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Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 13, 2014 - 12:47am PT
I'd say Plumbeous.

john hansen

climber
Mar 13, 2014 - 01:09am PT
Maybe Warbler vireo, or Philadelphia??

The upper eye line looks right.
Tony

Trad climber
Pt. Richmond, CA
Mar 13, 2014 - 01:13am PT
From the color, maybe a Cassin's Vireo?

Awesome shot Reilly. Where was that?

We have had a very surprising bird calling over the last week behind our place in the East SF Bay. A Common Poor-will is not far away upslope from us. Hopefully, I can manage to see it if stays around. I think this may be the most unlikely bird that we have had around since we moved here 3 years ago. A Brown Thrasher may be even rarer, but it was a mile or so away. I would have been able to see this guy if it hadn't been dark.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 13, 2014 - 01:18am PT
Tony, thanks, Scheelite Canyon, Fort Huachuca, AZ.

Pretty exciting to have a lost Poorwill in yer hood, eh?
Good luck finding him! ;-)
moosedrool

climber
lost, far away from Poland
Mar 13, 2014 - 11:35am PT

“Reading a newspaper, I saw a picture of birds on the electric wires. I cut out the photo and decided to make a song, using the exact location of the birds as notes (no Photoshop edit). I knew it wasn’t the most original idea in the universe. I was just curious to hear what melody the birds were creating.
I sent the music to the photographer, Paulo Pinto, who I Googled on the internet. He told his editor, who told a reporter and the story ended up as an interview in the very same newspaper.”

-Jarbas Angelli

Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Mar 13, 2014 - 07:19pm PT
GBH on my hike today.

Credit: Bob D'A
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Mar 13, 2014 - 07:45pm PT
Brilliant blackbirds Moose! Even my blasé wife Margy thought that was cool.


John, I'm going with Warbling Vireo. I think too yellowy for Plumbeous and too much of an eye stripe(behind the eye) for Cassin's Vireo.
A Philadelphia Vireo would be ultra ultra rare but not impossible.

Here is a Cassin's from a while back. Good shot of Plumbeous upthread from me and a great shot upthread from Reilly.

Credit: dee ee
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Mar 13, 2014 - 08:34pm PT
My first thought was also a Warbling Vireo. Looking forward to seeing other opinions as well -
Plan B

Ice climber
Agua Dulce,CA
Mar 13, 2014 - 08:44pm PT
Nice Juvenile Black-Crowned Night-Heron, Reilly!

Great shots Dee ee!

Anyone think John's bird could be a Golden-Crowned Kinglet?
Here's a photo plucked from the internet that looks very similar.

http://www.ventbird.com/news/2012/11/17/ventflash-148

http://www.ventbird.com/system/photo/image/1244/standard/golden-crowned-kinglet.jpg
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 13, 2014 - 08:50pm PT
I agree with Warbling, I just wanted to post my Plumbeous. ;-)
I think the color of the photo is a bit off and, as usual, there are issues
with contrast and saturation. I'm not trying to be an obnoxious photo nerd,
although it does come naturally, but those things do make it harder to
make an ID.

Hello, my name is Reilly and I'm a photo nerd.
But I've no intentions of recovering.
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Mar 13, 2014 - 10:27pm PT
If anyone need a spotting scope...I have an extra one that needs to go. Great scope at a great price.

"NIKON FIELDSCOPE IIIA III-A ANGLE VIEW 40X EYEPIECE and CASE"

Really clean glass and body
Really clean glass and body
Credit: Bob D'A

$500
john hansen

climber
Mar 13, 2014 - 10:35pm PT
Reilly,, guilty as charged with the con and sat.


I swear I am trying to cut down. :)


May have to start going to the O S A meetings again.

Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
U.N. Ambassador, Crackistan
Mar 14, 2014 - 12:18am PT


DMT
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Mar 14, 2014 - 12:45am PT
Young Cooper's Hawk
Young Cooper's Hawk
Credit: Mike Bolte
Red-napped Sapsucker in Santa Cruz
Red-napped Sapsucker in Santa Cruz
Credit: Mike Bolte
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Mar 14, 2014 - 08:52am PT
The Cooper's posture makes him extra awesome!
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Mar 15, 2014 - 02:24am PT
Harrier, click for larger version
Harrier, click for larger version
Credit: Mike Bolte
Credit: Mike Bolte
Credit: Mike Bolte
Lasti

Trad climber
Budapest
Mar 15, 2014 - 03:40am PT
Black rumped flameback after taking a nice dip in the treetrunk. <br/>
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Black rumped flameback after taking a nice dip in the treetrunk.

Photo maestros: Any idea why the pic is so hazy and not-quite-sharp? I've tried several focus settings and stuff but it is never spot-on and almost always a bit hazy.

Lasti
Credit: Lasti

Any idea why the pic is so hazy? I've tried several settings and tricks, but haze and not-quite-spot-on focus are constant problems.

Lasti
john hansen

climber
Mar 15, 2014 - 04:12am PT
I'm with you. I would like to hear some tips.

One thing I found is if the lighting is really good, strong sunlight , increase the ISO as high as possible so the speed is really fast, like 1000/sec.

The faster the speed the sharper the image.


Dawn and dusk of course,, are the best ... its all about light.

Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Mar 15, 2014 - 09:58am PT
Wow! What an awesome bird Lasti! Can't help with photo tips here - I have taken about one in-focus photo in my life.
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Mar 15, 2014 - 01:27pm PT

Unbelievable harrier, Mike! WOW!!!
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