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Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Feb 13, 2014 - 10:40pm PT
Great story Jim, thanks for sharing. I'm going to Cape May in the fall. Should be great.


I need some help on these Jersey sparrows.

Field Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Credit: Bob D'A

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Credit: Bob D'A
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Feb 13, 2014 - 10:49pm PT
Wow Z those little Saw-whets sure are cute.

I'm rethinking my decision to not spotlight them. Well Iduhno.
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Feb 13, 2014 - 10:49pm PT
hey Bob,

looks like a Swamp (above) and a Fox (below). The White-throated up-thread was sweet too. Ditto for your Lincoln's dee ee.
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Feb 14, 2014 - 12:06am PT
Oh that owl! It exceeds daily recommended cuteness by a long shot!
Slater

Trad climber
Central Coast
Feb 14, 2014 - 01:01am PT
Sage Thrasher, SLO County, CA.
Sage Thrasher, SLO County, CA.
Credit: Slater

Just checkin' in.

Will be birding in Europe in 6 more months. Excited!

Bird on,

Tom
Willoughby

Social climber
Truckee, CA
Feb 14, 2014 - 02:18am PT
Bob, what Little Z said.
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Feb 14, 2014 - 10:21am PT
Thanks to the experts, love having you guys around, you have really helped me with my birding.


Mute Swan, Cape May, NJ

Credit: Bob D'A

And a few from yesterday's hike.

Redtail Hawk
Redtail Hawk
Credit: Bob D'A

Rough-legged Hawk
Rough-legged Hawk
Credit: Bob D'A

American Kestrel
American Kestrel
Credit: Bob D'A
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Feb 14, 2014 - 11:10am PT
I tried for Long-eared Owls this morning at 4:30am and got nothing. I didn't hear a single id'able owl. I had one bird fly across the road in front of me. By giss I think it may have been a Western Screech Owl.

I did hear a couple weird calls that I've never heard before, no idea though.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 14, 2014 - 12:53pm PT
I know Dee is all about his OC boids but if you want Long-eared you merely
have to go to Wildrose Campground in Death Valley. Better yet there is a
big copse off the road to Scotty's Castle where I saw a bazillion in broad
daylight.
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Feb 15, 2014 - 05:57pm PT
Some ducks from today...just to piss off Dr. F I will not label them. :-)

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Feb 15, 2014 - 11:17pm PT
just went to the beach on a wild goose chase, or in this case an Inca Tern chase. No dice on the tern but had fun and did see a Bonaparte's Gull - a new tick for my CR list.

Had plenty of shorebirds (mostly Semipalmated Sandpipers) to look over while waiting for the Inca Tern to appear (or not)

it was crowded at the beach...
it was crowded at the beach...
Credit: little Z

it is a pretty tedious and mind-numbing process, but every now and then something interesting pops up...

color banded Semipalmated Sandpiper
color banded Semipalmated Sandpiper
Credit: little Z

So far I have been able to find out that it was banded in Alaska at one of 7 sites (Yukon Delta, Nome, Cape Krusenstern, Point Barrow, Ikpikpuk River, Prudhoe Bay or the Canning River) by the Arctic Shorebird Demographic Network. I am waiting to hear the specifics as to where and when.

Royal Terns...are very pointy creatures
Royal Terns...are very pointy creatures
Credit: little Z

this is where the Inca Tern was seen, on this dock railing at high tide. Had nothing but Royal and Sandwich Terns, many Laughing Gulls and 4 Surfbirds.

Maybe next time...

nice duckies Bob, whatever they are?
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Feb 16, 2014 - 10:23am PT
Very nice Little Z.

Here is a crappy shot of a young Bald Eagle and it's lunch (Prairie Dog).

Credit: Bob D'A
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Feb 16, 2014 - 11:42am PT
When this guy showed up yesterday, the birds in the yard all scattered.





He's got a mate. Maybe they're thinking about hanging around.



If these guys eat doves, they've just found Fat City.
10b4me

climber
Feb 16, 2014 - 07:15pm PT
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StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Feb 16, 2014 - 07:26pm PT
Backyard Road Runner

Credit: StahlBro

Credit: StahlBro
john hansen

climber
Feb 17, 2014 - 12:34am PT
I am guessing those would be Saw Whet Owl's'

So cool


I was wondering how the water situation is affecting the central valley?

Timid top rope mentioned that most of the geese were gone already from Grey Lodge.

Planning to be in the Klamath area in early April.

Is there any water up there, or is it dry ?

Other wise I might stay on the coast.

Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Feb 17, 2014 - 02:06am PT
Nice hike to the High Peaks at the Pinnacles today

click for larger version
click for larger version
Credit: Mike Bolte
Click for larger version
Click for larger version
Credit: Mike Bolte
click for larger version
click for larger version
Credit: Mike Bolte
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Feb 17, 2014 - 10:25am PT
I lucked out (yay waiting list!)and got on the last Seal Beach Naval Weapons Reserve birding trip of the season. We still dipped on the Lapland longspur but got great up close views of the Ferruginous Hawks and the Nelson's Sparrow.

Credit: dee ee

Credit: dee ee

Credit: dee ee


The big prize of the weekend was this Sage Thrasher at Irvine Park.

Credit: dee ee

I did get this cool photo of Ms. Anna in her nest at Sea Terrace Park.

Credit: dee ee

Tony

Trad climber
Pt. Richmond, CA
Feb 17, 2014 - 03:08pm PT
Dave, funny that you bring up Sage Thrasher just now. I found one in an unusual location while watching Golden Eagles in the Livermore area. This is an oak grassland habitat. It looks like your thrasher was also in an unexpected location, probably sharing berries with Hermit Thrushes! I didn't have my DSLR along, but here is a digiscope image.
Credit: Tony

There is a small former quarry pond in a neighboring development of townhouses where I keep finding nice new species. Few of the residents around this pond are aware of all that is going on in there, including a River Otter family once. Recently a Common Gallinule (formerly C Moorhen) has taken up residence. They are not so common around here.
Credit: Tony


Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Feb 17, 2014 - 04:11pm PT
another shot from the Pinns
another shot from the Pinns
Credit: Mike Bolte
Cropped in close - one of a pair of Peregrine falcons
Cropped in close - one of a pair of Peregrine falcons
Credit: Mike Bolte
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