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Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Feb 21, 2014 - 09:54am PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#346109


In flight mandarin drake- photo off the web.

You can clearly see the sails folded down into the secondary/tertial union.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Feb 22, 2014 - 07:51am PT
I went to the LA Arboretum yesterday in hopes of seeing the Orchard Oriole, also Red-masked Parakeet, Yellow-chevroned Parakeet, Rufous Crowned Sparrow and Spotted Owl reported in the last week. I dipped on all, I was a little disappointed. It wasn't very birdy and the biggest lake is all but dry. Hopefully it will get better when migration is in full swing. Lot's of Bulbuls though.

Credit: dee ee

Credit: dee ee

Credit: dee ee

otisdog

Big Wall climber
Sierra Madre & McGee Creek, Ca.
Feb 22, 2014 - 09:13am PT
Need some help IDing a bird in socal near the arboretum, I'm sure it will be simple for you pros. White breast, greyish back with red under the wing line, definite black spike on head, big song. Thanks
john hansen

climber
Feb 22, 2014 - 10:57am PT
Perhaps like the one in the photo just above , The first in Dee ee's last post.

Bul Bul

Introduced bird
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Feb 22, 2014 - 01:19pm PT
as John says,

sounds like the Red-whiskered Bulbul, as pictured above by dee ee.

here's another shot of that species that would seem to fit your description

Red-whiskered Bubbul. from  http://indianbirdsphotography.blogspot.com...
Red-whiskered Bubbul. from http://indianbirdsphotography.blogspot.com/2013/04/birdphotoindia-red-whiskered-bulbul.html
Credit: little Z

White breast (check)
greyish back (check)
with red under the wing line (check, red is on the undertail, but from certain angles, as in this photo, it appears "under the wing line")
definite black spike on head (check)
big song (check - http://www.xeno-canto.org/131477 )

and "in socal near the arboretum" helps too

if only all word descriptions of mystery birds were so easy....
otisdog

Big Wall climber
Sierra Madre & McGee Creek, Ca.
Feb 22, 2014 - 02:36pm PT
Wow, I guess should have read at least this page of the thread before posting... Yup, that's the bird. Came upon a bunch of them yesterday evening making a racket in a hedge. I checked my bird book (Audubon) and it showed the Bulbul's range as only southern Florida. This guide has been lacking many times. Have another ID request, but have to get more details - small yellow, grey and black bird with a very large song.
Thanks again!
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Feb 22, 2014 - 08:32pm PT
I got two good ones today! The Baltimore Oriole reported by Wendy Miller at Mile Square Park. Also FOS Nashville Warbler.

Credit: dee ee
cyndiebransford

climber
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
Feb 22, 2014 - 10:11pm PT
I drove to Homer today in the hopes of seeing a Rustic Bunting. I spent three hours in 30 degree weather, and it was windy, standing in a very accommodating homeowner's backyard looking for the bird. I saw Juncos, Black-capped and Boreal Chickadees, Red-breasted Nuthatches, a Brown Creeper but no Rustic Bunting. Drove to the spit and I saw Long-tailed ducks, Common Mergansers, and Common Golden-eye. It was a good day to bird.
long-tailed ducks and gulls
long-tailed ducks and gulls
Credit: cyndiebransford
common mergansers
common mergansers
Credit: cyndiebransford
common golden-eye
common golden-eye
Credit: cyndiebransford
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Feb 23, 2014 - 08:58am PT
Nice Cyndie, I like those Long-tailed Ducks ("Oldsquaw!").
10b4me

climber
Feb 23, 2014 - 04:30pm PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#346456
photo not found
Missing photo ID#346457
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 23, 2014 - 05:06pm PT
10b, most excellent!

Sitting at PHX bored and went thru phone photos from last summer.
Pileated hole from Wisconsin. Yes, it was huge.


And I was dyin' to know who was livin' here.
Chewybacca

Trad climber
Montana, Whitefish
Feb 24, 2014 - 12:32pm PT

I haven't been in this thread for a while, hope everyone is doing well. Sure are a lot of nice photos to catch up on. A friend sent me this video with some incredible cinematography, I thought it would fit in well here.


A lucky squirrel and some amazing wildlife cinematography-





Since I'm here I'll post a few pics-

Attack!



Notice the feather in the talon of the inverted eagle



Less than graceful landings for both birds.




Excuse the poor image quality. I couldn't get closer without disturbing them so I cropped heavily. There were 18 Baldies and 2 Goldens on this deer carcass, they turned it from a complete deer to bones and hide in about 5 hours.

Here is a closer shot of one of the Golden Eagles.

little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Feb 24, 2014 - 02:36pm PT
Excuse the poor image quality

Chewy, dude? Give me a break. Awesome photos! Wild video too. Seems so real, would be hard to imagine they used "trained" critters for that.

keep postin', don't be a stranger



dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Feb 25, 2014 - 05:55am PT
Those Eagle shots are rad!

Credit: dee ee

Credit: dee ee
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 26, 2014 - 08:38pm PT
Even birds have an ego, how else do you explain the Nasal Comb-Over?

dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Feb 26, 2014 - 08:56pm PT
Wow Reilly, good one.
Delhi Dog

climber
Good Question...
Feb 26, 2014 - 09:20pm PT
I love checking into this thread, there is always a treat and most often many many. Thanks all, and for the record I appreciate those contributions Ron:-)

Q? So I got this fancy phone, they call it a smart phone. Well, I'm not sure it really IS a phone. It's just a mini computer with a phone app. on it, but I digress. Anyway, my question is do any of you recommend any of the bird apps. that you can download (I have a moto G if that makes a difference)? I tried one and as cool as it is (images and bird call) it covers only about 180 species. The Audubon one has more species but seems to be mostly for N.America birds. Is there one more inclusive that you know of which may include a greater geographic area?

Thanks!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 26, 2014 - 09:23pm PT
Can't help you for Indian birds but iBird Pro is pretty good for N America.
Delhi Dog

climber
Good Question...
Feb 26, 2014 - 09:33pm PT
Ironically I have the Indian birds down pretty well. But with the traveling I do I often find myself unable to ID. I will check that suggested one out though, thanks.
Tony

Trad climber
Pt. Richmond, CA
Feb 26, 2014 - 10:13pm PT
Delhi Dog,

I got this Android app for our trip to Northern Europe. It is pretty good, but will exclude a lot of Indian birds, I'm sure. However it may have a lot of long-distance migrants and widepspread Eurasian species.
Birds of Europe
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