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john hansen

climber
Oct 10, 2014 - 11:49pm PT
Those are some great shot's Dave. Pretty slim birding on the east side but got a few. No pic's worth posting , but got a, American Avocet, Bewick's wren and Brown Creeper today.


About 80 for the trip , so far.

You guys are hard to keep up with, but I will keep posting my questionable ID photos here.

Aloha
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Oct 11, 2014 - 08:26am PT
Eared Grebe

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Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 11, 2014 - 09:19am PT
BN, the Lazuli and the backlit Cordilleran are BIG TIME!
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Oct 11, 2014 - 10:01am PT
Great stuff/photos above.

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Oct 11, 2014 - 11:01am PT
Beautiful stuff for sure. Cool owl! Owls are always so cool to see.
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Oct 11, 2014 - 12:56pm PT
It was totally Hitchcockian, but more in a Mr Rogers sort of way

you're killin' me Reilly

saw this today, which was totally Hitchcockian, period. Especially once there were about 25 of them. There was armadillo sauce flyin' everywhere

clean-up crew &#40;Black Vultures&#41;
clean-up crew (Black Vultures)
Credit: little Z

now that I've posted a bird photo, I can get on to the real treat of the day, which was a bonus taxa. Had a Grison pop out of the grass on the roadside this morning right next to me. I stood still and he got to within about 10 feet of me before he figured out I might be too much trouble to subdue and slinked off again. The funniest part was that just seconds later this fat little Rice Rat goes bouncing across the road. Saved! I got out my camera and was able to get the Grison back by kissing the back of my hand to make squeaky noises - a good trick for calling in predators of all sorts (like hawks, especially Accipiters - there, back to birds again).

did you call me? show me something to eat, or you're in trouble
did you call me? show me something to eat, or you're in trouble
Credit: little Z

a better photo from the web, the essence of Grison  &#40;http://www.re...
a better photo from the web, the essence of Grison (http://www.regua.co.uk/newsarchive2009.html)
Credit: little Z

great photos everyone.


Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 11, 2014 - 01:06pm PT
I'm going out on a limb here and will assume that Grison don't give a sh#t.
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Oct 11, 2014 - 03:49pm PT
^^Exactly my thought Reilly!
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Oct 11, 2014 - 04:47pm PT
Wow, that Grison is cool, never heard of them. It looks like a bad-ass Wolverine.

Birds, I love BN's Gray Catbird. That was a one day wonder this year in OC. Only one guy saw and got a photo. We were all over the park a couple hours after the sighting and until days later. There is one at Chiriaco Summit right now that the Inland Empire dudes are all excited about. I might have to go.

Bob, great Marsh Wren! That is a hard bird to get a good shot of!

Willoughby, that is a great Long-eared shot. That is one of my current goals but the recent wildfire in Silverado closed access to the best LEOW spot until 7/2015. I may have to hike up and bivvy in another location that I suspect is good for all owls, Yager Mesa. It is one of the only old growth areas left in the Santa Anas, never been burnt or logged.
MH2

climber
Oct 11, 2014 - 05:35pm PT
Birds. Winner of Best ST neighborhood, 2014.
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Oct 11, 2014 - 05:49pm PT
^^ 100% agreement here with that sentiment!
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Oct 11, 2014 - 06:11pm PT
There are no bad-vibes on the Bird thread.

How lucky are we?
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Oct 11, 2014 - 07:38pm PT
Really cool Little Z ...edit...Prairie Falcon on the way to Colorado today.

Credit: Bob D'A
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Oct 12, 2014 - 08:13am PT
The only thing better than one Long Eared Owl would be two Long Eared Owls.

Took this in PA last winter.

Credit: Bob D'A
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Oct 13, 2014 - 08:17am PT
Young Common Black Hawk, Bosque del Apache, southern NM.

Credit: Bob D'A
john hansen

climber
Oct 13, 2014 - 07:01pm PT
I believe this is a Juvenile Sharp shinned Hawk.


Credit: john hansen


And here is another one I hope might be a jaeger. Salton sea, chasing a gull and diving down while the gull kept going.


Credit: john hansen


Credit: john hansen


And while we are on the ID trail..

How about this one, Cactus wren? Some type of Thrasher?

Fall is much different from Spring,,





Credit: john hansen



Thanks for the help.

Tony

Trad climber
Pt. Richmond, CA
Oct 14, 2014 - 03:03pm PT
Here are a few shots from our last few days in Sicily. We are now staying on the flanks of Mt. Etna. hope to see some more mountain birds over the next two days. Tonight we finally managed to see a Eurasian Scops Owl in flight after hearing many of them.

Common Redshank, Trapani Saltpans
Common Redshank, Trapani Saltpans
Credit: Tony

Greater Flamingo, Trapani Slatpans
Greater Flamingo, Trapani Slatpans
Credit: Tony

Slender-billed Gull, Trapani Slatpans
Slender-billed Gull, Trapani Slatpans
Credit: Tony

Eurasian Spoonbill, Trapani Slatpans
Eurasian Spoonbill, Trapani Slatpans
Credit: Tony

Common Kingfisher, Cefalu
Common Kingfisher, Cefalu
Credit: Tony

Spanish Sparrow, Custanoci
Spanish Sparrow, Custanoci
Credit: Tony

Crag Martin, Petralia Sottana &#40;?&#41;
Crag Martin, Petralia Sottana (?)
Credit: Tony

Western Jackdaws, Randazzo
Western Jackdaws, Randazzo
Credit: Tony

Short-toed Treecreeper, Sperlinga
Short-toed Treecreeper, Sperlinga
Credit: Tony
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Oct 14, 2014 - 05:30pm PT
Nice Tony, love that Kingfisher.
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Oct 14, 2014 - 06:00pm PT
excellant stuff Tony. Thanks for posting up while you're in the thick of it.

John, for your id requests:

I'd say Coop for that Accipiter on the utility pole: it has pretty stout legs and a head that looks pretty big relative to body size.

Sure looks and sounds like a jaeger, but I can't nail the species. The second photo hints at Long-tailed with the thin wings and lack of prominent white primnary shafts. Have to mull that one a bit.

Last one is a Rock Wren.

Also, while I'm in the "id prick" mode, Brassnuts, that Cordilleran Flycatcher looks a lot like an Eastern Phoebe.

thanks to all, and keep it comin'
john hansen

climber
Oct 14, 2014 - 07:34pm PT
Great shots Tony.


Thanks for the help Little Z. I am only on the Mainland a few weeks a year so not real good with ID's. That's why I take a lot of crappy photo's with the hope I get something.. glad you agree that it is most likely a Jaeger.

And a rock wren in a hole in the rock at JTNM. Makes sense. I have only seen one other, they are pretty big compared to most wrens except the Cactus.

Here is a Northern Harrier. I saw him fly off and the white on the tail was obvious.


Credit: john hansen


And a Loggerhead Shrike



Credit: john hansen

Blue Grey Gnat actcher





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Great tailed Grackle

Credit: john hansen
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