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Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 23, 2014 - 12:23pm PT
Soaking up the morning rays in the old backyard pecan tree, freshly shorn and molted...

"RAWK! WHERE'S CRIMPIE?" There's usually a flock but since the pecans
are gone, duh, and no leaves then they're just making a courtesy call.
Credit: Reilly

"What's that big black barrel?"
Credit: Reilly

The pigeon has to settle for a lower branch, much lower...
Credit: Reilly

The parrots are not here every day but these guys are. Having spent many
of my impressionable years in the Pacific NW I can't help but agree with
the notion that Raven is the Big Boss Man. For some reason the crows here
are very leery of large black things being pointed at them so I have to be
rather sneaky. I can't just crack the back door, I have to go out the front
door and come down the driveway nice and easy like. You can see the pigeon
on the exact same branch in the lower left that he was on today in the above
shot although this one was shot a few days ago. We're all of us creatures of habit, eh?
I count eight after a couple skidaddled.
I count eight after a couple skidaddled.
Credit: Reilly
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Jan 23, 2014 - 02:40pm PT
Great stuff Reilly...here are few from my peaceful, snowy walk at Walden Ponds today.

Song Sparrow and American Tree Sparrow.

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
U.N. Ambassador, Crackistan
Jan 23, 2014 - 02:49pm PT
Reilly the first time I saw one of those Monrovia parrots I was all WTF???!!!

They are very cool.

DMT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 23, 2014 - 02:55pm PT
Peace, out.
Peace, out.
Credit: mouse from merced
craig morris

Trad climber
la
Jan 23, 2014 - 03:08pm PT
young red tail?
young red tail?
Credit: craig morris
just wondering?
moosedrool

climber
Stair climber, lost, far away from Poland
Jan 23, 2014 - 03:56pm PT
From my yesterday hike along Alameda Creek.

Credit: moosedrool

Credit: moosedrool
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Jan 23, 2014 - 11:11pm PT
Recent.

Credit: dee ee

Credit: dee ee
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Jan 23, 2014 - 11:16pm PT
Also recent.

OK, did I show this proud babe?

Credit: dee ee
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Jan 23, 2014 - 11:35pm PT
OK, my second RBSS of the year....this one from the S.A. Cemetery both days 1/22-1/23.

Credit: dee ee


I dipped on the Brown Creeper and the Cassin's Vireo 2 days in a row.
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Jan 23, 2014 - 11:46pm PT
Here I am - and what a treat! Amazons!!!! Can't get enough of those adorable birds!
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Jan 23, 2014 - 11:52pm PT
This one is for Tony.

Credit: dee ee
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jan 23, 2014 - 11:56pm PT
^^^ Ahh, missed on the big day?
Tony

Trad climber
Pt. Richmond, CA
Jan 24, 2014 - 12:04am PT
Dave,

Finally! You can't avoid them around here. Well, actually there aren't that many close to SF Bay, but just a little ways inland they are quite abundant.

We had a great day on Tuesday on our first Golden Eagle monitoring session at Lake Del Valle. While waiting for the GOEAs to show up, we saw and heard lots of Phainopeplas and Lewis's Woodpeckers. Then 2 Ferruginous Hawks and a Prairie Falcon. Once the thermals started, the Eagles were up. We saw at least 7, with some spectacular undulating flight displays that they perform to announce their territories. The day ended with a singing CA Thrasher near the Porta-potty by the parking lot. We got to watch it singing away on a fence top.

No photos, as we had to furiously record our observations.

We head to the Eastern Sierra tomorrow for an Owens Lake bird survey. Hopefully, we will also see Green-tailed Towhees, one of my favorite desert birds.

[Edit] Where was that GT Towhee?

Darwin,
Reddish Egrets are almost commonplace in OC now! I think we saw about 6 on two outings.
nita

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
Jan 24, 2014 - 12:22am PT
dee ee, The Merganser picture is beautiful.....The water looks Monet-ish...
sweet..
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jan 24, 2014 - 12:51am PT

Was the Reddish Egret photo taken near your place, dee ee? Kind of jealous seeing the Green Towhee, Parrots and Egret. I won't even start on the exotics on the previous page.

We had a little sun for the commute home today.
Trumpeters
Credit: Darwin

Credit: Darwin

Credit: Darwin

one from 2011
Credit: Darwin
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
From Panorama City, CA
Jan 24, 2014 - 02:55am PT
Today
Credit: McHale's Navy
Credit: McHale's Navy
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Jan 24, 2014 - 10:13am PT
Great shot on the towhee Dee, great photos everyone. Heading to Costa Rica tomorrow for some dental work for my wife and some birding, then on to Philadelphia for my mother service. Great birding in the Philly area too. Might even see a Snowy Owl there.

A green-Tailed Towhee from a few months back. Really beautiful birds.

Credit: Bob D'A
Willoughby

Social climber
Truckee, CA
Jan 24, 2014 - 10:23am PT
Wagtail. Sigh.... :)

Indeed. I think motacillids may be my favorite group. I wish we had more of them here in North America. Or, perhaps it's the fact that we don't that makes them so appealing. I don't know, but either way, pipits and wagtails always get my attention.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 24, 2014 - 10:37am PT
Willoughby, you woulda loved being in the Pamirs with me. Our base camp was
at 12,400' along the side of a giant glacier and it was a little paradise
with streams and meadows chock a block (sp?) with Siberian Bluethroats and various
wagtails. Heaven!
Willoughby

Social climber
Truckee, CA
Jan 24, 2014 - 10:43am PT
Certainly sounds heavenly.

My sis lived in Provence for a while, and I managed to visit for a week once. I'll never forget all the little streams that ran through each village, every reach with a wagtail or two, just right in town, going about their wagtail business like it was no big deal. Hardly seemed fair.
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