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little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
May 12, 2017 - 11:27pm PT
It's May 13, 2017 - Global Big Day is here (at least in Costa Rica), time to count birds!

http://ebird.org/ebird/globalbigday

count is already up to 1456 species.

good luck to all those counting.

Masked Woodswallow, from Australia (not on the list yet!)
Credit: little Z

first species recorded for the Global Big Day - Maned Duck (a male shown here, from Australia)
Credit: little Z
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
May 13, 2017 - 12:45pm PT
Standing on the patio I had huge lizard run right over my feet and into the garage at warp speed. That was odd I thought to myself. Then I turned my head and saw the answer.

Credit: StahlBro
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
May 13, 2017 - 04:25pm PT
Reilly...I feel your pain. :-)


Some from Global Big Day...these are from along the Rio Chama near Abiquiu, NM.

Broad-tailed Hummingbird
Broad-tailed Hummingbird
Credit: Bob D'A

Cedar Waxwing
Cedar Waxwing
Credit: Bob D'A

Ash-throated Flycatcher
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Credit: Bob D'A
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 13, 2017 - 04:44pm PT
Happy House Wren...
Credit: Reilly

I always think of them as plump little things but they know how to stretch
when they're singing.

Credit: Reilly
Zamfir

Trad climber
Danbury, CT
May 13, 2017 - 06:21pm PT
A couple of swallows from Muscoot Farm, Westchester County, NY

Credit: Zamfir
Credit: Zamfir
cyndiebransford

climber
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
May 13, 2017 - 11:30pm PT
Some good birding in Homer, Alaska today. The weather was not great, 41 degrees, drizzle and wind.
bald eagle
bald eagle
Credit: cyndiebransford
fox sparrow
fox sparrow
Credit: cyndiebransford
golden-crowned sparrow
golden-crowned sparrow
Credit: cyndiebransford
orange-crowned kinglet
orange-crowned kinglet
Credit: cyndiebransford
wandering tattler
wandering tattler
Credit: cyndiebransford
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
May 14, 2017 - 08:59pm PT
RE Tony's Fork-tailed Storm Petrel: In the many years I lived in the Bay Area (Avenues in SF and Berkeley) I don't think I ever heard of and certainly never saw any Petrels in the bay. I wasn't much of a birder back then, though.

As always thanks and in awe of all the post. Cool Tattler!

These are from this Spring all in Montlake fill in Seattle and would have to fall under the catagory of OK photos of very common birds, at best.

Credit: Darwin
Least SP

Credit: Darwin
Golden-crowned Sparrow.

Credit: Darwin
Marsh Wren. Cheery sounding little effers.

Credit: Darwin
Savanah S. One of the first signs of Spring here.
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
May 15, 2017 - 01:20pm PT
Latest yard visitor

Credit: StahlBro
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 15, 2017 - 02:39pm PT
Credit: mouse from merced
Look me in the eye and say that.
Tony

Trad climber
Pt. Richmond, CA
May 18, 2017 - 10:54pm PT
Should have some good birds to post in a few weeks after our (Yvonne, Darwin, and me) trip to Adak in the Aleutians. The last few days it has been crawling with Bramblings plus an Eyebrowed Thrush, Yellow and White Wagtails. Laysan Albatross from land. Glad we have an East Asian birds book.

Around here, our local Osprey nest is coming along. Here is a screenshot while the second chick was only partway out of its egg. The mother was removing part of the broken egg.
Credit: Tony

Here is a video clip from then. The background track is the wine tasting bar below with live music.


This is the two nestlings being fed yesterday. They are progressing well. It will be amazing to see them when we return 3 weeks from now.




Delhi Dog

climber
Good Question...
May 19, 2017 - 05:28am PT
Man I love this thread!
That broad tailed HB is wild!

a link if you didn't know about it (but I'm sure most of you do)
http://avibase.bsc-eoc.org/avibase.jsp

So I'm headed back home (truckee) in 2 weeks for the summer.
With all the snow I'm curious how the birds have been up in that area.

Willoughby I know you're around those parts, any noticeable change this year so far?

Hey Mouse, you may not know this but that rock pigeon you have there is the most widespread, common bird on the planet-supposedly...they're like flying rats around here.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
May 19, 2017 - 10:04am PT
Credit: donini
Credit: donini
Credit: donini
Hello from Patagonia
BrassNuts

Trad climber
Save your a_s, reach for the brass...
May 20, 2017 - 07:47am PT
A pair of Vermillion Flycatchers for a Saturday morning...
Male Vermillion Flycatcher, Percha Dam State Park NM, March 2017
Male Vermillion Flycatcher, Percha Dam State Park NM, March 2017
Credit: BrassNuts
Mrs. VF
Mrs. VF
Credit: BrassNuts
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 20, 2017 - 09:50am PT
Climbing related - Alpine Chough at Montenvers!

"Sup?  Yeah, the ankle bracelets suck, but I'm still on parole."
"Sup? Yeah, the ankle bracelets suck, but I'm still on parole."
Credit: Reilly
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
May 20, 2017 - 10:09am PT
wow - have not checked ST for a long time. Lots of nice images here!

Some juvenile Bald Eagles

Credit: Mike Bolte
Credit: Mike Bolte
Credit: Mike Bolte
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
May 20, 2017 - 05:47pm PT
Mike Bolte, back with a bang! You are the man for raptors in flight.

Can't wait to see the photos from Tony and Darwin's Adak adventure. You must have run into a few BIg Year birders, or are you doing a Big Year?

Great backyard birds StalBro, I can see you're always ready with the camera.

Of course Donini's condor trumps all comers, if that was a backyard bird.

I'll be posting Australian birds for years to come, still not done editing photos.

little gems of the Australian outback, Splendid Fairy-Wren, male.
Credit: little Z
Credit: little Z


Tony

Trad climber
Pt. Richmond, CA
May 20, 2017 - 11:30pm PT
We're still in Anchorage and fly to Adak tomorrow. Getting pretty excited. No Big Years for us, but I suspect there will be some out there since this is the best time for spring vagrants, although fall is better. There seem to be about 5 Asian passerine species around the past couple of days. They may be gone, but there is supposed to west winds coming up which may blow some Asian migrants our way. We have our provisions packed. Fortunately, they allow 3 checked bags per person which will include our cooler. Here is a Brambling flock a couple of days ago.
Credit: Frank Haas
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 21, 2017 - 06:53am PT
Bramblings? meh, saw them from a living room in Seattle! :-)
But a flock? Whoa! Have a great trip, Tony! Deathly jealous. I so want a Temminck's Stint!
Keep a death grip on yer barf bag going to Adak. ;-)
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
May 21, 2017 - 02:27pm PT
Welcome back Mike.

A few from southern AZ.

Broad-billed Hummingbird
Broad-billed Hummingbird
Credit: Bob D'A

Vermilion Flycatcher
Vermilion Flycatcher
Credit: Bob D'A

Gambel's Quail
Gambel's Quail
Credit: Bob D'A

Summer Tanager
Summer Tanager
Credit: Bob D'A

Gila Woodpecker
Gila Woodpecker
Credit: Bob D'A
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
May 22, 2017 - 11:35am PT
A few more from a recent trip to southern AZ.

Black-headed Grosbeak
Black-headed Grosbeak
Credit: Bob D'A

Mexican Jay
Mexican Jay
Credit: Bob D'A

Redtail Hawk Kino Springs, AZ
Redtail Hawk Kino Springs, AZ
Credit: Bob D'A

Female Pyrrhuloxia
Female Pyrrhuloxia
Credit: Bob D'A


This one is for the experts?

This little dude has a weird tumor &#40;?&#41; just below his beak, li...
This little dude has a weird tumor (?) just below his beak, light was bad.
Credit: Bob D'A
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