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Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Oct 26, 2013 - 06:08pm PT
Snow Goose hybird?

Credit: Bob D'A

Snow Goose
Snow Goose
Credit: Bob D'A
john hansen

climber
Oct 27, 2013 - 01:08pm PT
Red billed Leiotrix


Credit: john hansen
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Oct 28, 2013 - 10:51am PT
Wow, really cool pics Tony...
from the net
from the net
Credit: dirt claud
BrassNuts

Trad climber
Save your a_s, reach for the brass...
Oct 28, 2013 - 01:14pm PT
Super cool OZ bird pics! And a nest in a boot!! Great stuff all.
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Oct 29, 2013 - 12:55am PT
From the sunny! commute today:

Autumn is here:
Credit: Darwin


and, every fall I have to re-figure out at least the juveniles:

Credit: Darwin
first winter White Crowned(?), although I tried to turn it into a lot of other birds. In the sun the crown looked much more rufous.

And just one more in celebration of the sun that is supposed to go away for good in a little over 24 hours. (edit: not really for good, but a weather system is moving in)
Credit: Darwin
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Oct 30, 2013 - 02:22am PT
A few from Beijing last week. Click them for larger versions.

Hoopoe
Hoopoe
Credit: Mike Bolte
Yellow-bellied Tit
Yellow-bellied Tit
Credit: Mike Bolte
Eurasian Tree Sparrow
Eurasian Tree Sparrow
Credit: Mike Bolte
Azure-winged Magpie
Azure-winged Magpie
Credit: Mike Bolte
Light-vented Bulbul
Light-vented Bulbul
Credit: Mike Bolte
Black-billed Magpie
Black-billed Magpie
Credit: Mike Bolte

and from today

Double-crested Cormorant
Double-crested Cormorant
Credit: Mike Bolte
Peregrine with a Bonapart's Gull
Peregrine with a Bonapart's Gull
Credit: Mike Bolte
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Oct 30, 2013 - 02:25am PT
Blue goose Bob. Sub species of a snow.


STUNNING PICS EVERYONE!!!!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 31, 2013 - 03:07pm PT
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
All he surveys is fair game, mice included.
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Oct 31, 2013 - 03:11pm PT
Had a really beautiful morning out at Walden Ponds this morning.

Here are a few.

Heading to Bosque del Apache tonight for three days. Should be great birding.

Northern Shrike
Northern Shrike
Credit: Bob D'A


Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Credit: Bob D'A

Red tail Hawk
Red tail Hawk
Credit: Bob D'A
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Nov 2, 2013 - 10:03pm PT
Time to bump the bird thread.

Common Loon

Credit: dee ee

California Gnatcatcher

Credit: dee ee

Brandt's Cormorants

Credit: dee ee

California (Brown) Towhee

Credit: dee ee

Red-tail Hawk

Credit: dee ee

Long-billed Curlew

Credit: dee ee
Tony

Trad climber
Pt. Richmond, CA
Nov 3, 2013 - 12:44am PT
Weíre now at the Christchurch airport on our way home from the last leg of our trip. I finally have sufficient bandwidth to post some more photos from the last part of the Australia and from New Zealand. We did see both Lyrebirds and also heard them, but in each case they were far off, so we didnít get the full experience. These are the largest and second largest passerines in the world.
Albert's Lyrebird <br/>
O'Reilly's, Lamington NP
Albert's Lyrebird
O'Reilly's, Lamington NP
Credit: Tony
Superb Lyrebirds <br/>
Royal NP
Superb Lyrebirds
Royal NP
Credit: Tony

As dee ee reported, the Crimson Rosellas and Australian King-parrots at OíReillyís were quite friendly. They were remarkably gentle in landing and perching on us. My expression resulted from trying to focus the camera, not fear. Really.
Crimson Rosella
Crimson Rosella
Credit: Tony
Credit: Tony

It took a lot of tries to get the fanned tail of this Rufous Fantail.
Credit: Tony

Dave probably saw this Satin Bowerbird bower. They prefer blue objects to decorate.
Credit: Tony

We were lucky to see a Koala in the wild as well as several up close in a rehab facility near Brisbane.
Credit: Tony

This Tawny Frogmouth with chick was pretty cute.
Credit: Tony

I was amazed to find out that kingfishers, including Kookabarras, use termite nests to nest in.
Sacred Kingfisher <br/>
Royal NP
Sacred Kingfisher
Royal NP
Credit: Tony


Almost the last bird for Australia was a White-bellied Sea-eagle.
Credit: Tony

Iíll try to load some NZ photos during our wait in Auckland.

Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Nov 3, 2013 - 01:18am PT


Once again, thanks, y'all.

What can you say about Tony's and Mike's exotics but: Awesome!
Rufous Fantail fanning and Lyrebirds!!!, and the Frogmouths get to me.

I didn't realize Hoopoes has such a huge range. Is it one species? Falcon shot, and ... !!!

I have to admit that I've always had a disproportionate fondness for the California Towhee, partly because they just plain refuse to come up here.They hang around human habitation, but I don't see them scavenging around eateries and such. And their understated elegance gets to me.

Nice photo of the Northern Shrike. It seems unfair that they are not more common here in Seattle.
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Nov 3, 2013 - 03:35pm PT
Great photos Tony, Mike and dee...A few from Bosque del Apache, was down there for a couple of days. One of my most favorite spots in the world.

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A
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
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