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Willoughby

Social climber
Truckee, CA
Aug 13, 2014 - 06:15pm PT
He'd already gotten his bling. Based on the way he finally left, I think he was just charging up his poop chamber.
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Aug 13, 2014 - 06:46pm PT
that sapsucker is like "Skull me next, please, skull me"

went on a day cruise up to the San Juan Islands, ostensibly to look for whales, although I went for the birds. Here's a photo of the highlights. Obviously I need to get a better camera.

BVD
BVD
Credit: little Z

Have also had two fine outings with Darwin. Details to follow.
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Aug 13, 2014 - 07:06pm PT
^^^ funny!

I pretty much picked the hottest, driest, smokiest day of the year to take Little Z across the Cascades to the hottest, driest, smokiest part of the state. On top of that, it's a pretty darn dead time of the year here w.r.t. birds making themselves obvious. Oh, and from start to finish drivers on the road were nutso crazy (CARS ARE EVIL). The trip was saved by Little Z's awesome ears, and heck anytime I see a Western Tanager and Harlequin Ducks in the same day, well, that's a good day.

The day after Z went on that ^^ trip, I got this photo at the Fill:

Darwin from Montlake Fill, 2014_08_12
Darwin from Montlake Fill, 2014_08_12
Credit: Darwin

I'll probably post a link to a higher quality photo.

Dar
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Aug 16, 2014 - 01:27pm PT
Just a few from me, great stuff above.

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A
BrassNuts

Trad climber
Save your a_s, reach for the brass...
Aug 16, 2014 - 05:10pm PT
Sapsucker on the hat - awesome!!!
cyndiebransford

climber
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
Aug 17, 2014 - 09:09pm PT
Two birds today from Homer, Alaska.
surfbird
surfbird
Credit: cyndiebransford
black turnstone
black turnstone
Credit: cyndiebransford





Ten of us had a great day yesterday at Anchor Point and the Homer spit. The report below is our species list for the trip.


AK - KEN - Anchor River mouth, Kenai Peninsula, US-AK
Aug 17, 2014 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: In addition to Anchor Point we saw black turnstones, surf
birds,, song sparrows, and sanderlings at the Homer spit in Homer
42 species (+5 other taxa)

Mallard 3
Green-winged Teal 9
Harlequin Duck 20
Black Scoter 20
scoter sp. 40
Common Goldeneye 3
Common Merganser 1
Pacific Loon 2
Common Loon 6
Red-necked Grebe 6
grebe sp. 4
Pelagic Cormorant 8
Bald Eagle 12
Sandhill Crane 7
Semipalmated Plover 6
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Greater Yellowlegs 10
Lesser Yellowlegs 30
Whimbrel 3
Hudsonian Godwit 1
Black Turnstone 50
Surfbird 12
Sanderling 1
Pectoral Sandpiper 4
Western Sandpiper 12
Red-necked Phalarope 4
Common Murre 6
Pigeon Guillemot 1
Marbled Murrelet 12
murrelet sp. 12
Horned Puffin 4
Tufted Puffin 1
Black-legged Kittiwake 4
Mew Gull 20
Herring Gull 12
Herring x Glaucous-winged Gull (hybrid) 200
gull sp. 300
Belted Kingfisher 1
Merlin 1
Gray Jay 3
Black-billed Magpie 2
Northwestern Crow 75
Common Raven 1
Hermit Thrush 1
Orange-crowned Warbler 2
Savannah Sparrow 30
Song Sparrow 4



dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Aug 20, 2014 - 09:37pm PT
Nice list Cyndie!

Hey you guys. We had a fabulous trip to Yellowstone, Tetons and Dinosaur NM and saw lots of cool birds, mammals and scenery. I was lucky and got my target birds. 4 lifers, Harlequin Duck, Barrow's Goldeneye, Gray Jay, Eastern Kingbird and more.

I had what I was sure was a Purple Finch at altitude on Mt. Washburn in YNP. I posted on eBird and the moderator came back with some doubt suggesting it was a Cassin's Finch. It looks like a PUFI to me with the pinkish uppertail coverts, pinkish wing bar, extensive red on head and neck etc. This bird landed 6 feet from me at eye level but flew before I could get a good shot.

What do you think?

I'll post some good shots of other birds soon.

Credit: dee ee

Credit: dee ee

Credit: dee ee
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Aug 21, 2014 - 05:57am PT
It's been a while since I've been here - fantastic stuff!

Love the Bald Eagle Chaz; a sapsucker on a hat? Aweseome; CClarke and LittleZ's contributions are always terrific. Cyndi makes me want to book a flight (maybe next August). All the photos are awesome. Thanks to everyone for this best-thread-on-the-taco.
Sketch

Trad climber
Not FortMental
Aug 21, 2014 - 06:37am PT
Credit: Sketch

Credit: Sketch

Credit: Sketch
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Aug 23, 2014 - 08:16am PT
Here are a couple from near Bozeman Montana.

Savannah Sp.

Credit: dee ee

Eastern kingbird (lifer)

Credit: dee ee

Credit: dee ee
Willoughby

Social climber
Truckee, CA
Aug 23, 2014 - 08:40am PT
Dee ee, I'm afraid that's a Cassin's. No question with that bill.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Aug 23, 2014 - 09:56am PT
Wow Willoughby, if you say so. I'm still not seeing it though. It looks like it has all the other field marks of a PUFI. (?)


edit- I do see the difference in bill shape. Could it be a hybrid?
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Aug 23, 2014 - 10:42am PT
here is one of my worst contributions, but it is bird-climbing related, so there. A Band-tailed Pigeon nestling in the pine tree right at the base of Surrealistic Pilar at Lover's Leap. It is very distracting when the adult comes wooshing in or out.

Credit: little Z

Will, sorry I missed your talk last night but we got back late from Tuolumne. Went to Talac beach and Taylor Creek on Thursday and saw the notice for your talk. Was fun to see a Red-shouldered Hawk there, one of the few I've seen out west, although according to eBird looks like they are expanding their range.
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Aug 23, 2014 - 10:52am PT
Hawk Canyon Anza Borrego
Hawk Canyon Anza Borrego
Credit: StahlBro
john hansen

climber
Aug 23, 2014 - 11:33am PT
I don't know ,, that sure looks like an Eastern Kingbird to me.

Sibley's shows that even the juvenile Cassin's has yellow stomach area with a dark grey breast. Not seeing anything like that.

Is the bill somewhat obscured by the bug it is holding?

Dee ee where did you see this bird?




EDIT: never mind

dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Aug 23, 2014 - 12:54pm PT
John, Willoughby was commenting on my Finch seen a few posts higher!

Oh, the Kingbird was near Bozeman Mt. and the Finch was on Mt. Washburn in Yellowstone.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Aug 23, 2014 - 01:04pm PT
A few more trip birds.

Osprey-Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

Credit: dee ee

Sandhill Cranes-Yellowstone

Credit: dee ee

Black-billed Magpie-Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone

Credit: dee ee

Barrow's Goldeneye-Ice Lake, Yellowstone

Credit: dee ee



Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Aug 24, 2014 - 08:18am PT
Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A
Plan B

Ice climber
SoCal
Aug 25, 2014 - 05:10am PT
Looks like a fun trip o Yellowstone Dee ee!

That Cassin's Finch would have had me fooled. So for fun I tried that new Cornell Merlin app, which said it is a Cassin's. Then I checked the distribution maps which say Purples don't like to go to Yellowstone.

Another point besides bill that Willoughby pointed out.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Aug 25, 2014 - 09:43am PT
Yeah, I knew it was out of range (I thought) but I've seen so many birds out of range in the last 2 years it didn't seem important!
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