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Lasti

Trad climber
Budapest
May 5, 2014 - 09:35am PT
Partridge with chicks.

Fluffy partridge chicks with mommy.
Fluffy partridge chicks with mommy.
Credit: Lasti

Lasti
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
May 5, 2014 - 03:54pm PT
A few from today's hike.

Heading a little south tomorrow for some climbing and maybe new birds.

House Wren
House Wren
Credit: Bob D'A

Cinnamon and Blue-wing Teals
Cinnamon and Blue-wing Teals
Credit: Bob D'A

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

White-faced Ibis
White-faced Ibis
Credit: Bob D'A
Tony

Trad climber
Pt. Richmond, CA
May 5, 2014 - 04:18pm PT
I've viewed the Northern Gannet that has been present at Alcatraz twice recently. This is almost certainly the same bird that was first seen at the Farallon Islands in April, 2012. A couple weeks ago it showed at Alcatraz for a day, returned to the Farallons briefly, and has been at Alcatraz since for about two weeks. It is hanging out among nesting Brandt's Cormorants.

Both times that I have viewed it the wind was too high to get any kind of decent digiscope photo. Yesterday I got to watch it take several short flights, including one time when it foraged offshore for a while.

This awful shot is the best I could do:
Credit: Tony



Here is a shot from the Farallons that I took on a pelagic trip last July:
Credit: Tony

I'm holding out hope that it will explore this part of SF Bay so we can get it on the house list.



Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
May 5, 2014 - 04:31pm PT


Tony,

Are there any guesses where this one summers and winters?
Tony

Trad climber
Pt. Richmond, CA
May 5, 2014 - 05:40pm PT
Darwin,

It has remained in the the area throughout the last two years. I don't believe that adults are generally long distance migrants, although they range 100s of km to forage.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 5, 2014 - 06:54pm PT
Lasti, nice shot! Looks like you used center-weighted metering plus it is sharp!

Bob, where were the Ibis, at Bosque?

Tony, yer right, the first shot sucks! ;-)
But the second is GUD! I had my fill of N Gannets in Gaspé but it would
be cool to notch one up here in Cali.
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
May 5, 2014 - 07:30pm PT
Reilly...Walden Ponds near Boulder. I head back to NM in a few weeks.
Tony

Trad climber
Pt. Richmond, CA
May 5, 2014 - 10:02pm PT
Reilly,

Glad you liked it!

It also seemed strange to me to be so excited to see a single Northern Gannet after seeing many thousands in Scotland, but imagining how its journey to the Pacific Ocean came to be is kind of fascinating.
Northern Gannets, St. Kilda Scotland
Northern Gannets, St. Kilda Scotland
Credit: Tony

Lasti

Trad climber
Budapest
May 6, 2014 - 05:41am PT
Yeah Reilly, thanks for the tips, though for some reason the focus is still rarely spot-on. Maybe that's where throwing more money at the boid would help.

More to come.

Lasti
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 6, 2014 - 11:13am PT
Lasti, are you also using center-weighted focus? For birds I usually use
the spot focus so there is no doubt. Bumping the f stop to at least f11 will also help.
But your partridge shot is a big improvement! :-)

And we want some Upupa epops, you hear?

Is this the oft-mentioned 'stinkeye'?
Lasti

Trad climber
Budapest
May 7, 2014 - 11:43am PT
Hey Reilly,

I do use spot focus, but still.

Here's some upupa for you, but I hope to get a better shot soon. They are a bit boring when just standing around, but quite quick on the takeoff, so difficult to shoot - for me.

Another crap picture of a very funny looking bird.
Another crap picture of a very funny looking bird.
Credit: Lasti


But for a better picture, I submit this Rufous Treepie.

Credit: Lasti


Lasti
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 7, 2014 - 11:58am PT
Lasti, you are devious, dude! I was like "Rufous Treepie"? WTF? I thought
I knew my European boids, if mostly in Swedish. I thought maybe he was
a Eurasian steppe visitor to eastern Hungary. I had to go to Mr Google
for him. HaHaHaHa!

So do you live in Buda or Pest? ;-)
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
May 7, 2014 - 12:20pm PT
cool new birds for here Lasti. I remember when Gray Partridge was called Hungarian Partridge. Fun to see a photo of one on its home turf.
Lasti

Trad climber
Budapest
May 7, 2014 - 12:43pm PT
Devious is an understatement in this case. The birds are all shot in Pakistan and India, as I reside in this part of the world for now. Kept the location Budapest to fight homesickness.

Lasti - the devious one
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
May 7, 2014 - 04:26pm PT
Cool pictures Lasti.
Here is a cool one I found on the web just now

Bald Eagle chasing The Great Blue Heron <br/>
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"This award-winning photo...
Bald Eagle chasing The Great Blue Heron

"This award-winning photograph was taken by Owen Deutsch in Fox Lake, IL and is a North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) 2011 Top 10 Showcase Winner. This Bald Eagle was chasing the Great Blue Hero
Credit: dirt claud
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
May 7, 2014 - 06:21pm PT
http://freebeacon.com/blog/the-obama-bird-genocide-is-out-of-control/

Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
May 7, 2014 - 06:49pm PT
When climbing in the San Luis valley for two days, managed to do three new routes and got some birding in.

Marsh Wren
Marsh Wren
Credit: Bob D'A

Yellow-headed Blackbird...I think? :-&#41;
Yellow-headed Blackbird...I think? :-)
Credit: Bob D'A

White-faced Ibis
White-faced Ibis
Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
May 8, 2014 - 05:24pm PT
Here are a few from our Spring Pelagic trip last week.

Scripps Murrelet

Credit: dee ee

Red and Red-necked Palaropes

Credit: dee ee

More SCMU

Credit: dee ee

Elegant, Black and Common Terns

Credit: dee ee

Black Terns

Credit: dee ee

Rhinoceros Auklet

Credit: dee ee

dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
May 8, 2014 - 05:25pm PT
The Forster's Terns at Bolsa Chica were pretty tame.

Credit: dee ee

Credit: dee ee

Credit: dee ee
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 8, 2014 - 05:27pm PT
Dood, how bout some details? Black Terns, really?
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