lilacsinthedooryard: Casper David Friedrich (Germany,…

Posted by jbc on November 21st, 2018 at 1:03 pm

lilacsinthedooryard:

Casper David Friedrich (Germany, 1774-1840)

Wanderer Above a Sea of Fog

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Found

Posted by jbc on November 21st, 2018 at 8:02 am

Found

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SPC ECO – FoundAnd find a way And find your way back home Sea…

Posted by jbc on November 21st, 2018 at 1:27 am

SPC ECO – Found

And find a way
And find your way back home
Sea front and run down
It’s far away

And don’t be shy, I know it’s alright
I’m all over for now

When you get lost and found
And when you get lost for a noun
Like I lead you there
I will lead you there
When you get lost and found
And when you get lost for a noun
Like I lead you there
I will lead you there

And don’t be shy, I know it’s alright
Im all over for now

When you get lost and found
And when you get lost for a noun
Like I lead you there
I will lead you there
When you get lost and found
And when you get lost for a noun
Like I lead you there
I will lead you there

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blaengr: Pride & Prejudice + Scenery

Posted by jbc on November 20th, 2018 at 6:02 pm

blaengr:

Pride & Prejudice + Scenery

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ridiculousbirdfaces: IMG_6879 by Ryk NavesRed-necked Grebe…

Posted by jbc on November 20th, 2018 at 4:22 pm

ridiculousbirdfaces:

IMG_6879

by Ryk Naves

Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena)

#323

Sometimes I get a new bird for the county year list out of the blue, an unexpected and exiting rarity (like the Green-tailed Towhee at Jameson Lake last Sunday). Other times I chase a bird previously reported by someone else. Most of the time those chases don’t pan out, but once in a while they do.

A report had come in of a Red-necked Grebe in Santa Barbara Harbor this morning. I didn’t find out about it until I broke from work for lunch and saw the posting on the sbcobirding list. I’d only have time for a quick look, but I could at least go to the harbor and see.

When I got there I saw plenty of Western and Clark’s Grebes, but no Red-necked. At one point I saw a Western Grebe that had been discolored by oil, which was sad, and it occurred to me that maybe that was the bird that had been seen. It didn’t look like a Red-necked Grebe, but it looked different enough to be potentially confusing?

I sat down on one of the benches by Sea Landing, looking out at the main channel of the harbor. I took some photos. The oiled Western Grebe:

An interesting Double-crested Cormorant with a lot of white on it (leucism?):

A Herring Gull (gotta keep working on those gulls – so much to learn!):

It was almost time for me to get back to work. And then, right in front of me:

Yay! 😀

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Photo

Posted by jbc on November 20th, 2018 at 1:02 pm

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endangered-justice-seeker: blackbitchenergy: This was so fucking…

Posted by jbc on November 20th, 2018 at 8:07 am

endangered-justice-seeker:

blackbitchenergy:

This was so fucking satisfying to watch

WOW

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Photo

Posted by jbc on November 19th, 2018 at 6:02 pm

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Say’s Phoebe (Sayornis saya)Goleta Beach County Park, 2018-11-19

Posted by jbc on November 19th, 2018 at 3:37 pm

Say’s Phoebe (Sayornis saya)

Goleta Beach County Park, 2018-11-19

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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.

Reposted from http://lies.tumblr.com/post/180228917536.

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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