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Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 4, 2014 - 03:32pm PT
Soy un famoso brujo - mia abuelita fue una Roma bohemiana con 'el ojo' y el lineaje continua en mio.
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Nov 4, 2014 - 03:40pm PT
so, stink eye runs in the family, I should have guessed as much :-)
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Maestro, Ecosystem Ministry, Fatcrackistan
Nov 4, 2014 - 03:45pm PT
Eye Talion Sea Pigeons, lol!

They look confused and agitated!

DMT
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Nov 4, 2014 - 08:06pm PT
Hah! Thanks Rob.


Yes the Pipit is hangin'.
Plan B

Ice climber
SoCal
Nov 4, 2014 - 08:47pm PT
Thanks Dave! for the Pipit info.

Drove strait to Yorba Pk after work, and saw it. OC birder Mike H. and a couple others were looking at it.

Olive-backed Pipit


Saw the Cackling Goose too.
Cackling Goose
Cackling Goose
Credit: Plan B
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Nov 5, 2014 - 07:33am PT
Love the vid Steve.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Maestro, Ecosystem Ministry, Fatcrackistan
Nov 5, 2014 - 07:57am PT
Last evening at the Cosumnes River Preserve, Sacramento San Joaquin Delta, northern California...



DMT
10b4me

climber
Nov 6, 2014 - 02:47pm PT
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Credit: 10b4me
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 6, 2014 - 02:50pm PT
Great shot, Steve! Super light!



I got shut down by the pipit yesterday. |-/ I missed it by less than half
an hour. I thought I saw him in a tree just after I got there but it was
for two seconds, at best. Grrrrr....
10b4me

climber
Nov 6, 2014 - 06:02pm PT
Gracias, Reilly.
Plan B

Ice climber
SoCal
Nov 6, 2014 - 07:06pm PT
Thanks Dave. Still photos weren't working in the low light, so I tried the video button which worked much better.

Great shot 10b! Really nice.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Nov 6, 2014 - 09:12pm PT
10b, superb Kinglet shot, really great.

I was over there today looking for the Long-eared Owl for 3+ hours. Despite excellent beta and many other fine birders there I/we didn't find it. I don't think anyone got the Pipit or the Varied thrush or the Northern Parula as well.

Dang.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 6, 2014 - 10:01pm PT
That LEOW was hard to see even with someone pointing it out for me! That dude was full on camo!
If you didn't know which tree he was in fuggetaboutit! :-)
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 7, 2014 - 02:11pm PT
Credit: Reilly
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Nov 8, 2014 - 12:17pm PT
no Olive-backed Pipits here in my yard, yet, but did have a nice showing of small doves the other day, including a few Ruddy Ground-Doves that, until recently, were pretty rare in our area. Looks like they're the next lower elevation species to move up into the west side of the Central Valley where we live. Last year it was Yellow-headed Caracaras. White-fronted Parrots are becoming more common too. It's that global warming thing.

Ruddy Ground-Dove, male
Ruddy Ground-Dove, male
Credit: little Z

Common Ground-Dove
Common Ground-Dove
Credit: little Z

Inca Dove
Inca Dove
Credit: little Z

Inca Dove, out of the grass and into the Bouganvilleaa
Inca Dove, out of the grass and into the Bouganvilleaa
Credit: little Z

Tropical Kingbird looking regal despite perching next to the turd on t...
Tropical Kingbird looking regal despite perching next to the turd on the wire
Credit: little Z

Melodious Blackbird in the mango. This was an invader at one time, cam...
Melodious Blackbird in the mango. This was an invader at one time, came down from Nicaragua in the 1990s and swept right on through Costa Rica. It is now common just about everywhere in CR and is starting its spread through Panama.
Credit: little Z

Tony

Trad climber
Pt. Richmond, CA
Nov 8, 2014 - 12:26pm PT
Dave, Good work on the OB Pipit. I hope it decides to stay for the winter so I can see it in Jan. It turns out that there was also one that flew over during our Sicily trip. Our local guide, Andrea, heard it and rushed to get a view. He said it was the 16th record for Italy (his 13th!). I did hear it but of course had no idea what it was and didnít get a look.

That looks like an Aleutian Cackling Goose. Didn't know they ever made it that far south.

In an effort to balance the western balance. We just got back from a conference in DC. We managed a couple brief birding escapes, and since I have never birded in the NE, many of the common birds are lifers. Here are a few:
Carolina Wren, National Harbor, MD
Carolina Wren, National Harbor, MD
Credit: Tony

Fish Crows &#40;2 on the left&#41;, National harbor MD
Fish Crows (2 on the left), National harbor MD
Credit: Tony

Red-bellied Woodpecker, Great Falls NP, VA <br/>
We saw five woodpecker sp...
Red-bellied Woodpecker, Great Falls NP, VA
We saw five woodpecker species here.
Credit: Tony

Tufted Titmice, Great Falls NP, VA
Tufted Titmice, Great Falls NP, VA
Credit: Tony

Eastern Bluebird, Great Falls NP, VA
Eastern Bluebird, Great Falls NP, VA
Credit: Tony

Blue Jay, Great Falls NP, VA
Blue Jay, Great Falls NP, VA
Credit: Tony

Barred Owl, Great Falls NP, VA
Barred Owl, Great Falls NP, VA
Credit: Tony

Some others werenít lifers, but I had only seen one or a few. I had never seen flocks of White-throated Sparrow, for example
White-throated Sparrow, National Harbor, MD
White-throated Sparrow, National Harbor, MD
Credit: Tony

Swamp Sparrow, Great Falls NP, VA
Swamp Sparrow, Great Falls NP, VA
Credit: Tony

Northern Cardinal, National Zoo, DC
Northern Cardinal, National Zoo, DC
Credit: Tony
Northern Cardinal, National Zoo, DC
Northern Cardinal, National Zoo, DC
Credit: Tony

Black Vulture, Great Falls NP, VA
Black Vulture, Great Falls NP, VA
Credit: Tony

Here were a couple of rarities. Of course they were in the zoo.
Griffon Vulture, National Zoo, DC
Griffon Vulture, National Zoo, DC
Credit: Tony

Black Crake, National Zoo, DC
Black Crake, National Zoo, DC
Credit: Tony

A non-bird lifer.
Black Squirrel - actually a melanistic variant of Eastern Gray Squirre...
Black Squirrel - actually a melanistic variant of Eastern Gray Squirrel,
National Zoo, DC
Credit: Tony
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Nov 8, 2014 - 02:58pm PT

Great stuff, Tony!
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Nov 8, 2014 - 03:16pm PT
The last few days around Santa Cruz

Virginia Rail
Virginia Rail
Credit: Mike Bolte
Says Phoebe
Says Phoebe
Credit: Mike Bolte
Western Bluebird
Western Bluebird
Credit: Mike Bolte
Rock Wren on a rock - pretty unusual for these parts
Rock Wren on a rock - pretty unusual for these parts
Credit: Mike Bolte
BrassNuts

Trad climber
Save your a_s, reach for the brass...
Nov 8, 2014 - 07:56pm PT
Great new pics on the last few pages everybody! Not sure if people might want to play, but a couple of years ago I posted some "guess the eye" pics and now I have some from this year if you are keen to ID the boids from just the eye pics below. I'll post more if there is interest in the "game" (winner gets?? ;-)
#1
#1
Credit: BrassNuts
#2
#2
Credit: BrassNuts
#3
#3
Credit: BrassNuts
#4
#4
Credit: BrassNuts
Willoughby

Social climber
Truckee, CA
Nov 8, 2014 - 08:06pm PT
My guesses:
Canada Goose
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Yellow-breasted Chat
Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher
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