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BrassNuts

Trad climber
Save your a_s, reach for the brass...
Jan 8, 2014 - 08:33am PT
Only pigeons here in Brussels...
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Jan 8, 2014 - 08:51pm PT
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 9, 2014 - 11:46am PT
More sickness! A Black-headed Gull is at the Salton Sea. You gotta be a
real gullnivore to tell a winter Black-headed from amongst 25 Bonaparte's!
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Jan 9, 2014 - 12:02pm PT
TGT. . . I dare ANYBODY to sit still. . . or even stay seated while they watch that!

It made me go get the whole song and hop to the bop!

TFPU!
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Jan 9, 2014 - 07:02pm PT
So, how 'bout a ST Birders' New Years Resolution List?

Mine is I'm gonna get serious about gulls.
There, I said it. I'm out and I'm proud.

Reilly, BE that Gullnivore!
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Jan 9, 2014 - 07:57pm PT

Don't you be "Gull"ible, Little Z!



hee hee hee. . .
CClarke

climber
La Paz, Bolivia
Jan 9, 2014 - 09:04pm PT
Sparkling Violetear in the backyard today:

Credit: CClarke
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Jan 12, 2014 - 04:16pm PT
Great stuff everyone. Getting closer to getting the shot I want of a Belted Kingfisher. This one was near the South Platte River north of Denver.

Belted Kingfisher
Belted Kingfisher
Credit: Bob D'A

Also saw a pretty Red Tail.

Credit: Bob D'A

Group of Northern Shovelers.

Credit: Bob D'A
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Jan 12, 2014 - 10:18pm PT
It was an emotional weekend with Memorials for my neighbor Trudy, our friend Pat Nay and the first Pelagic trip of the year with both of my rivals Jeff and Amin present.
Here are a couple photos.

Pelagic Cormorant

Credit: dee ee

Greater White-fronted Goose

Credit: dee ee

Wilson's Snipe

Credit: dee ee
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Jan 12, 2014 - 10:22pm PT
Awesome hummingbird CClarke! Thanks tons for sharing it. Have more?
CClarke

climber
La Paz, Bolivia
Jan 13, 2014 - 08:36am PT
Hi Crimpergirl,

There are many Sparkling Violetears around right now so I should be able to get a few more photos. Catching them in flight is pushing the limits of my camera (Canon SX50) but here is one more of the same bird:

Credit: CClarke

We had a visit from a Mitred Parakeet this morning. There's usually a flock in the neighborhood but today was the first time I saw one right in the backyard.

Credit: CClarke

Credit: CClarke
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Jan 13, 2014 - 09:52am PT
Ahhhh. Want to give the parrot a kiss!

Think the Sparkling Violentears seem pretty large (for hummingbirds). I looked it up and wiki says 5-6". Very beautiful birds!

Can't wait to see what other birds you get. Personally, and I think most agree, any photo of a bird is a good photo!

edit: of the hummingbird - the wiki link also notes: "Sparkling Violetears are solitary and aggressive. Birds declare their territory by singing. The birds sing much of the day, and (in different parts of their range) sub-groups develop their own calls."

Do you know what their calls sound like? Are the buzzy? Or songbirdy? Cool!
CClarke

climber
La Paz, Bolivia
Jan 13, 2014 - 11:17am PT
Sparkling Violetears make a sharp "cheep cheep, cheep, cheep" at least around here. They seem to have a variety of songs which they learn from each other. They do this mating thing where they hover about 10'-15' above "their" tree and then dive back down into the branches over and over.

Here's a link to some sounds:

http://www.xeno-canto.org/species/Colibri-coruscans
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 13, 2014 - 11:19am PT
Dee, is the goose actually a wild one? And where'd you see the Snipe?
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Jan 13, 2014 - 04:04pm PT
Great photos everyone. Windy as hell here on the Front Range of CO.

Two from today's hike.

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A


Less than two weeks till Costa Rica and some birding.
mtnyoung

Trad climber
Twain Harte, California
Jan 13, 2014 - 07:30pm PT
We were working on a first ascent at Pinns today when this big bird flew by below us. Our partner on the ground happended to get the photo.

This isn't an unusual encounter for climbers there at all. Condors often buzz climbers and/or perch close by, totallly unconcerned by the presence of humans. When they fly by, they remind me of passengers on an airline - looking out the window with great curiosity.

Uncropped version:




Cropped version:

Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jan 13, 2014 - 10:27pm PT
Man, those Condor photos are awesome!

All the normal suspects from home and the bike commute today taken with my new Lumix camera body and old lens. I'm still adjusting the settings and getting used to the focus.

Credit: Darwin

Credit: Darwin

Credit: Darwin

Credit: Darwin

Credit: Darwin
This one is weird; bad focus, perfect position but no ruby crown. Oh, duh, a female.



dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Jan 13, 2014 - 11:01pm PT
Dude, that's a Condor! Great shot.

Reilly, there are at least 2 wild GWFG in the OC right now.

The Wilson's Snipe are in Peter's Canyon Creek between Barranca and Warner. The day before I had them, Ryan W. had 5 in the same spot.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 14, 2014 - 12:13pm PT
My Bewick's Wren is yelling at me from just outside in the hedge.

"Dude, get off the intardnet and get back to studying yer gulls!"

To wit, I can now assert that I am a passed master of definitively
identifying Sabine's, Ross', and Ivory Gulls! Am I bad or what?


Dee, thanks, I think I might have to go visit me mum in Newport tomorrow.
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Jan 14, 2014 - 01:04pm PT
Sky rat
Sky rat
Credit: drljefe

Credit: drljefe
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