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Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 12, 2014 - 03:58pm PT
Bob, I'm trying to figure out the tan spots all over the Goldfinch.
Could it be a late molting juvie?

Dee, pick me up a Yellow-footed Gull, will ya? But it might be too early for them yet.
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Apr 12, 2014 - 05:01pm PT
Reilly - I get a lot of goldfinch at the feeder and it seems they are all late in molting this year. That is my impression anyway.
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Apr 12, 2014 - 06:24pm PT
click this to see detail
click this to see detail
Credit: Mike Bolte
Credit: Mike Bolte
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Apr 12, 2014 - 06:44pm PT
Damn Mike...beautiful shots. :-)
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Apr 12, 2014 - 07:50pm PT
holy snot Mike!

I now have a new desktop, thanks.

Here's a beauty from down here in Costa Rica. As always, my disclaimer: bad quality - good bird. Been out in the field alot the last few weeks, seeing great stuff but not getting many photos.

male Turquoise Cotinga
male Turquoise Cotinga
Credit: little Z

bonus taxa - Red Brocket deer, a tame one that was rescued as a fawn after hunters killed it's mom. It is now a whacked-out full grown male (it was in rut) and would charge you as soon as you turned your back. Never bumped me but scared the shyt out of me a few times as it came zipping past.

Red Brocket Deer - adult male crazy with hormones
Red Brocket Deer - adult male crazy with hormones
Credit: little Z
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Apr 12, 2014 - 09:22pm PT
Yes - beautiful photos there Mike B! So much good stuff here!
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Apr 13, 2014 - 05:43pm PT
Roadrunners are back.



Until today, I hadn't seen one in the yard in like ten years. The dogs used to chase them out. They missed this one.
shady

Trad climber
hasbeen
Apr 13, 2014 - 09:25pm PT
Just catching up with my favorite thread. Happy to see it's still going strong and better then ever.

John hansen: After seeing your photo of that albino, I found my heart in my throat, and one image in my head. Are you familiar with Gary Larson's work, "Bummer of a birthmark Hal." ?
Sometimes being "outstanding in your field" isn't a good thing.
Sanskara

climber
Apr 13, 2014 - 09:29pm PT
Some of these birds are just wow!,

I'm no birder but this thread sure gives me an appreciation for why those whom are do east they do.

I'll never forget seeing a cassowary in the wild. It may go down as one of the top ten good things I have been lucky enough to do and will never forget...
john hansen

climber
Apr 14, 2014 - 12:42am PT
Here are a few from the last couple of week's.


Pacific Slope Flycatcher per Dee ee , Bi colored bill. Thanks.

Credit: john hansen


Pine Siskin,

Credit: john hansen


And a thrush, Hermit or Swainson's? What you think?

Credit: john hansen


Willoughby

Social climber
Truckee, CA
Apr 14, 2014 - 12:52am PT
John, where are you? I'm not sure what to make of that empid, at least from my phone's perspective. Middle bird looks like a Savannah Sparrow. Last bird looks like an American Pipit.

And Mike, those are STUNNING!
john hansen

climber
Apr 14, 2014 - 01:10am PT
This is why I post these pictures, so I can get help with birds.

They were from central California in general.


What a great resource.

Thanks Willoughby.
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Apr 14, 2014 - 01:29am PT
A second to being thankful Willoughby is here!

pbjosh

Trad climber
Apr 14, 2014 - 10:42am PT
Hi all, I haven't been active in the climbing world in a few years due to injury but a long time friend tipped me off to this thread. I'm about 9 months into what should be a roughly 3 year road trip from the states to Tierra del Fuego, almost entirely birding focused. We are also working on conservation projects here and there, and recording birdsong for Cornell as volunteers, it's a fun way to enjoy the outdoors when you cannot climb.

Here are a few bird photos for fun :)

Pink-headed Warbler, Sierra de las Minas, Guatemala
Pink-headed Warbler, Sierra de las Minas, Guatemala
Credit: pbjosh

Ocellated Quail, Alta Veraguas, Guatemala
Ocellated Quail, Alta Veraguas, Guatemala
Credit: pbjosh

Blue-headed Quail-Dove, Zapatas, Cuba
Blue-headed Quail-Dove, Zapatas, Cuba
Credit: pbjosh

Horned Guan, Chiapas, MX
Horned Guan, Chiapas, MX
Credit: pbjosh

Rose-bellied &#40;Rosita's&#41; Bunting, Oaxaca, MX
Rose-bellied (Rosita's) Bunting, Oaxaca, MX
Credit: pbjosh

If folks are interested, we have a blog at http://birdsofpassage.wordpress.com, with lots of information for logistics and destinations for independent birders as well as a lot of bird photos.
pbjosh

Trad climber
Apr 14, 2014 - 10:48am PT
John, I would also say that your second bird is a Savannah Sparrow and the third an American Pipit. As far as the first empid... if the yellow-wash is true to color and you weren't well up in the mountains where Dusky or Hammond's would be likely as well, it is most likely Pacific-slope Flycatcher though I don't see a prominent teardrop that it ought to have.
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Apr 14, 2014 - 01:44pm PT
Wow! Love those birds! Never even heard of a pink headed warbler!!!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 14, 2014 - 01:46pm PT
What? You've never heard of Cyndi Lauper?
pbjosh

Trad climber
Apr 14, 2014 - 02:22pm PT
Not many pink birds out there once you get away from Flamingos / Spoonbills / etc which derive their color from carotenoids in the critters they eat, and Pink-headed Warbler is a stunner and one of the coolest birds in Middle America.
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Apr 14, 2014 - 02:56pm PT
Great stuff everyone and cools shots pjjosh.

What is this one??

Credit: Bob D'A


Northern Flicker
Northern Flicker
Credit: Bob D'A

Downy Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Credit: Bob D'A
pbjosh

Trad climber
Apr 14, 2014 - 03:06pm PT
First bird looks like a Hermit Thrush to me. Nice photos!
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