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Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 7, 2014 - 11:32am PT
Bob, we know you got more, don't make me come down there.

NorCallies Alert!
King Eider and Gyrfalcon up by Humboldt!
They have been killing it, so to speak, up there this winter .
They had a Slaty-backed Gull last week.
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Feb 7, 2014 - 12:57pm PT
The elusive American Pygmy Kingfisher. Took this about an hour ago.

who says my bill is too big? I'll stab his eyes out with it!
who says my bill is too big? I'll stab his eyes out with it!
Credit: little Z

John, very cool bird, your Melodious Laughing Thrush. Where are you?
john hansen

climber
Feb 7, 2014 - 01:01pm PT
Big Island , Hawaii

Introduced song / cage bird from China.

All kinds of established songbirds over here.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 7, 2014 - 01:04pm PT
Little Z, you sure that's not the elusive Bergerac Pygmy Fisher?
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Feb 7, 2014 - 01:04pm PT
Thanks for the Laughing Melodious Thrush link.
Youtube has everything.
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Feb 7, 2014 - 02:03pm PT
Dr. F....chill out. Use a book like most of us do. :-)

Back in the cold of Colorado...doesn't seem to bother this AMERICAN KESTREL!!!!!!!!!


Credit: Bob D'A


Great shot Little Z...what a cool bird.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Feb 7, 2014 - 06:40pm PT
Sorry.

This birds name is Sally.

Credit: dee ee
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Feb 7, 2014 - 06:44pm PT
Doc, the ID-ing is part of the fun. The Stokes FGTB Western Region lives on my desk (which admittedly doesn't help with things outside western NA, but still, get a guidebook, live a little).
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Feb 7, 2014 - 08:11pm PT
went walking in a winter wonderland this afternoon here at Palo Verde NP...

Sector Catalina, Dique de Los Cubanos, taken from new observation towe...
Sector Catalina, Dique de Los Cubanos, taken from new observation tower. There is climable limestone in them thar hills.
Credit: little Z

adult Jabiru on nest with 4 young! Must be a good year for swamp eels,...
adult Jabiru on nest with 4 young! Must be a good year for swamp eels, their favorite food. Normally they raise only 2 chicks.
Credit: little Z

one of the hundreds of Northern Jacanas there in the marsh...
one of the hundreds of Northern Jacanas there in the marsh...
Credit: little Z

this Great Black-Hawk popped up right in front of me, wouldn't sit lon...
this Great Black-Hawk popped up right in front of me, wouldn't sit long enough to get the desired shot...but pretty cool anyway
Credit: little Z

the not-so-elusive Laughing Falcon looking for an evening snack &#40;t...
the not-so-elusive Laughing Falcon looking for an evening snack (they eat snakes)
Credit: little Z

did someone say snake? bonus taxa of the day...Cat-eyed Snake.
did someone say snake? bonus taxa of the day...Cat-eyed Snake.
Credit: little Z

WTF

climber
Feb 7, 2014 - 09:12pm PT
Saw my first Great Horned Owl this morning. I was in bed and all of a sudden it start calling its mate she or he started calling back. It was right outside the window on a pine tree. It was still really dark but it was about a foot and a half tall and when it flew off it looked like a 3 foot wing span. My wife and I were so stoked to finally see one.

I could see the horns in its outline on the sky. Finally so cool to see it after months of hearing them all night who who who'n away.

dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Feb 7, 2014 - 09:27pm PT
WTF, I love their call. It's sort of the classic owl noise.
Who...who...whowho.


littleZ, thanks for including the habitat shot and the Black Hawk is sweet.
WTF

climber
Feb 7, 2014 - 10:45pm PT
Dee dee that's it perfect. I hear almost every night. It's really soothing. I think we have at least 4 owls around the house. I've been looking for them now for so long with not a glimpse.

We have a couple of very large red tail hawks as well. I went out to the bluff the other day and watched one. I. made a few calls to it and it came in close to check me out. Close as in 30 feet away but that was encouraging for me as I have been trying to imitate their call for a long time with no results. Perhaps he or she just wanted to see what sort of creature was making that sound. ;)

Love the pics folks thanks for sharing.
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Feb 7, 2014 - 10:46pm PT
Wow! So many amazing photos! Congrats on the owl. :)
Q- Ball

Mountain climber
where the wind always blows
Feb 7, 2014 - 11:52pm PT
Calf Island mallards
Calf Island mallards
Credit: Q- Ball

What species do you see? Just give it a shot.
-Q-ball

edit- it is simpler than you may think
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Feb 8, 2014 - 12:19am PT
Credit: Darwin

Yesterday. At least the berries are in focus.
WTF

climber
Feb 8, 2014 - 07:11pm PT
Q ball those are ducks mallards both Drakes and Hens.

Do you get Red heads down there?
Q- Ball

Mountain climber
where the wind always blows
Feb 8, 2014 - 11:39pm PT
WTF-

you are right. Almost all mallards, a few black ducks, and one pintail in the mix.

It took me few days after I took the picture to find.

We have redheads, but I have not seen them on the river. Just on ponds and lakes around here.

I know the light is bad for ID, makes it fun!

-Q-ball

edit- find the pintail!!!!
Q- Ball

Mountain climber
where the wind always blows
Feb 8, 2014 - 11:57pm PT
Ron-

You are good. I thought you were supposed to be an idiot?

But what do I know?

-Q-ball (in jest)
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Feb 9, 2014 - 12:17am PT
rice field birds from today

Double-striped Thick-Knee
Double-striped Thick-Knee
Credit: little Z

that bird has some serious camo

Credit: little Z

have to get up and air out those thick knees every now and then. These are nocturnal birds and they spend most of the day plopped down somewhere out in the baking sun.

Crested Caracara
Crested Caracara
Credit: little Z

looking for little critters fleeing from the rising tide as this rice field is flooded prior to cultivation.
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Feb 9, 2014 - 08:11pm PT
what, me again? where are you other Taco birders? (out birding, or climbing, of course!)

White-necked Puffbird
White-necked Puffbird
Credit: little Z

I always think of this species as a rainforest bird, but they love the dry forest as well.

Inca Doves
Inca Doves
Credit: little Z

waiting their turn at the watering hole

Lesser Nighthawk
Lesser Nighthawk
Credit: little Z

this guy was right next to a busy, dusty rural road. Must be hard to get a good day's sleep.

arrow shows location of roosting nighthawk
arrow shows location of roosting nighthawk
Credit: little Z

Credit: little Z

bonus taxa of the day - the Rally Monkey praying that the Angels make it back to the playoffs this year
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