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dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Feb 11, 2014 - 10:00am PT
this video shows the couple that teaches the Falconry classes we went to a couple weeks ago. Didn't know they did this too, super cool Falconry while paragliding!!

SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Feb 11, 2014 - 11:09am PT
At the American Alpine Club Annual Dinner Yvon Chouinard was the
featured speaker--he started out part of his outdoor career learning
falconry. Rapelling into the nests to exchange peregrine chicks
for eggs got him started, he said. . .
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Feb 11, 2014 - 12:01pm PT
Cool stuff Steve. From what I learned it is a big process to become a legit Falconer here in the US. Gotta have someone train you for at east two years I think and then find a sponsor to get a bird. Was cool to just be so close to these guys.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 11, 2014 - 01:25pm PT
Was at Placeritas State Park today and they had some of their injured/sick
birds out.

"One more step and I won't be responsible for my actions, bub!"
"One more step and I won't be responsible for my actions, bub!"
Credit: Reilly

"Don't need no stinkin' barn!"
"Don't need no stinkin' barn!"
Credit: Reilly
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Feb 11, 2014 - 07:23pm PT

Do you know if there are any instances when the hawks
got tangled up in the guy lines on the sails?
(not enough to be sailing, but trying to bring a bird in
too--yowsa! knott for me)!
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Feb 11, 2014 - 08:02pm PT
I went out to the San Jacinto Wildlife Area last Sat. with the OC Sea and Sage. Good birds, group not as cool as the San Berdoo posse. Best bird was the female Black-throated Blue Warbler, pretty easily found.
Best photo was this one. I did get 82 species though, one lifer, Sage Thrasher (actually the best bird).

Lincoln's S.

Credit: dee ee



BrassNuts

Trad climber
Save your a_s, reach for the brass...
Feb 11, 2014 - 08:05pm PT
Raptors, Peckers, OUS exotics - very cool additions everyone! Can't wait for Spring! Not much besides snow and the local yocals around here lately...
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Feb 11, 2014 - 08:07pm PT
Well, OK, there were other cool ones.
Here is a 2nd year Juvy Bald Eagle.

Credit: dee ee
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Feb 11, 2014 - 08:12pm PT
I promise, just one more.

Mtn. Bluebird

Credit: dee ee
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Feb 12, 2014 - 06:56am PT

Izzat da bluebird of happiness, Dee????? hee hee hee. . .
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Feb 12, 2014 - 08:36am PT
Good ones Dee. Anyone thinking about getting another Birding get together for this year? Maybe we can make it into the Botanical Gardens this time or find some other cool areas. You guys coming out this way Crimpie and Brass, 10b4me?
BrassNuts

Trad climber
Save your a_s, reach for the brass...
Feb 12, 2014 - 10:21am PT
Hey Dirt, you may have missed it earlier in the thread, but yes, all are welcome for a Taco Birdapalooza day on Sat, March 29, 8:30am at South Coast Botanic Gardens off Crenshaw. There is a charge and gates open at 9am, but it's a really nice area. Hope to see a bunch of folks there!
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Feb 12, 2014 - 10:34am PT
Cool, thanks for the heads up. Planning on being there unless other plans come up.
We toured the Botanical Gardens a few weeks ago but later in the day so not too many birds around. Great place to relax and catch some Zs.
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Feb 12, 2014 - 12:36pm PT
some birds from around Guanacaste yesterday and today

Groove-billed Ani in flowering Gliricidia tree
Groove-billed Ani in flowering Gliricidia tree
Credit: little Z

Yellow-naped Parrot
Yellow-naped Parrot
Credit: little Z

these guys are great talkers (as are all the "yellow headed" type parrots) and are pretty heavily persecuted for the pet trade. You could see this guy was givin' me the hairy eye ball, and he didn't stick around for a second pic.

Western Kingbird
Western Kingbird
Credit: little Z

these familar birds just barely make it into Costa Rica at the southernmost edge of their wintering range.

Cinnamon Teal, male &#40;and many male and female Blue-winged Teal&#41;
Cinnamon Teal, male (and many male and female Blue-winged Teal)
Credit: little Z

another familiar bird to many, but this one is really rare in Costa Rica. It took me 22 years to finally find one here, but since then I've had multiples every year. There was a female in this same pond among about 6000 blue-winged teal. Her red eye gave her away.

dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Feb 12, 2014 - 04:11pm PT
So that's where all the Western Kingbirds are! (I knew that)


They should be showing up here in a month or two.
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Feb 12, 2014 - 04:27pm PT
Great photos everyone.

Here are few from my trip back east for my mom's service. When to where my dad used to take me birding as a kid.

A cool Long-eared Owl

Credit: Bob D'A

Two are better than one.

Credit: Bob D'A

Beautiful Northern Cardinal.

Credit: Bob D'A

Tufted Titmouse
Tufted Titmouse
Credit: Bob D'A
john hansen

climber
Feb 12, 2014 - 07:00pm PT





Nice owl's Bob.
Here are a few from today.

Winter Ruddy Turnstone


Credit: john hansen



Black Crowned Night Heron


Credit: john hansen


And a Pintail.

Credit: john hansen
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Feb 13, 2014 - 06:52am PT
Nice John.

Some more PA birds.

Carolina Wren and Chickadee.

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Feb 13, 2014 - 07:29am PT
Good ones Bob, especially the Long-eared Owls.

I just dipped on them again last night in Silverado.

I did hear 4 Great-horned Owls, one Saw-whet Owl and one Poor Will though.
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Feb 13, 2014 - 02:42pm PT
More from PA and NJ.

Female Northern Cardinal
Female Northern Cardinal
Credit: Bob D'A

Northern Mockingbird
Northern Mockingbird
Credit: Bob D'A
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