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dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Sep 9, 2014 - 10:30pm PT
I just pulled in after an epic drive home. There was major monsoon action, I think Tucson had record 24 hr. rainfall the day I was there. I have never seen such a crazy amount of water in the desert. I always thought a flash flood was limited to a canyon or creek bed but that is not the case. Picture a flash flood 5 -10 miles across and covering the whole desert as far as the eye can see in 360 degrees. In Quartzite there was a river bigger than the San Juan in Utah. Insane.

Wow, what a trip. It will take me a while to post lists and see just how well we scored. Pretty damn well I think for a couple of unguided amateurs!

This one is for Bob. The bird in question.

Sora at Patagonia Lake State Park.

Credit: dee ee


I need to edit etc. (after I unpack!).

More to come, and yes it was an honor to hang with Bob and hear about climbing history from the middle of the US during our shared yet separate histories.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Sep 9, 2014 - 10:41pm PT
So what's the story with the I'iwi?
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Sep 9, 2014 - 10:49pm PT
Dave... I'm thinking Sora. Really great spending time with you. I made it out of the storm area in the afternoon Monday...pretty crazy.
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Sep 10, 2014 - 09:16am PT
Dirt C - wow, those are some powerful owls!

congrats on your trip to AZ Bob and Dave. Sounds like it was a great time and looks like you went to all the right places. Looking forward to seeing you down here in Oct. Bob.

Yes Reilly, that crossbill has like a trophy sized bill.

Nice Sora-duck too.

Edit: looked closer at the red bird, and that would be a Hepatic Tanager manipulating something in it's bill. oops.

Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Sep 10, 2014 - 09:25am PT
It is a hepatic, one of several that we saw. Also thinking we saw a Scarlet Tanager but if I can't tell the difference between a duck and Sora..who knows. :-)

Looking forward to the CR trip...just took a job back in Taos, way to hot for me in the desert.

Dave is a great guy to bird and hang out with. We had a lot of fun.

dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Sep 10, 2014 - 02:45pm PT
Bob, that Sora tricked us by landing in the water! I have never seen a rail swimming. At that distance and in that lighting I sure couldn't tell. When I edited the photo it was obvious. Telephotos are pretty amazing.

Here are a few from the trip. I cleaned up on hummers.

Yellow-eyed Junco

Credit: dee ee

Broad-billed Hummingbird

Credit: dee ee

Plain-capped Starthroat

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White-eared Hummingbird

Credit: dee ee

Violet-crowned Hummingbird

Credit: dee ee

Credit: dee ee

StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Sep 10, 2014 - 03:37pm PT
Sounds like an epic trip guys. Water in the desert was crazy.

Dave, really like that broad-bill photo.

Edit - I saw a couple of Bronze Mannys in the yard with flock of Gold Finches. They seem to be getting around.
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Sep 10, 2014 - 03:41pm PT
Great photos Dave, here are few more from our trip. Mostly cloudy and gray made for some less than stellar conditions.

Female Blue Grosbeak
Female Blue Grosbeak
Credit: Bob D'A

Painted Redstart
Painted Redstart
Credit: Bob D'A

Acorn Woodpecker
Acorn Woodpecker
Credit: Bob D'A

Gila Woodpecker
Gila Woodpecker
Credit: Bob D'A

Blacked Headed Grosbeak
Blacked Headed Grosbeak
Credit: Bob D'A

Inca Dove
Inca Dove
Credit: Bob D'A

Clay colored Sparrow
Clay colored Sparrow
Credit: Bob D'A

Female Summer Tanager?
Female Summer Tanager?
Credit: Bob D'A

dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Sep 10, 2014 - 05:52pm PT
The female Blue Grosbeaks threw me for a loop until the last couple days.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Sep 10, 2014 - 06:01pm PT
I did not get a good PARE photo.

Credit: dee ee

Hepatic Tanager

Credit: dee ee

Olive-sided Flycatcher

Credit: dee ee

Bob, shooting a Wilson's Warbler and a Nashville Warbler bathing.

Credit: dee ee



dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Sep 12, 2014 - 05:28pm PT
This thread was on page 4 bump.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Sep 12, 2014 - 05:35pm PT
Magnificent HB (damn they are big!)

Credit: dee ee

Lucifer (rare)

Credit: dee ee

Gray Hawk

Credit: dee ee

Elegant Trogon (the trip would have been a failure without this baby!)

Credit: dee ee

Red-faced Warbler (my last goal and difficult since the locals said they had all left Mt. Lemmon a week or 2 before)

Credit: dee ee

Credit: dee ee


Plan B

Ice climber
SoCal
Sep 12, 2014 - 07:19pm PT
Great trip Dave, and Bob!
I want to go on a trip like that! :)

Wow!
Great pics!
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Sep 12, 2014 - 08:50pm PT
HMOG D and B! Nice photos. I soooo wanted to see a Lucifer the first time I went to Tucson, and you went and got the best photo ever.
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Sep 12, 2014 - 10:59pm PT
We all should plan a trip next year, the camping was pretty good too.

Credit: Bob D'A


Credit: Bob D'A


Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Sep 12, 2014 - 11:14pm PT
A few more AZ birds. Great trip.


Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Sep 13, 2014 - 09:56pm PT
Black-bellied Whistling Duck

Credit: dee ee

Credit: dee ee

Inca Dove

Credit: dee ee

Black-chinned and Rufous HB

Credit: dee ee
Willoughby

Social climber
Truckee, CA
Sep 14, 2014 - 01:55am PT

This thread was on page 4 bump.

Dee ee, where were you between Dec '08 and Dec '10?? Kinda crazy to think this thread has had a few long fallow periods since its inception.
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Sep 14, 2014 - 07:56am PT
We all should plan a trip next year, the camping was pretty good too.

springtime in the desert cannot be beat. April-May 2015?

http://www.briansmallphoto.com/bridled_titmouse.html
http://www.briansmallphoto.com/bridled_titmouse.html
Credit: little Z
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Sep 14, 2014 - 08:38am PT
Dave's bird seeking drone
Dave's bird seeking drone
Credit: Bob D'A
Little Z, I'm in.

A few more from AZ.

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A


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