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Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 12, 2014 - 08:54pm PT
You're all wrong, it's a Bristle-thighed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm having a hard time judging the size but I'm definitely not seeing the
dark brown lateral crown stripes of a Whimbrel.

I think it is a Long-billed.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
May 12, 2014 - 08:55pm PT
hey there say, ... say, an older lady around here, familiar with the birds, and plant situation out here, said that THIS year, michigan lost a lot of birds--she said due to late blooming and seeing...

i did not know that, :O
though, i had read an article that someone share, similar to this, a ways back--forgot who shared it...

it seems the birds are nest now, at least... but, my SHED ROBIN has not nested in the shed this year... for 5+ years, she had been... :(

though i am not quite here for five years, the nest was well established and she was busy redoing it, when i moved in...



also, i just was so happy to see the scarlet tanager male and FEMALE, about 2-3 days ago, checking out the nest from last year (not sure if it was there the year before that, or not--though i DID see all the babies hatch last year--very fun--but they were up VERY high)...


this year, i hope the tanagers are nesting there now...

not sure where the robins went, though they seem to be near the abandoned house, right behind me... will check it out later this week and ANOTHER set of robins, had gone one house back, and nested in a neighbors DOOR that led right into his HOUSE... he was the only going in and out, so it seemed not to bother them...


i had hoped the robins were just late this year, like the plants have been, to bloom... but--by now, i'd think i would have seen signs of this...
only ONCE the same 2-3 days agao, did i see a robin with a mouthful of weeds for to build... and she did not bring there to the old nest, :(



well, happy bird days to you all!!!

i just saw a rose-breasted (think that was the name) grosbeak, in my feeder, never seen them yet... saw the other grosbeak, purple house finch, tanager, --not sure i saw an orial, last year-- saw the chickadees, tufted titmouse, sparrow (not sure which kinds, seems to be two kinds, hard to 'test' them forID) ... cowbirds and crows... and the loyal woodpecker, and even saw the 'striped one'--forgot its proper name...

and that i think? is about it... oh, saw a very small yellow bird, too...

have NOT ever seen the indigo bunting, and it is SUPPOSED to be in these here parts... and have not seen the cardinals MUCH, but have seen them this year, just not a lot yet...

thanks for all your neat pics you all share...
WONDERFUL!!!!
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
May 12, 2014 - 09:01pm PT
hey there say, brassnuts...

wow, that ?golden eye? diving... in that sequence... well,
in the second pic, it LOOKS like it has a SWAN-DIVER , in 'open form'
diving on its BACK, :))

THE BLACK spot... head, arms out and body, diving WITH the duck... ;))



say to McHale's navey...

love that GREEN bird made of leaves, :)

i've seen a good many like those, :))
nice shot... :)


kind of the same type idea:
this here bird, has a long tail, like a peacock
and sits in the sun, sunny morns...


beady-eyed-neebee-bird, rare, only seen in early morning sunshine... ;...
beady-eyed-neebee-bird, rare, only seen in early morning sunshine... ;) near old sheds...
Credit: neebee




EDIT:

wow, forgot... my mom had TWO nesting hummingbirds in her yard this year...
one, the babes have flown off now... and the other one, is in mid-build...

had laid an egg in one nest, but was disturbed and left it and moved on to another spot in the yard...
anita514

Gym climber
Great White North
May 12, 2014 - 09:18pm PT
Credit: anita514
BrassNuts

Trad climber
Save your a_s, reach for the brass...
May 12, 2014 - 09:57pm PT
Raptor dining on a chairlift - too funny! Cool shot.
Lasti

Trad climber
Budapest
May 12, 2014 - 10:19pm PT
Dee ee, I'd say Common Kingfisher.

From this morning.
Sorry for crapola quality, t'was a dark and stormy sunrise.

Purple Sunbird feeding chick
Daddy feeding
Daddy feeding
Credit: Lasti

Mommy feeding
Mommy feeding
Credit: Lasti

Lasti
john hansen

climber
May 12, 2014 - 10:41pm PT
If you scale the head and bill of the Whimbrel in Cyndie's photo the bill is only about 1.5 times longer then the head. In my photo of the curlew the bill is over 2.5 times the length of the head, and the bird is looking slightly away from the camera so it appears shorter.

Peterson does show that immature LBC has a shorter bill. Guess they take a while to grow..

I'm sticking with whimbrel. What you think?
cyndiebransford

climber
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
May 12, 2014 - 11:50pm PT
We do not get Long-billed Curlews in Alaska. I questioned whether it might be a Bristle-thighed Curlew, they are rare in our area but we had a few last year.
I would be interested in what others think. I will send the photo to our local expert as well.

Here is a shot of another bird that was in the area, same day and time.
whimbrel or bristle-thighed curlew?
whimbrel or bristle-thighed curlew?
Credit: cyndiebransford
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 13, 2014 - 12:37am PT
That pic looks like a Whimbrel based on the less contrasty upper parts. But it sure seems to
have the 'bristly thighs'. Too bad you didn't get a shot in flight so we could have seen the rump.
But I think this is a Whimbrel.
cyndiebransford

climber
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
May 13, 2014 - 12:39am PT
Original shot.
whimbrel or bristle-thighed curlew?
whimbrel or bristle-thighed curlew?
Credit: cyndiebransford
No flight shots. I am still awaiting the local birder's opinion.
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
May 13, 2014 - 12:50pm PT
Again...really great photos everyone.

Here are a few from this morning hike with Eva.

House Wren
House Wren
Credit: Bob D'A

Western Meadowlark paying homage to the mountains
Western Meadowlark paying homage to the mountains
Credit: Bob D'A

Lark Sparrow
Lark Sparrow
Credit: Bob D'A

Western Kingbird
Western Kingbird
Credit: Bob D'A
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
May 13, 2014 - 01:03pm PT
hey there say, anita514, great shot!! great background!


also, didn't get all the names here, but wow:
(got it now, lasti) -->great birdy mom feeding baby...


and bob, that bird on snowy fence, wow... i wonder what must be going on in there 'four season' sensory system... should be nesting, not snowshoeing... ;))



AND SAY, cyndiebransford:

climberalso, can't wait to see which curlew it is, :)
very interesting, i did not even suspect that it could be so hard, to know ID...
i know that sparrow sure are hard to know which are which, too and the MOVE so fast, :) i barely can see the marks on them... :))


also, SAY, john hansen, thanks for the added curlew info, too!
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
May 13, 2014 - 01:08pm PT
hey there say, mike bolt...wow, LOVELY lavender blues, in that bird!!! great shot...
the other is really neat, too, thanks for sharing... :)
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
May 13, 2014 - 06:45pm PT
A few from this afternoon's hike. When to the Audubon Center at Chatfield, maybe one of the best spots in the Denver area for birding.

Hermit Thrush
Hermit Thrush
Credit: Bob D'A

Western Wood Peewee?
Western Wood Peewee?
Credit: Bob D'A
Dusky Flycatcher??

Black-capped Chickadee
Black-capped Chickadee
Credit: Bob D'A

Yellow-rumped Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Credit: Bob D'A

White-crowned Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Credit: Bob D'A

Chipping Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Credit: Bob D'A

Spotted Sandpiper
Spotted Sandpiper
Credit: Bob D'A
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 13, 2014 - 07:43pm PT
I'm a happy pig-bird shooter again!
Credit: mouse from merced
I bought a sensor cleaning kit and it made a big difference.

Beautiful birds, everyone.



McHale's Navy

Trad climber
From Panorama City, CA
May 13, 2014 - 08:22pm PT
At Alki today
Credit: McHale's Navy
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
May 13, 2014 - 08:36pm PT
Hmmm Cyndie, I see what you mean on the map. I didn't look at that. I was just going by the bill length and the lack of a bold striped crown.

Can't wait to find out.

cyndiebransford

climber
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
May 14, 2014 - 01:04am PT
Well, the bird big wigs here say it is a Whimbrel. Sorry it wasn't more exotic.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 14, 2014 - 01:10am PT
The other major difference is the Bristle-thighed has a markedly reddish
overall cast as opposed to the Whimbrel's more grayish-brown.
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
May 14, 2014 - 01:24pm PT
A few from today's hike.

Bullock's Oriole
Bullock's Oriole
Credit: Bob D'A

Eastern kingbird
Eastern kingbird
Credit: Bob D'A

Tree Swallow
Tree Swallow
Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A
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