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Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Mar 17, 2014 - 08:49pm PT
Wow! I was just looking at a painting of a European Goldfinch in Jeff Lowe's hospice two days ago! I did even know one could see them here! Beautiful Wilsons as well.
Q- Ball

Mountain climber
where the wind always blows
Mar 17, 2014 - 11:32pm PT
motmot
motmot
Credit: Q- Ball
Tony

Trad climber
Pt. Richmond, CA
Mar 18, 2014 - 04:29am PT
Well, I've taken up Reilly's challenge to see our calling Common Poorwill. We actually did see two of them flying last night, but could hardly say we saw any field marks other than general shape and flight style after hearing them. I did get a recording though: Common Poorwill.

The next challenge will be to get a look of one stationary, then a photograph.
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Mar 18, 2014 - 09:30am PT
Love the MotMot! Saw several in Costa Rica and I think they were my favorite. Seeing the Queztal was pretty cool (found on my own). This thread is the best!
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Mar 19, 2014 - 10:07am PT
Tony,

good luck with your Poorwills.

I just had some great luck with the goatsuckers the other day. Picked up two lifers, White-tailed and Rufous Nightjar, both also new for my Costa Rica list, which is now up to 842.

And yesterday I flushed a Lesser Nighthawk off its "nest" with two eggs. This was on a tropical beach in the noonday sun. The eggs were in danger of becoming fried eggs. Both adults were flying around doing broken-wing distraction displays. Luckily I had my camera in my pocket and so could snap a quick picture and bail out so the birds could get back to cover the eggs.

Lesser Nighthawk nesting habitat
Lesser Nighthawk nesting habitat
Credit: little Z

Lesser Nighthawk nest with two eggs, sunny side up
Lesser Nighthawk nest with two eggs, sunny side up
Credit: little Z

Q-Ball, how did your trip to Rio Platano go? A bunch of new species have been added to the Honduras list from recent explorations in that area, did you all get anything new for the country?
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Mar 19, 2014 - 10:12am PT
NICE FOLKS!!! And REILLY ! My favorite bird of them ALL!!!!!!!!
CClarke

climber
La Paz, Bolivia
Mar 19, 2014 - 11:10pm PT
A Band-tailed Seedeater from a few days ago:

Credit: CClarke
Tony

Trad climber
Pt. Richmond, CA
Mar 19, 2014 - 11:30pm PT
It turns out that there are at least two Common Poorwills outside. I actually got pretty good looks at them flying together and calling. Still silhouette views, but our neighbor got looks as they passed through lights. It's hard to decide the best place to look for them since they are calling from different spots and flying in different directions I think. I think I know about where they flew up from this time, so I'll do some searching in the daytime. I'm optimistic that they may breed here.

They are calling during the night at times with the current nearly full moon.

Here is a UFO shot of them.
Credit: Tony
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Mar 21, 2014 - 06:51pm PT
Credit: dee ee

First of season in backyard. I'm hoping this is our returning male that nested here last year. His proud brood of 2 were here all summer.

Credit: dee ee

john hansen

climber
Mar 22, 2014 - 01:18am PT
Just got to the Mainland for three weeks of birding up the west coast.

Went to my old stomping grounds in Auburn Ca at Rock Creek Lake and got these old familiar birds.

Robin


Credit: john hansen


Ring Necked duck


Credit: john hansen


Fox sparrow?


Credit: john hansen
Phainopepla


Credit: john hansen

Titmouse


Credit: john hansen

Is this a pine Sisken???


Credit: john hansen
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Next up, Tahoe to Yosemite, Fresno to Monterey, Bodega Bay, up to Fort Bragg, then Eureka/ Arcata, and 5 days up the Oregon coast to Portland where my sister lives. Mt Hood, Sisters, Bend, and Klamath falls, on the way back. I am hoping for 12 hours or more of birding every day.

Will try to put up photo's every day. Yee Haw...we are going birding!!!

Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Mar 22, 2014 - 01:29am PT
Credit: Mike Bolte
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Mar 22, 2014 - 10:47am PT
On the road. Did a little birding in Overton NV and are now in J-Tree. Have 65 birds so far and will hit Morongo on Monday morning at 7:30 (join us!). Been fun to see all the birds!

Love all the the birds posted! Love the seedeater CClarke. He is just so crisp.

That is not a Pine Siskin above...but a type of sparrow. No book with me so someone else can chime in...I'm thinking an (edit - nope) (edit - no way it's that bird)(third edit- Lincoln Sparrow???) I defer to the better Sparrow birders here!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Mar 22, 2014 - 11:55am PT
The king of all he sees, but he's really LostInShanghai (as in Jay of Tuolumne County).
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
He's not exactly exotic, but he can turn a few heads.
Credit: mouse from merced
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Mar 22, 2014 - 12:13pm PT
John, yes on Fox Sparrow.

The other, I believe, is a Song Sparrow or a Lincolns Sparrow.
Timid TopRope

Social climber
the land of Pale Ale
Mar 22, 2014 - 12:45pm PT
Someone in Chico beat me in our annual quest for bragging rights on a FOS WEKI. First one reported on the equinox, about a week ahead of "normal".
Edit.... I don't see any buffy wash on the breast of that "Lincoln's ".
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Mar 22, 2014 - 03:09pm PT
glad to see everyone is getting out in the field as spring comes on. Look forward to your trip posts John. You should get some good stuff. Bodega Bay, Ft. Bragg? sounds like pelagic birding is in the plans?

Your sparrow looks like a Savannah - pinkish legs, and light colored bill, overall slight build, fine but prominent streaks on a clear breast.
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Mar 23, 2014 - 12:37am PT
Just finished work on my new guide to the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument. The river is a special place, saw a river otter today. Really beautiful place. The migration is on in New Mexico. The flycatchers are back.

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Mar 23, 2014 - 06:30pm PT
Snowy owl in Rye, New Hampshire today:

Dr. F.

Trad climber
SoCal
Mar 23, 2014 - 08:16pm PT
Great stuff Bob, you're living the high life with the daily Birds
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Mar 23, 2014 - 11:11pm PT
Credit: dee ee
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