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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
Slater

Trad climber
Central Coast
Nov 18, 2013 - 12:42am PT
And even more rare on the west coast... American Tree Sparrow!

American Tree Sparrow, Goleta CA.
American Tree Sparrow, Goleta CA.
Credit: Slater
john hansen

climber
Nov 18, 2013 - 12:47am PT
That's a nice shot of the cormorant.

What kind of settings were you using?

I always like to ask because I have a hard time with birds in flight.

The faster the exposure the better. 1000 of a second is good but you have to have the light..

Some of the shot's of Hummers here must have been at 4000 and above.

Great thread.

EDIT

Slater , you are ripping it up.

matty

Trad climber
under the sea
Nov 18, 2013 - 12:50am PT
I saw a bunch of dodo's at the Balch fest this weekend.
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Nov 18, 2013 - 09:39pm PT
Great stuff everyone.

The triple crown here in Boulder this week.

Bay-breasted Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Credit: Bob D'A

Pine Warbler
Pine Warbler
Credit: Bob D'A

Northern Parula
Northern Parula
Credit: Bob D'A

And a few other.

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

White-breasted Nuthatch.
White-breasted Nuthatch.
Credit: Bob D'A
Willoughby

Social climber
Truckee, CA
Nov 18, 2013 - 09:46pm PT
Jeezum Crow, Bob, that's quite a nice little vagrant warbler hat-trick for mid-November!! Who do I talk to about getting that sorta action here in Tahoe?
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Nov 18, 2013 - 10:24pm PT
Willoughby...all three were in the same tree. Amazing.
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