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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
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Sep 15, 2013 - 07:13pm PT
This Young Swainson's Hawk let me get really close before flying...maybe waterlogged from the recent rains here in the Boulder area or just resting before his big flight south.

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Sep 15, 2013 - 10:14pm PT
I haven't seen the male Pin-tailed Wydah since last year but yesterday there he was in all his glory. Huntington Beach Central Park.

Credit: dee ee

ps. Yesterday I was looking for Olive-sided Flycatcher and earlier Pacific Golden Plover, dipped on both. Today looking for Virginia's Warbler (Laguna Niguel)dipped on that BUT, found Tennessee Warbler (first this year. I was glad local expert Robert McNab saw it also. They would never have believed me.
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Sep 15, 2013 - 10:48pm PT
did someone say olive-sided flycatcher? they're already down here in Costa Rica, at least a few of them are...

whip-three-beers
whip-three-beers
Credit: little Z

also saw this odd couple, a Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture and a Crested Caracara sharing a perch out in a rice field.

two chums having a chat "I had a lovely dead snake for breakfast, how ...
two chums having a chat "I had a lovely dead snake for breakfast, how about you?"
Credit: little Z
craig mo

Trad climber
L.A. Ca.
Sep 16, 2013 - 12:51am PT
Credit: craig mo
Slater

Trad climber
Central Coast
Sep 16, 2013 - 12:59am PT
Blue-footed Booby, San Luis Obispo County, CA. Morro Bay - south jetty...
Blue-footed Booby, San Luis Obispo County, CA. Morro Bay - south jetty. 9-15-2013
Credit: Slater

I like Boobys!

First county record since 1969.
Saw it today on our Pelagic.

Boobys are being seen in almost every California coastal county.

Amazing!
Tony

Trad climber
Pt. Richmond, CA
Sep 16, 2013 - 01:50am PT
Slater,

Yes, they have been seen all over California, including Mono Lake. Also Arizona and NM!One was seen was seen at Pt. Reyes last week.

Slater, where was your pelagic?

We went out of Half Moon Bay last weekend. The best bird was a Great Shearwater, only the 10th CA record. I was lucky enough to be in just the right spot as it did a flyby. I managed these photos.
Credit: Tony

Credit: Tony
It looked like a different bird than the one seen last month.

We saw all the Jaegers and some South Polar Skuas.
Pomarine Jaeger <br/>
Half Moon Bay
Pomarine Jaeger
Half Moon Bay
Credit: Tony

Red and Red-necked Phalaropes are still around.
Credit: Tony

Here they cooperated for a good comparison
Credit: Tony

Sabine's Gulls are always striking.
Credit: Tony

At least one (not so) Common Tern made an appearance.
Credit: Tony

The post-breeding Elegant Terns are out in force.
Credit: Tony

The juveniles were making quite a racket.
Credit: Tony

Numerous Surfbirds had shown up on the breakwater.
Credit: Tony
Willoughby

Social climber
Truckee, CA
Sep 16, 2013 - 05:50pm PT
Managed to pick up a nice Red Phalarope last week. Much better than my previous Tahoe sightings, which were waaaaaaay out in the lake. This thing practically swam right up to me.

Credit: Willoughby

Always love seeing pelagics at Tahoe, and this is definitely the season! We're having some wind here right now, so I'm expecting to find some more interesting stuff on the lake over the next two days. The way things are going in the south, I have my fingers crossed for Blue-footed Booby.

I'm not much for ABA rules, but this is pretty damn funny:

Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Sep 16, 2013 - 07:03pm PT


oh god Willoughby, that was funnier than the Horay Redpoll in Colorado one!

Spectacular photo of the Great Shearwater, Tony. Were the Elegant Terns on the breakwater?

Boobies and Phalaropes are cool.
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