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Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 5, 2013 - 12:49pm PT
There's no denying that Snow Chiselers are handsome creatures especially
when viewed through some Brass Nuts.

It sure seems like 'Global Warming', or whatevah is going on, is producing
a whole lot of exciting sightings. Surely more retirees out there with gud
glass and gud reference materials explains some of it but I aver that some-
thing is afoot, er, I mean awing. The latest hot sighting is of a Vega,
aka Asian Herring, Gull in Half Moon Bay. And wazzup with all the various
booby sightings?
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Dec 6, 2013 - 11:34am PT
A few from Bosque del Apache in southern NM.

One of those special places.

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 6, 2013 - 01:02pm PT
Bob, really good Kinglet and Rufous-crowned! Now, about that twig... ;-)


OK, WARNING!!! DO NOT HAVE ANYTHING IN YER MOUTH WHEN YOU WATCH THIS!
It only takes a minute so watch the whole thing...trust me.





ps
The juv Grey Hawk that spent last winter in Carpenteria has apparently returned as a consenting adult!
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Dec 7, 2013 - 09:14pm PT
So, the Gray Hawk has taken up residence in Carpenteria? If so, I'm going up soon.


Here are a couple from today and one from yesterday.

At Tucker from yesterday, a female.

Credit: dee ee

From today at the HB Central Pk.

Credit: dee ee

A friend of mine needs a Peregrine for his county year, here it is! Whee hoooo!

Credit: dee ee
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Dec 7, 2013 - 09:21pm PT
Love all the new photos! And the eagle video is a riot! What a rascal!
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Dec 8, 2013 - 11:29am PT
Really great photos everyone.

Here are a few more from trip to Bosque del Apache last week.

Loggerhead Shrike
Loggerhead Shrike
Credit: Bob D'A

Cooper's Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Credit: Bob D'A

Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron
Credit: Bob D'A

White crowned Sparrow
White crowned Sparrow
Credit: Bob D'A

Rough legged Hawk on the way down.
Rough legged Hawk on the way down.
Credit: Bob D'A
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Dec 8, 2013 - 12:25pm PT
Black-necked Stilts, always a favorite

Credit: little Z
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Dec 8, 2013 - 02:51pm PT
Nice Little Z.

Redtail Hawk on my hike today in near zero temps.

Credit: Bob D'A
10b4me

Ice climber
Bishop/Flagstaff
Dec 8, 2013 - 08:21pm PT
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10b4me

Ice climber
Bishop/Flagstaff
Dec 8, 2013 - 08:33pm PT
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Dec 8, 2013 - 08:53pm PT
Bob, that Red-tail Hawk shot is off the charts! ....and Rough Legged....ooooh!

10b, I love your bathing Spotted Towhee, tripod?
10b4me

Ice climber
Bishop/Flagstaff
Dec 8, 2013 - 08:57pm PT
dee,
thanks
yes, camera was on a tripod.
these were taken in Wilson Canyon(Sylmar). First time there, and definitely going back.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Dec 8, 2013 - 09:06pm PT
I had my last field trip at Yorba Reg. Pk. for the birding class I'm taking. My group had a pretty good list (including the Mandarin Duck that has been there for at least 1.5 months) but one of the other groups had a Varied Thrush! Dang!
I stayed for another 2 hours by myself combing the area but dipped. I was kinda' bummed going home.

I got home and an Alert popped up on my e-mail, Common Goldeneye at the San Diego Creek (pretty close to home). I dashed over there and found it. It was not a lifer but a good consolation (county year list) for the missed VT. It saved my week. Thanks to Gretchen Mavrovouniotis!

Credit: dee ee
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Dec 8, 2013 - 11:05pm PT
I saw Ricky Nelson (the son of Ozzie and Harriet) in Costa Rica the other day. He was down on the road eating a dead anteater.

I didn't recognize him at first, but when he flew up into a tree I saw that he had a green tag (Z58) on his wing and a satellite radio pack on his back. I'm talking about a young Turkey Vulture that was in a rice field in the Guanacaste lowlands of NW Costa Rica. I got some photos, sent out some emails and got this reply from Keith Bildstein at Hawk Mountain:

"His name is “Ricky Nelson” and we tagged his mom and pop (Ozzie and Harriet in May) and his older sib David as a complete family unit in central Saskatchewan in July. His mom is now in Venezuela, his dad in Colombia, and his brother in Pacific Coast CR west of San Jose.

Thanks for the details regarding the siting. You can see his track and those of other members of his family on the Movebank website ( https://www.movebank.org/ ). Go to the maps section type in "Acopian Center" in the search box and tracks of all of our TVs will show up. It takes a bit to navigate the site, but is well worth it.

Thanks again Jim, Keith"

I saw Ricky on Nov. 30. According to his data map he is still hanging around the rice and sugar cane plantaions. It is a great place for a scavenger to be this time of year (start of the dry season) as they are busy harvesting rice, burning stubble, and tilling fallow fields that have been flooded for months. All this kills lots of little critters that the vultures then feed on. The fields are also full of Crested Caracaras, Swainson's, White-tailed, and Harris's Hawks, and even storks, herons and egrets - all there to get in on the feast.

Ricky and his patagial tag number Z58
Ricky and his patagial tag number Z58
Credit: little Z

see the wire antennae on his back?
see the wire antennae on his back?
Credit: little Z

Tamandua &#40;anteater&#41; pancake, yum!
Tamandua (anteater) pancake, yum!
Credit: little Z
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Dec 10, 2013 - 04:47pm PT
That is pretty cool Little Z.

Here is a first year Cooper's Hawk on my daily hike with Eva today. Felt balmy with temps in the low 20's.

Credit: Bob D'A

dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Dec 10, 2013 - 05:05pm PT
Love those hawks. My lady got me a day at the Falconer range in Alpine as an anniversary gift.
Can't wait to use it and see these guys up close. Great pics Bob.
Here is my contribution from the net as usual.

Credit: dirt claud
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Dec 10, 2013 - 06:03pm PT
Are you looking at me?
Are you looking at me?
Credit: StahlBro

Credit: StahlBro
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Dec 10, 2013 - 06:28pm PT
Love the feisty Cactus Wren!!
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Dec 10, 2013 - 11:12pm PT
Townsend's Solitaire, Santa Fe, NM

Credit: Bob D'A
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Dec 11, 2013 - 01:02pm PT
American Kestrel from today's hike.

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A
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