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Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 28, 2017 - 08:41am PT
Some mutant Thick-billed Murre is my guess. The bill looks good tor it as does the plumage pattern - extending up the throat to a point. It looks like it swam onto some oil to me.
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Dec 4, 2017 - 03:26pm PT
Sorry, I missed the above reply. My in-the-field guess was Rhinoceros Auklet, and that's what a "local expert" came up with using my photo. I think the color of the lower bill and the vestige of the "horn" are the key points. I'm still confused by the pale breast. The pair of them looked healthy out in the water. I think the oil look is an artifact of my photo.


OK, gulls are difficult so I'll label this one. A Glaucous Gull showed up at Carkeek park and has been pretty big news here. The bike ride up there is a relatively level 20mi RT. It wasn't raining today (pea soup fog in the AM, though) and so biking is how got there, and I get to add it to my local hike and bike list.

I am so not a gull expert, and I was worried about picking it out on the beach. No worries, it stood out from the other gulls like a sore thumb.

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 6, 2017 - 03:12pm PT
Yeah, Darwin, I missed the bill protuberance and the way the Rhino’s wings make it look like it has fins on its back, sorta. I guess I thought the bill was too long for a Rhino too.

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BrassNuts

Trad climber
Save your a_s, reach for the brass...
Dec 6, 2017 - 08:09pm PT
More spring birds for a cold December day.
Red-bellied Pecker, TX
Red-bellied Pecker, TX
Credit: BrassNuts
Barred Owl with a tasty crawdad
Barred Owl with a tasty crawdad
Credit: BrassNuts
Female Summer Tanager, TX
Female Summer Tanager, TX
Credit: BrassNuts
Gray Catbird, TX
Gray Catbird, TX
Credit: BrassNuts
Magnolia Warbler, OH
Magnolia Warbler, OH
Credit: BrassNuts
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 10, 2017 - 11:50am PT
^^^^ Noice, as always!

This pretty much puts Taiwan off of my short list...
cyndiebransford

climber
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
Dec 10, 2017 - 08:51pm PT
Homer, Alaska
rainy, windy, 41 degrees
black-winged scoters
black-winged scoters
Credit: cyndiebransford
aluetian song sparrow
aluetian song sparrow
Credit: cyndiebransford
common goldeneye
common goldeneye
Credit: cyndiebransford
common loon
common loon
Credit: cyndiebransford
glaucous-winged gull
glaucous-winged gull
Credit: cyndiebransford
long-tailed duck
long-tailed duck
Credit: cyndiebransford
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Dec 11, 2017 - 04:15pm PT
nice contributions everyone.

here are some shots from recent time in the field. It's all birds that sit still, shooting-fish-in-a-barrel stuff, not like producing amazing images of something difficult like Magnolia Warbler!

Roadside Hawk, actually on a roadside fence
Credit: little Z

Boat-billed Heron
Credit: little Z

American Oystercatcher
Credit: little Z

Double-striped Thick-knee, another shorebird, but of a different ilk
Credit: little Z

Anhinga, male in prime breeding form
Credit: little Z
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 11, 2017 - 04:29pm PT
Boat-billed Heron, right up there on my bucket list with the Shoebill.

Would I be correct in thinking the Thick-knee doesn't migrate or only
does so vertically?
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Dec 11, 2017 - 04:34pm PT
Credit: Gnome Ofthe Diabase
shooting-fish-in-a-barrel stuff, not like producing amazing images of something difficult like Magnolia -Warbler!


The understatement 'round here !
its killen' me
little z, omFg, those as all your shares have me asking for a new and better tool,
because I believe you - Shooting Fish In A Barrel
Oh Please !
Credit: Gnome Ofthe Diabase
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Dec 12, 2017 - 05:41pm PT
I love all the above from the common to sublime.

Our normal winter fare, but for unsually beautiful late afternoon light. No photoshopping to enhance the colors:








limpingcrab

Trad climber
the middle of CA
Dec 18, 2017 - 03:29pm PT
Random question: How long does it take for birds to start coming to feeders? I set up 6 a couple days ago and I'm impatient
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 18, 2017 - 03:32pm PT
I'd wager that you forgot the blinking lights, right?
It's also winter, such as it is.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 19, 2017 - 05:45pm PT
Looking at bird tours of Ecuador. Surely this is 'shopped', como no?

Gotta be the Pinocchio Hummer.
Gotta be the Pinocchio Hummer.
Credit: Reilly
limpingcrab

Trad climber
the middle of CA
Dec 19, 2017 - 05:49pm PT
At the risk of looking stupid, I have to ask, is the blinking light thing a joke or does that actually attract birds.

We get more birds here in the valley in winter than we do in the summer when they all head up the mountains.


Edit: ^^^^ sword-billed hummingbird
Tony

Trad climber
Pt. Richmond, CA
Dec 19, 2017 - 07:35pm PT
One thing that is good at attracting birds is some sort of water feature. It is especially good if you can arrange a slow drip. Be sure to change, clean the water frequently, though to prevent disease.
WyoRockMan

climber
Grizzlyville, WY
Dec 19, 2017 - 07:42pm PT
Came upon this Buteo lagopus (Rough Legged Hawk) today on the way home from working. He had probably been hit by a vehicle as he had a broken wing. We helped move him off the road (Pro-Tip: Don't grab them like a chicken) and waited for F&G to take him to the vet.

Credit: WyoRockMan
Tony

Trad climber
Pt. Richmond, CA
Dec 19, 2017 - 07:47pm PT
Reilly,

I can attest that the Sword-billed HB was NOT photo-shopped. Here's a photo I took at Guango Lodge near Papallacta Pass in Ecuador. There was an unbelievable diversity of hummingbird species visiting their feeders.
Credit: Tony
Credit: Tony

Here's another improbable one - Long-tailed Sylth
Credit: Tony
Delhi Dog

climber
Good Question...
Dec 19, 2017 - 10:51pm PT
That is a wild looking HB! I wouldn't thought it would be growing donkey ears as well Reilly:-)
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Dec 24, 2017 - 09:15am PT
Tony, are we going to see any photos from your travels soon? No pressure. ;-)

I went over to Pt Townsend yesterday. The ferry ride is my version of a pelagic trip.

Ferry docking in Edmonds in the winter pretty much always has good Surf Scoter views.
Credit: Darwin


And DC Cormorants and Pelagic Cormorants.
Credit: Darwin

Gratuituous cuteness.
Credit: Darwin

and 'cause it's a climbing forum, Mt Baker
Credit: Darwin
BrassNuts

Trad climber
Save your a_s, reach for the brass...
Dec 24, 2017 - 03:52pm PT
Happy Holiday Boids!

Baltimore Oriole, Magee Marsh OH
Baltimore Oriole, Magee Marsh OH
Credit: BrassNuts
Painted Redstart, Magee Marsh OH
Painted Redstart, Magee Marsh OH
Credit: BrassNuts
Eastern Screech Owl makes a brief and distant appearance.
Eastern Screech Owl makes a brief and distant appearance.
Credit: BrassNuts
Blackburnian Warbler, Magee Marsh OH
Blackburnian Warbler, Magee Marsh OH
Credit: BrassNuts
Black-throated Blue Warbler, Magee Marsh OH
Black-throated Blue Warbler, Magee Marsh OH
Credit: BrassNuts

Hope everyone has a nice holiday season and a great 2018!
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