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Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Nov 30, 2014 - 05:52pm PT
Bushtit in the last light of the day
Bushtit in the last light of the day
Credit: Mike Bolte
This was convenient. I've been trying to get a Marbled Murrelet for th...
This was convenient. I've been trying to get a Marbled Murrelet for the county and have been unsuccessful. This peregrine was kind enough to bring one by
Credit: Mike Bolte
Credit: Mike Bolte
Credit: Mike Bolte
This poor guy was not feeling well.
This poor guy was not feeling well.
Credit: Mike Bolte
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Nov 30, 2014 - 08:07pm PT
Credit: dee ee
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Nov 30, 2014 - 08:11pm PT

Dee and Mike,

Awesome photos!
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Nov 30, 2014 - 08:23pm PT
Pintail
Pintail
Credit: Mike Bolte
Hermit Thrush
Hermit Thrush
Credit: Mike Bolte
Tony

Trad climber
Pt. Richmond, CA
Dec 2, 2014 - 11:40pm PT
Thanks to Darwin for the heads-up on the file "Pelican Dreams". I just managed to see it before the local run ended. As Darwin said, it's not quite a documentary, but is a nice little film. It wasn't overly schmaltzy and had some excellent footage of breeding colonies and some interesting archival footage of when the DDT/DDE effects on eggshells were being documented. I am old enough to have witnessed their former abundance as a surfer in SoCal and then see their decline, and then recovery after the DDT ban. It's worrisome to learn of the recent breeding failure over the last several years. Presumably this due to reductions in anchovies and sardines, their preferred food. I wonder if this might also be involved in the northern irruption of Blue-footed Boobies in central and northern CA this year?

Darwin certainly used "speaking role" and especially "star" very loosely for my brief appearance. "3.5 kilograms" was my entire line. A little quibble I have is that it would have been nice to show some of the other less well-known and charismatic aquatic bird species that were in care, even though it was focused on pelicans. Also a more photogenic casting choice for a volunteer rehaber would have been Yvonne:
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I was surprised I didn't get any good photos of pelicans during those days in the spa. I guess we were usually too swamped. Here are some of the Peruvian Brown Pelican cousins:
Peruvian Pelicans, Peruvian Boobies, Guanay Cormorant and Inca Terns 
...
Peruvian Pelicans, Peruvian Boobies, Guanay Cormorant and Inca Terns
Viņa del Mar, Chile
Credit: Tony

Glad to hear that the Gray Hawk is back in Carpinteria. It will nice to see it as an adult after its first winter there a couple of years ago.

As far as rarities around here, there is a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher in Half Moon Bay. I probably won't be able to see it, but maybe Mike B. can get there for some photos. There was also a possible Japanese Murrelet at Pt. Reyes, but no reports for a few days. That would have been a first NA record.
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Dec 3, 2014 - 07:40am PT
Great photos Dee, Mike and Tony.

Quick trip to Bosque del Apache, here are a few.

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 4, 2014 - 12:08pm PT
Did someone say Shag?


"WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? JUNIOR AND I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR HOURS!"



Somebody has a slight squirrel problem at their feeders...
Credit: Reilly
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Dec 4, 2014 - 01:54pm PT


They need a Yankee Flipper
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Dec 5, 2014 - 07:54am PT
Tenacious S!
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Dec 5, 2014 - 01:56pm PT
Credit: StahlBro
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Dec 6, 2014 - 08:25am PT
Credit: Darwin

Credit: Darwin

From yesterday and the same old venue for me. I think they both get a little better with clicking to expand.
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Dec 6, 2014 - 08:36pm PT
The Scissor-tailed Flycatcher at Halfmoon Bay

Credit: Mike Bolte
Credit: Mike Bolte
Credit: Mike Bolte
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 6, 2014 - 11:20pm PT
SWEET! I'll never forget my first one although it was far from CA.
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Dec 6, 2014 - 11:54pm PT
HFMOG ^^^

I can't believe there's a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher in Half Moon bay, and what Reilly said. Nice photos Mike.
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Dec 7, 2014 - 09:33am PT
Great shots Mike and Darwin, just a few from Bosque del Apache, NM

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A


Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Dec 7, 2014 - 09:11pm PT

There are purple berries planted around our gym because U. Washington's colors are purple and gold. The C. Waxwings love them! It was all I could do to select just one photo. Thanks Bob ^^^.

Credit: Darwin
john hansen

climber
Dec 7, 2014 - 09:34pm PT
Credit: john hansen
Credit: john hansen

These are photo's I took a while back..

American golden plover? , I think,, Elkhorn Slough.

Could be a Pacific Golden Plover? But ,,, Probably not.

Birding,,,,,, Go figure..

I love it.

They had a Red shank's here in Hawaii.
Delhi Dog

climber
Good Question...
Dec 7, 2014 - 11:25pm PT
Thought I'd throw a question out for the birders in the hopes one of you have some advice+/or experience...
I'm thinking of buying a Sigma 50-500 lens for my Nikon D80

http://www.sigmaphoto.com/product/50-500mm-f45-63-apo-dg-os-hsm

http://www.amazon.com/Sigma-50-500mm-4-6-3-Telephoto-Cameras/dp/B0009F3MPQ

I've used the 150-500 and really like it, but I figured why not spring the extra $$ for the 50-500...?

Any advice/thoughts would be welcomed.

thanks
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Dec 8, 2014 - 07:21am PT
I'd be interested in people's experience with this lens or the Tamron equivalent. None other than Verm gave it a pretty good review.

https://photographylife.com/my-one-night-stand-with-the-tamron-150-600mm

This is another competent review of that genre:

http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2014/01/tamron-150-600-telezoom-shootout
10b4me

climber
Dec 8, 2014 - 07:54am PT
If it were me, I would go with the Tamron. I have the older 200-500mm(f5-f6.3)lens, and like it a lot. Just my .02.
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