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Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 25, 2014 - 09:54am PT
Bob, nice juvie hummer!

Dee, don't beat yerself up, I've turned a few Least Sandipipers into
Long-toed Stints. But at least they were within hypothetical range (PNW). ;-)

And yer Osprey shot is COOL!
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Aug 25, 2014 - 10:23am PT
Connie Sidles, a birding person of note here in Seattle, pointed out a really good field mark to me for Purple Finches, but it's only on the females. Only the female Purple Finches have and obvious pale supercilium and submoustacial stripe. It forms what I call a bridle. I now look around for the females first. The other finches have the submoustacial stripe, but not teh supercilium. The one time I heard a Purple Finch sing, it stood out as something different to me before I could see it and had help identifying the bird.


I got my best and only non-ambiguous view of a Warbling Vireo Saturday on a climbing trip to Leavenworth. I know most of you think of them as common as dirt, and everyone around here seems to seem them a lot during migration, so it's been a source of frustration to me. I had to kind of talk myself into the one that I claimed for STBY (not proud of that!). Anyway we were having coconut water down by the river after climbing, and I as we left the car I grabbed my binocs, 'cause you never know what might popup. It was a good day and climbing was fun.

This should be a better image of the Grebe family.
http://173.160.158.251/postings/2014-08-04/post/grebs_se.jpg

(do any of you know how to imbed
<img src="http://173.160.158.251/postings/2014-08-04/post/grebs_se.jpg">
into a ST posting
so the image pops up without reformatting? The [img] syntax doesn't do it.

Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Aug 25, 2014 - 10:27am PT
CClarke

climber
La Paz, Bolivia
Aug 25, 2014 - 06:14pm PT
Nasca Booby:

Credit: CClarke

Marine Iguana:

Credit: CClarke
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Aug 25, 2014 - 06:17pm PT
Mmmmm, boobies.

My third to last good bird of the trip was this first year Ferruginous Hawk. It was right by the road, we were exiting Dinosaur Nat. Mon. via an obscure dirt road.

Credit: dee ee

Credit: dee ee

Beauty!
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Aug 25, 2014 - 08:42pm PT
Nice Dave!

Hope you guys are having a great trip.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 25, 2014 - 09:33pm PT
Berry nice Ferruginous, Dee!

There was a Nazca Bubby seen and photographed just off San Diego recently.
It seems it was just south of the border SO IT DIDN'T COUNT!
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Aug 26, 2014 - 01:55pm PT
Brewer's Blackbird hanging out at the Burger Barn in Bridgeport

hand over your burrito or else...
hand over your burrito or else...
Credit: little Z

Reilly, I see they are still debating that booby, it was less than a full adult, a plumage that is poorly known in both Masked and Nazca, and the fact that it may be a hybrid are all topics being discussed.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Aug 26, 2014 - 08:01pm PT
I finally got my first OC Cattle Egret! It was an epic search.
Mile Square Park-HB

Credit: dee ee

Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Aug 26, 2014 - 08:23pm PT
Back in Taos for a few days.

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Aug 27, 2014 - 06:22pm PT
A few more on the drive back to Socorro from Taos.

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A
Willoughby

Social climber
Truckee, CA
Aug 27, 2014 - 11:24pm PT
I realized something kooky the other day. Lewis' Woodpecker has been called the "Crow Woodpecker," and Clark's Nutcracker has been called the "Woodpecker Crow."

Think Lewis and Clark were aware of this???

Delhi Dog

climber
Good Question...
Aug 28, 2014 - 01:58am PT
Black winged stilts?
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Aug 28, 2014 - 08:05am PT
Delhi Dog...Black-necked Stilts. :-)
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Aug 29, 2014 - 11:35am PT
A few more after my bouldering session out at Box Canyon.

Northern Shrike??
Northern Shrike??
Credit: Bob D'A


Credit: Bob D'A


Credit: Bob D'A


Credit: Bob D'A
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Aug 29, 2014 - 06:19pm PT
BIRDING ALERT


Is anyone going to be in SE AZ next week?

I'm going Sept. 4 or 5 for a few days and hitting several/many of the best spots. The weather should be ideal with some thunderstorm activity.

Drop all your responsibilities and meet me for a few days or whatever you can manage.


Also, Tony and I should be hitting a few of the best OC spots earlier in the week. Call me or e-mail me. 714-492-2159

DE
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Aug 29, 2014 - 07:14pm PT
^^ How awesome would that be? I wish I could go to SE AZ.

"I realized something kooky the other day. Lewis' Woodpecker has been called the "Crow Woodpecker," and Clark's Nutcracker has been called the "Woodpecker Crow."

^^ Cool tidbit. Thanks!
cyndiebransford

climber
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
Aug 29, 2014 - 09:21pm PT
I saw my first Gray-cheeked Thrush today in Anchorage. No photos.
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Aug 30, 2014 - 12:29pm PT
Nice Cyndie would have loved to seen a photo.

Nice bouldering session today followed by birding higher up in the hills.

Red Faced Warbler and Gray/Hammond's Flycatcher...I think.
Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Aug 30, 2014 - 01:33pm PT
Congrats on the Gray-cheeked Thrush Cyndie. That is a good one.

Bob, love the Red-faced Warbler. Let's hook up on the 7th and 8th, I have to be back on the 9th. Think about where would be our best choice. I will call.
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