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john hansen

climber
Apr 9, 2014 - 09:25pm PT
Saw this bird at Elkhorn Slough by Watsonville Ca today.

Thinking it must be a Pacific Golden Plover in transition from winter to summer plumage. We have these in Hawaii so they are pretty familiar.

Looking in Sibley's the Pacific GP has a longer bill than American GP. Looks right.

Credit: john hansen


Also got a YB Magpie.

Cool bird, coming back from the West Nile that nearly wiped out many Corvid's some years ago.

Credit: john hansen

BrassNuts

Trad climber
Save your a_s, reach for the brass...
Apr 10, 2014 - 01:07am PT
Starting to work through some shots from recent weeks. Spring is here :-)
Female Phainopepla in SW Nevada
Female Phainopepla in SW Nevada
Credit: BrassNuts
Hooded Oriole near JTree
Hooded Oriole near JTree
Credit: BrassNuts
Female Western Bluebird in SoCal
Female Western Bluebird in SoCal
Credit: BrassNuts
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Apr 10, 2014 - 11:11am PT
Great stuff everyone. Here are few from this morning walk.

On another note...I just accepted a job in Socorro, NM a quick 15 minutes from Bosque del Apache, two hours to the border with Mexico, four hours to Portal, AZ and maybe six hours to Tucson. Great birding in the Socorro area. Should be fun.

Say's Phoebe
Say's Phoebe
Credit: Bob D'A

Blue Jay's
Blue Jay's
Credit: Bob D'A

Western Meadowlark
Western Meadowlark
Credit: Bob D'A
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 10, 2014 - 11:16am PT
Bob, you sure that's a Western?* ;-)
Enjoy Socorro, but don't start crying for help!


*I think there's quite a bit of overlap in NM.
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Apr 10, 2014 - 01:33pm PT
In case any of the birders in CA missed it - Marsh Sandpiper in Solano County.

http://birding.aba.org/message.php?mesid=668773&MLID=CA02&MLNM=CA+-+Central+Valley
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 10, 2014 - 09:25pm PT
RED ALERT!!

A Marsh Sandpiper was seen in Solano County today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If it was at all less than a 6 hr drive each way I would so be there tomorrow!
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Apr 10, 2014 - 09:37pm PT
Hoping someone can get a photo of the bird!
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Apr 10, 2014 - 09:40pm PT
RED ALERT, FCK Marsh Sandpiper DAMN!



My big score today was one female Lawrence's Goldfinch, no photos.


I did get some decent photo's of other species to be posted.


OH, great shots everyone! PB, love the Lawrence's.
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Apr 10, 2014 - 09:45pm PT
We really looked hard to see some Lawrences (or Larrys as we call them) while in the area. Never saw any. BN did manage to finally see many near the entrance of J-Tree.

Hope one of you can get out for the Marsh!
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Apr 10, 2014 - 10:46pm PT
Two from my hike this afternoon near Red Rocks.

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Apr 10, 2014 - 11:54pm PT
Savannah Sparrow today, Bommer Cyn.

Credit: dee ee

Credit: dee ee
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Apr 11, 2014 - 12:22am PT
A coupla' days ago.

Pac. Slope Flycatcher

Credit: dee ee

Black-throated Gray warbler
Credit: dee ee
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 11, 2014 - 12:25am PT
Dee, you sure that isn't an Ash-throated?
Plan B

Ice climber
Agua Dulce,CA
Apr 11, 2014 - 01:30am PT
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Tony

Trad climber
Pt. Richmond, CA
Apr 11, 2014 - 02:34am PT
Thanks for the heads-up. I'll be in Vallejo, Solano County on Saturday and will try to see the Marsh Sandpiper. I'll have camera i hand.

Definitely not an Ash-throated Flycatcher. No rufous in tail or wings. As far as which Empidonax, that's always tough if you don't hear them.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Apr 11, 2014 - 11:50pm PT
Reilly, yes sure. I had 2 Ash-throated day before yesterday, way different. The Pac. Slopes are very yellow with bi-colored bill, Hammond's, gray and white, one colored bill.
Ash-throated, much bigger, white/grayish breast, yellowish belly, brown crest, distinct brown tail.
Lot's of Pac. Slopes around right now and quite a few Hammond's. The Ash-throated just hit the scene.

Not a great shot but saw 8 Black-headed Grosbeaks today at Tucker and FOS Hairy Woodpecker way up at Los Pinos trailhead, big dip on the most desired of the day....Townsend's Solitaire.

Credit: dee ee


Tony, good luck on the Marsh Sandpiper. That's a good one.

Bob, I never tire of the Spotted Towhee with the RAD RED eye.






dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Apr 12, 2014 - 12:11am PT
This shot shows the bi-colored bill and I forgot about the teardrop shaped eye-ring.

Credit: dee ee

I guess there is a remote possibility that it's a Cordilleran Flycatcher but that's WAY beyond me (without hearing the song).
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 12, 2014 - 12:53am PT
Yeah, I was just jerking yer chain although it was kinda hard to judge the
size and it seemed like there was the rufous primaries. Plus I can't say
I've seen such a bushy crest on a Empid.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Apr 12, 2014 - 03:30pm PT
I had Ash-throated and Hammond's again today up at Blue Jay (only had one hour) and still failed to get a photo! NO EFFING Townsend's Solitaire though, that's all I wanted.
I did get 2 Lazuli Buntings for county year.

I'm going to the Salton Sea tomorrow with old friend/climber and new obsessed birder , Rob Raker. It should be good.
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Apr 12, 2014 - 03:54pm PT
Dave...give my best to Rob...great guy.

A few of mine from today's hike. Really looking forward to moving to Socorro in early June...the only bummer is that I'll miss most of the spring migration.

Downy Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Credit: Bob D'A

American Goldfinch
American Goldfinch
Credit: Bob D'A

Marsh Wren
Marsh Wren
Credit: Bob D'A
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