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Crimpergirl

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Hell on earth wondering what I did to deserve it
Jun 13, 2007 - 09:09am PT
This is great info! Riley, why is that Oriole not an Altamira?

Floyd, thanks for the cool website as well.

We need to do a ST birders weekend for real. Dang, I'd learn soooo much!
Crimpergirl

Social climber
Hell on earth wondering what I did to deserve it
Jun 13, 2007 - 10:33am PT
Okay dokey. Thanks for that. Gotta grab a pile of books off my shelf now...
scuffy b

climber
Bates Creek
Jun 13, 2007 - 11:01am PT
Riley, isn't your first bird a Rail? Virginia? Clapper?
About your accipiter...isn't it strange that you got your
Cornell genius to commit to anything, based only on that photo?
Crimpergirl

Social climber
Hell on earth wondering what I did to deserve it
Jun 13, 2007 - 11:22am PT
Sibley is good no doubt. But I hate carrying it with me. It's big and I can't bear fouling it up.

The Kaufmann book is a good traveling book. It's small and lightweight. I have several that live around (in the car, in my room over looking field and bird feeders, etc.). It's inexpensive enough I don't mind replacing it when it gets lost (like in Snow Canyon a couple of years ago, doh) or ruined.

As far as the gulls - heck, even with guides I'm generally at a loss. I find it interesting that what most people find as the most common boring birds (e.g., gulls, sparrows) are the most challenging for birders.

THANKS Floyd for that birding url. I will be preparing my letter of resignation here at work since my firing for goofing off online is now imminent. :)
pc

climber
East of Seattle
Jun 13, 2007 - 12:28pm PT
New Species discovered in China...

Gigantoraptor. Double overhead at the shoulders!



From Reuters...
quartziteflight

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 13, 2007 - 01:39pm PT
Radical,

I need to be able to see the tail to make a positive ID on the mystery bird. It's nearly impossible to tell an adult female sharp-shinned hawk from and adult male cooper's hawk with out seeing the tail.
Kevin Calder

climber
Bishop
Jun 13, 2007 - 01:41pm PT
Here are a few better views of the Oriole in question.






Crimpie......Magpie is having a lil baby snack! It's just a "part" of a baby rabbit,from the one the raven has on the post.

Riley, I'm still a greenhorn with the ID stuff, but if I had to bet...I'd guess that's a Coopers Hawk?

Blinny...Yes, doing great here in Bishop, still at the Gallery. I'll visit out there someday. You guys will be at the Tamarack reunion in Mammoth right? Say hello to Mark for me!
quartziteflight

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 13, 2007 - 01:56pm PT
The wren is a bewicks. The only wren I haven't seen...
quartziteflight

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 13, 2007 - 02:03pm PT






quartziteflight

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 13, 2007 - 02:06pm PT
quartziteflight

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 13, 2007 - 02:11pm PT
Kevin Calder

climber
Bishop
Jun 13, 2007 - 02:36pm PT
Riley...Thanks for the correction. I've been calling those Bullocks for a while now. I'm a pretty novice IDer, and had told a friend that is really good that I'd seen an Altamira and he had said it was probably a Bullocks.I actually get a kick out of telling him I've seen birds that could't possibly be around here!
The Bewicks photo was taken above Round Valley in the Eastern Sierra as was the Oriole.

Quartzflight...Merlin in the net?
Beautiful yellow headed something or other?
Juvy raven?
Awesome photo....Prairie Falcons?
No idea...?
Kevin Calder

climber
Bishop
Jun 13, 2007 - 02:58pm PT





quartziteflight

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 13, 2007 - 04:14pm PT
1)black chinned hummer(I'm pretty weak on my humming birds)

2)SNEG

3)AMKE

4)That's some sapsucker I don't know

5)GREG

6)GHOW chics
quartziteflight

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 13, 2007 - 04:14pm PT
Kevin,

Good guesses, but wrong on all..
Crimpergirl

Social climber
Hell on earth wondering what I did to deserve it
Jun 13, 2007 - 04:43pm PT
Quartzflight, I'll give it a shot:
Kestrel in the net?
Golden Crowned Kinglet
Ani (forgetting fully name right now)
Merlins (guessing here)
Black throated grey warbler?

edit: now that i *think* about it, my last guess is silly. doh!
quartziteflight

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 13, 2007 - 05:29pm PT
Good job crimpa girl.

wrong on the last two.

Clues:

THe falcons are ultra rare in the US. Most of the birds were hacked by the pergrine fund in the SW.

The warbler's call is like a souped up black-throated blue warblers call.




Crimpergirl

Social climber
Hell on earth wondering what I did to deserve it
Jun 13, 2007 - 05:44pm PT
I saw a bunch of the Golden Crowned Kinglets at Hawk Mountain one year. Beautiful little birds. Let me go back to the drawing board on those last two.

**this has been such fun!

Edit: A Cerulean? I'm not even sure it's a warbler now. Sort of have a flycatcher head...

edit edit: I see Radical posted Cerulean at the same time!
Apocalypsenow

Trad climber
Cali
Jun 13, 2007 - 05:47pm PT
I have been studying Humming Birds...in my feeder. "Aggressive" little bastards they are!
Blinny

Trad climber
TheHolyMont
Jun 13, 2007 - 05:51pm PT
Kev. . . when we get all the beta on that Tamarack Reunion we'll decided if we're gonna make it. . . do you have any news?

?

Thanks in advance!

Kath and Mark
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