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john hansen

climber
Dec 10, 2014 - 06:34pm PT
Hey Dee, what's the big year record for OC?


Willoughby, you know your birds. Here is another shot of the same plover in flight. Sibley's shows... "Black axillaries unique" Thanks.



Credit: john hansen
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Dec 10, 2014 - 06:57pm PT
John, it's close to 334, I'm not sure exactly. Tom (Ford-Hutchison) and Tom (Benson)were right there last year in their dual/duel attempts to break the record. Ford-Hutchison had one uncomfirmed bird, a Chimney Swift, I think, that kept him from the record.

Those guys are the real deal, a couple of the best birders in the US.

If I had every bird I went after this year I would be pretty close. I missed quite a few, between 10 and 20.

Oh well, it ain't over yet.





Yes the black axillaries! The Pacific Golden Plover gave me fits this year!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 10, 2014 - 07:08pm PT
Nice, John, now you tell us about the black axillaries after you con me into embarrassing myself!
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Dec 10, 2014 - 07:09pm PT
A good photo day today. Although the red-breasted Nuthatch pissed me off. He was 15' directly overhead and I just couldn't get him in the frame. Bugger!

Credit: dee ee

Credit: dee ee

Credit: dee ee

Credit: dee ee

Redheads are trouble.

Credit: dee ee

TV dinner.

Credit: dee ee
Timid TopRope

Social climber
the land of Pale Ale
Dec 10, 2014 - 07:16pm PT
Holy cow amazing life and death dee ee and congrats on getting over 300 in Orange County.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Dec 10, 2014 - 07:18pm PT
Thanks, I can't believe it myself!

2 more.

Credit: dee ee

Credit: dee ee


I also made a futile attempt for Zone-tailed Hawk this afternoon, not even one turkey Vulture.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 11, 2014 - 10:32am PT
WHOA!!!!!!

Owls can swim?

And pretty well apparently.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Dec 11, 2014 - 12:15pm PT
Cool, he looks pretty casual about it!

Get to beach, dry off, it's all good.
Tork

climber
Yosemite
Dec 11, 2014 - 12:17pm PT
Credit: Tork
10b4me

climber
Dec 11, 2014 - 04:24pm PT
Pine Siskin
Pine Siskin
Credit: 10b4me
White Crowned Sparrow
White Crowned Sparrow
Credit: 10b4me
Coopers Hawk
Coopers Hawk
Credit: 10b4me
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Dec 11, 2014 - 07:30pm PT
Great photos above, thanks.

A few from the last couple of days.

Mountain Chickadee
Mountain Chickadee
Credit: Bob D'A

I think it's a Bald Eagle :-&#41;
I think it's a Bald Eagle :-)
Credit: Bob D'A




mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 12, 2014 - 03:07am PT
Hawk on the wind.
Hawk on the wind.
Credit: mouse from merced
A Rider of the Storm.
A Rider of the Storm.
Credit: mouse from merced
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Dec 12, 2014 - 08:47am PT
Great photos above!

Yesterday I tried for Scott's Oriole at the Ramakrishna Monastery, no luck. But, I did get a Varied Thrush in a location they've never been.

Credit: dee ee

Credit: dee ee

Credit: dee ee

Credit: dee ee
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Dec 12, 2014 - 01:19pm PT
Great Photos Dee, here are a few from today.

Got this Ladder Back Woodpecker along the Rio Grande. A little north for this fella.


Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A



little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Dec 13, 2014 - 05:22am PT
Wow, the photos here have been taken up a notch. Great stuff everyone.

We knocked off all the Dominican endemics yesterday with the Ridgway's Hawk (closely related to Red-shouldered). That's 30 out of 31 for Hispaniola Island. We missed the Gray-crowned Palm-Tanager, which is confined to Haiti, and we're not going there.
We're in chill mode now for our last 2 days. We're at Los Haitises NP where there is actually some climbing on these funky limestone towers.
Have a story to tell about Ashy-faced Owl, Vodoo, and a 2 foot long knife but it'll have to wait until I can type on a real keyboard instead of this bogus little iPod.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 13, 2014 - 10:09am PT
Boy, luv me some Vodou stories! Can't wait! I also can't wait to know why the Ashy-faced is
considered a distinct species.

signed, The Lumper
the museum

climber
Dec 13, 2014 - 06:32pm PT
Experts:

Is this a Harlan's? seen him twice on the same post in two different years.

Note the slate tail.

Sorry on the fuzzy..

Not a rough leg- taken in April. Rough legs gone from this lat at 45.5...
Not a rough leg- taken in April. Rough legs gone from this lat at 45.5N...
Credit: the museum

the museum
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Dec 14, 2014 - 05:44pm PT
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/14/birds-ears-hear-external_n_6314760.html
Delhi Dog

climber
Good Question...
Dec 14, 2014 - 09:13pm PT
^^ Interesting thanks!

Not sure if this has been shared or noticed by anyone here yet...

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/12/11/370087804/birds-of-a-feather-arent-necessarily-related

Delhi Dog

climber
Good Question...
Dec 14, 2014 - 10:45pm PT
A couple from a trip back in Oct.

White-capped Redstart <br/>
White-capped Redstart

Credit: Delhi Dog

Crested Kingfisher
Crested Kingfisher
Credit: Delhi Dog

Stork Billed Kingfisher
Stork Billed Kingfisher
Credit: Delhi Dog

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