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Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Nov 15, 2014 - 03:22pm PT
Parasitic Jaegers going after an Elegant Tern

Credit: Mike Bolte
Credit: Mike Bolte
BrassNuts

Trad climber
Save your a_s, reach for the brass...
Nov 15, 2014 - 03:25pm PT
little Z shoots and scores 3x for 15 birdman points! :-) Good job. Below is another batch of four eye shots for another round. Sorry your camera is goofing up - that's a cool Gray Hawk nonetheless :-)
Round 3, #1
Round 3, #1
Credit: BrassNuts
#2
#2
Credit: BrassNuts
#3
#3
Credit: BrassNuts
#4
#4
Credit: BrassNuts
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Nov 16, 2014 - 12:14pm PT
BN, those eye shots are hard!

I especially like the top one above.

Good shots upthread. I got Parasitic Jaeger from Newport Pier last Monday for OC year #310. It took 3 visits to the pier, not super fun squinting into my old telescope in the dawn (cloudy) light. I even got a parking ticket one day, $58. I missed getting back to the car in time by minutes.

Yesterday we had our long awaited field trip to the Starr Ranch where we struck out on both Scott's Oriole and a Brown Creeper. Everyone was disappointed.

I broke my camera and am awaiting warranty decision.

Unfortunately I'm going to San Clemente Island tomorrow and won't have it.
Maybe Jake will lend me his.
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Nov 16, 2014 - 01:11pm PT
#2...Red-Bellied Woodpecker?


#3...Red-breasted Woodpecker or Vermilion Flycatcher?

Credit: Bob D'A


Another Evening Grosbeak shot, just love these happy little birds.
BrassNuts

Trad climber
Save your a_s, reach for the brass...
Nov 16, 2014 - 07:16pm PT
Bob scores 5 birdman points for #3 - Vermillion Flycatcher! Judges will not penalize this time for the double guess/answer posted ;-)
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Nov 16, 2014 - 08:05pm PT
Snowy Plover
Snowy Plover
Credit: Mike Bolte
Rock Wren - unusual for Santa Cruz
Rock Wren - unusual for Santa Cruz
Credit: Mike Bolte
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Nov 17, 2014 - 05:06pm PT
The birds are just spectacular at Colusa NWR right now!!

Wish I had a better camera.


Night Heron are bigger than I thought!
Credit: survival










Credit: survival









Credit: survival









Credit: survival








dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Nov 19, 2014 - 03:42pm PT
I just got back from San Clemente Island. I was bummed without a camera. I could have had killer shots of Chukar, Varied Thrush, Bell's Sparrow and others.

Apparently Chukar was introduced many years ago as a game bird and has thrived, they are very tame as well. It is the only place in LA County you can get Chukar.

I guess I wasn't that surprised to see another Varied Thrush, they are popping out all over the place, irruption year.
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Nov 19, 2014 - 04:01pm PT
I'd love to see a Varied Thrush!

We are having a Red-Breasted Nuthatch irruption here.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 19, 2014 - 04:30pm PT
As an old Seattleite it is hard to get excited about Varied Thrushes.
They're nice enough but not exactly Olive-backed Pipits!

Dee, how did you get to go to San Clemente? The Navy wouldn't let you
bring a camera because of the 'top secret' holes in the ground from
naval bombardment?
Willoughby

Social climber
Truckee, CA
Nov 19, 2014 - 04:33pm PT
Central Valley Bird Symposium is this weekend, and I'll be there leading some tours. Should be ducky (if rainy).

If anybody's going to be there, find me and say howdy! http://www.2013cvbs.org
10b4me

climber
Nov 19, 2014 - 04:41pm PT
Hermit Thrush
Hermit Thrush
Credit: 10b4me
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Nov 21, 2014 - 05:11pm PT
This was our second year testing on the power plant on San Clemente Island. It's a mega easy job but because of safety regs we have to have 2 peeps on site. That means plenty of time for birding. They let us bring cameras, if I had one........but....as of yesterday I do have a new camera, a Canon SX 60 HS.


Got a Swamp Sparrow (#311) today, whee hoo, lifer. I looked for a couple of hours and gave up. I started to leave and went back for one more look and....yes.

Credit: dee ee

Credit: dee ee

Credit: dee ee
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Nov 21, 2014 - 08:52pm PT
Great stuff above...first one of the winter for me.
Credit: Bob D'A
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Nov 21, 2014 - 09:38pm PT
Speaking of winter, they just started showing up: From Monlake Fill on this morning's commute.


Credit: Darwin
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Nov 22, 2014 - 01:59am PT
well, it happened, had to shoot a rare bird with my busted camera. Luckily I got a reasonable shot - suitable for documentation only. And on the winter theme, the first to show up here this winter

Redhead - 4th record for Costa Rica. Lesser Scaup front and back
Redhead - 4th record for Costa Rica. Lesser Scaup front and back
Credit: little Z
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Nov 22, 2014 - 08:09am PT

It's funny that one person's rare bird is another's daily fare, although Redheads aren't that common here. Hey Z, I meant to compliment you on that scope shot of the Oystercatchers. Misaligned or not, I love the effect and may even capture it for my desktop. Royalties? ;-)



Darwin
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
From Panorama City, CA
Nov 22, 2014 - 06:04pm PT
From the Whitney cam
Credit: McHale's Navy
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Nov 22, 2014 - 09:43pm PT
We had our long awaited trip to Seal Beach NWR today. Good birds but nothing new for me this year. Afterwards we went by Bolsa Chica to salvage the day (for me) and got a Black Scoter (lifer) and a Common Goldeneye (for cty. yr.).

BLSC

Credit: dee ee

Distant COGO

Credit: dee ee

Ferruginous Hawk

Credit: dee ee

Green-tailed Towhee (first ever at Seal Beach NWR)

Credit: dee ee

BRPE

Credit: dee ee

Here comes the Peregrine Falcon!!!

Credit: dee ee
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 22, 2014 - 09:58pm PT
Good score and shot of the Towhee!
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