Archive for December, 2019

Sometimes when I’m birdwatching

Monday, December 23rd, 2019

Sometimes when I’m birdwatching

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How about NO?

Monday, December 23rd, 2019

How about NO?

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sweaterdavid:It’s gonna be a good year, Alexis. You’re on the…

Monday, December 23rd, 2019

sweaterdavid:

It’s gonna be a good year, Alexis. You’re on the right path.

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Photo

Sunday, December 22nd, 2019

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sapphos-daydreams:Its always a good day to rewatch Poe Party

Sunday, December 22nd, 2019

sapphos-daydreams:

Its always a good day to rewatch Poe Party

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greenandflex: backyard hunter

Sunday, December 22nd, 2019

greenandflex:

backyard hunter

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Sometimes when I’m birdwatching

Saturday, December 21st, 2019

Sometimes when I’m birdwatching

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its-more-than-just-a-fantasy:Official poster for FX’s A Christmas Carol, starring Guy Pearce,…

Saturday, December 21st, 2019

its-more-than-just-a-fantasy:

Official poster for FX’s A Christmas Carol, starring Guy Pearce, Andy Serkis and Tom Hardy. Premieres December 19th.

Can’t wait to see this. A Christmas Carol is my fave Charles Dickens’ tale

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occasionallybirds: The recycling squad I must say its a little…

Saturday, December 21st, 2019

occasionallybirds:

The recycling squad

I must say its a little eerie walking through an empty parking lot on a gray day and finding vultures in the trees and on top of all the buildings, dumpsters, and any available man-made perch.

Black vultures (Coragyps atratus)

Turkey vulture (red head) (Cathartes aura)

July 23, 2019

Near the public pool at Marsh Creek State Park, Downingtown, PA

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Sometimes when I’m birdwatching

Saturday, December 21st, 2019

Sometimes when I’m birdwatching

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vurtual: by Tom Kualii

Saturday, December 21st, 2019


Morning Lava Rise


Lava Ocean Explosion


Lava Delta

vurtual:

by Tom Kualii

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ohaladdins:Sense and Sensibility (1995) dir. Ang Lee

Saturday, December 21st, 2019

ohaladdins:

Sense and Sensibility (1995) dir. Ang Lee

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perishedoffits: lies: anonsally replied to your post “Today we are going birdwatching. I mean,…

Saturday, December 21st, 2019

perishedoffits:

lies:

anonsally
replied to your post “Today we are going birdwatching.
I mean, more than usual.”

post a report!

We came, we saw, we listed.

The final tally for the 11th annual Carpinteria CBC was 155 species found by roughly 75 humans. That’s 3 species short of our all-time high of 158, and quite respectable, I think, given that our pelagic excursion was cancelled due to gale warnings in the Santa Barbara Channel and the afternoon sweep-up-the-birds crew was hampered by the strong winds.

It was my second year running things, and I learned a lot (again). I’m kicking myself about some of the common species we missed: no Rock Wren, no Red-winged Blackbird, no Sanderling, no Dunlin. If I’d done a better job of organizing we could have beaten our record.

But there were some definite highlights. I hiked up Romero Canyon in the dark and recorded the vocalizations of our only Western Screech Owl, and then, just as it was getting light, made a recording of (mostly) wind noise through which you can faintly hear the toots of our only Northern Pygmy-Owl.

Mario hiked up the Franklin Trail before sunrise and got what I believe is only the second Green-tailed Towhee reported in the county this year. (I’m heading up there tomorrow to see if it’s still there.) Patrick, birding on private property on the northern edge of the Carpinteria valley, got the first Painted Redstart recorded in Santa Barbara County in years. Craig and Jenny delivered the Costa’s Hummingbird they’d had staked out for weeks, and Glenn got the Northern Waterthrush in Carp Creek.

And the compilation dinner was fun. My partner in crime organized catered Italian food, which was yummy, and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.

I’m glad it’s done for the year; organizing 75 birdwatchers to do a 15-mile-diameter big day is no joke, at least for an introvert like me. But it’s also kind of exhilarating to be part of a one-day effort on that scale. I’m doing two more CBC’s this cycle; Cachuma on December 27 and Santa Barbara on January 4. But those are just birdwatching, which is fun; someone else has to do the work. :-)

I’m glad we connected over Tumblr and that you introduced me to the concept of the CBC. I’m going to do my first one in January!

That’s amazing! Have a wonderful count!

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Friday, December 20th, 2019

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90377: Sommernebel mit Auwaldresten an der Lahn by Felix…

Friday, December 20th, 2019

90377:

Sommernebel mit Auwaldresten an der Lahn by Felix Wesch

Instagram | Facebook | 500px | Twitter | Website

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anonsally replied to your post “Today we are going birdwatching. I mean, more than usual.” …

Friday, December 20th, 2019

anonsally
replied to your post “Today we are going birdwatching.
I mean, more than usual.”

post a report!

We came, we saw, we listed.

The final tally for the 11th annual Carpinteria CBC was 155 species found by roughly 75 humans. That’s 3 species short of our all-time high of 158, and quite respectable, I think, given that our pelagic excursion was cancelled due to gale warnings in the Santa Barbara Channel and the afternoon sweep-up-the-birds crew was hampered by the strong winds.

It was my second year running things, and I learned a lot (again). I’m kicking myself about some of the common species we missed: no Rock Wren, no Red-winged Blackbird, no Sanderling, no Dunlin. If I’d done a better job of organizing we could have beaten our record.

But there were some definite highlights. I hiked up Romero Canyon in the dark and recorded the vocalizations of our only Western Screech Owl, and then, just as it was getting light, made a recording of (mostly) wind noise through which you can faintly hear the toots of our only Northern Pygmy-Owl.

Mario hiked up the Franklin Trail before sunrise and got what I believe is only the second Green-tailed Towhee reported in the county this year. (I’m heading up there tomorrow to see if it’s still there.) Patrick, birding on private property on the northern edge of the Carpinteria valley, got the first Painted Redstart recorded in Santa Barbara County in years. Craig and Jenny delivered the Costa’s Hummingbird they’d had staked out for weeks, and Glenn got the Northern Waterthrush in Carp Creek.

And the compilation dinner was fun. My partner in crime organized catered Italian food, which was yummy, and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.

I’m glad it’s done for the year; organizing 75 birdwatchers to do a 15-mile-diameter big day is no joke, at least for an introvert like me. But it’s also kind of exhilarating to be part of a one-day effort on that scale. I’m doing two more CBC’s this cycle; Cachuma on 12/27 and Santa Barbara on ¼. But those are just birdwatching solo, which is pure fun; someone else has to do the work. :-)

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Sometimes when I’m birdwatching

Friday, December 20th, 2019

Sometimes when I’m birdwatching

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Sometimes when I’m birdwatching

Friday, December 20th, 2019

Sometimes when I’m birdwatching

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hellocelou: Déployer ses ailes.

Friday, December 20th, 2019

hellocelou:

Déployer ses ailes.

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90377: Mt.Oike / Mie Prefecture by Seiuchi F

Friday, December 20th, 2019

90377:

Mt.Oike / Mie Prefecture by Seiuchi F

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