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Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Nov 8, 2014 - 08:19pm PT
Boom!
BrassNuts

Trad climber
Save your a_s, reach for the brass...
Nov 8, 2014 - 08:27pm PT
Good job Willoughby! But I'm not sure it's fair if you play :-) However, maybe for extra credit you can name these feet? (or anyone else...)
Feet #1
Feet #1
Credit: BrassNuts
Feet #2
Feet #2
Credit: BrassNuts
Feet #3
Feet #3
Credit: BrassNuts
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Nov 8, 2014 - 09:50pm PT
Don't you just love going somewhere new? It's even better for a dilettante birder like myself (little harsh, but not much). Imagine DC's Rock Creek Park during migration when the warblers are coming though. One of these years! First S. Arizona, though.

Thanks Tony.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Nov 9, 2014 - 07:33pm PT
On the feet.....no coots.
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Nov 9, 2014 - 08:08pm PT
No geese, no ducks and no woodpeckers. We are narrowing it down Dee ee!
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Nov 9, 2014 - 08:17pm PT
Great stuff above everyone...thanks.

Merlin, southern Colorado today.

Merlin <br/>
Merlin

Credit: Bob D'A
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Nov 10, 2014 - 12:01pm PT
When to the San Luis Valley and managed to do a new 12b in honor of my good friend Dave Pegg who sadly took his life this past weekend.

When to one of my safe places (Monte Vista NWR) after climbing and just enjoyed the beauty.

Sandhill Cranes

Credit: Bob D'A

And this guy?

Credit: Bob D'A
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Nov 10, 2014 - 03:17pm PT
Sorry, I've got no good bird shots or answers to Dave's very difficult bird foot photo challenge.

I've been out every day for a week pre-dawn, on every lead I can dig out of the intardnet birding world. I have multiple strike outs since and before the Pipit. Townsends Solitaire, Long-eared Owl, Brown Creeper, Parasitic Jaeger, Rose-ringed Parakeet, Swamp Sparrow, oh, and top secret....Ring-necked Pheasant. We did get yet another Varied Thrush, irruption year?

We talked to a kid that found and had (in his hand) a baby Lesser Goldfinch caught in a spiders web, not this web.

Credit: dee ee
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Nov 10, 2014 - 04:22pm PT
Bob, wonderful photos. That Richardson's Merlin shot is field guide quality. The other raptor in your last set is a Ferruginous Hawk. Very sorry to hear about your friend Dave Pegg. Gald you could find some solace with the rocks and the birds.

Thanks Brassnuts for the fun quizzes. So, what does BN Productions produce? I googled it and only found an outfit that makes porno. That's not you, is it? Seriously, produce a calender. I'd buy one.

Dropped my camera on the concrete today. Wiped out the viewfinder screen. It still takes photos but can't tell what I'm shooting, and it is stuck in the last setting mode (can't see to make the changes!). This will be interesting if anything good shows up. Just started a week long field trip.

Darwin, did you get out to Neah Bay to see the Eurasian Hobby? Hope something good like that shows up next time I'm back in WA.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20388570
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Nov 10, 2014 - 05:10pm PT
Bob; To me, Sandhill Crane photos are a good tribute to a friend lost.

LittleZ; no I didn't go out there. My excuse was heading to the east side of the Cascades for climbing, although the steep columnar basal kicks my a$$. The weather all around here has been unsettled in the British understatement meaning of the word. The East Side had SPECTACULAR clouds and light his last weekend, but it had zilch for birds. It's still cool to see Magpies once again. On the other hand I hear that Neah Bay had the Coby, Tropical Kingbirds and a couple sparrows and warblers I've never ID'd before. That's not even mentioning pelagic and shore birds.

Willoughby

Social climber
Truckee, CA
Nov 10, 2014 - 05:16pm PT
BN, do more eyes, and I'll bow out. But do more; they're great shots (as are everybody else's)!! I don't think I can conjure too many guesses on those particular feet.

Small birds can definitely find themselves caught in spider webs, and there's a bunch of YouTube videos of hummers, warblers, and even decent-sized finches all ensnared. I'm told that fake Halloween web decoration stuff can trap a lot of birds too, so that's probably something to avoid.
QITNL

climber
Nov 10, 2014 - 06:48pm PT
Some of the most expensive birds in the world:





little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Nov 10, 2014 - 07:35pm PT
Some of the most expensive birds in the world:

OK, I'll bite, why?
QITNL

climber
Nov 10, 2014 - 07:41pm PT


Spending soars higher on relocation of Bay Bridgeís birds

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Spending-soars-higher-on-relocation-of-Bay-5786778.php

Cute as they may appear, the double-crested cormorants and other birds that call the old Bay Bridge home are fast becoming a $30 million-plus headache.

But then, itís not really the birds themselves that are the problem....

Tony

Trad climber
Pt. Richmond, CA
Nov 10, 2014 - 08:16pm PT
From the above story:
By our calculations, that would bring bridge spending on the various protected birds to more than $33 million ó which ainít chicken feed.

Waah!

Let's see, it's been 25 years since the earthquake and the total cost has been $6.4 billion. I would say $33 million(0.5%) is "chicken feed". They have another 5 months before next nesting season.
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Nov 10, 2014 - 08:25pm PT
My new pest control partner. For a few weeks at least.

Kestrel
Kestrel
Credit: TGT
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 10, 2014 - 09:16pm PT
So those aren't baby Velociraptor feet upthread?
BrassNuts

Trad climber
Save your a_s, reach for the brass...
Nov 11, 2014 - 08:39am PT
I figured the feet pictures were a pretty tall challenge, but I wanted to see if we could stump Willoughby ;-) I would have been amazed if someone got those (1-Western Wood Peewee, 2-Verdin, 3-Cassin's Vireo). Anyway, more eye pics below for anyone who wants to play on a snowy (here at least) day.

little Z - I only do "bird porn" and other photo/video samples on my side business website:
http://dvisionproductions.com/
Sorry to hear your camera took a digger, sounds like bad timing :-( I actually do produce a calendar every year, I'd be happy to share a thumbnail of the images for this year's calendar once I compile it over the next week or two...

Now, onto more eyes :-)
#1
#1
Credit: BrassNuts
#2
#2
Credit: BrassNuts
#3
#3
Credit: BrassNuts
#4
#4
Credit: BrassNuts
ClimbingOn

Trad climber
NY
Nov 11, 2014 - 09:02am PT
#1: No idea.

#2: Allen's Hummingbird.

#3: Purple Finch.

#4: Catbird?
BrassNuts

Trad climber
Save your a_s, reach for the brass...
Nov 11, 2014 - 09:41am PT
Sorry ClimbingOn, nice try but no hits... Next contestant please. Bonus foot pic for the 'hard core':
Who am I?
Who am I?
Credit: BrassNuts
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