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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.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 12, 2013 - 12:02pm PT
I concur with Crimpie, but then who wouldn't?

From the Nature Is Amazing Dept:

I-5 condos east of Bakersfield. (not bad for driving and shooting at 80, eh?)
Willoughby

Social climber
Truckee, CA
Nov 15, 2013 - 02:25am PT
Credit: Willoughby

Tahoe Swamp Sparrows Number 4 and 5 for me today, but this was the first one I've even gotten an ID-able photo of. Only took about an hour after I first found them. Bloody skulkers!!
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Nov 15, 2013 - 03:15pm PT
Nice capture Willoughby.

A rare find here in Boulder, CO...Bay Breasted Warbler.

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Nov 15, 2013 - 10:30pm PT
Wow, lot's of good photos above. I've enjoyed them all!

Here is a (rather large) batch from the Blitzo Memorial.

Red-breasted Sapsucker-Morongo

Credit: dee ee

Black-throated Sparrow- Cohn Ranch, I chased the Sage Sparrows around for a long time to get a photo and was denied.

Credit: dee ee

Phaino.- Cohn Ranch

Credit: dee ee

Verdin- Cohn

Credit: dee ee

Euro Starling- The Murphy Ranch 62929 Quail Springs Rd.

Credit: dee ee

Cactus Wren- Murphy Ranch

Credit: dee ee

I got all excited, I thought I had a different Thrasher. The light head and back and the darker tail, I thought it was not a Cali. but....Dang!

Credit: dee ee

Another Black-throated S.

Credit: dee ee
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Nov 15, 2013 - 10:40pm PT
Sorry about the bad photos but...these two were my big excitement for the week.

I got this Northern Waterthrush (lifer)at the HB Central Park.

Credit: dee ee

...and the next day this Golden-crowned Kinglet (county year) at Carbon Cyn. Reg. Pk. There were at least two.

Credit: dee ee
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Nov 17, 2013 - 10:34am PT
Beautiful stuff everyone.

I was organizing all my bird books and realize I have a duplicate (untouched) of "The Last Flight of the Scarlet Macaw: One Woman's Fight to Save the World's Most Beautiful Bird." Bruce Barcott (author of "Measure of a Mountain") is the author.

Would anyone like this book? Free? I certainly don't need this second copy.
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Nov 17, 2013 - 11:18am PT
Redtail Hawk on my hike this AM.

He is a banded one.

Credit: Bob D'A
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 17, 2013 - 02:24pm PT
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
At Lake Yosemite.
Willoughby

Social climber
Truckee, CA
Nov 17, 2013 - 02:27pm PT
Hey Bob/Crimpie,
Sorry I missed thrush/thrasher question on the previous page. Crimpie was on the right path though - Brown Thrasher. Good one!

Here's another shot of Thursday's Swamp Sparrow.

Credit: Willoughby
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 17, 2013 - 02:29pm PT
Credit: mouse from merced
Wait a dang minute, there!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 17, 2013 - 02:29pm PT
Predator, fig orchard.
Predator, fig orchard.
Credit: mouse from merced
Prey, corral at Lake Yosemite.
Prey, corral at Lake Yosemite.
Credit: mouse from merced
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 17, 2013 - 02:31pm PT
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Above the canal next to Harlan Thomas's figs and walnut orchards in Planada

I had an easy encounter with this gentleman farmer. His land is not posted, and the harvest is complete. He came up and simply said, "You're taking pictures! Have a great time out here. There's the creek and enjoy the place."

Thanks, Harlan!!!!
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Nov 17, 2013 - 02:38pm PT
Another rare find in these parts. Pine Warbler, Boulder, CO in the same tree as the Bay-breasted Warbler.

Credit: Bob D'A
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 17, 2013 - 02:49pm PT
"Wait a minute, Daisy.  He's lookin' over here."  [click...]
"Wait a minute, Daisy. He's lookin' over here." [click...]
Credit: mouse from merced
"Now!"  [click...]
"Now!" [click...]
Credit: mouse from merced
Stupid ducks!

Bob, I love the hawk shot.

I finally got to go out with competent birders yesterday and see what happens?

They told me about the "dot in the eyeball."

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 17, 2013 - 03:02pm PT
Richard, from Berkeley, and Amyjo, also living there, came down to see...
Richard, from Berkeley, and Amyjo, also living there, came down to see the basketry at the museum here in Merced. They came with me to Lake Yosemite and to my brother Mike's (this photo) and taught me some things about birding.
Credit: mouse from merced
Lake Yosemite at the MID Main Canal.
Lake Yosemite at the MID Main Canal.
Credit: mouse from merced
At the Merced Falls Bridge.
At the Merced Falls Bridge.
Credit: mouse from merced
Thanks to you both!!

This weekend, these two are on a trip to the Eastside and coming back to see Julia Parker in Mariposa or at the Yosemite Museum.

Have a safe journey!
Bluelens

climber
Pasadena, CA
Nov 17, 2013 - 03:06pm PT
This feather ID tool is amazing. I identified a mystery feather in 30 seconds. It was a roadrunner tail feather from a bird kill in the backyard.

Credit: Bluelens
craig morris

Trad climber
la
Nov 17, 2013 - 11:02pm PT
cruising
cruising
Credit: craig morris
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 18, 2013 - 12:25am PT
Cormorant, Merced Falls, heading straight downriver.
Cormorant, Merced Falls, heading straight downriver.
Credit: mouse from merced
Slater

Trad climber
Central Coast
Nov 18, 2013 - 12:40am PT
Mouse... I think your sparrow at the top below the Swamp Sparrow is a first winter White-crowned Sparrow (by bill color).

Here is a Nelson's Sharp Tailed Sparrow (sorta rare on the west coast)

Nelson's Sparrow, SLO county, Morro Bay Marina, CA.
Nelson's Sparrow, SLO county, Morro Bay Marina, CA.
Credit: Slater
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