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Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Dec 11, 2013 - 01:15pm PT
THat flying redtail is SUPERB Bob.! Nice stuff ALL!
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Dec 11, 2013 - 09:37pm PT
I love every photo!

We had a report of the Varied thrush on our last field trip for Sylvia's class Sun. at Yorba Reg. Pk. I stayed hours late on Sun. and came back on Mon. for several hours. The big score was an American Redstart! I came back on Tues. and dipped on the Varied thrush again....the Am. Redstart was still there.

Credit: dee ee

Credit: dee ee
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Dec 11, 2013 - 09:39pm PT
I'm beginning to doubt the Varied Thrush. It's a long story.
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Dec 12, 2013 - 11:43am PT
Dee..one showed up in Colorado last. Still here I think...I'm might try to go see it tomorrow.


All American birds on the hike this AM.

American Tree Sparrow and American Kestrel.

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 12, 2013 - 07:09pm PT
With all the hawks, some tasty European Rock Doves might be welcome on the menu tonight.

You be the judge.
Defendant <br/>
Defendant

Credit: mouse from merced



Jury of peerers.
Jury of peerers.
Credit: mouse from merced




The Birdict. <br/>
The Birdict.

Credit: mouse from merced

matty

Trad climber
under the sea
Dec 13, 2013 - 12:30am PT
Great stuff everyone. I love how I never have to look past a page or two to find it. Haven't posted here lately or been birding much other than hooting with an owl at Stoney Point as I train the winter nights away. Still have a bunch of photos from last summer in Canada to post...the good news is lots of climbing and personal breakthroughs.


Absolutely uge
Absolutely uge
Credit: matty
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Dec 13, 2013 - 12:42am PT
American kestrel in the Bahamas
American kestrel in the Bahamas
Credit: Mike Bolte
Palm Warbler
Palm Warbler
Credit: Mike Bolte
Bananaquit &#40;lifer for me&#41;
Bananaquit (lifer for me)
Credit: Mike Bolte
Gray Catbird
Gray Catbird
Credit: Mike Bolte
Bahama Morningstar
Bahama Morningstar
Credit: Mike Bolte
Wilson's Plover
Wilson's Plover
Credit: Mike Bolte
Turkey Vulture with maggots...
Turkey Vulture with maggots...
Credit: Mike Bolte
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Dec 13, 2013 - 05:41pm PT
Great shooting Mike.

Here are few from my hike today.

Lesser Goldfinches and Cooper's/Sharp Shinned Hawk.

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A
WTF

climber
Dec 13, 2013 - 05:51pm PT
Serious question here for the bird lovers.

We have some serious owl action going on at night. The other night i counted three having a chat outside the house. I cant find them for the life of me. Any tips on seeing owls and where in the world do they spend their days? Do they nest up? Or just branch sit all day? I just want a peak Im pretty sure they are Horned owls eating bunnies off the lawns at night.

Thanks great pics.
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Dec 14, 2013 - 04:28pm PT
A few from today...Dee/Dave...I scored a Varied Thrush today in CO. Beautiful birds.

Varied Thrush...the best shot I could get.
Varied Thrush...the best shot I could get.
Credit: Bob D'A

Cedar Waxwing
Cedar Waxwing
Credit: Bob D'A

Dark Morph Redtail
Dark Morph Redtail
Credit: Bob D'A

Downy Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Credit: Bob D'A

American Kestrel
American Kestrel
Credit: Bob D'A
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Dec 14, 2013 - 07:15pm PT

Y'all have turned this into a pretty daunting thread to post just by the quality of the photos. The launching Redtail Hawk is just plain all time great, or as Dave says, "off the charts". I've spent a couple days trying to see a vagrant Palm Warbler that is hanging around a nasty little bus stop(no shit!) on Pacific St in the U-District right under the I-5 bridge. No luck for me, though. Anyway, it was a pretty day at Monntlake Fill today. Thirteen Trumpeter Swans floating and four more flew over. All from this afternoon from the Fill (10min bike ride from my house).

Credit: Darwin

Credit: Darwin

Credit: Darwin
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Dec 14, 2013 - 08:32pm PT

Trumpeter swans are sooooo lovely! Did they honk for you?
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Dec 14, 2013 - 09:26pm PT


I heard them trumpet. I don't think I could confidently identify them without that. Yeah, it is such a cool sound. It's funny, my family and and friends perform early music, and the Trumpeters always remind me of a shawm, or is is a sackbut?
10b4me

Ice climber
Bishop/Flagstaff
Dec 15, 2013 - 03:40pm PT
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Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 16, 2013 - 03:12pm PT
Bob, most excellent Downy!

Darwin, nice shot of 'my' wall!

The rest of you, git on a plane to Eureka and check out the Little Bunting!
How sick is that?

Dee ee, if you're going to see the Grey Hawk:

Gray Hawk seen today Dec 15 10am in Carpinteria on telephone poles near Colorama Nursery on Via Real.
Prairie Warler seen 9:30 today and 3pm yesterday in willows at Santa Claus Ln/Padaro.

little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Dec 16, 2013 - 06:18pm PT
Little Bunting! wow, that is sick. Hope if I ever saw one I wouldn't pass it off as a Savannah Sparrow. Post up, if anyone here can get the photos.

Great photos all around. Bob, have to agree with everyone that your launching Red-tail is one of the best photos ever to show up here. From the photos above, looks like you got a Merlin rather than an Accipiter, and the dark buteo is a Rough-legged Hawk, rather than a Red-tail (see the small feet and feathered legs). Keep those nice photos comin'.

Darwin, hope to make it back to Seattle in winter one of these days. I miss all those wonderful ducks, geese and swans.

WTF, where are you? I'd bet your owls are Great Horned Owls. They start breeding about now and will have a nest and be on eggs by late January or early February in most parts of the USA.

GH Owl incubating eggs in Feb in Oklahoma. photo taken from http://www...
GH Owl incubating eggs in Feb in Oklahoma. photo taken from http://www.suttoncenter.org/pages/live_eagle_camera
Credit: little Z

They will nest in trees in old stick nests of crows or hawks, or on cliff ledges, or under bridges. One bird will be on the nest, the other will roost somewhere nearby. Look for dense stands of tall trees, especially conifers. Look on the ground under the trees for pellets and white-wash (i.e. bird poop).

owl pellets &#40;look like turds but are regurgitated un-digestable an...
owl pellets (look like turds but are regurgitated un-digestable animal parts) and white-wash under an owl roost
Credit: little Z

good luck finding your owls in the day. Show us your photos if you score.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 16, 2013 - 06:42pm PT
An old score in Seattle...

Barred Owl saying, "When will this insufferable boor leave?"
Barred Owl saying, "When will this insufferable boor leave?"
Credit: Reilly

The original slide is sharper ;-)
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Dec 16, 2013 - 09:44pm PT
Nice!

Thanks Reilly for the Gray Owl (edit: Gray Hawk) tip.
I am filled with angst since I have to work all week! I was gonna blast up for the Gray Owl(edit: Gray Hawk).
As well the OC Christmas Bird Count has turned up some goodies,
it's killing me.
I did a CBC for the LA County with Todd Battey up at the Paiute Ponds on Sat. and a CBC for the Orange County at Peters Canyon on Sunday. Good fun but I've been sick so it was very grueling, I was wiped out both nights, 10 hours of birding each day plus driving.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 16, 2013 - 09:54pm PT
Dee ee, Grey hawk! :-)
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Dec 17, 2013 - 12:30am PT


Reilly; Are glad you don't have to do it again? Does it even have a handful of ascents?

So, after hanging around dowdy bus stops in north Seattle, I finally saw my birdie. Man I'm tempted to bring it a carton of mealworms. It's getting warmer here and they are seen occasionally (overwinter?) on the coast, so I have hope.

Credit: Darwin

Credit: Darwin

Credit: Darwin
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