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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
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
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