mentioned 'Earthflight' - I happened to catch Episode 1, North America, real nice. They will be replaying it tonight & a couple times over the next few of days, at least on my local PBS - you might want to check it out.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Sep 8, 2013 - 03:21pm PT
Oops, I accidentally called the Regent Bowerbird above a Honeyeater.

dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Sep 8, 2013 - 08:36pm PT
Oh, hey, this was pretty cool. This is a bird poop with sprouting seeds in Lk. Mungo Nat. Pk.

I couldn't ID the bird.

Credit: dee ee
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Sep 8, 2013 - 09:12pm PT
went out to the edge of La Amistad National Park today to play around with digiscoping. So, mostly things that sat still for a long time.

Roadside Hawk perched on the porch railing of a coffee picker's cabin
Roadside Hawk perched on the porch railing of a coffee picker's cabin
Credit: little Z

another Roadside Hawk, this one in the forest
another Roadside Hawk, this one in the forest
Credit: little Z

Bat Falcon, and that little blip in the upper right is a Turkey Vultur...
Bat Falcon, and that little blip in the upper right is a Turkey Vulture
Credit: little Z

Elegant Euphonia, sub-adult male in a Guava tree
Elegant Euphonia, sub-adult male in a Guava tree
Credit: little Z

Chestnut-mandibled Toucan out getting a weather report
Chestnut-mandibled Toucan out getting a weather report
Credit: little Z

..and this is what he saw
..and this is what he saw
Credit: little Z
BrassNuts

Trad climber
Save your a_s, reach for the brass...
Sep 8, 2013 - 09:20pm PT
Lots of nice shots everybody, loving the OZ birdies of course! I've been up in the CO high country in recent weekends and saw a couple of interesting birds between 11k and 12k. Of course, I only had a landscape lens (40mm max), so these are seriously cropped...

A 3-toed Woodpecker at 11,400' in the Collegiate Peaks. Never seen one of these before, pretty cool. A pair of them were quite busy in the pines.
3-Toed Pecker
3-Toed Pecker
Credit: BrassNuts

A Rock Ptarmigan at 12,200'. Almost walked right by this guy, amazing camo.
Credit: BrassNuts
Credit: BrassNuts
cyndiebransford

climber
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
Sep 9, 2013 - 12:01am PT
It has been raining a lot, hard to birdwatch in the rain. Here are a few shots from the last week.
savannah sparrow
savannah sparrow
Credit: cyndiebransford
Solitary Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper
Credit: cyndiebransford
Kenai Harbor
Kenai Harbor
Credit: cyndiebransford

We had a Sharp-shinned Hawk land on our Jeep in our yard the other evening. He was checking out the action at the bird feeders. Had to take shots through the double paned window.
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Credit: cyndiebransford
Dave Kos

Social climber
Temecula
Sep 9, 2013 - 09:58am PT
Dave Kos, male Hooded Oriole if west coast,or 1st Spring Orchard Oriole if east coast.

Thanks! I'm in So Cal, so it me be the Hooded Oriole.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Sep 10, 2013 - 12:34pm PT
I was out in the yard digging up a stump this morning and observed some Parrots landing on the wires one house over. I grabbed my scope, binos, camera and books and determined that they were mostly Lilac Crowned with two Red-lored Parrots mixed in. Note the yellow cheek and light blue crown. SCORE! Lifer.

Credit: dee ee

Credit: dee ee

dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Sep 10, 2013 - 03:00pm PT
OK, now I'm done with the Australian birds, and there are probably a couple repeats here. If anyone would like to see them in one place you are welcome to check out the "sets" on my Flicker site. Here is a link.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/96759203@N06/

Wedge Tailed Eagle

Credit: dee ee

Red-rumped Parrots

Credit: dee ee

Satin Bowerbird

Credit: dee ee

New Holland Honeyeater

Credit: dee ee

Gray Butcherbird (immature)

Credit: dee ee
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Sep 10, 2013 - 03:07pm PT
Can you bird doods tell what type of birds these are by the profile?


Credit: Russ Walling


These are big birds! My guess is vultures.

Credit: Russ Walling
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Sep 10, 2013 - 05:42pm PT
Russ,

looks like either White Pelicans or Sandhill Cranes. I'd tend towards pelicans as the birds in your blow-up don't seem to have the long trailing legs of cranes. Besides, that many cranes would make a noise that would be hard not to notice, while the pelicans would be silent. Big birds is right, average American White Pelicans weigh in at about 15-20 pounds (biggest ones up to 30 lbs), and have a 9 ft wingspan.

Here's a sharper photo of soaring pelicans from off the internets

Credit: little Z
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.
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