Sometimes when I’m birdwatching

Thursday, March 21st, 2019

Sometimes when I’m birdwatching

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Sometimes when I’m birdwatching Fifteen months ago the hills…

Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

Sometimes when I’m birdwatching

Fifteen months ago the hills above Carpinteria burned. Last Sunday I hiked up the Franklin Trail before dawn; this is what it looked like.

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Sometimes when I’m birdwatching

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

Sometimes when I’m birdwatching

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Sometimes when I’m birdwatchingThe wind today was pushing…

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019

Sometimes when I’m birdwatching

The wind today was pushing everything sideways.

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Sometimes when I’m birdwatchingThe Painted Ladies are migrating;…

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019

Sometimes when I’m birdwatching

The Painted Ladies are migrating; according to news articles something like a billion butterflies are currently flying north through coastal southern California. At work in Playa Vista yesterday I went to the Starbucks on Jefferson and while waiting for my order I looked out the window and counted butterflies. I estimated twice, and got roughly 200 per minute flying through the intersection. They seemed to come in waves that corresponded to the traffic signals; I think the butterflies are smart enough not to cross against LA traffic. Or maybe it’s an effect of the wind the cars and trucks make, and the butterflies are just being carried along?

Back in Carp today I hiked the Franklin Trail at lunch and watched the same migration. This Painted Lady paused to refuel from the Blue Dicks blossoms in the Thomas Fire burn scar.

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Sometimes when I’m birdwatching

Sunday, March 10th, 2019

Sometimes when I’m birdwatching

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Sometimes when I’m birdwatching

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

Sometimes when I’m birdwatching

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Sometimes when I’m birdwatching

Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

Sometimes when I’m birdwatching

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Sometimes when I’m birdwatching

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019

Sometimes when I’m birdwatching

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Sometimes when I’m birdwatching

Monday, February 25th, 2019

Sometimes when I’m birdwatching

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Sometimes when I’m birdwatching

Sunday, February 24th, 2019

Sometimes when I’m birdwatching

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Sometimes when I’m birdwatching

Friday, February 22nd, 2019

Sometimes when I’m birdwatching

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Sometimes when I’m birdwatching

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

Sometimes when I’m birdwatching

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Sometimes when I’m birdwatching

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

Sometimes when I’m birdwatching

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Sometimes when I’m birdwatching

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

Sometimes when I’m birdwatching

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Sometimes when I’m birdwatching

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

Sometimes when I’m birdwatching

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Sometimes when I’m birdwatching

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

Sometimes when I’m birdwatching

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Sometimes when I’m birdwatching

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

Sometimes when I’m birdwatching

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Sometimes when I’m birdwatching

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

Sometimes when I’m birdwatching

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Sometimes when I’m birdwatching

Monday, February 18th, 2019

Sometimes when I’m birdwatching

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