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Tony

Trad climber
Pt. Richmond, CA
Aug 8, 2017 - 02:03pm PT
Many Elegant Terns on SF Bay while taking the ferry.
Credit: Tony
I was hoping that might attract a Parasitic Jaeger or two, but no dice.

The other day we spent a nice evening drinking wine on the dock watching for an early flight by an Osprey juvenile.
Credit: Tony

The whole family was there
Credit: Tony

The juvenile finally took a spin and made a nice landing back on the nest.
Credit: Tony

Credit: Tony

A boat pulled up close to get a photo, flushing all 3 of them.
Credit: Tony
BrassNuts

Trad climber
Save your a_s, reach for the brass...
Aug 9, 2017 - 07:40am PT
Some recent June/July shots from around CO, great baby action lately!
Housekeeping.  Red-naped Sapsucker
Housekeeping. Red-naped Sapsucker
Credit: BrassNuts
Proud parent Wren in our front yard
Proud parent Wren in our front yard
Credit: BrassNuts
3 babies in our porch nest box checking out the big world out there
3 babies in our porch nest box checking out the big world out there
Credit: BrassNuts
Cedar Waxwing taking a quick break from bugging on S Boulder Creek
Cedar Waxwing taking a quick break from bugging on S Boulder Creek
Credit: BrassNuts
BG Gnatcatcher singing away
BG Gnatcatcher singing away
Credit: BrassNuts
Western Wood Peewee on the nest
Western Wood Peewee on the nest
Credit: BrassNuts
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 9, 2017 - 07:47am PT
WHOA! What is the background of the wren shot? Or did you 'cheat'? :-) It sure looks great, either way! (like they're all not great?)
BrassNuts

Trad climber
Save your a_s, reach for the brass...
Aug 9, 2017 - 08:21pm PT
Reilly, no cheating dude, Wren was in the shade, foilage about 20' behind the Wren was in the sun, expose for the Wren and Voila!
Credit: BrassNuts
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Aug 9, 2017 - 09:14pm PT
Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

Credit: Bob D'A

cyndiebransford

climber
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
Aug 9, 2017 - 09:27pm PT
I was traveling this summer for about 8 weeks. I stopped to birdwatch in many spots. Here a few of the better shots I took.
brewer's blackbird
brewer's blackbird
Credit: cyndiebransford
clay-colored sparrow
clay-colored sparrow
Credit: cyndiebransford
eastern kingbird
eastern kingbird
Credit: cyndiebransford
gray catbird
gray catbird
Credit: cyndiebransford
marbled godwit
marbled godwit
Credit: cyndiebransford
marsh wren
marsh wren
Credit: cyndiebransford
pacific slope flycatcher
pacific slope flycatcher
Credit: cyndiebransford
sharp-tailed grouse
sharp-tailed grouse
Credit: cyndiebransford
sprague's pipit
sprague's pipit
Credit: cyndiebransford
upland sandpiper
upland sandpiper
Credit: cyndiebransford
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 9, 2017 - 10:01pm PT
Incoming!

Credit: Reilly
BrassNuts

Trad climber
Save your a_s, reach for the brass...
Aug 12, 2017 - 06:42pm PT
Nice Parrot Reilly :-) A few more Red-naped Sapsucker shots, it was fun to watch their feeding behavior for about an hour that morning :-)
Bringing in some tasty red ants for the little ones
Bringing in some tasty red ants for the little ones
Credit: BrassNuts
Exit stage right...
Exit stage right...
Credit: BrassNuts
A beak full of grub/worm sorta things
A beak full of grub/worm sorta things
Credit: BrassNuts
Butt shot...
Butt shot...
Credit: BrassNuts
john hansen

climber
Aug 12, 2017 - 08:14pm PT
Hey Cyndie,, nice shots. Always fun to travel. Any of those Lifers for you?
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Aug 13, 2017 - 07:58pm PT
Credit: Bob D'A
Credit: Bob D'A


Credit: Bob D'A


A few from Taos NM in the past few days.
cyndiebransford

climber
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
Aug 13, 2017 - 08:12pm PT
John Hansen, I had quite a few life birds this summer. It was fun to bird in new places.

335. Clay-colored Sparrow
336. Tennessee Warbler
337. Brown-headed Cowbird
338. Bobolink
339. Eastern Kingbird
340. Upland Sandpiper
341. Franklin Gull
342. Western Kingbird
343. Sprague's Pipit
344. Gray Catbird
345. Sharp-tailed Grouse
346. Williamson's Sapsucker
347. American Redstart
348. Red-eyed Vireo
349. Ruffed Grouse
350. Blue Grouse
351. Black Swift
352. Vaux's Swift
353. Hammond's Flycatcher
354. Pacific Slope Flycatcher
355. Red Crossbill
cyndiebransford

climber
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
Aug 13, 2017 - 09:39pm PT
Birds and beaches today.
Credit: cyndiebransford
baldy and glaucous gull
baldy and glaucous gull
Credit: cyndiebransford
immature bald eagle
immature bald eagle
Credit: cyndiebransford
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Aug 15, 2017 - 10:10am PT
The Montlake Fill Osprey chicks fledged the day before yesterday.


Credit: Darwin

Credit: Darwin


More photos at
http://bigstupid.org/postings/2017-08-13-misc-birds/slideshow_htmls/P1020168.html
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 15, 2017 - 01:35pm PT
Had some quality time with Seymour today...

Credit: Reilly

Credit: Reilly

Did I mention that when I didn't hand over the cracker fast enough Seymour
flew up into my grill and grabbed my finger? Dood, learn some manners!
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Aug 15, 2017 - 03:02pm PT
Just picked up one of these Orion Grandview spotting scopes? Anyone have one?
Also got some camera phone attachment thingy that you can attach the Iphone to the eyepiece and record or take pictures of what you see through the scope too. Going To Kern River this week. I will let you know how the scope worked in case anyone is looking for one. It had good reviews.

http://www.telescope.com/Telescopes/Spotting-Scopes/Orion-GrandView-16-48x65mm-Waterproof-Zoom-Spotting-Scope/c/1/sc/16/p/103115.uts


http://www.theskyscrapers.org/orion-grandview-16-48x65mm-spotting-scope
limpingcrab

Trad climber
the middle of CA
Aug 15, 2017 - 04:48pm PT
You all have skills. Great stuff.

Credit: limpingcrab
Fresno City College museum. Apparently a hummingbird made her boyfriend into part of the nest and this is known to happen. Nature is neat.
Tony

Trad climber
Pt. Richmond, CA
Aug 15, 2017 - 06:57pm PT
Last weekend went on a pelagic trip from Half Moon Bay to the Farallons, which is always a wildlife bonanza. In the harbor there were hundreds of Brown Pelicans, Elegant Terns and Heermannís Gulls up from the south in their post-breeding dispersal.
Credit: Tony

Also in the harbor and nearshore were many Common Murres, including lots of pairs of chicks and their fathers. The young leave the nesting area well before being able to fly. Many of these had swum from the Farallons, 30 miles away!
Credit: Tony

Many groups of Red-necked Phalaropes were on their way to tropical waters.
It was nice to see lots of Cassinís Auklets, after they have had a rough couple of years, probably due to all the warm water off the Pacific Coast.
A juvenile (dark eye)
Credit: Tony
An adult (pale eye):
Credit: Tony

We saw numerous Tufted Puffins in the water and air and on the cliffs.
Credit: Tony

Again there was a Blue-footed Booby and Brown Booby in close proximity. They seem to be getting more common out here.
Credit: Tony

A Peregrine Falcon was on the same ledge system, probably feasting on Cassinís Auklets.
Credit: Tony

On the way back, there was a group of Black-footed Albatrosses, that were joined by a Laysan Albatross. These also seem to be getting more common. This is likely due to a couple of growing colonies off Mexico.
Credit: Tony

There were a lot of whale sightings, with Humpback, Gray and Blue Whales.
Credit: Tony
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Aug 15, 2017 - 07:22pm PT
Wow Tony, great stuff also all the other photos on this page.


Credit: Bob D'A


Credit: Bob D'A


Blue Grosbeaks, Taos, NM
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Aug 17, 2017 - 02:29pm PT
Credit: Bob D'A


Credit: Bob D'A


Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 19, 2017 - 12:44pm PT
Saw a immature N Wheatear at our campsite a 5200' above John Day, OR! We were 300 yds from our camp and I didn't have my camera!
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