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Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Mar 1, 2014 - 04:38pm PT
We were watching the Tiger Doves and I said "I wonder if that is a parent and youngster?" As I finished the sentence, the birds removed any doubt....they were a definitely a pair. :)
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Mar 2, 2014 - 12:43pm PT
Cooper's Hawk on the hike today, snowy and cold near Boulder, CO today.

Credit: Bob D'A
Q- Ball

Mountain climber
where the wind always blows
Mar 2, 2014 - 05:24pm PT
Platano River, Honduras
Platano River, Honduras
Credit: Q- Ball

Great Green's!
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Mar 2, 2014 - 06:09pm PT
quite the mix of great photos, thanks.

found this guy hiding in the brushy edges of a pasture this morning

Striped Owl
Striped Owl
Credit: little Z

and he wasn't alone...

Striped Owls
Striped Owls
Credit: little Z

keeping watch in the trees above for something to harass...

Fork-tailed Flycatcher
Fork-tailed Flycatcher
Credit: little Z

these are in the same genus as our kingbirds (Tyrannus) and they are real tyrants when it comes to defending their realm, they'll chase any other bird, big or little, if it invades their territory.
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Mar 2, 2014 - 09:10pm PT
Awesome birds! Military Macaws Q-ball? So beautiful where they belong. And the owls...OWLS!!!
Q- Ball

Mountain climber
where the wind always blows
Mar 2, 2014 - 09:13pm PT
Crimpergirl- No they are Great Green's also called Buffon's macaws
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 2, 2014 - 09:33pm PT
How about the Spotted that waved at Matt? I can't even even find 'em, let alone get 'em to wave at me!
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Mar 2, 2014 - 09:38pm PT
Thanks Q-Ball - I have some reading to do. Beautiful birds for sure. I saw you called them 'Great Greens' above - thought you were stating the obvious and not their names. :)

edit: Like how the wiki page say it's commonly confused with the smaller Military Macaw. I was with that crowd!
Slater

Trad climber
Central Coast
Mar 2, 2014 - 11:08pm PT
Brass, sounds like you were there during a big storm. I've spent two winters there. That place is magical. Hanalei is like something out of a dream.
Wish I had been into birding then... then again, glad I wasn't! I surfed my brains out! Great shots man.

TEXAS QUESTION!!!! (Bob maybe you are the expert here)

Can I do High Island area, THEN drive to Aransas, then down the coast to BROWNSVILLE and Santa Ana/Sabal Palm with 5 days? I realize it is 500 miles. Should I just stay in the High Island area??? I get itchy feet and don't mind driving because I can bird while I drive, and the Rio Grande... hate to miss it. My plan was to fly in to HOUSTON, rent a car, drive and bird, then fly out of McALLEN.

And no... 5 days is all I got (two kids back home!). Opinions???

Thanks! Not going until NEXT spring, but trying to do my HW> THanks!

Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow.
Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow.
Credit: Slater
Here is my obligatory bird photo.
Bird on!
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Mar 2, 2014 - 11:59pm PT
I love the ears on that Striped Owl. Reminds me of the antennae on giant moths. So beautiful!

edit: sounds fun, but a fair amount of driving Slater. Totally doable. I grew up in Houston and my parents live in Liverpool (near the coast). Keep us informed about how your trip shakes out. If I'm in the area, I'd love to hit some of those spots!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 3, 2014 - 12:02am PT
Slater, where'd you see the Nelson's?
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Mar 3, 2014 - 12:17am PT
UCR Arboretum

Credit: dee ee

Backyard OCW in a runaway cherry tomato after 3.7" of rain.

Credit: dee ee
Slater

Trad climber
Central Coast
Mar 3, 2014 - 01:30am PT
Nelson's was in Morro Bay, at the Marina by the salt brush at high tide.

There are a pair of them.

OK it's time for the BIRD BIBLE... from SNL

http://digg.com/video/watch-saturday-night-live-bird-bible-online

Pretty funny if I do say so...

dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Mar 3, 2014 - 10:49am PT
Hey you guys, what do you think of the bill on the Orange-crowned in my previous post? It's kinda' on the large side, eh?
Timid TopRope

Social climber
the land of Pale Ale
Mar 3, 2014 - 11:23am PT
That doesn't look like an orange crowned warbler to me. I'm stumped, however. Reilly?
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 3, 2014 - 11:29am PT
I agree, Timid, but I didn't want to admit my ignorance. The bill looks
more thrasherish, and it even looks like the end is hidden by a leaf, but
I've never seen a green thrasher. The body looks like a large finch's.
Maybe it's a Crossbilled Thrasher? I'm out. Willoughby? Buehler?
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Mar 3, 2014 - 11:41am PT
Oriole, female Hooded- ? Just grasping at straws.
john hansen

climber
Mar 3, 2014 - 11:48am PT
The Bill looks more like a tanager...

Female Summer Tanager?
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 3, 2014 - 12:00pm PT
John, I think you're a winner, and you might also be right.
But the bill still looks too big. Dee, can you tone down the contrast
and saturation a smidge? Oh, and remove that leaf?
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Mar 3, 2014 - 12:23pm PT
I think John is correct on the tanager.

A whole tree full of Cedar Waxwings yesterday.

Credit: Mike Bolte
Credit: Mike Bolte
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