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Plan B

Ice climber
Agua Dulce,CA
May 14, 2014 - 02:25pm PT
Last week at the Morongo Preserve

White-winged Dove
White-winged Dove
Credit: Plan B

Summer Tanager
Summer Tanager
Credit: Plan B

Red Tail Chick
Red Tail Chick
Credit: Plan B

Black-tailed Gnatcatcher
Black-tailed Gnatcatcher
Credit: Plan B

Vermillion Flycatcher
Vermillion Flycatcher
Credit: Plan B

Vermillion Flycatcher
Vermillion Flycatcher
Credit: Plan B
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
May 14, 2014 - 04:29pm PT
OK Cyndie, sorry about that!
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Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
May 14, 2014 - 10:00pm PT
Little Bee Eater &#40;click for larger&#41;
Little Bee Eater (click for larger)
Credit: Mike Bolte
Sacred Ibis &#40;click for larger&#41;
Sacred Ibis (click for larger)
Credit: Mike Bolte
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 14, 2014 - 10:16pm PT
Mike, beauteous Ibis! Great light and sharp! Oh, and sacred!
WTF

climber
May 14, 2014 - 10:26pm PT
Credit: WTF
Just sitting here on my deck watching a mating pair of red tail hawks on the nest.
Really an awesome thing to see them and watch them fend off the scrub jays from getting near the eggs. Not sure when they will or if they have hatched but a fully mature red tail is a very large bird.

Sorry for the poor photo quality

Thanks for sharing your birds
Peace
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
May 14, 2014 - 10:40pm PT
Thanks for the update on the baby Red-Tailed in Morongo Plan B! Sweet.

And thanks for the Red-Tailed nest photo WTF. Lots of pretty things here!
WTF

climber
May 14, 2014 - 10:47pm PT
By chance are the chicks born or they still on eggs? I have some good binoculars and have seen mom and dad just hanging on the nest. These birds live here year round and nest here every year. I would live to put a web cam on them next year.

That nest is three feet deep and at least three feet across I bet. I'll bust out the camera and zoom lens and try for a better shot if them. Scrub jays suck. Their killing all the robin and dove eggs and nests all around the house. I'm sure they are killing the quail eggs as well.
:(
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
May 14, 2014 - 10:49pm PT
Went to Crystal Cove today for Wandering Tattlers.

Credit: dee ee

Credit: dee ee
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
May 15, 2014 - 12:07am PT
From today at Montlake Fill

Credit: Darwin

Credit: Darwin


and there are more at: http://173.160.158.251/postings/2014_05_13_birds/index.html
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
May 16, 2014 - 12:28am PT
Sorry to hog the thread (or not), but it's been a couple of good days here. I've missed the photos I've wanted of the blue patch of flying and sitting Cinnamon Teals and the Blue Winged Teals. More irritating to not have the camera for the Dowitcher and, I think a down-right-rare Red Necked Phalarope, but nonetheless:

Credit: Darwin

Credit: Darwin



john hansen

climber
May 16, 2014 - 01:00am PT
Always a couple hour's of fun when the Wax wings show up.

Wandering Tattler is a cool bird. What's cooler than wandering,,?
Timid TopRope

Social climber
the land of Pale Ale
May 16, 2014 - 11:33am PT
Wilson's Phalarope is no big deal on Mono Lake but a big deal for me at our Chico water treatment plant. I missed the Red Necked Phalarope last week.
Wilson's Phalarope, just a point and shoot zoom, sorry.
Wilson's Phalarope, just a point and shoot zoom, sorry.
Credit: Timid TopRope

The other day I went up to our local mountains to add to the 2014 list; lots of evening grosbeaks and watched Townsend's Solitaires singing AND humping!
jonnyrig

Trad climber
formerly known as hillrat
May 16, 2014 - 03:59pm PT
Nesting Golden Eagle near Carson
There are two live chicks. One got up and moved around, the other only flapped a wing a couple time. Pics taken from 0.2miles with a low-end 36x spotting scope and a smart-phone camera. Video to follow later.
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little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
May 16, 2014 - 08:33pm PT
just got back from my trip to Nicaragua. We were able to find an Occelated Poorwill for Macklin Smith's North America list, but we didn't get it until last night when we were back in Costa Rica. We spent alot of time on our butts in boats. Caught the very end of the dry season so rivers were low and we were barely able to get into some places. Had to skip some others that were too dry.

The trip started out poorly when the outboard motor in our boat threw a rod just shy of the Nicaraguan border along the Rio Frio north of Los Chiles. The boatman had to paddle us a few kilometers downriver to the border checkpoint so we could catch the publc boat up to San Carlos at the outlet of Lake Nicaragua and the start of the Rio San Juan. We didn't make it to the Bartola Lodge until after dark. Fun navigating on a big river in a small panga at night. Luckily there was a full moon.

Boat dock at Los Chiles, Costa Rica. The Rio Frio flows north into Nic...
Boat dock at Los Chiles, Costa Rica. The Rio Frio flows north into Nicaragua and comes out at the outlet of Lake Nicaragua (SE corner) where the Rio San Juan starts.
Credit: little Z

Cocibolca, the local name for Lake Nicaragua. Pick-up soccer game on a...
Cocibolca, the local name for Lake Nicaragua. Pick-up soccer game on a sandbar. Distant mountains are the volcanos of the Cordillera de Guanacaste in Costa Rica.
Credit: little Z

Amazon Kingfisher, they were by far the most common species. Also had ...
Amazon Kingfisher, they were by far the most common species. Also had many Ringed and Green. photo by Kevin Easley.
Credit: little Z

Northern Jacana, plenty of these too. photo by Kevin Easley.
Northern Jacana, plenty of these too. photo by Kevin Easley.
Credit: little Z

on the Rio San Juan in our little dugout &#40;panga&#41; pulling into ...
on the Rio San Juan in our little dugout (panga) pulling into El Castillo
Credit: little Z

Green Ibis, they were happy with the low water and exposed mud banks a...
Green Ibis, they were happy with the low water and exposed mud banks and sand bars. This was one of the few that was not up his nostrils in the muck. photo by Kevin Easley.
Credit: little Z

We went for a long forest hike the first day. Saw a ton of good stuff. Kevin got a few photos. The objective was a Speckled Mourner that was on territory - a really hard bird in Central America. We nailed it.

mouth of the placid Rio Bartola flowing into the Rio San Juan. Boat is...
mouth of the placid Rio Bartola flowing into the Rio San Juan. Boat is docked at the Bartola Lodge, dock on other side is the Nicaraguan Army post at the start of the Indio Maiz Resreve, far bank is Costa Rica.
Credit: little Z

Agami Heron we flushed from a forest stream, perhaps the world's most ...
Agami Heron we flushed from a forest stream, perhaps the world's most beautiful heron. photo by Kevin Easley.
Credit: little Z

White Hawk. photo by Kevin Easley.
White Hawk. photo by Kevin Easley.
Credit: little Z

bonus taxa - Northern Tamandua, an arboreal anteater. Photo by Kevin E...
bonus taxa - Northern Tamandua, an arboreal anteater. Photo by Kevin Easley.
Credit: little Z

the elsusive Speckled Mourner. photo by Kevin Easley.
the elsusive Speckled Mourner. photo by Kevin Easley.
Credit: little Z

We went into the Indio Maiz reserve to explore what we could by boat but most of the access points were blocked because of the low water.

End of the line, Rio Sarnoso. See the normal waterline on the banks. K...
End of the line, Rio Sarnoso. See the normal waterline on the banks. Kevin Easley (bird photographer) and Jonathan Segovia, our boatman.
Credit: little Z

We dipped three nights in a row trying to find an Occelated Poorwill, but finally found one last night just over the border when we were back in Costa Rica. Not much to look at but a super rarity for Central America.

Occelated Poorwill, beleive it or not. A big twitch for big twitchers....
Occelated Poorwill, beleive it or not. A big twitch for big twitchers. Photo by Kevin Easley.
Credit: little Z

Macklin Smith, the biggest of twitchers, strolling the streets of El C...
Macklin Smith, the biggest of twitchers, strolling the streets of El Castillo. He is a retired profesor of literature/poetry from the University of Michigan.
Credit: little Z
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
May 16, 2014 - 08:41pm PT
Super cool TR little Z!
Willoughby

Social climber
Truckee, CA
May 16, 2014 - 10:29pm PT
Where the heck is the "Like" button on this thing? I can never find it! Anyway, great stuff!!
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
May 16, 2014 - 11:55pm PT
little Z ^^^

AWESOME! I want to travel again! Jeeze.
cyndiebransford

climber
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
May 17, 2014 - 03:07am PT
Arctic Tern today at the viewing platform in Kenai.
arctic tern
arctic tern
Credit: cyndiebransford
arctic tern
arctic tern
Credit: cyndiebransford
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
May 17, 2014 - 02:47pm PT
What a beautiful bird ^.


Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
May 17, 2014 - 09:19pm PT
Great trip report Little Z and great photos everyone.

A few from the last few days.

Osprey with trout.
Osprey with trout.
Credit: Bob D'A

House Wren
House Wren
Credit: Bob D'A

Female Mountain Bluebird
Female Mountain Bluebird
Credit: Bob D'A

Green-Tailed Towhee
Green-Tailed Towhee
Credit: Bob D'A
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