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Captain...or Skully

climber
in the oil patch
Jun 20, 2014 - 04:10pm PT
I had an encounter with these two...western kingbirds
Sheesh
Sheesh
Credit: Captain...or Skully
Of course it's upside down....anyway, here's why they were upset...
The chirrens?
The chirrens?
Credit: Captain...or Skully
cyndiebransford

climber
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
Jun 20, 2014 - 11:24pm PT
A good bird day on Hidden Lake in the zodiac. We saw a few bird families.
common loons with baby, look carefully at the side of the loon on the ...
common loons with baby, look carefully at the side of the loon on the right
Credit: cyndiebransford
female red-breasted mergansers
female red-breasted mergansers
Credit: cyndiebransford
common golden eye with babies
common golden eye with babies
Credit: cyndiebransford
red-breasted mergansers
red-breasted mergansers
Credit: cyndiebransford
immature bald eagle
immature bald eagle
Credit: cyndiebransford
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Jun 21, 2014 - 02:56pm PT
I found Common Ground-Dove this morning, saw 2 and heard at least 4 more. It was a dawn patrol effort. I started looking at 5:15. It's not a good photo but I took it before 6 am. and had to mess with contrast etc. It was barely light. It's pretty hard to find these babies in OC.

Credit: dee ee
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jun 21, 2014 - 11:17pm PT
From the daily commute.

Credit: Darwin

Credit: Darwin

Credit: Darwin


Just GFs
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Jun 22, 2014 - 11:05am PT
'amakihi - it is pretty unusual to see a Hawaiian endemic
'amakihi - it is pretty unusual to see a Hawaiian endemic
Credit: Mike Bolte
john hansen

climber
Jun 22, 2014 - 11:12am PT
Mike , where did you get that shot?
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Jun 22, 2014 - 11:12am PT
Mike, you must be in Hawaii!

Got Red-lored Parrot today for county year.

Credit: dee ee

Credit: dee ee
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jun 22, 2014 - 11:16am PT
hey there say, wow! more lovely birds from everyone!


cyndiebransford, say, ... all those bird-couples and family-birds, and then the eagle (think it was, or hawk) gives that reminder that the birds need to take so much caution, during these 'spring hatching' times...


my shed robin, is 'off and flying' with the babe... hope they do well... we got hawks that hang out here...

so far, so good... :)
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Jun 22, 2014 - 11:34am PT
John -

Big Island. I've been there about a million times and only just last week discovered some great spots for native birds. This was a 1.3 mile walk into great habitat at mile marker 21 off the Saddle Road between Kona and Hilo.
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Jun 22, 2014 - 12:08pm PT
Under cling,

the cheeky little bugger...

The Kea are attracted by the prospect of food scraps. Their curiosity leads them to peck and carry away unguarded items of clothing or to pry apart rubber parts of cars to the entertainment and annoyance of human observers. They are often described as "cheeky". A Kea has even been reported to have made off with a Scottish man's passport while he was visiting Fiordland National Park.

from wiki p.
cyndiebransford

climber
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
Jun 22, 2014 - 02:58pm PT
Saw these birds on our annual Solstice Paddle at Engineer Lake. We didn't get on the lake until after 10PM and it was gloomy, so the quality of the images is not great.
Bonapartes Gull
Bonapartes Gull
Credit: cyndiebransford
Red-necked Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Credit: cyndiebransford
Red-necked Grebes
Red-necked Grebes
Credit: cyndiebransford
perswig

climber
Jun 22, 2014 - 03:18pm PT
Something about our matins choir had been tickling the back of my brain for the last few days, but this morning I finally slowed down enough to pay attention and was pleased and surprised to find this visitor.






Dale
john hansen

climber
Jun 22, 2014 - 11:03pm PT
Mike, I will have to check out that spot. Any more info?

Mauna Kea side ?

Mauna Loa side?

I seem to remember some power line roads around there...

I got a Pallila once up on Mauna Kea. If you are ever on the Big Island let me know.

Have you been to the end of the road up Mauna Loa down by the volcano?


It is always fun to get out of the car and hear a bunch of completely unfamiliar bird songs,

Apapane ,and I'iwi, Elepio ,O'ama, and Amakahi.

They are all pretty rare, and they all hop around a lot, inside of tree's, and they are very hard to get a photo of. It is hard enough just to find one, let alone get a picture.

But it is fun trying,,


I know where to find all those birds in a day........BIAD
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Jun 22, 2014 - 11:10pm PT
Hi John -

Next time I'm out I'll let you know.

This was Mauna Loa side.

Also saw Apapane and I'iwi and you are right about the difficulty of getting good photos. You are also right about the songs. It is really magical to hear several bird calls and not recognize any of them!
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Jun 24, 2014 - 08:23pm PT
4th page bump.

Credit: dee ee
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Jun 24, 2014 - 09:42pm PT
The Roadrunner
Roadrunner
Roadrunner
Credit: Looney Tunes
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Jun 25, 2014 - 05:24pm PT
Credit: nature
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Jun 25, 2014 - 05:27pm PT
^^^What the...!^^^
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Jun 25, 2014 - 06:15pm PT
that's one of those "you make up the caption" photos
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jun 25, 2014 - 07:21pm PT
Yous doods never seen Cap'n Nemo?
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