nakshatr: apple blossom, nicolae grigorescu

Posted by jbc on November 19th, 2018 at 1:07 pm

nakshatr:

apple blossom, nicolae grigorescu

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craftyturtleart: Edgar Allan Poe and the lovely Annabel Lee

Posted by jbc on November 19th, 2018 at 12:07 pm

craftyturtleart:

Edgar Allan Poe and the lovely Annabel Lee

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greenandflex: seriously

Posted by jbc on November 19th, 2018 at 8:07 am

greenandflex:

seriously

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sunwendyrain:Green-tailed Towhee#322🙂

Posted by jbc on November 18th, 2018 at 10:04 pm

sunwendyrain:

Green-tailed Towhee

#322

🙂

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ornithoscelidaphiliac: Canvasback ducks are…

Posted by jbc on November 18th, 2018 at 9:28 pm

ornithoscelidaphiliac:

Canvasback ducks are lovely.

#321

Canvasbacks are hard to come by in Santa Barbara County. I’d chased after a few that were reported in the past few weeks without success, so it felt very satisfying to find four of them (a male and three females) at Jameson Lake today.

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lies: I get to go back to Jameson Lake tomorrow. It’s the first time I’ll have been there since…

Posted by jbc on November 18th, 2018 at 9:28 pm

lies:

I get to go back to Jameson Lake tomorrow. It’s the first time I’ll have been there since @quickthreebeers and I (and two other birders) were there for the Carpinteria Christmas count last January.

At that time there were still some spots that were smoking from the Thomas Fire. I can’t wait to see how the birds are doing.

Some photos from the day…

Birding at Romero Saddle (the last place you can currently reach by car if you don’t have an in with someone) as we waited for our someone to arrive and lead us through the locked gate. Weird fact: After driving an hour to reach this point I can almost see my house down there.

Down near Alan’s compound at the lake, in a spot where many of the trees survived:

A short distance away, a hillside that didn’t fare so well, but is doing a good job of coming back:

Heading out to check out ducks on the lake:

It was a lot of fun, and it’s definitely coming back. The area where the north fork of Juncal Creek enters the lake, which is just around that point in the photo above where the debris boom reaches the opposite shore, was an eerie, silent expanse of ash in January. But now it’s birdy again, yay! We only had a few minutes there, but got the best bird of the trip in the process.

So, all told: A+ outing would recommend. 🙂👍

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te5seract: Autumn park – Seasonal Colours 7Autumn Park -…

Posted by jbc on November 18th, 2018 at 6:03 pm

te5seract:

Autumn park – Seasonal Colours 7
Autumn Park – Seasonal Colours 5

 by

Dhina A

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stephiramona: Magic moments

Posted by jbc on November 18th, 2018 at 1:03 pm

stephiramona:

Magic moments

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ostdrossel: No booth pics, but since everybody else seems to be…

Posted by jbc on November 18th, 2018 at 8:03 am

ostdrossel:

No booth pics, but since everybody else seems to be fond of the Cedar Waxwings too, I thought I’d share the bounty from today. The flock of about 20 is still around and feasts on anything berry in the area. They are so cool to watch!

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I get to go back to Jameson Lake tomorrow. It’s the first time I’ll have been there since…

Posted by jbc on November 17th, 2018 at 9:43 pm

I get to go back to Jameson Lake tomorrow. It’s the first time I’ll have been there since @quickthreebeers and I (and two other birders) were there for the Carpinteria Christmas count last January.

At that time there were still some spots that were smoking from the Thomas Fire. I can’t wait to see how the birds are doing.

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90377: Store Mosse Nationalpark Höst I by Gustaf Emanuelsson…

Posted by jbc on November 17th, 2018 at 6:03 pm

90377:

Store Mosse Nationalpark Höst I by Gustaf Emanuelsson
Folio | facebook | instagram | 500px

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ymutate: Eyvind Earle

Posted by jbc on November 17th, 2018 at 1:03 pm

ymutate:

Eyvind Earle

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storyhearts-journey: In the Woods by Shiro Kasamatsu, 1955

Posted by jbc on November 17th, 2018 at 8:03 am

storyhearts-journey:

In the Woods
by Shiro Kasamatsu, 1955

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melkorwashere: ’’Hidden in an old copy of The Lord of the…

Posted by jbc on November 16th, 2018 at 6:08 pm

melkorwashere:

’’Hidden in an old copy of The Lord of the Rings, a U.K. rare book store has found a map of Middle-earth annotated by J.R.R. Tolkien himself.

The map, found in a book given to Blackwell’s Rare Books, has Tolkien commenting on numerous facets of the world of the popular book series. Most notably is that Hobbiton, seated within the Shire and the home of numerous Hobbits in the stories, is the same latitude as Oxford, England. Tolkien’s annotations also suggest Ravenna in Italy inspired the city of Minas Tirith…’’

[x]

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just-call-me-red-chan: baku: carry-on-my-wayward-butt: what’s…

Posted by jbc on November 16th, 2018 at 6:03 pm

just-call-me-red-chan:

baku:

carry-on-my-wayward-butt:

what’s she celebrating

she got promoted, shes now top manager! 

I’m proud of her!!

She’s a male.

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pochowek: Me when I crawl through the thick underbrush of the local woods and come across a live…

Posted by jbc on November 16th, 2018 at 1:38 pm

pochowek:

Me when I crawl through the thick underbrush of the local woods and come across a live unexploded landmine

Don’t care about landmines; I’m just here for the You’ve Got Mail gif.

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Sometimes when I’m birdwatching

Posted by jbc on November 16th, 2018 at 1:08 pm

Sometimes when I’m birdwatching

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catchymemes:Less Artsy

Posted by jbc on November 16th, 2018 at 9:33 am

catchymemes:

Less Artsy

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Sometimes when I’m birdwatching

Posted by jbc on November 16th, 2018 at 9:33 am

Sometimes when I’m birdwatching

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gohomebay: rain & fog

Posted by jbc on November 16th, 2018 at 8:04 am

gohomebay:

rain & fog

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