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dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Jul 20, 2014 - 03:17pm PT
Great birds John, congrats!

Rob, that Roadrunner looks a little tweaked!
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Jul 20, 2014 - 03:49pm PT
Dave,

RR's have been a little scrappy in the yard lately.
cyndiebransford

climber
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
Jul 21, 2014 - 02:05pm PT
Drove up the Palmer Creek Road out of Hope yesterday. It is always a good place for birds. Here is my species list:
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Wilson's Snipe 1
Mew Gull 4
Alder Flycatcher 1
Gray Jay 2
Black-billed Magpie 2
Common Raven 1
Tree Swallow 2
Black-capped Chickadee 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Hermit Thrush 1
American Robin 12
Yellow Warbler 2
Wilson's Warbler 20
Savannah Sparrow 6
Fox Sparrow 1
White-crowned Sparrow 8
Golden-crowned Sparrow 12
Dark-eyed Junco 2
Pine Grosbeak 4
White-winged Crossbill 4
Common Redpoll 40
Pine Siskin 4
Orange-crowned Warbler 1
Not too many photos as the birds were busy catching bugs and feeding young. Hard to catch sitting still.
Credit: cyndiebransford
Credit: cyndiebransford
It is a beautiful location.
Credit: cyndiebransford
Credit: cyndiebransford
Timid TopRope

Social climber
the land of Pale Ale
Jul 21, 2014 - 06:22pm PT
Beautiful photos Cindie and great score in Hawaii, John.

We went out for a paddle yesterday afternoon on the Thermolito Afterbay. It was blowin' too hard for our crew but found this bitchin' White-faced Ibis skull and bill.
White-faced Ibis skull and bill. straight outa oroville.
White-faced Ibis skull and bill. straight outa oroville.
Credit: Timid TopRope
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jul 21, 2014 - 07:02pm PT
Mostly juveniles and all from the last few weeks. Montlake Fill in Seattle.

Credit: Darwin

Credit: Darwin

Credit: Darwin

Credit: Darwin

Credit: Darwin
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Jul 22, 2014 - 12:18pm PT
Nice list Cyndie! If I were with you I would have had 5 lifers!

Just got back from Sierra east side trip with my son Jake. He spotted this Bald Eagle while we were boating on Lake Crowley.

Credit: dee ee
CClarke

climber
La Paz, Bolivia
Jul 22, 2014 - 08:23pm PT
I have some photos from the Galapagos that I took over the last few weeks. Rather than dumping them all at once, I will set them out bird by bird, at least for the endemics, for as long as you can stand the mediocre quality of the photos.

Galapagos Penguin:

Credit: CClarke

Credit: CClarke

Credit: CClarke

john hansen

climber
Jul 22, 2014 - 09:33pm PT





CClark ,Looking forward to your photos.




Here are a couple more shot's from last Friday's trip to Hakalau NWR.

I have to admit I had a bit of "buck fever" seeing these very rare bird's for the first time. It was hard to keep the lens from shaking.

They are doing a great job at this refuge. They have put up 45 miles of fencing to keep pigs and goats out, and have planted almost a million native trees in the last 35 years. All the understory is starting to fill back in with native plants ,and the cattle and sheep have not grazed there for 20 years.


If any one comes to the big Island and wants to go up I would highly recommend this guide, and gladly pay my share to go up there again.

Really old Ohia trees and 100 ft tall Koa.


This is a singing Akaipola"au. It took the wood pecker nitch on Hawaii Island.

It uses it's lower beak like a wood pecker and then uses the curved upper bill to extract grubs from the outer branches of Koa trees.

Cool Bird,,

Credit: john hansen




Here is one of a mature male Akepa, about the size of a bush tit but very brightly colored. Quick little bugger's.



Credit: john hansen

Looking forward to the Galopagos photo's



Darwin,, are those Wood duck gosling's?



CClarke

climber
La Paz, Bolivia
Jul 23, 2014 - 06:57pm PT
Here's a few shots of the Waved Albatross:

Credit: CClarke

Credit: CClarke

Credit: CClarke

Credit: CClarke



Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jul 23, 2014 - 08:01pm PT
^ Albatross!!!!

Another juvenile that I only got by vocalizations (v. characteristic in my neck of the woods). Maybe I would have gotten it from the photo in retrospect.
Credit: Darwin


It's not my imagination that the image below looks sharper than image above, right?


http://173.160.158.251/postings/2014_07_12_birds/display/P1000612.jpg

The first displayed one is the uploaded image of the one given in the link. *Is there a way around that, or is that one of the necessary perils of forum software? *
john hansen

climber
Jul 23, 2014 - 08:36pm PT
Your link looks much better, I guess you could post just the links but that's not a good solution.. maybe post the link under the photo?

But yes the link is way better. Great shot.


EDIT: if you get your mouse over the picture it says. "Click to enlarge".

so if you click on the photo it links to the better version.
Tony

Trad climber
Pt. Richmond, CA
Jul 24, 2014 - 06:03pm PT
Darwin,
When I downloaded the enlarged version and the version from your link, they looked the same to me. Maybe it depends on the display? I've been puzzled by those before. What was feeding it?

John,
That's quite a list of native Hawaii birds. We've only managed a handful on Kauai on a couple of trips.

I thought this video clip of a courting pair of Waved (Galapagos) Albatross would complement CClarke's photos. They are pretty charming.






Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Jul 24, 2014 - 06:33pm PT
Great photos everyone.

When to Mexico for a few days to buy some pottery, the birds were lean. Here are few from the last few days here in NM and few from Mexico.

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A
john hansen

climber
Jul 24, 2014 - 06:47pm PT
Bob, is that a Black Vulture?
CClarke

climber
La Paz, Bolivia
Jul 24, 2014 - 07:48pm PT
Here's a few shots of the Galapagos Hawk:

Credit: CClarke

Credit: CClarke

Credit: CClarke

I'm going off to climb for three days but will continue with more Galapagos birds later.
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Jul 25, 2014 - 10:11am PT
John...Turkey Vulture.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Jul 25, 2014 - 05:25pm PT
We've had a Ruff (Reeve) in the OC for the last 3 days.

Credit: dee ee
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jul 25, 2014 - 09:38pm PT
I sure like this thread, y'all above.
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Jul 26, 2014 - 04:37pm PT
Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

A few from today.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Jul 27, 2014 - 05:12pm PT
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