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dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Sep 14, 2014 - 06:17pm PT
Indeed. Where was I?


Credit: dee ee
Willoughby

Social climber
Truckee, CA
Sep 14, 2014 - 08:53pm PT
This guy's been hanging around Lake Forest Beach (just east of Tahoe City) for the better part of a week. Super tame when he's not chasing the Common Terns around:

Credit: Willoughby
Credit: Willoughby
Credit: Willoughby
john hansen

climber
Sep 14, 2014 - 09:05pm PT

Excuse my ignorance but what bird is that Willoughby?


EDIT:



Rilly, I was thinking something like a Jeager but was afraid to call it.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Sep 14, 2014 - 09:49pm PT
juvenile Pomarine Jaeger?
Willoughby

Social climber
Truckee, CA
Sep 14, 2014 - 09:53pm PT
About two months early (or late) for a Pomarine. That's a juv. Parasitic. Should be migrating way out over the ocean, but we occasionally get 1-2 of this species and/or Long-taileds during migration. But they never hang around for a week like this! Pretty fun watching them dog the terns and gulls 'til they puke up their last meal.
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Sep 16, 2014 - 06:27pm PT
Bump! rescued from page 4 yet again...

back out in the field here in Costa Rica after a brief interlude in WA, NV and CA. There was a good bird waiting for me, a new Costa Rica twitch, though I've seen the bird in Panamá before...Striated Heron, it's like a gray version of Green Heron (they were lumped once upon a time, then un-lumped, or split, as they say).

Striated Heron in its element
Striated Heron in its element
Credit: little Z

Also saw some cute Buff-breasted Sandpipers, only my 2nd time for those, and a Glossy Ibis which is real rare in the southern part of the country, but best was a pair of Bat Falcons on the utility wire, very tame, cued up for the digiscope.

Credit: little Z


Credit: little Z

Credit: little Z

Credit: little Z

Credit: little Z

'nuf said
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Sep 16, 2014 - 08:22pm PT
OK, I want to see a Bat Falcon. !!!!!!! Quite a set of claws there! Heck even a Kestrel would make me pretty excited, as I've never seen one in Seattle.

Dave; I've always had a soft spot in my heart for Whistling/Tree Ducks. Is the Whistling Tree Duck a vagrant or introduced? You can see them in Walla Walla here in WA. I got excited as I innocently walked up to the enclosure in Pioneer park and from afar thought "That's a Tree Duck!". Given the cage around them ... well you know.

Funny how we here in Seattle get House Sparrows and Starlings. You get Nutmeg Mannikins, a slew of parrots, others ... and now Whistling Ducks?
john hansen

climber
Sep 16, 2014 - 10:30pm PT
Z those photo's are fantastic.

I believe this is a 'rice bird'. Introduced and spreading in Hawaii. The size of a bushtit , they travel in small flocks feeding on any grain type of grass.

Credit: john hansen
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Sep 17, 2014 - 08:03pm PT
DeeEe;

Tony set me straight complete with distribution maps: The Whistling Duck was in SE Az! That is too cool, as was BobDa's brid seeking drone joke.

I think a few more of us might be in for SE Az in the Spring. I might have to plead that someone guides me up Ewephoria, though. OK, I'll get in shape and lead that 5.6(?).

Darwin
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Sep 17, 2014 - 08:26pm PT
Darwin,

when I saw the BBWD's, first I heard them coming in, it was the crazy whistling sound that caught my attention. I looked up and saw 10 or 12 flying in. The sound was like nothing I'd ever heard. they disappeared and a few minutes later I saw the one sitting with the Coots. Wow, super cool.

De
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Sep 17, 2014 - 08:38pm PT
Fall migration has been pretty weak so far but a couple of good birds showing up.

Last week we had a couple of Virginia's Warblers in different parks. I/we found one of them at Mile Square. It took quite a while to really make sure as it was staying at the very tops of the trees. We had 12 of OC's finest looking and I'm not sure I could have found it alone, probably not.

The day before yesterday the big score was a Bay-breasted Warbler! I went over there (Marina View Park) and a bunch of the hotties showed up but no go (we were late, 12 noonish). In the morning I went back and 2 of my local buddies had returned. After 20 minutes I spotted it!!! Stoked!

I couldn't get the perfect shot but.....

Credit: dee ee

Credit: dee ee

Credit: dee ee

In the afternoon I was watching the tele with my boy and got up to grab a beer. Lo and behold there was a Spotted Dove on the lawn in the backyard. I ran for the camera but it was gone.

dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Sep 17, 2014 - 08:53pm PT
Oh, I forgot to spray, I mean "say."

We did have a Yellow-crowned Night Heron (juvy) and the Solitary Sandpipers returned as well.

Credit: dee ee

Credit: dee ee
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Sep 17, 2014 - 08:55pm PT
It's been a pretty good week!
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Sep 17, 2014 - 09:41pm PT
Awesome photos all,
scored me a turkey vulture this afternoon,
or is it a buzzard? ;-)
vulture
vulture
Credit: T Hocking
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Sep 19, 2014 - 11:08am PT
A little bump from Bosque del Apache this AM.

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
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Sep 19, 2014 - 03:30pm PT
I finally caught that "springtime in the desert" comment
Pencil me in.


Traveling together.

Male

Credit: dee ee

Female

Credit: dee ee
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Sep 20, 2014 - 02:04pm PT
Great stuff above everyone, I'm back in Taos and when to a few old places. Really great to be back home.
Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Just a few from today's catch.
Tony

Trad climber
Pt. Richmond, CA
Sep 20, 2014 - 04:40pm PT
Bob,

Cool Wiliamson's Sapsucker photos.I see that there is a juvenile female. Did you see the nest nearby?

Funny you should post photos of Williamson's Sapsuckers just as I am revising a paper about tool use by a WISA. Here is a sample photo.
Williamson's Sapsucker <br/>
Southeast of Lee Vinig
Williamson's Sapsucker
Southeast of Lee Vinig
Credit: Tony
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Sep 20, 2014 - 04:48pm PT
Yay Taos, wheee hoooo.
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Sep 21, 2014 - 08:48am PT
Tony the nest was nearby. Come to the big AZ birding trip next Spring.

Yes Dave it is good to be back. Home, start the new job in a few days.

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A
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