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.

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Liftoff

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

Liftoff

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Say’s Phoebe (Sayornis saya)Franklin Trail, 2018-11-20

Wednesday, November 21st, 2018

Say’s Phoebe (Sayornis saya)

Franklin Trail, 2018-11-20

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

Monday, November 19th, 2018

Say’s Phoebe (Sayornis saya)

Goleta Beach County Park, 2018-11-19

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Say’s Phoebe (Sayornis saya)Lake Cachuma, 2018-11-08

Thursday, November 8th, 2018

Say’s Phoebe (Sayornis saya)

Lake Cachuma, 2018-11-08

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Say’s Phoebe (Sayornis saya)Renwick Avenue, 2018-11-04

Monday, November 5th, 2018

Say’s Phoebe (Sayornis saya)

Renwick Avenue, 2018-11-04

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Say’s Phoebe (Sayornis saya)Santa Monica Creek, 2018-10-16

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

Say’s Phoebe (Sayornis saya)

Santa Monica Creek, 2018-10-16

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lies: They’re breathtakingly attractive. Also: great news! You’re surrounded by them! Get a pair of…

Saturday, October 13th, 2018

lies:

They’re breathtakingly attractive. Also: great news! You’re surrounded by them!

Get a pair of binoculars (any binoculars will do), go to one of those red hotspots where they’ve been reported in the last 30 days, and SEE ONE!

I feel like maybe I should drive up there and provide guide services. It is Very Important That You See This Bird. 🙂

Today’s entry in the World’s Classiest Birb competition:

I’m telling you, @anonsally, can’t walk out your door with a pair of bins without running into one.

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Say’s Phoebe (Sayornis saya)Romero Canyon, 2018-10-07People…

Friday, October 12th, 2018

Say’s Phoebe (Sayornis saya)

Romero Canyon, 2018-10-07

People birdwatch for lots of reasons. For me a lot of it is aesthetic: I just think they’re pretty to look at, and it makes me catch my breath when I see them.

The SAPH is one of my favorites. Maybe my favorite favorite. I’m not sure what it is, and this photo doesn’t do it justice. But this bird has it.

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hiimlesphotos: Taking Off

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

hiimlesphotos:

Taking Off

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