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Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Feb 5, 2014 - 03:55pm PT
Dave;

And it was just a block and a half from my house! They are big, spectacular, and pretty bold about being around people. I really wish I could do justice to the threat-pose it made to the squirrel. It kind of scared me, and I was 12' away on the ground. Maybe think of a cross between pterodactyl and a the batman icon.

I didn't realize they didn't make it all the way down to you. I saw one up in Tuolumne Meadows once fly across the road near Fairview Dome. OK, I have to admit: After all the birds y'all list exclusive to more southern latitudes, I experienced just the teeniest bit of schadenfreude when I checked the range map after your posting.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Feb 5, 2014 - 04:48pm PT
My wife used to see them every time they camped in Sequoia when she was a kid.
I've spent MUCH time in my life tromping around the Sierra and never have seen one.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 5, 2014 - 04:52pm PT
I've seen only their holes in SEKI. Never saw one in 15 years in Seattle.
Seen 'em in the flesh in Eastern WA and OR.
john hansen

climber
Feb 5, 2014 - 05:44pm PT


I have seen them three or four different times in Yosemite.

And a couple times in Ft Bragg.

Cool bird.
Timid TopRope

Social climber
the land of Pale Ale
Feb 5, 2014 - 05:48pm PT
Without fail pileateds fly through yellow pines campground every morning during facelift.
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Feb 5, 2014 - 07:18pm PT
Young male Flame-colored Tanager.

Credit: Bob D'A

Least Sandpiper??

Credit: Bob D'A

Plain Wren

Credit: Bob D'A
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Feb 5, 2014 - 11:08pm PT
Duckumentary is on our PBS station now!


dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Feb 5, 2014 - 11:43pm PT
I got the Northern Saw Whet Owl last night but no photos!

Couple more.

Dark Morph

Credit: dee ee

Credit: dee ee

Credit: dee ee

You lookin' at my ear holes?

Credit: dee ee
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Feb 5, 2014 - 11:47pm PT
So many beautiful birds!

Been hideously cold here (in the negative double digits in the morning and evening). I think it has brought Bushtits to the house. Never saw them at the feeder before, but they are here for the suet.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Feb 6, 2014 - 12:01am PT
I swear, just 3 more.

Cassin's Vireo-SA Cemetary

Credit: dee ee

Golden-crowned Kinglet HBCP

Credit: dee ee

Clapper Rails-Seal Beach NWR

Credit: dee ee

dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Feb 6, 2014 - 10:33am PT
Bob,
I like that Plain Wren, very subtle beauty.


Dirt Claud,
That looks like fun and what beautiful birds, I'm tempted!

Our Harris Hawk hasn't returned this year.

Credit: dee ee
john hansen

climber
Feb 6, 2014 - 09:50pm PT
The elusive Melodious Laughing Thrush. Took this about an hour ago


Credit: john hansen
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Feb 6, 2014 - 10:10pm PT
Great shots Dee. John, really nice shot of a really cool looking bird.
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Feb 6, 2014 - 10:17pm PT
Another great page! Dang.


dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Feb 6, 2014 - 10:19pm PT
Wow, Melodius Laughing Thrush, I want to hear it.
john hansen

climber
Feb 6, 2014 - 10:49pm PT
Ask and ye shall recieve

He takes awhile to warm up,,,,


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBlI2Gw6imE
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Feb 6, 2014 - 11:18pm PT
Just saying "Melodius Laughing Thrush" is lovely!
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Feb 7, 2014 - 11:08am PT
Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 7, 2014 - 11:32am PT
Bob, we know you got more, don't make me come down there.

NorCallies Alert!
King Eider and Gyrfalcon up by Humboldt!
They have been killing it, so to speak, up there this winter .
They had a Slaty-backed Gull last week.
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Feb 7, 2014 - 12:57pm PT
The elusive American Pygmy Kingfisher. Took this about an hour ago.

who says my bill is too big? I'll stab his eyes out with it!
who says my bill is too big? I'll stab his eyes out with it!
Credit: little Z

John, very cool bird, your Melodious Laughing Thrush. Where are you?
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