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little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Nov 6, 2013 - 12:59pm PT
Hey Bob,

very nice photos, thanks.

Looks like you bagged a good one with that last photo. That would be a Northern Parula. A nice continuation of the vagrant-eastern-warblers-showing-up-out-west theme that dee ee has going. Spread the word! with a photo to back it up, everyone in your area will want to hear about it and go lookin'.
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Nov 6, 2013 - 01:05pm PT
Thanks Little Z...it was in Boulder out at Walden Ponds.

I'm also coming to CR in January for some dental work for my wife.

I need to pick your brains for birding info near San Jose.

dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Nov 6, 2013 - 07:13pm PT
Northern Parula, Nice!

I just returned from working on San Clemente Island for 3 days, I will post some photes soon. I've got a couple of good ones (photes and species).



edit: Ooh, ooh, I just checked the RBA (Rare Bird Alert) and Sandhill Cranes have been seen this week in OC. I had two at the Back Bay in 3/2012 right before we started the Human Powered Big Year (and I was in my car). I NEED them for this year.
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Nov 6, 2013 - 07:32pm PT
Nice birds Bob! Love the Northern Parula. The only one I've see here in Boulder was a dead one on our front porch a few years ago. :( Sad.
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Nov 7, 2013 - 11:55am PT
Got lucky on this handsome Red Tail Hawk (Edit) today...went back to try to get a better shot of the Northern Parula but he might be in Mexico by now. :-)

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Nov 7, 2013 - 01:19pm PT
Great Harrier shots Bob!
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Nov 7, 2013 - 01:22pm PT
Exceptional first shot of that she-harrier! That pupil alignment is SAWEET.!
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Nov 7, 2013 - 01:47pm PT
San Clemente Island locals.

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Credit: dee ee

White-throated Sparrow

Credit: dee ee

Bell's Sage Sparrow, this is one of the endemic, non-migrating, endangered species there. They also have an endangered Loggerhead Shrike, only ~70 nesting pairs left, up from 15 birds though. They were very near extinction (the San Clemente Island ones).

Credit: dee ee

Horned Lark

Credit: dee ee

dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Nov 7, 2013 - 01:54pm PT
We saw this Raven with a weird white wing patch. Under photo enlargement it turned out it was tagged. One of the island bird biologists, Ben Sandstrom, said there was a guy studying them and tagged a bunch. Then his study ran out of money and he left. Now these poor guys are stuck with this trash.

Credit: dee ee

Pacific-slope Flycatcher, rare out there.

Credit: dee ee

There were a ton of White-crowned Sparrows over there

Credit: dee ee
Willoughby

Social climber
Truckee, CA
Nov 7, 2013 - 02:01pm PT
Hey Bob, that's a Red-tail. Great photos regardless!

PS - Reilly, I didn't catch it, but that's super cool at that elevation. It's probably no big deal for birds that are already migrating at altitude, but still, always wild to see them so out of their usual context.
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Nov 7, 2013 - 02:36pm PT
"Hey Bob, that's a Red-tail. Great photos regardless!"


OK...Look like a harrier from the ground, very narrow body, almost owl like head. The beak is to long for a harrier.

Thanks.
Riley Wyna

Trad climber
A crack near you
Nov 7, 2013 - 03:08pm PT
Love the sparrow shots guys !!!
Great stuff



Tony that is a mind blowing trip to Australia
Very nice
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Nov 7, 2013 - 03:15pm PT
Willoughby...wood or Hermit Thrush?? I'm thinking Wood?

Both are somewhat rare in this area.

Credit: Bob D'A
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Nov 7, 2013 - 04:11pm PT
Bob: I'm going with option C: Sage Thrasher. Wish his eyes were open to see more. Looking forward to Willoughby's input.

edit: thought I'd add why I opt for Sage Thrasher. I find it useful when people offer their diagnostics too. Reasons: region the bird was seen and he has such a long tail.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 12, 2013 - 09:02am PT
I concur with Crimpie, but then who wouldn't?

From the Nature Is Amazing Dept:

I-5 condos east of Bakersfield. (not bad for driving and shooting at 80, eh?)
Willoughby

Social climber
Truckee, CA
Nov 14, 2013 - 11:25pm PT
Credit: Willoughby

Tahoe Swamp Sparrows Number 4 and 5 for me today, but this was the first one I've even gotten an ID-able photo of. Only took about an hour after I first found them. Bloody skulkers!!
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Nov 15, 2013 - 12:15pm PT
Nice capture Willoughby.

A rare find here in Boulder, CO...Bay Breasted Warbler.

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Nov 15, 2013 - 07:30pm PT
Wow, lot's of good photos above. I've enjoyed them all!

Here is a (rather large) batch from the Blitzo Memorial.

Red-breasted Sapsucker-Morongo

Credit: dee ee

Black-throated Sparrow- Cohn Ranch, I chased the Sage Sparrows around for a long time to get a photo and was denied.

Credit: dee ee

Phaino.- Cohn Ranch

Credit: dee ee

Verdin- Cohn

Credit: dee ee

Euro Starling- The Murphy Ranch 62929 Quail Springs Rd.

Credit: dee ee

Cactus Wren- Murphy Ranch

Credit: dee ee

I got all excited, I thought I had a different Thrasher. The light head and back and the darker tail, I thought it was not a Cali. but....Dang!

Credit: dee ee

Another Black-throated S.

Credit: dee ee
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Nov 15, 2013 - 07:40pm PT
Sorry about the bad photos but...these two were my big excitement for the week.

I got this Northern Waterthrush (lifer)at the HB Central Park.

Credit: dee ee

...and the next day this Golden-crowned Kinglet (county year) at Carbon Cyn. Reg. Pk. There were at least two.

Credit: dee ee
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Nov 17, 2013 - 07:34am PT
Beautiful stuff everyone.

I was organizing all my bird books and realize I have a duplicate (untouched) of "The Last Flight of the Scarlet Macaw: One Woman's Fight to Save the World's Most Beautiful Bird." Bruce Barcott (author of "Measure of a Mountain") is the author.

Would anyone like this book? Free? I certainly don't need this second copy.
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