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Timid TopRope

Social climber
the land of Pale Ale
Jan 19, 2014 - 08:36pm PT
Hey dee ee. nita and I live in Chico, Butte County. We just got back from scoping out my upcoming Thursday bird trip at Thermalito Afterbay, closer to Oroville. 2 Burrowing Owls, 4 if not 5 short eared owls, about ten bald and 3 golden eagles. I hope they all cooperate on Thursday for me.

I grew up in Orange and know many of the local spots from returning for family visits. Love Bolsa Chica, Back Bay, the duck ponds near Jamboree, Tucker in Modjeska and Crystal Cove-Laguna Wilderness. I mainly bird hart park when visiting my dad.

All our trips are sold out already but I can deputize you as a co-leader if you want to drive 500 miles and sleep on our futon.

I didn't get any photos of birds today but got some decent shots on my point and shoot of some pintails last week.

preening pintail
preening pintail
Credit: Timid TopRope
northern pintail
northern pintail
Credit: Timid TopRope
CClarke

climber
La Paz, Bolivia
Jan 19, 2014 - 10:19pm PT
I think this one is an American Kestral from a long way away yesterday:

Credit: CClarke

So what type of lenses are you guys using? I'm thinking of taking the plunge to a proper bird camera in the next year or so and I'm wondering where to start. The camera I've got (Canon SX50) is very portable and has a big zoom which is a plus but the lens is slow to focus and not so good in low light situations which you might find in the jungle/rain forest. Is it just madness to start down this path?

Bob D'A,

Looking forward to your photos from Costa Rica. Are you the Bob D'A who made some routes at the New RIver Gorge in the late 80s, early 90s?
Q- Ball

Mountain climber
where the wind always blows
Jan 19, 2014 - 11:06pm PT
Green Kingfisher, Platano
Green Kingfisher, Platano
Credit: Q- Ball

Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Jan 19, 2014 - 11:08pm PT
Thanks for the giggle Q-Ball. I can't do better than identifying the giraffe. :)

Pretty Kestrel. Birds and migration are incredible.
Q- Ball

Mountain climber
where the wind always blows
Jan 19, 2014 - 11:16pm PT
Just thought it would be a fun question!

Most are African Spoonbills, one Sacred Ibis, one Yellow-billed Stork, and Grey Herons.

And a Giraffe!
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Jan 19, 2014 - 11:24pm PT

timid,
I would love to come but.......I may not make it all the way up there!
Q- Ball

Mountain climber
where the wind always blows
Jan 19, 2014 - 11:24pm PT
Immature Little Blue and Jungle scene
Immature Little Blue and Jungle scene
Credit: Q- Ball
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Jan 19, 2014 - 11:27pm PT
Thanks Q-Ball! Love seeing birds from other places as my ID skills are nil in such cases. More please sir!
Q- Ball

Mountain climber
where the wind always blows
Jan 19, 2014 - 11:34pm PT
Bare-Throated Tiger Heron
Bare-Throated Tiger Heron
Credit: Q- Ball

My favorite bird for some reason!
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Jan 19, 2014 - 11:36pm PT
^^ Fierce and beautiful bird all at once! Like!
Q- Ball

Mountain climber
where the wind always blows
Jan 19, 2014 - 11:45pm PT
Calf Island 2013
Calf Island 2013
Credit: Q- Ball
Q- Ball

Mountain climber
where the wind always blows
Jan 19, 2014 - 11:57pm PT
I have a Heron/Egret fetish
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Jan 20, 2014 - 01:01am PT
CClarke...that would be me. Did the first true sport route there with Rick Thompson...fun times.
Tony

Trad climber
Pt. Richmond, CA
Jan 20, 2014 - 02:16am PT
The Bare-throated Tiger Heron was also a favorite of ours on our visit to Belize. Here is one swallowing a fish.
Credit: Tony

And after getting it down:
Credit: Tony
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Jan 20, 2014 - 04:09pm PT
Wow, nice Tiger Herons.


a coupla' decent Towny shots

Credit: dee ee

Credit: dee ee
L

climber
California dreamin' on the farside of the world..
Jan 20, 2014 - 04:32pm PT
Tony,

Incredible tiger heron photos!

I'm loving all the cactus wren shots, too. When I lived in Joshua Tree, those little guys would almost sit in my hand when I was filling the bird feeder--so darn friendly.
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Jan 20, 2014 - 05:15pm PT
Rough week, lost our 13 year blind Basset Hound and then call my mom on Saturday, she sounded great and got a call from sister to tell she passed away from heart failure on Sunday.

Took a drive up in the mountain today with my wife, daughter and grandson to look at birds.

Here are a few from today.

Evening Grosbeak
Evening Grosbeak
Credit: Bob D'A

Hairy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Credit: Bob D'A

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

Pine Siskin
Pine Siskin
Credit: Bob D'A
Timid TopRope

Social climber
the land of Pale Ale
Jan 20, 2014 - 05:36pm PT
My condolences to you Bob D. I've been through both of those but not at the same time. Evening grosbeaks are one of my favorites.
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Jan 20, 2014 - 06:30pm PT
Condolences, Bob. I'm glad you spoke with your mom.
10b4me

climber
Jan 20, 2014 - 06:47pm PT
I would like to add my condolences also, Bob.
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