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  1. SueO

    First Birding Tour

    I met Julian at the Water Taxi stand in Barra at 4:50 in the morning. The marina and hotel are across a lagoon from the town of Barra, so at 4:45, I was taking a panga ride. It was dark and I was very glad to see that Julian was there waiting. The drive to the foothills took about an hour and a...
  2. SueO

    First Birding Tour

    We saw a 'Cinnamon-bellied Saltator' in Cuzalapa. I had it on the list of possible lifers for the trip. I got the name off an ebird list. I didn't realise that it was what I had previously known as a Greyish Saltator. It was split. I do have a 'Greyish Saltator' on my Barra list, so my first...
  3. SueO

    First Birding Tour

    Well done! Not so easy to see one in Arizona. It's a beautiful bird; like all the Trogons. I only got quick looks, but they were long enough to see the bird very well, and we saw them and the Mexican Trogans several times. I tried to memorize what I might see before going, but I couldn't...
  4. SueO

    First Birding Tour

    I will try to get a short write up done soon, but for now, I will put up contact information should any of you need a guide for Jalisco/Colima, Mexico. Western Mexico has some pretty good birds. Explora Calocitta. Julian Villegas [email protected] On Facebook under Explora...
  5. SueO

    First Birding Tour

    Went yesterday with young Julian; it was only the two of us. Had a great day and he was so accommodating. He let me wander and scan on my own, held my camera and grabbed my hand a few times as we navigated the stones across a few creeks, and took me to areas where he knew the Trogons were. A few...
  6. SueO

    Yellow Bird spotted in Oklahoma - Trying to identify

    I love how the chain on the feeder looks like an eye-ring on the bird! :)
  7. SueO

    Your Most Recent "Life" Bird

    Mexican Hermit, Mountain (Mexican) Trogon, Elegant Trogon
  8. SueO

    Maybe 2 Vireos, South Padre Island Convention Ctr, TX, USA

    Great photos, River Girl. I can see why you asked for help. I think I would have too. This is the third, fourth? time I have been back to look at photos 1 & 2. I don't know why this seems so hard for me. It just seemed off to me for Warbling Vireo. In the end, I agree, because I can't call it a...
  9. SueO

    First Birding Tour

    Julian will be at the hotel tomorrow and I will talk to him then. I talked to five yachties today and all of them are leaving very soon. Hurricane season officially starts June 1st. The Canadian Snowbirds are migrating and three of my fellow Californians are leaving next week. They are all too...
  10. SueO

    First Birding Tour

    Not really my birding day (yet), but I wasn't sure where else to post this. I am hoping to go on what will be my first ever birding tour. I have contacted Julian of Explora Calocitta Tours. The trip would be to the foothills of the Sierra Madre mountains, so a different ecosystem. One of the...
  11. SueO

    Social Flycatcher egg broken on my boat deck

    The nest looks better today, she has done some repair work. It does look like a dome now. The winds are still calm. This morning, I saw her go into it, but she was only on it for about 4 minutes before she flew out. He was perched nearby. The Ringed Kingfishers were very vocal this morning, but...
  12. SueO

    Social Flycatcher egg broken on my boat deck

    I went online and found......"Yes, some bird species may fail in their first nesting experience. Nest-building and parenting behaviors can vary significantly among bird species, and there are several factors that contribute to whether a bird’s first nesting attempt is successful or not. Here are...
  13. SueO

    Social Flycatcher egg broken on my boat deck

    Not sure if things are good. The nest looks very fragile. Wind has died down though so maybe she can continue to repair? Several times she has flown up and flutters next to it then flies away. I saw her pick at a dangling piece of grass, but let it go right away. We have had Mangrove Swallows...
  14. SueO

    Social Flycatcher egg broken on my boat deck

    I did a little reading and found the nest is supposed to be a dome. I think what is hanging down and blowing about is the 'roof' that probably blew down in the big winds we had. The female incubates the eggs, but if it's hot, she will leave for periods of time. Last evening, I saw her land on...
  15. SueO

    Social Flycatcher egg broken on my boat deck

    There is a Social Flycatcher nest in the radome of the boat next to my boat. We have had high winds the last few nights and the nest looks like it is blowing away. I thought maybe they would desert this nest and try somewhere else, but they seem to be okay with the shape of things. The nest must...
  16. SueO

    Beautiful Day in West Mexico

    I definitely did. Two days ago I did a 6 or 7 mile walk with a big hill involved. Was out for hours. It was a bit much. Steep and hot. The old grey mare, she ain't what she used to be.;) Tomorrow, maybe another easy day.
  17. SueO

    Beautiful Day in West Mexico

    Every now and then, Mother Nature bestows the gift of a really magical birding day upon me. Today was one of those days. I almost didn't go. I thought I should probably pass on birding and take a paperback to the beach instead. I could stay shaded and stretch out on a lounge chair under a...
  18. SueO

    Tucson, Arizona. Agua Caliente

    You can take the girl out of Arizona, but.........;) Thanks for that tip Lisa, just in case I get the itch for another birding road trip.
  19. SueO

    New bird for my Barra de Navidad, Mexico list

    Been a while since I put a new bird on my Barra list: Reddish Egret. Unless I got careless and failed to update, here is the whole Barra de Navidad, Mexico list: Barra de Navidad Bird List Brown Pelican Blue-footed Booby Magnificent Frigatebird Neotropical Cormorant Black-crowned Night Heron...
  20. SueO

    What Bird can you hear just now?

    Ringed Kingfisher, Golden-cheeked Woody, Social Flycatcher, and a distant Great Kisskadee.
  21. SueO

    Tucson, Arizona. Agua Caliente

    Hi Liza. The only black and white bird with yellow eye I can think of is a Northern Mockingbird. I know that's bigger than a warbler, but sometimes size can be difficult. The only other thing I can think of would be a Black-throated Gray Warbler. That would resemble a Black and White Warbler...
  22. SueO

    Bridge Camera Photography Showcase

    1. No cropping or editing except for size. Sony RX10. About 20ft from subject. 2. Different shot of same Anhinga, cropped, no sharpening, resized.
  23. SueO

    Guess the bird-

    Chukar
  24. SueO

    Hello

    Hi. I boil the water, remove from heat, then add the sugar and mix till dissolved. Let it cool to room temperature. https://www.audubon.org/news/how-make-hummingbird-nectar
  25. SueO

    Guess the bird-

    Raven? Corvus corax
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