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Q- Ball

Mountain climber
but to scared to climb them anymore
May 3, 2019 - 06:38am PT
Super awesome hornbill!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 3, 2019 - 07:49am PT
I LIKE big, beautiful, and EASY to identify! Good shootiní, DD!

I saw a Turkey Vulture yesterday! 🤡
G_Gnome

Trad climber
Cali
May 3, 2019 - 08:48am PT
I was up at Hot Creek by Mammoth a couple weeks ago and saw an Osprey both days and a Bald Eagle on SUnday. Also saw Vultures.
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
May 3, 2019 - 10:15am PT
I saw a vulture the other day, and it saw me

King Vuture, trying to figure out if I was dead yet

EDIT: that's truly funny Reilly because I was next to a dead peccary that stank to high heaven
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 3, 2019 - 10:24am PT
Whoa! The true stinkeye!
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Republic, WA
May 10, 2019 - 06:36am PT
Being new to this area I see quite a few birds that I haven't ever seen. Just this week I started to see another unknown. It is a little bigger than a sparrow or finch and very orange on the head and breast and brownish wings. With binoculars I noticed a very curved bill, no wait, a crossbill. Cool, there is a clue. I think it is a Red Crossbil. Red? No, orange. It turns out there is quite a bit of variability in the species and they might even be different species. The jury is still out.

Quite a colorful little guy. He has a mate too. Sorry I don't have a camera for a pic. He deserves one. I can't just grab a shot off the web anymore.

cheers.
Delhi Dog

climber
Good Question...
May 10, 2019 - 08:47am PT
https://www.google.com/search?q=crossbill+bird&rlz=1C5CHFA_enIN808IN808&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjAr_-zp5HiAhXEEHIKHZ4wD3MQ_AUIDigB&biw=1424&bih=724
Pick one :-)

Delhi Dog

climber
Good Question...
May 10, 2019 - 09:13am PT



Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 10, 2019 - 09:18am PT
Nice spot, Wayno. You should determine whether they have two white wing bars in which case you then have a White-winged Crossbill rather than the more common Red. The Ďredí
varies considerably as youíve found.

DD, Iíll take yer word on the chick ID. 😉
Yer spoiled fer boids!
Delhi Dog

climber
Good Question...
May 12, 2019 - 07:54pm PT
Rilley, a parent was flying over us trying to lure us away which is when I spotted the chick. Happened again the next day along the river with a River Lapwing (I'll look for the photo)

All these were from an area in Gujarat called the Little Rann of Kutch that we visited back in the fall.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Rann_of_Kutch











Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 12, 2019 - 09:26pm PT
DD, what a koinkydink! I was partying with some Indian friends last night and my friendís brother, who Iíd never met because he rarely comes here, promised to take me to the Western Ghats!
Birds and leopards! Oh, and he promised plenty of cobras near his house! 🤪
Delhi Dog

climber
Good Question...
May 12, 2019 - 09:39pm PT
You won't be disappointed if you go.

Here is a link to a friend's website that you may find interesting.
http://highrangephotography.com/galleries/western-ghats/
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
May 13, 2019 - 07:06am PT
Wow DD! that Ruddy Kingfisher is a real looker.

I see that the Birds thread is back down below 10 k posts again what with all the bannings and photo purges.

got out on the briny this past weekend. Pretty quiet. We had a big storm blocking our desired path but oddly the water was almost glassy calm.

Capt. looking for the action

Wedge-tailed Shearwater

We were hoping to find the Yellow-fin Tuna and Spinner Dolphins that attract all the birds but no dice this time. It's a big ocean out there. We found them back in March, and it was great birding, and fishing.

Spinner Dolphins

Yellow-fin Tuna (yum, yum)

Nazca Booby

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 18, 2019 - 06:15am PT
Wedge-tailed Shearwater!

Walk like an Egyptian!

The natives are friendly!
Q- Ball

Mountain climber
but to scared to climb them anymore
May 18, 2019 - 06:23am PT
https://gardenandgun.com/feature/the-birdman-of-honduras/

The bird man of Honduras. Interesting article about my uncle's work in HN. Shameless plug for him!
Radical Rebirth

Trad climber
Texas
May 18, 2019 - 08:16am PT

Really wanted to post to this thread and missed it.,

I remember back in 2003 when I became a very serious birder. I started a bird thread on ST. I had no idea then that there were so many birder- climbers at that time

Started pretty serious photography last year again for a while. But now just doing it on big trips again. Added about 50 birds last year and Iím 9 birds away from 600 ABA.
Radical Rebirth

Trad climber
Texas
May 18, 2019 - 08:27am PT

Green Eyed tree frog last December in CR.
My favorite animal sighting and photo of all time.

One out of 500 shots that grabbed just enough light to give some detail.




1st ABA record for Great Black Hawk . We found on SPI last year.
It hung around about an hour.


Male Luciferís in full display.




Radical Rebirth

Trad climber
Texas
May 18, 2019 - 09:11am PT

Southern, Yellow Horn bill , Kruger, South Africa








Indri -Madagascar


Ruby -crowned Kinglet. South Texas



My most endemic , local and rare bird in southern Madagascar.
Radical Rebirth

Trad climber
Texas
May 18, 2019 - 09:15am PT

SPI



d-know

Trad climber
electric lady land
May 18, 2019 - 10:36am PT
Rad, you've got an eye for
the boid!

Beautiful pics.

Oh, that green eyed frog has
red ones.🐸
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