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Willoughby

Social climber
Truckee, CA
Apr 18, 2014 - 05:19pm PT
I don't know about "isolated," but they're absolutely around. I think there's some discussion on current range and their introduction and so forth upthread somewheres. I'm still waiting to find one within the confines of the hydrologic Tahoe basin, but I've found roost spots within less than 250 m from the boundary, and seen live birds a very short distance from there in the Carson Pass area.

I run into them in the Sonora Pass area, and above Bridgeport (ground zero for their introduction) too. Once near Tioga Pass. Not sure how far south they go.

Here's a point-and-shoot repost from Red Lake Peak, just barely outside the Tahoe basin:

Credit: Willoughby
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Apr 18, 2014 - 05:39pm PT
Got a cool shot of this young Great Horned Owl today.


Also this Great Blue Heron was doing a pose for me.


Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Apr 20, 2014 - 09:40am PT
Got up early this Easter morning and checked out the owlets, they are doing great.

Happy Easter to all.

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 20, 2014 - 12:04pm PT
Bob, those owls must think you're their auntie they see you so much! :-)

So today's paper reported a Bald Eagle was found dead from getting into
some electrical lines in Wyoming. It had been banded in 1982 making it the
second oldest known wild BE. The oldest was over 32!!!!

ps
There's a Northern Gannet on Alcatraz! I wonder what got him sent up there?
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Apr 20, 2014 - 12:38pm PT
Reilly, kinda crazy around here. I know of four different nests with owlets in them.


Here is a Cooper's Hawk from today.

Credit: Bob D'A
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 20, 2014 - 12:51pm PT
Wow, great shot, Bob!
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Apr 21, 2014 - 05:41pm PT
Thanks Reilly....

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A
matty

Trad climber
under the sea
Apr 22, 2014 - 09:52am PT
Rufous hummer featured today on google's sketch...cool!


https://www.google.com/webhp?hl=en

http://searchengineland.com/rufous-hummingbird-celebrated-todays-google-earth-day-logo-along-5-unique-animals-189616
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Apr 22, 2014 - 11:03am PT
Great Blue Heron against the lava in the Galapagos Islands, taken a few weeks ago. Hand-held 300 mm lens.

Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Apr 22, 2014 - 02:49pm PT
Got my first House Wren for this year.

Credit: Bob D'A
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Apr 23, 2014 - 01:30pm PT
White Crowned Sparrow this morning on my hike.

Credit: Bob D'A
Plan B

Ice climber
Agua Dulce,CA
Apr 23, 2014 - 08:30pm PT
Nice photos Bob!

A reply to the up-thread request, I dug up my White-tailed Ptarmigan pics from a Lee Vining Ice climbing trip March 6 2011.

Seen just around the rock buttress at the far right of this overview.
Lee Vining Ice
Lee Vining Ice
Credit: Plan B

White-tailed Ptarmigan
White-tailed Ptarmigan
Credit: Plan B

White-tailed Ptarmigan
White-tailed Ptarmigan
Credit: Plan B

White-tailed Ptarmigan
White-tailed Ptarmigan
Credit: Plan B
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Apr 23, 2014 - 10:53pm PT
Ptarmigan's at Lee Vining?

Wow.


How many times did I miss them?
Plan B

Ice climber
Agua Dulce,CA
Apr 23, 2014 - 11:54pm PT
That is the only time I've seen them. Of course, mostly I'm too busy climbing or belaying to notice.

They like to eat willow in winter, there is lots of that in the area. And eating willow is what this one was doing.
White-tailed Ptarmigan
White-tailed Ptarmigan
Credit: Plan B
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Apr 24, 2014 - 12:18am PT
Bob, Thanks for that good/great photo of the House Wren. I live in great fear that I'll see one and not recognize it. If any of you have tips about recognizing the song, I am all ears.

(edit) and thanks for the Ptarmigan photos!!! ^^^^ Y'all know the story about the naming of Chicken, Alaska, right?
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Apr 24, 2014 - 09:05am PT
Good morning gull experts.

Help with Gull ID please.

See the one in the left foreground with slightly darker back? Any ideas?

This was at Salt Creek, e. shore of the Salton Sea.

Credit: dee ee

Credit: dee ee
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Apr 24, 2014 - 10:39am PT
Credit: dirt claud
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Apr 24, 2014 - 03:16pm PT
Credit: Bob D'A
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 24, 2014 - 03:26pm PT
Aunty Bob, you bringin' treats?

Dee, without a better pic my first thought was a Western but you might have
a Lesser Black-back there.
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Apr 24, 2014 - 03:35pm PT
Reilly, Uncle Bob to you. :-)

Credit: Bob D'A
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