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Norwegian

Trad climber
dancin on the tip of god's middle finger
May 10, 2014 - 10:52pm PT
tweet
Timid TopRope

Social climber
the land of Pale Ale
May 11, 2014 - 12:18am PT
BN. That goldeneye tail shot is unique and awesome.

I may see 20-30 scrub jays every day but have never seen one so dignified as in your pic.

Any ST birders using ebird? Two weeks on for me and I'm in Listomania.....

Love that Big Morongo Valley. It's hard to move on to JT when it's good and when isn't it? Probably the only place you can get Nuttal's and Ladderbacks in the same location and possibly, same tree. ...not to mention red napeds.......

Tweet tweet.
cyndiebransford

climber
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
May 11, 2014 - 01:34am PT
Katchemak Bay, Alaska
pigeon guillemot
pigeon guillemot
Credit: cyndiebransford
pigeon guillemot
pigeon guillemot
Credit: cyndiebransford
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 11, 2014 - 01:58pm PT
That was a close one! This almost fell to the third page!

I still don't understand why this guy wasn't named the Plush-browed Jay rather than the Plush-crested Jay...
BrassNuts

Trad climber
Save your a_s, reach for the brass...
May 11, 2014 - 03:12pm PT
Those are some plush sorta Irish brows on that Jay eh?

Just to mix things up a bit, saw this guy while birding early one morning in Patagonia AZ, pretty cool! Very brief appearance before heading into the brush, maybe 15 seconds.
Bobcat in Patagonia   &#40;AZ that is&#41;
Bobcat in Patagonia (AZ that is)
Credit: BrassNuts
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
May 11, 2014 - 03:46pm PT
BN. That goldeneye tail shot is unique and awesome.

Agreed! I really adore that photo. I was there and still it took me a bit of time to understand what I was seeing. What a cool perspective!

LOVE the Plush Browed Jay. :) Where did you seem him Reilly.

And the Pigeon Guillemots! How sweet are they?

I have renamed the Common Yellow Throat to the Spectacular Yellow Throat. Seems more appropriate.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 11, 2014 - 03:54pm PT
I'm still trying ti figger out how you can tell that is a Goldeneye tail.

I am partial to the Rock Wren shot - those guys are not poseurs, especially on the ground!
The bobcat shot is also muy excelente! He looks large.

The Plush-everything Jay was at Iguaz˙ Falls, literally. He and his mates hang out on the
boardwalk to La Garganta begging. I didn't indulge him but he comped me a pose anyway.
BrassNuts

Trad climber
Save your a_s, reach for the brass...
May 11, 2014 - 04:16pm PT
Cool, would love to see Iguazu and the snazzy Jay! Nice shot Reilly!

Here is the full Golden Eye sequence. Unfortunately a couple of the frames are not sharp, but you get the idea...
Golden Eye starts a dive
Golden Eye starts a dive
Credit: BrassNuts
Credit: BrassNuts
Credit: BrassNuts
Dive dive dive!
Dive dive dive!
Credit: BrassNuts

Edit: glad folks like the Scrub Jay portrait, it's nice when you can get a good head shot of a feathered friend :-)
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
From Panorama City, CA
May 11, 2014 - 04:30pm PT
From this morning's birding in Seattle. This is a Laurel Bird. Happy Mother's Day!
Credit: McHale's Navy
jonnyrig

Trad climber
formerly known as hillrat
May 11, 2014 - 05:07pm PT
Is this a golden eagle and chicks? Planning to go back with spotting scope, vid cam with good zoom, and good binocs. Is there any danger that I will spook the bird off its nest if I keep my distance? I can set up at a rock pile a hundred yards away and slightly higher. Was scouting for some short climbs and didn't realize the bird was there.
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cyndiebransford

climber
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
May 12, 2014 - 01:12am PT
Thousands of red-necked phalaropes on Katchemak Bay.
red-necked phalaropes
red-necked phalaropes
Credit: cyndiebransford
red-necked phalarope
red-necked phalarope
Credit: cyndiebransford
Sooty Fox Sparrow singing in Homer, Alaska.
sooty fox sparrow
sooty fox sparrow
Credit: cyndiebransford
And back home in Kenai...
dowitcher
dowitcher
Credit: cyndiebransford
hudsonian godwit
hudsonian godwit
Credit: cyndiebransford
whimbrel
whimbrel
Credit: cyndiebransford
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
May 12, 2014 - 01:28am PT
BN and all, yes, come bird in OC. It's pretty good(way good).

Right now migration is in full swing. We can't wait to see what shows up next.

American Goldfinch

Credit: dee ee

Wet Wilson, WIWA are all over the place. I saw a report from Desert Center where they had something like 65. "They were swarming like bees!"

Credit: dee ee

Rufous-crowned Sparrow

Credit: dee ee

Spotted Towhee, I saw 12-15 the day before yesterday

Credit: dee ee

Swainson's Thrush, soft "whit" is everywhere

Credit: dee ee
Plan B

Ice climber
Agua Dulce,CA
May 12, 2014 - 09:17am PT
I think those pups are endangered Mexican Prairie Dogs.



A population count is underway for Mexican prairie dogs. Keith Geluso
Mexican Prairie Dog
The Mexican government outlawed killing Mexican prairie dogs in 2004, and the species is protected under the U.S. Endangered Species Act as "endangered." The biggest threat to Mexican prairie dogs is the loss of habitat to agriculture, including plantations of maguay (an agave plant), nopal (a cactus), and potato farms. In some parts of their range, they are also affected by ongoing drought.
Photo from the article.
Photo from the article.
Credit: Plan B

http://www.humanesociety.org/about/departments/prairie_dog_coalition/prairie-dog-species-status.html#.U3DKT16YluY
Lasti

Trad climber
Budapest
May 12, 2014 - 12:07pm PT
Great shots BrassNuts and all.

My humble submission:

Kingfisher waiting for lunch to swim by.

Credit: Lasti

Lasti
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
May 12, 2014 - 03:45pm PT
Lasti, is that the Loggerhead Kingfisher?
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
May 12, 2014 - 05:49pm PT
Credit: Mike Bolte
Credit: Mike Bolte
Credit: Mike Bolte
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
May 12, 2014 - 06:03pm PT
Wow...great photos everyone...you folks are killing it.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
May 12, 2014 - 07:39pm PT
Cyndie, that last one is a Long-billed Curlew.
john hansen

climber
May 12, 2014 - 08:36pm PT
I think Cyndie is right on the Whimbrel.

Here is a LB Curlew for comparison.

Pretty sure anyway.....


Credit: john hansen

Here is Cyndie's photo


http://www.supertopo.com/photos/23/61/357651_14354_L.jpg
Sanskara

climber
May 12, 2014 - 08:46pm PT
What an awesome creature!

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