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dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Jan 15, 2014 - 11:00pm PT
Crimpie, you're pretty bold with that goose!

Some of the Canadian Geese around here are downright scary and threatening.

Maybe the Swan Goose has a different temperament?
L

climber
California dreamin' on the farside of the world..
Jan 16, 2014 - 05:47am PT
Ditto the cool pix of you and Stalker, Crimpie!
BrassNuts

Trad climber
Save your a_s, reach for the brass...
Jan 16, 2014 - 05:52am PT
A few Robin pics for a Thursday morning. We love these guys, although obviously common, they are full of personality and song. We call them the "four thirty birdie" in the spring, when their song is like an alarm clock for early risers...
Breakfast berry, Yum
Breakfast berry, Yum
Credit: BrassNuts
Good morning!
Good morning!
Credit: BrassNuts
A baby just a few hours out of the nest
A baby just a few hours out of the nest
Credit: BrassNuts
Baby #2
Baby #2
Credit: BrassNuts
Where da worms at?
Where da worms at?
Credit: BrassNuts
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jan 16, 2014 - 08:20pm PT
I like the Robbins, BN.

More getting used to the new camera from our back deck.

Credit: Darwin

Credit: Darwin
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Jan 16, 2014 - 08:22pm PT
Stalker was very affectionate. The other geese would honk at him like they were taunting him. He preferred to hang with me though. He was so SOFT!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 16, 2014 - 08:33pm PT
HONK if you love geese!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Jan 16, 2014 - 08:40pm PT
HONK HONK!
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Jan 17, 2014 - 12:54pm PT
Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 17, 2014 - 01:01pm PT
BN, you da man for the diffuse backgrounds! Not to mention the other nine yards.
And the Robin on the popsicle was staged, right?

Bob, awesome Nuthatch!
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Jan 17, 2014 - 01:04pm PT
Smiles everyone,, SMILES~~
Tony

Trad climber
Pt. Richmond, CA
Jan 17, 2014 - 02:17pm PT
Regarding drljfe's Western Gull, I finally re-found this more literary description which captures them quite well:

Much that is good and all that is evil has gathered itself up into the Western Gull. He is rather the handsomest of the blue-mantled Laridae, for the depth of color in the mantle, in sharp contrast with the snowy plumage of back and breast, gives him an appearance of sturdiness and quality which is not easily dispelled by subsequent knowledge of the black heart within. As a scavanger, the Western Gull is impeccable. Wielding the besom of hunger, he and his kind sweep the beaches clean and purge the water-front of all pollution. But a scavanger is not necessarily a good citizen. Call him a ghoul, rather, for the Western Gull is cruel of beak and bottomless of maw. Pity, with him, is a thing unknown; and when one of their own comrades dies, these feathered jackals fall upon him without compunction, a veritable Leichnamveranderungsgebrauchsgesellschaft. If he thus mistreats his own kind, be assured that this gull asks only two questions of any other living thing: First, "Am I hungry?" (Ans., "Yes.") Second, "Can I get away with it?" (Ans., "I'll try.")

William Leon Dawson, Birds of California, 1923
moosedrool

climber
Stair climber, lost, far away from Poland
Jan 17, 2014 - 04:25pm PT
I was told to post it here.

Was also told there is no condor.

If nocondor than what?

Nochicken either.

I'm gonna call it a whitehead.

Credit: moosedrool
matty

Trad climber
under the sea
Jan 17, 2014 - 04:57pm PT
Good stuff Moose=)

That head ain't no whitehead. That there's bald.





Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 17, 2014 - 05:04pm PT
In Alaska they're more common than chickens. Up there we called 'em
White-headed Salmon Buzzards.

Oh, and Darwin, awesome anthropomorphism! ;-)

My Gullnivore update: I've added Black-tailed Gulls to my able-to-ID list.
What do you mean I'll prolly never see one?

BE PREPARED, YEE OF LITTLE FAITH!

Matty, almost time to go see 'our special boid', no?
scuffy b

climber
heading slowly NNW
Jan 17, 2014 - 05:07pm PT
Marbled Godwits on the Winter Solstice.
Marbled Godwits on the Winter Solstice.
Credit: scuffy b
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 18, 2014 - 01:27am PT
There was this redtail out and about yesterday.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
The pigeons just gotta take to the air, though. I doubt they think about anything at all.
The pigeons are the blondes of the bird world, just having fun, unable to think of much else.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Jan 18, 2014 - 08:07am PT
HONK, HONK, HONK and HONK!!!

Swan Goose ("domestic type," I had to make the correction on my eBird list as the domestic is very different than the wild type)

Credit: dee ee

Cackling Goose

Credit: dee ee

Snow Goose

Credit: dee ee

Greater White Fronted Goose

Credit: dee ee

(Timid, caught it, I was looking for this photo, thinking of one thing and doing another.)
Timid TopRope

Social climber
the land of Pale Ale
Jan 18, 2014 - 08:12am PT
Dee ee. I think you mislabled that last one...
Edit. Nevermind. You caught it before I hit post.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Jan 18, 2014 - 08:25am PT
Tony, I love the Western Gull description!
Timid TopRope

Social climber
the land of Pale Ale
Jan 18, 2014 - 08:42am PT
Dee ee. Great face shot on that white fronted. I agree, that 1923 quote on the WEGU that Tony posted is really great.

Next Thursday afternoon is my first of two Snow Goose Festival trips that I'm leading. The Thursday trip is a walk around Thermalito Afterbay. I can guarantee a Short Eared Owl.

Funny thing is most of the snow geese have moved on before the festival but I get to eat for free at the banquet. Debbie Shearwater is our guest speaker this year.
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