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Q- Ball

Mountain climber
but to scared to climb them anymore
May 19, 2019 - 09:32am PT
Before it goes dark...


Trad climber
The state of confusion
May 19, 2019 - 10:07am PT
I'll sure miss this thread! Thanks to all you great bird
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
May 19, 2019 - 10:35am PT
Dar - I saw that same Franklin's Gull doing the same thing 3 weeks ago when it was in Costa Rica!

glad to see you and Tony got out. Sounds like fun. Let's stay in touch.

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 19, 2019 - 04:46pm PT
The famous ‘Hummingbird Cabinet’ at the Natural History Museum, London.
Not quite on nowadays but this dates from 1800 so we’ll cut ‘em some slack.

Delhi Dog

Good Question...
May 19, 2019 - 10:20pm PT
Gonna miss this thread.

Thanks all for your contributions. It's been really great getting a chance to see many birds that I'm sure I would never have been able to otherwise see without the sharing that you've all done.
Hope to meet up somewhere along the line.


Trad climber
Save your a_s, reach for the brass...
May 22, 2019 - 11:59am PT
We'll miss this thread for sure! Thanks for everyone's contributions and info. Here are some pics from recent travels for my last post on the Birds thread. Best wishes to all and if you want to keep in touch for birds or climbing, I'm at davevaughan88 at gmail dot com.


That's all folks :-) You can also check out more images at my website should you be interested:

Good birding all!!
jeff constine

Trad climber
Ao Namao
May 22, 2019 - 07:23pm PT
Eat them
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
May 26, 2019 - 08:29am PT
Haven't posted in a long time, why is this thread going south? My wife and I sold our house in Taos, NM and have been traveling in Mexico, Cali and the southwest for the last six months. We are in Tucson and thinking about settling here. If your in the area look me up.


Social climber
Truckee, CA
May 31, 2019 - 12:55pm PT
I haven't paid much attention to the Taco in recent years, but when I did hear the news of its impending closure my very first thought was "oh no, the Birds thread!!" I think I enjoyed this thread and you fine folks, and all of your photos, more than any of the climbing content. Thanks, all!!

If you ever find yourself around Tahoe looking to join a bird outing, advice on finding certain species, etc., hit us up at

Trad climber
Pt. Richmond, CA
May 31, 2019 - 09:15pm PT
As the witching hour looms, I thought I should post a couple photos to the most amiable ST thread that I know of. Haven't done much bird photography of late, but here goes.

I got permission to place a couple of nest boxes for Western Bluebirds to liven up the scene at the condo complex where we live. After erecting them in March, I began checking them intermittently. In early April, I was surprised to find a nest in one of the boxes that didn’t resemble a Bluebird nest.

I consulted my guide to bird nests, and saw that it must be a House Wren. The paper clip was even mentioned as a common item! The white blobs are spider eggs cases, also common. They are not uncommon in the general area, but pretty sparse along the Bay. Soon we saw a pair continuing on the nest building with the male singing from the nest box and nearby trees and shrubs.

I didn’t check frequently enough to confirm that they fledged young, but now there is a nest in the other box, presumably the same pair on a second clutch.

At a local park there have been Bluebirds annually using the two nest boxes that we installed a few years ago. I visited there about 10 days ago, and saw the female leave the nest, so took the opportunity to check the nest box. Lo and behold, 6 eggs.

Finally, a local Osprey nest where we have a nestcam, has two nestlings about 3 weeks of age. The hird didn’t survive a late May storm after wandering out form underneath the mom.

Oh yeah, these are all mine.

Social climber
May 31, 2019 - 10:07pm PT
hey there, say,... me too, guys... i will miss it...

could not post much, but loved to see it...

my photos were not too good...

but, here i can offer this...


parrot, laughing and barking, and meowing, on johnny carson...

*it SINGS a song, too...

Social climber
May 31, 2019 - 10:09pm PT
hey there, say...

on more, :)

birds talking, on johnny carson...

the first bird...

*however, the second man, with the green bird, seems like
he was a ventriloquist... :(
Radical Rebirth

Trad climber
May 31, 2019 - 11:10pm PT

Few shots from here and there

So long , Folks


Social climber
May 31, 2019 - 11:13pm PT
hey there, say, radical rebirth... wow, wonderful birds...

oh my... well, here are MY VERY OWN birds...

sadly, season, died...

so here is -- fable...

and, my NEW swan... i take it in my truck, where-ever i go...

*need to give a name... :)
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