Category Archives: ornithology

~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #123 ~ Found In the Neighborhood ~

Looking out across 24 acres of dune-meadow-wetland, I am greeted by banks of clouds billowing in from the Pacific Ocean. Shorebirds were migrating through last week. Several hundred sanderling, plovers and sandpipers, feasted and rested at ebb tide Friday, November … Continue reading

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~ Wordless Wednesday ~ Maybe Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch ~

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~ Wordless Wednesday ~ Beach Critters & Birds ~

Wishing everyone safe harbor, as we navigate uncharted waters.šŸ¾

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~ Wordless Wednesday ~ American Crow ~

Corvus brachyrbynchos Wishing everyone safeĀ harbor, as we navigate uncharted waters.šŸ¾

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~ Report from the Edge of a Continent ~ Brown Pelicans Return ~

A colony of about 100 Brown Pelicans (Pelecanus occidentalis) were gathered along the shoreline when Jello and I took our morning walk, September 14, 2020. What a joy to watch them flying above the waves, swimmingĀ in the splash and swash … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge 114: Negative Spaces ~

I love wide open spaces. In photography the absence of distractions makes the subject POP, sometimes creating a sense of calm and peace, and other times providing space for visual drama. Juvenile Western Gull (Larus Occidentals) scavenges the shoreline, Long … Continue reading

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~ Wordless Wednesday ~ Fledgling Song Sparrow Bath ~

Wishing everyone safeĀ harbor, as we navigate uncharted waters.šŸ¾

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #108 ~ Sanctuary ~

Over the course of 35 years nurturing the flora of my back yard, it has become a bird sanctuary. Tall trees, medium shrubs and ground cover provide safe haven for Black-capped and Chestnut-backed Chickadees, Bushtits, Oregon Junco, Spotted Towhee, Bewick … Continue reading

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~ Wordless Wednesday ~ Brown Pelicans and Friends ~

Wishing everyone safeĀ harbor, as we navigate uncharted waters.šŸ¾

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~ Wordless Wednesday ~ Northern Red-shafted Flicker ~

  Wishing everyone safeĀ harbor, as we navigate uncharted waters.šŸ¾

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