oceanodroma:I’ve watched this Snow Goose develop its adult…

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

oceanodroma:

I’ve watched this Snow Goose develop its adult plumage over the fall and winter, and it seems like he decided to not migrate up to the arctic and is sticking around hopefully through the summer

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At Lake Los Carneros this morning; another case where the bird reported the previous day was right where it was supposed to be at first light. 😀

An immature one (who are often the ones that wander off the normal migration route and make birdwatchers excited), just like the one shown above.

Here’s the one I saw this morning:

Very stylish. 👍

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Sometimes when I’m birdwatching

Sunday, October 21st, 2018

Sometimes when I’m birdwatching

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Sometimes when I’m birdwatching

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

Sometimes when I’m birdwatching

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The American Coots are breeding at Lake Los Carneros; people out…

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

The American Coots are breeding at Lake Los Carneros; people out there to look for the Least Bittern have been seeing their babies. (Meanwhile, the coots have pulled their annual disappearing act at the Carpinteria Salt Marsh, which according to eBird tends to become coot-less around this time each year for a few months, I’m guessing because it’s not suitable for rearing young.)

A local birdwatcher posted this video shot at Lake Los Carneros today, and I wanted to share it with @anonsally, who has a soft spot for coots.

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