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cliffhanger

Trad climber
California
May 21, 2014 - 10:21am PT
"Wisdom, at least 63, has had 7 chicks in 7 years By Matt Cantor,

Wisdom the Laysan albatross is "at least" 63 years old, experts say, making her the oldest known wild bird on the planet. And, amazingly, she's still hatching chicks. Last week, a worker at the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge—Wisdom's home in the north Pacific—saw the mother caring for a new chick, according to a press release. And it's a feat she's managed for each of the past seven years, LiveScience notes. For comparison, most Laysan albatrosses live between 12 and 40 years, per the US Fish & Wildlife Service. Wisdom first came to the attention of researchers while incubating an egg ... in 1956. She was tagged then, and has likely raised no fewer than 30 chicks in her lifetime."

http://www.newser.com/story/182176/worlds-oldest-bird-a-new-mom.html
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
May 21, 2014 - 02:51pm PT
Thanks Plan B...BN photos are exceptional.

Really great thread.


House Sparrow near the house today.

Credit: Bob D'A
RyanD

climber
Squamish
May 21, 2014 - 02:56pm PT
My backyard buddy.
My backyard buddy.
Credit: RyanD
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
May 21, 2014 - 04:05pm PT
Cool Hummingbird view! I like the House Sparrow Construction Worker above Bob. :)
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
May 21, 2014 - 08:16pm PT
I went on a pontoon boat birding ride into the Upper Newport Bay today. It was fun but not too birdy. The best bird was a Reddish Egret.

Afterwards I went over to the Environmental Nature Center in Costa Mesa to look for Japanese White-eyes and saw around 10. These birds are very small (3") and very hyper.

Credit: dee ee

Credit: dee ee
BrassNuts

Trad climber
Save your a_s, reach for the brass...
May 22, 2014 - 09:45am PT
It is very cool to see lots of birds doing the nest building thing right now - we saw a bunch of Cliff Swallows gathering mud from a puddle at a trailhead yesterday, but the camera was at home... Some more SW birds from this Spring:
Verdin, Tucson mountain parks
Verdin, Tucson mountain parks
Credit: BrassNuts
Bewick's Wren, Morongo Valley CA
Bewick's Wren, Morongo Valley CA
Credit: BrassNuts
Pair of Redtails in an old Saguaro, Phoenix.  The boy has some breakfa...
Pair of Redtails in an old Saguaro, Phoenix. The boy has some breakfast between his feet on top.
Credit: BrassNuts
Costa's Hummingbird, Phoenix
Costa's Hummingbird, Phoenix
Credit: BrassNuts
Mockingbird poses between imitating car alarms ;-&#41;
Mockingbird poses between imitating car alarms ;-)
Credit: BrassNuts
Gila Woodpecker, Phoenix
Gila Woodpecker, Phoenix
Credit: BrassNuts
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
May 22, 2014 - 09:49am PT
Wow! GOOOOOD Morning BN.
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
May 22, 2014 - 10:50am PT
I second Little Z wow...great shots BN.

Swainson's Hawk this AM.

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 22, 2014 - 05:10pm PT
Mom getting in Dad's grill over his letting the youngster get on SuperTopo.

Rock Cormorants - Beagle Channel And, yes, it was ripe there.
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
May 22, 2014 - 05:17pm PT
so that's Virgen Peaks?

nice shots too Bob. You've really been crankin' em off lately. Finding good spots to bird around your new digs?
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
May 22, 2014 - 07:59pm PT
Thanks Little Z...I'm still in Colorado till Sunday, start the new job on Monday and will be in Portal, AZ my first days off.:-)

Maybe see you in October as we have to go back to finish the dental work for Laurel. Looks like you have been getting out a lot? Hope all is well?

Another angle on the Blue Grosbeak I took today in bad light/light rain...they are really pretty little birds.


Credit: Bob D'A
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
May 23, 2014 - 11:43am PT
Spotted Towhee on the hike this morning. Really pretty birds.

Credit: Bob D'A
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 23, 2014 - 11:56am PT
Nice one, Bob! But why is he giving you the Stnkeye?

BTW, Blue Grosbeaks are the House Sparrow of Portal. And keep an eye out for the Cuckoo
I saw there last year. I was sitting on the patio of the 'joint' drinking a beer while it was too hot
to bird and it flew by up the creek. My kind of birding!
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
May 23, 2014 - 12:23pm PT
Reilly...most birds give me the stink eye. :-)


Looking forward to Portal and more southern birds. NM has great birding and where I'm at is only four hours away from Tucson.

Hope all is well with you?

Plan B

Ice climber
Agua Dulce,CA
May 23, 2014 - 04:30pm PT
Sing out!
Common Yellowthroat
Common Yellowthroat
Credit: Plan B

African birds HB Central Pk a couple days ago...
The proud Egyptian Geese parading 5 new goslings.
An interesting ancient Egyptian painting of these geese: http://ferrebeekeeper.wordpress.com/tag/geese/

Egyptian Goose family
Egyptian Goose family
Credit: Plan B

Egyptian Gosling
Egyptian Gosling
Credit: Plan B

And there were 2 pairs of African Pin-tailed Whydah. I got a pic of the male and female.
Pin-tailed Whydah
Pin-tailed Whydah
Credit: Plan B
Pin-tailed Whydah
Pin-tailed Whydah
Credit: Plan B
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
May 23, 2014 - 05:06pm PT


The wren
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
May 23, 2014 - 06:11pm PT
Great photos Plan B...these guys scored big. On my ride this afternoon.

Credit: Bob D'A


My new job is about 15 minutes from Bosque del Apache...all you folks are invited and have a place to stay if want to come birding (or climbing and biking) anytime.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
May 23, 2014 - 11:25pm PT
Yella' boy preening

Credit: dee ee

Credit: dee ee

Credit: dee ee

Credit: dee ee
Tony

Trad climber
Pt. Richmond, CA
May 26, 2014 - 02:24pm PT
Here's a real time-killer on Norway TV. A wild bird reality set in a coffee bar, featuring Nuthatches, Blue Tits, Hawfinch, etc.
Piip Show

Credit: Tony


There is also a spinoff with a Great Tit family nesting in a "dollhouse"
Credit: Tony

Some background about slow TV in Norway here:
The Real Housewives of Norway
Lasti

Trad climber
Budapest
May 26, 2014 - 02:33pm PT
Nice pics all around...

Where was I last week based on these birds? IDs welcome.

A very shy and very loud little guy
A very shy and very loud little guy
Credit: Lasti
Who am I?
Who am I?
Credit: Lasti
I nest on the ground and fight off ugly crows.
I nest on the ground and fight off ugly crows.
Credit: Lasti

Lasti
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