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TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Jan 15, 2014 - 08:04pm PT
Man's Pet Parrot Rats Him Out At Alcohol Checkpoint

http://www.news-republic.com/Web/ArticleWeb.aspx?regionid=1&articleid=17793146
matty

Trad climber
under the sea
Jan 15, 2014 - 09:06pm PT
funny parrot story...cool stuff from south america (more please!)...and great shots from all the heavy weights!


Pine siskins =) we have those at the cabin in canada (ontario-northern lake huron).

we also have pine warblers...these two hung around for awhile...

pine warbler #1
pine warbler #1
Credit: matty


pine warbler #2
pine warbler #2
Credit: matty

dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Jan 15, 2014 - 09:20pm PT
Those Sparkling Violeteers are awesome. That's a big ass hummer.
Post anything from So. Am., we love 'em.

Today I had a bird I'd never heard of before. The Swan Goose. There were 3 at Carr Park in HB.

Credit: dee ee

....and got the Mute Swan for 2014...I used my mtn. bike for the 5 mile round trip before work...

Credit: dee ee

I finished with FOY House Sparrow, RAD!
Timid TopRope

Social climber
the land of Pale Ale
Jan 15, 2014 - 10:54pm PT
Took me longer to get a 2014 house sparrow than my rough legged, golden eagle, ferugy, peregrine, etc.

Like others have requested: more SA bird pics.
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Jan 15, 2014 - 11:09pm PT
Dee ee - there are many of those on my parents' property. They are adorable. One, I named Stalker, was very attached to me (and vice versa). I have many photos of him with me, in my lap, in my bed, everywhere. Sad day when Stalker died. :( I really loved that silly goose.

Stalker!
Stalker!
Credit: Crimpergirl
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jan 15, 2014 - 11:34pm PT
Let me be the first to say: That's a pretty effin cool photo, Crimpie.


and:

matty, cclarke, dee ee, bob: also awesome.
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Jan 16, 2014 - 12:04am PT
Sparking Violetear...From my trip to Columbia this summer. Back to the tropics in a week.

Credit: Bob D'A


And this beautiful Bay-headed Tanager.

Credit: Bob D'A
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Jan 16, 2014 - 02:00am PT
Crimpie, you're pretty bold with that goose!

Some of the Canadian Geese around here are downright scary and threatening.

Maybe the Swan Goose has a different temperament?
L

climber
California dreamin' on the farside of the world..
Jan 16, 2014 - 08:47am PT
Ditto the cool pix of you and Stalker, Crimpie!
BrassNuts

Trad climber
Save your a_s, reach for the brass...
Jan 16, 2014 - 08:52am PT
A few Robin pics for a Thursday morning. We love these guys, although obviously common, they are full of personality and song. We call them the "four thirty birdie" in the spring, when their song is like an alarm clock for early risers...
Breakfast berry, Yum
Breakfast berry, Yum
Credit: BrassNuts
Good morning!
Good morning!
Credit: BrassNuts
A baby just a few hours out of the nest
A baby just a few hours out of the nest
Credit: BrassNuts
Baby #2
Baby #2
Credit: BrassNuts
Where da worms at?
Where da worms at?
Credit: BrassNuts
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jan 16, 2014 - 11:20pm PT
I like the Robbins, BN.

More getting used to the new camera from our back deck.

Credit: Darwin

Credit: Darwin
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Jan 16, 2014 - 11:22pm PT
Stalker was very affectionate. The other geese would honk at him like they were taunting him. He preferred to hang with me though. He was so SOFT!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 16, 2014 - 11:33pm PT
HONK if you love geese!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Jan 16, 2014 - 11:40pm PT
HONK HONK!
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Jan 17, 2014 - 03:54pm PT
Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 17, 2014 - 04:01pm PT
BN, you da man for the diffuse backgrounds! Not to mention the other nine yards.
And the Robin on the popsicle was staged, right?

Bob, awesome Nuthatch!
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Jan 17, 2014 - 04:04pm PT
Smiles everyone,, SMILES~~
Tony

Trad climber
Pt. Richmond, CA
Jan 17, 2014 - 05:17pm PT
Regarding drljfe's Western Gull, I finally re-found this more literary description which captures them quite well:

Much that is good and all that is evil has gathered itself up into the Western Gull. He is rather the handsomest of the blue-mantled Laridae, for the depth of color in the mantle, in sharp contrast with the snowy plumage of back and breast, gives him an appearance of sturdiness and quality which is not easily dispelled by subsequent knowledge of the black heart within. As a scavanger, the Western Gull is impeccable. Wielding the besom of hunger, he and his kind sweep the beaches clean and purge the water-front of all pollution. But a scavanger is not necessarily a good citizen. Call him a ghoul, rather, for the Western Gull is cruel of beak and bottomless of maw. Pity, with him, is a thing unknown; and when one of their own comrades dies, these feathered jackals fall upon him without compunction, a veritable Leichnamveranderungsgebrauchsgesellschaft. If he thus mistreats his own kind, be assured that this gull asks only two questions of any other living thing: First, "Am I hungry?" (Ans., "Yes.") Second, "Can I get away with it?" (Ans., "I'll try.")

William Leon Dawson, Birds of California, 1923
moosedrool

climber
Stair climber, lost, far away from Poland
Jan 17, 2014 - 07:25pm PT
I was told to post it here.

Was also told there is no condor.

If nocondor than what?

Nochicken either.

I'm gonna call it a whitehead.

Credit: moosedrool
matty

Trad climber
under the sea
Jan 17, 2014 - 07:57pm PT
Good stuff Moose=)

That head ain't no whitehead. That there's bald.





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