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Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Mar 30, 2014 - 09:00pm PT
Great fun! Thanks to all who came out.



Day One - Birdapalooza - BrassNuts, Dee ee, Dr. F, 10b4me, and PlanB. ...
Day One - Birdapalooza - BrassNuts, Dee ee, Dr. F, 10b4me, and PlanB. Crimpergirl behind the camera.
Credit: Crimpergirl

The day ended on the beach with some Loons, Cormorants, Grebe, Brown P...
The day ended on the beach with some Loons, Cormorants, Grebe, Brown Pelican, and others.
Credit: Crimpergirl

We would tell you what other birds we saw, but it is top secret. :&#41;
We would tell you what other birds we saw, but it is top secret. :)
Credit: Crimpergirl

Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Mar 30, 2014 - 09:11pm PT
BrassNuts chasing a bird at the LA Arboretum
BrassNuts chasing a bird at the LA Arboretum
Credit: Crimpergirl

10b4me chasing a bird
10b4me chasing a bird
Credit: Crimpergirl

Dee ee and the others after some boids
Dee ee and the others after some boids
Credit: Crimpergirl

Plan B looking for that pesky Nashville Warbler!
Plan B looking for that pesky Nashville Warbler!
Credit: Crimpergirl

End of day two - I was in charge of birder photography.  Hopefully mor...
End of day two - I was in charge of birder photography. Hopefully more bird shots are forthcoming!
Credit: Crimpergirl
john hansen

climber
Mar 30, 2014 - 09:43pm PT
Looks like you all had fun. That's a pretty big lens BN.

Saw this bird at the Arcata wet lands.

Down in a swampy ditch with the tide out.

I am thinking possibly a Swamp Sparrow, it does have the broad grey supercilium...


Credit: john hansen

Here is another shot.

Credit: john hansen
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Mar 30, 2014 - 09:48pm PT
My buddy Brad Dawson says, "Short-billed Dowitcher-salt water, Long-billed Dowitcher-fresh water."
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Mar 30, 2014 - 09:52pm PT
Here are a few of my better shots from the "birdapalooza" weekend.

Towny

Credit: dee ee

Hermit Thrush

Credit: dee ee

Bathing Beauty

Credit: dee ee

Who you calling ugly?

Credit: dee ee

Callie's Gnatcatcher

Credit: dee ee

Credit: dee ee
Timid TopRope

Social climber
the land of Pale Ale
Mar 30, 2014 - 10:00pm PT
Nice towny and cal gnatcatcher dee ee. I would love to go with you guys if it ever works out for me.

Got my 2014 Clark's nutcracker in Lassen today for my consolation prize.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Mar 30, 2014 - 10:00pm PT
Coupla' more.

Palos Verdes RTH

Credit: dee ee

Western pair.

Credit: dee ee

Why are they called Spotted?

Credit: dee ee

The gem of the weekend. Ebird only had 2 previous locations for Calliope in LA County this year. This is the first recorded Calliope at the LA Arboretum ever.

Credit: dee ee
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Mar 30, 2014 - 10:09pm PT
On the way home from the LA Arboretum I swung by HB Central Park for an (I thought) easy get, Black-chinned Hummer. Tons of Hummer activity, many Allen's and Anna's and one Costa's (pretty unusual for there). Black-chinned were seen by Roger Schoedl in the am (he e-mailed me).

Credit: dee ee

Credit: dee ee

Credit: dee ee

Credit: dee ee

Credit: dee ee

Credit: dee ee
john hansen

climber
Mar 30, 2014 - 10:12pm PT
Great shots with the Cannon, Dee ee. I got to try mine out more.

Here is one of a Black Chinned Hummer.

Credit: john hansen


Salt water. Short Billed Dowitcher it is.

Thanks


Edit for the Crimpster, same bird, just not showing off.


Credit: john hansen
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Mar 30, 2014 - 10:38pm PT
Does not look like a black chinned hummer....Anna's? Black chinned have a striking white collar beneath the "black" throat. Thoughts? Either way...gorgeous birds.
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Mar 30, 2014 - 11:20pm PT
I vote Anna's and John H. - your swamp sparrow is a Song Sparrow.

Great shots everyone! Thanks, for the vicarious trip.
10b4me

Sport climber
www.tenbeephotography.com
Mar 30, 2014 - 11:58pm PT
My bad, Crimpergirl. I fixed it.
john hansen

climber
Mar 31, 2014 - 12:00am PT
Wishful thinking Mike,,,,
Thanks for the ID
MisterE

climber
Mar 31, 2014 - 10:21am PT
Went to the twice-yearly Ojai Raptor Center opening yesterday where our friend and climbing partner Lena volunteers. Really cool place where they house injured and imprinted raptors, and also have a huge rehab facility.

The coolest bird of the day was an albino turkey vulture - because of the eye pigmentation, Blanca can't hunt very well.



Here's the link:

http://www.ojairaptorcenter.org/

and the resident birds:

http://www.ojairaptorcenter.org/meetraptors.html

Here's a picture of Lena with the kite she takes care of:

Credit: MisterE

Cool stories associated with all these birds.
Plan B

Ice climber
Agua Dulce,CA
Mar 31, 2014 - 10:49pm PT
I had a great time at the Birdapalooza. Thanks Crimpergirl and Brassnuts! And Dee ee, Dr F, and 10b4me! I'm just a beginner at this birding stuff and pretty much self taught over the last couple years, but I learned a ton and saw 22 new birds hanging out a couple days with people who know what they are doing.

Here's a few pics I took.

Rufous Hummer
Rufous Hummer
Credit: Plan B

Lesser Goldfinch
Lesser Goldfinch
Credit: Plan B

Mockingbird gets a bee
Mockingbird gets a bee
Credit: Plan B

Hutton's Vireo
Hutton's Vireo
Credit: Plan B

At the Ken Malloy Park leg there were loads of hybrid Mallard types, which I was schooled they didn't count...took some photos anyway and found a Shoveler hanging with the mix!
Northern Shoveler
Northern Shoveler
Credit: Plan B

Western Scrub Jay
Western Scrub Jay
Credit: Plan B

As Crimpergirl mentioned I had heard there might be some Nashville Warblers about, and for a while I got fooled by this everyday ordinary Orange Crowned Warbler.
Orange Crowned Warbler
Orange Crowned Warbler
Credit: Plan B

Highlight of the LA Arboretum
Red Whiskered Bulbul
Red Whiskered Bulbul
Credit: Plan B

Red Whiskered Bulbul
Red Whiskered Bulbul
Credit: Plan B

Yellow-chevroned Parakeet
Yellow-chevroned Parakeet
Credit: Plan B
Showing the chevron
Yellow-chevroned Parakeet
Yellow-chevroned Parakeet
Credit: Plan B
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Mar 31, 2014 - 11:50pm PT
PlanB - so happy you joined us. Your photos are really great! I don't think anyone got a photo of the Nashville (and I managed to miss him). Hoping BN gets some photos up soon too (He's back in J-Tree; I'm in Boulder now).

We need to get back out there sooner than a year. We need to implement the Reilly-suggested-pelagic-birding trip!

Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Apr 1, 2014 - 02:02pm PT
Marsh Wren and Great Horned Owl on the hike this morning.

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

And a plain old American Robin. :-)

Credit: Bob D'A
craig morris

Trad climber
la
Apr 1, 2014 - 07:38pm PT
rare sexlinked
rare sexlinked
Credit: craig morris
BrassNuts

Trad climber
Save your a_s, reach for the brass...
Apr 1, 2014 - 10:01pm PT
Oh my god, check this out! I was out at the freshly bolted Double Cross in Josh today and holy she-ite, there was a Pileated Pecker on the Josh right in front of the route! Incredible! You can see him on the left side of the Joshua Tree. I'm still in shock...
Pileated Woodpecker on a Joshua Tree in front of Double Cross this aft...
Pileated Woodpecker on a Joshua Tree in front of Double Cross this afternoon - incredible!
Credit: BrassNuts
10b4me

Sport climber
www.tenbeephotography.com
Apr 1, 2014 - 11:34pm PT
Great Horned Owls. Mom, and two chicks.
Great Horned Owls. Mom, and two chicks.
Credit: 10b4me
Credit: 10b4me
Credit: 10b4me
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