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Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Mar 24, 2014 - 10:47am PT
Thanks Dr F...really enjoy getting out everyday.

Here is one from yesterday.

Credit: Bob D'A
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Mar 24, 2014 - 10:53am PT
song sparrow
song sparrow
Credit: Mike Bolte
Bewick's Wren
Bewick's Wren
Credit: Mike Bolte
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Mar 25, 2014 - 03:50pm PT
Great shots Mike, love the wren.

Here is one from today. My fixation on owls continues. I know where four nest are in the Boulder area.

Credit: Bob D'A
john hansen

climber
Mar 26, 2014 - 01:55am PT
Well these are not the greatest photo's , but a good story.

I was in Yosemite yesterday and the sun had almost set. I was at the pullout just past the Cathedral picnic spot where there are two trees in the parking area. Was hiking around when I heard that distinctive, fast tapping unique to a Hairy woodpecker.

Credit: john hansen

Then I saw another woodpecker in the same tree. White Headed Wood Pecker.

Credit: john hansen


This morning a Piliated flew right over my head. No picture but positive ID.
Very distinctive flight pattern with the white on the under wings.

I also saw a house wren on the trail across the road from Fern Springs on the dark shady side of the valley. This is probably the same bird I saw last year in almost the same spot. There was a rival singing across the river.

This is the best I could get in the low light.

Credit: john hansen


Also had a strange encounter in one small bush where there was a Steller's Jay hiding in the middle, and suddenly this Oriole popped up.

Credit: john hansen

And in the same bush were two sparrows. Assuming they are song sparrows , but would like conformation.

Credit: john hansen

Heading to Monterey Bay tomorrow, Watsonville , Moss landing, Elkhorn Slough. Back to the ocean. 16 more days to bird up the coast to Portland and down thru central Oregon and California.

A good fun day.

Here is another shot of a song sparrow

Credit: john hansen
Lasti

Trad climber
Budapest
Mar 26, 2014 - 06:46am PT
A somewhat better shot of the same bird, black rumped flameback.

Less haze and a bit better lighting.
Less haze and a bit better lighting.
Credit: Lasti

Thanks for the photography tips, I think maybe the metering got better. Also, there appears to be less haze without the UV filter, even though it's not a cheap one.

I'll add another of a little lady lunching - female crimson sunbird (?), sorry for poor quality.

The light is pretty poor in this one, sorry.
The light is pretty poor in this one, sorry.
Credit: Lasti

Keep the boids coming.

Lasti
this just in

climber
north fork
Mar 27, 2014 - 10:42am PT
The turkeys are ready to mate. This Jake was nice enough to pose for me.







john hansen

climber
Mar 27, 2014 - 10:47am PT
Here are a few from Moss Landing and Mendota NWR

Greater Yellow Legs

Credit: john hansen

Thayers Gull

Credit: john hansen

Swainson's Hawk

Credit: john hansen

Clarks Grebe

Credit: john hansen


Western Grebe

Credit: john hansen

Kestral EDIT: Merlin

Credit: john hansen


Pied Bill Grebe
Credit: john hansen

Caspian Tern ,or could be Royal Tern, not the best photo..EDIT: Forsters

Credit: john hansen
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Mar 27, 2014 - 11:19am PT
Hey yo!
Any updates on Birdapalooza?

John, that looks more like a Merlin to me. That's a tougher/better bird to get though.


Yesterday after getting back from nor Cal work I went to Tucker and got to bird after hours with the resident biologist Kurt. He's a good guy and is always up on the avian happenings there. We went after the Rufous and Costa's for photos. It was late so we couldn't get them in the sun.

Credit: dee ee

Credit: dee ee
10b4me

Sport climber
www.tenbeephotography.com
Mar 27, 2014 - 11:22am PT
Dave, Callie said we are meeting at the South Coast Botanic Garden at 8:30 Saturday morning. Same place as last year.
BrassNuts

Trad climber
Save your a_s, reach for the brass...
Mar 27, 2014 - 11:24am PT
The SoCal Taco Birdapalooza on Saturday 3/29 at 8:30am at the South Coast Botanic Gardens is a go :-) CG and I look forward to seeing everyone that can make it! We can head to other destinations after the gardens etc. Also, CG and I will also be getting out on Sunday, destinations TBD if anyone is interested in joining in the fun. Cheers, see you all Saturday!
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Mar 27, 2014 - 11:46am PT
Cool, thanks you guys. I should see you all there.
matty

Trad climber
under the sea
Mar 27, 2014 - 11:47am PT
Dang... will have to catch you next time :(
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Mar 27, 2014 - 12:57pm PT
Looking forward to seeing everyone who can make it. You'll be missed Matty.

If a lurker wants to come PM me so we find you.

Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Mar 27, 2014 - 01:03pm PT
I love the owl photos Bob. I spend a lot of time looking for owls and rarely see them. Even more rarely do I get a photo.

Those are Song Sparrows up there and I agree with the Merlin call.

SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Mar 27, 2014 - 04:54pm PT

Dee--those colors are unbelievable! Beeeeoootiful!
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Mar 27, 2014 - 06:55pm PT
John,

looks like you're having fun. Keep it up.

Agreed on Merlin, and the tern is a Forster's - that black ear patch is diagnostic.

Have fun ya paloozas.
Plan B

Ice climber
Agua Dulce,CA
Mar 27, 2014 - 08:18pm PT
Saw a bunch of Nutmeg Mannikin this morning at the Santa Ana River at Imperial Hwy.
Fun to see!

Nutmeg Mannikin
Nutmeg Mannikin
Credit: Plan B

Nutmeg  Mannikin
Nutmeg Mannikin
Credit: Plan B

Nutmeg Mannikin
Nutmeg Mannikin
Credit: Plan B

A Northern Harrier too
Female Northern Harrier
Female Northern Harrier
Credit: Plan B

This one I need help with.
???
???
Credit: Plan B

There is a good chance I might make it to the Botanical Gardens meet up Saturday.
-Steve
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Mar 27, 2014 - 08:38pm PT
Plan B...Maybe a Wrentit?

Here a few from today.

Mike, thanks..loving my owls and the chance to see them.

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 27, 2014 - 08:41pm PT
PlanB, Bushtit.

Bob, nice Wowl!

Birdapalooza will be meless on account of me mum's surgery.
Very inconsiderate of her to schedule thusly but life isn't fair.
Plan B

Ice climber
Agua Dulce,CA
Mar 27, 2014 - 08:51pm PT
Thanks Reilly! The plain ones get me.

Love the owl Bob!
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