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dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Feb 22, 2014 - 11:32pm PT
I got two good ones today! The Baltimore Oriole reported by Wendy Miller at Mile Square Park. Also FOS Nashville Warbler.

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cyndiebransford

climber
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
Feb 23, 2014 - 01:11am PT
I drove to Homer today in the hopes of seeing a Rustic Bunting. I spent three hours in 30 degree weather, and it was windy, standing in a very accommodating homeowner's backyard looking for the bird. I saw Juncos, Black-capped and Boreal Chickadees, Red-breasted Nuthatches, a Brown Creeper but no Rustic Bunting. Drove to the spit and I saw Long-tailed ducks, Common Mergansers, and Common Golden-eye. It was a good day to bird.
long-tailed ducks and gulls
long-tailed ducks and gulls
Credit: cyndiebransford
common mergansers
common mergansers
Credit: cyndiebransford
common golden-eye
common golden-eye
Credit: cyndiebransford
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Feb 23, 2014 - 11:58am PT
Nice Cyndie, I like those Long-tailed Ducks ("Oldsquaw!").
10b4me

climber
Feb 23, 2014 - 07:30pm PT
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Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 23, 2014 - 08:06pm PT
10b, most excellent!

Sitting at PHX bored and went thru phone photos from last summer.
Pileated hole from Wisconsin. Yes, it was huge.


And I was dyin' to know who was livin' here.
Chewybacca

Trad climber
Montana, Whitefish
Feb 24, 2014 - 03:32pm PT

I haven't been in this thread for a while, hope everyone is doing well. Sure are a lot of nice photos to catch up on. A friend sent me this video with some incredible cinematography, I thought it would fit in well here.


A lucky squirrel and some amazing wildlife cinematography-





Since I'm here I'll post a few pics-

Attack!



Notice the feather in the talon of the inverted eagle



Less than graceful landings for both birds.




Excuse the poor image quality. I couldn't get closer without disturbing them so I cropped heavily. There were 18 Baldies and 2 Goldens on this deer carcass, they turned it from a complete deer to bones and hide in about 5 hours.

Here is a closer shot of one of the Golden Eagles.

little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Feb 24, 2014 - 05:36pm PT
Excuse the poor image quality

Chewy, dude? Give me a break. Awesome photos! Wild video too. Seems so real, would be hard to imagine they used "trained" critters for that.

keep postin', don't be a stranger



dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Feb 25, 2014 - 08:55am PT
Those Eagle shots are rad!

Credit: dee ee

Credit: dee ee
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 26, 2014 - 11:38pm PT
Even birds have an ego, how else do you explain the Nasal Comb-Over?

dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Feb 26, 2014 - 11:56pm PT
Wow Reilly, good one.
Delhi Dog

climber
Good Question...
Feb 27, 2014 - 12:20am PT
I love checking into this thread, there is always a treat and most often many many. Thanks all, and for the record I appreciate those contributions Ron:-)

Q? So I got this fancy phone, they call it a smart phone. Well, I'm not sure it really IS a phone. It's just a mini computer with a phone app. on it, but I digress. Anyway, my question is do any of you recommend any of the bird apps. that you can download (I have a moto G if that makes a difference)? I tried one and as cool as it is (images and bird call) it covers only about 180 species. The Audubon one has more species but seems to be mostly for N.America birds. Is there one more inclusive that you know of which may include a greater geographic area?

Thanks!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 27, 2014 - 12:23am PT
Can't help you for Indian birds but iBird Pro is pretty good for N America.
Delhi Dog

climber
Good Question...
Feb 27, 2014 - 12:33am PT
Ironically I have the Indian birds down pretty well. But with the traveling I do I often find myself unable to ID. I will check that suggested one out though, thanks.
Tony

Trad climber
Pt. Richmond, CA
Feb 27, 2014 - 01:13am PT
Delhi Dog,

I got this Android app for our trip to Northern Europe. It is pretty good, but will exclude a lot of Indian birds, I'm sure. However it may have a lot of long-distance migrants and widepspread Eurasian species.
Birds of Europe
Delhi Dog

climber
Good Question...
Feb 27, 2014 - 01:19am PT
Thanks Tony!
Headed to Italy in a couple weeks:-)
Tony

Trad climber
Pt. Richmond, CA
Feb 27, 2014 - 01:51am PT
DD,

We're going to Sicily in October. Looking forward to a report.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Feb 27, 2014 - 07:10pm PT
I second iBirdPro.


Credit: dee ee
BrassNuts

Trad climber
Save your a_s, reach for the brass...
Feb 27, 2014 - 10:06pm PT
CG and I were fortunate enough to spend last week in Kauai :-) Although conditions were wetter and cloudier than normal, even for Kauai, we had some fun adventures and saw a few birdies. Unfortunately due to trail conditions we were not able to tour the high rainforest/swamp areas for endemics, so mostly we saw 'common' species, but they were new to us :-)
Red-crested Cardinal.  Although common on Kauai, we never got tired of...
Red-crested Cardinal. Although common on Kauai, we never got tired of these guys
Credit: BrassNuts
Japanese White Eye.  Really cute birds, very warbler-esque
Japanese White Eye. Really cute birds, very warbler-esque
Credit: BrassNuts
Female White-rumped Shama
Female White-rumped Shama
Credit: BrassNuts
Male White-rumped Shama.  These dudes are great songsters!
Male White-rumped Shama. These dudes are great songsters!
Credit: BrassNuts
The Spider-legged Warbler, extremely rare ;-&#41;
The Spider-legged Warbler, extremely rare ;-)
Credit: BrassNuts
Juvenile Red-crested Cardinal
Juvenile Red-crested Cardinal
Credit: BrassNuts
Willoughby

Social climber
Truckee, CA
Feb 27, 2014 - 11:42pm PT
I picked up iBird Pro for a buck or two a couple of years ago, but haven't really looked at it since. Sibley, on the other hand, clocking in at $20, gets used all the time, esp for the regional variation in vocalizations. Comparison mode is sweet too.
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Feb 27, 2014 - 11:47pm PT
It is all about the dancing moves.

Cranes in the San Luis Valley.

Credit: Bob D'A


Credit: Bob D'A
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