brooklynbridgebirds:Ruby-crowned KingletBrooklyn Bridge Park,…

Monday, December 10th, 2018

brooklynbridgebirds:

Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1

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Orange-crowned Warbler (Vermivora celata)Padaro Lane, 2018-10-23

Sunday, December 9th, 2018

Orange-crowned Warbler (Vermivora celata)

Padaro Lane, 2018-10-23

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Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea)Carpinteria Bluffs, 2018-12-07

Saturday, December 8th, 2018

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea)

Carpinteria Bluffs, 2018-12-07

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ostdrossel:Again, no booth pics, but something amazing happened…

Saturday, December 8th, 2018

ostdrossel:

Again, no booth pics, but something amazing happened this morning – I had a Summer Tanager in my yard! When I first saw him, I thought it was a weird female Cardinal or maybe a female Orchard Oriole (because I have never seen one before), but something did not add up. From what I am reading, their range normally does not even reach as far as Michigan, so this was such a cool surprise! What a spring this is!

#326

Right where it was supposed to be, eating persimmons at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History.

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Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)Carpinteria Bluffs, 2018-12-07

Friday, December 7th, 2018

Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)

Carpinteria Bluffs, 2018-12-07

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fatchance:I almost missed this young Cooper’s hawk (Accipiter…

Friday, December 7th, 2018

fatchance:

I almost missed this young Cooper’s hawk (Accipiter cooperii) resting in a tangle of mesquite branches. 

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greenandflex: I will be here this winter

Friday, December 7th, 2018

greenandflex:

I will be here this winter

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stranger-nature: A Lincoln’s sparrow perched on a fence next to a song sparrow. You can really see…

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

stranger-nature:

A Lincoln’s sparrow perched on a fence next to a song sparrow. You can really see the contrast between the two species here!

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Cooper’s Hawk (Accipiter cooperii)Santa Monica Creek, 2018-12-03

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

Cooper’s Hawk (Accipiter cooperii)

Santa Monica Creek, 2018-12-03

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Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)Santa Monica Creek,…

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)

Santa Monica Creek, 2018-12-03

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hiimlesphotos: Focus

Sunday, December 2nd, 2018

hiimlesphotos:

Focus

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snailkites: todaysbird: you: seagulls are evil winged rats >:( me, who has seen the light and…

Friday, November 30th, 2018

snailkites:

todaysbird:

you: seagulls are evil winged rats >:(

me, who has seen the light and knows the peace the universe holds:

x

For those curious: Ross’s Gull (Rhodostethia rosea), a dove-sized gull that lives in a tiny area of the Arctic. Notice the pink wash on the belly.

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anonsally replied to your photoset “Liftoff” If you…

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

anonsally
replied to your photoset “Liftoff”

If you post enough pictures of it, I’ll know what a Say’s phoebe looks like and will recognise it when I see one in real life!

You’re ready. Go forth and behold their true splendor, which photographs cannot convey. 🙂

Oh, it might also help if you listen to a recording. Many times I’m alerted to their presence by hearing their plaintive, downslurred call.

https://www.xeno-canto.org/229319

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California Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica)Santa Monica Creek,…

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

California Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica)

Santa Monica Creek, 2018-11-28

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Liftoff

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

Liftoff

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Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius)Santa Monica Creek, 2018-11-28

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius)

Santa Monica Creek, 2018-11-28

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debunkshy: Long-tailed Duck Glendale Recharge Ponds, AZ,…

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

debunkshy:

Long-tailed Duck

Glendale Recharge Ponds, AZ, 1-19-17

#325

A female Long-tailed Duck was reported by Nick late Sunday afternoon from Ocean Beach County Park, just far enough away that I couldn’t get there before dark, and would very much not have wanted to anyway since it would have put me in Thanksgiving weekend traffic on the way back. And the next day (Monday) was my day to go the opposite direction to LA for work, so I had to cross my fingers and hope the bird would stay until today (Tuesday).

One eBird report by Libby on Monday showed the bird still there, so I was hopeful. I set the alarm for 4:30 and got there shortly after sunrise. It was cold, which wasn’t so bad, but also foggy and windy, which put a damper on things. I looked around the railroad bridge near the parking lot where the bird had been seen, sifting through the Ruddy Ducks and Eared and Western Grebes, but no dice. I walked to the beach and checked out the Snowy Plovers, then returned to the railroad bridge again, wiping condensation off my glasses. Still no Long-tailed Duck.

Oh, well. Most chases don’t pan out; it looked like this was going to be one of those.

I returned to my car and reviewed my eBird list. As I was about to drive away I noticed that the sun was starting to poke through, and I thought, well, maybe the duck has been tucked away somewhere waiting for it to get nicer out. So I took one last stroll down to the railroad bridge.

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What a cutie. 🙂

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hiimlesphotos: Wing Dots

Sunday, November 25th, 2018

hiimlesphotos:

Wing Dots

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oceanodroma: Not a great photo, but a pretty amazing bird. This…

Saturday, November 24th, 2018

oceanodroma:

Not a great photo, but a pretty amazing bird. This is a hybrid Red-breasted x Red-naped sapsucker in my backyard. You never know what migration (esp fall migration) will bring

#324

The Rrd-naked Sapsucker I was fortunate enough to see today wasn’t a hybrid, I don’t think, which is good for my county year list since a hybrid wouldn’t count.🙂

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debunkshy: Mountain PloverPawnee Grassland, CO15 July 2018

Friday, November 23rd, 2018

debunkshy:

Mountain Plover
Pawnee Grassland, CO
15 July 2018

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