Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Backyard Hummingbirds + Leucistic Hummingbird

A few weeks ago, we spotted a white hummingbird at one of our water features. Eventually, I was able to photograph it. It appears to be an Allen's Hummingbird, but having little pigment, known as leucism. We nicknamed it Casper. While staking out the bubbler, I also photographed some other hummingbirds.


Casper the friendly leucistic Hummingbird
Leucistic Hummingbird

Hummingbird
Costa's Hummimgbird


Hummingbird
Allen's Hummingbird

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Bird Bath

Our birdbath continues to attract migrants. We hope the townsend's warb;er spends the winter.

Townsend's warbler.
Townsend's warbler

White-breasted nuthatch.
White-breasted nuthatch

Yellow-rumped Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler

Birding in Thailnad

Mike went on a business trip to Phucket Thailand but squeezed in some time for birding
Banded Pitta
Banded Pitta

Black-crested Bulbul
Black-crested Bulbul


Orange-bellied Flowerpecker.
Orange-bellied Flowerpecker

Plain-throated Sunbird.
Plain-throated Sunbird

Yellow Bittern.
Yellow Bittern

White-throated Kingfisher.
White-throated Kingfisher


Brown-winged Kingfisher.
Brown-winged Kingfisher


Banded woodpecker.
Banded woodpecker

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Horned Lark

Horned Lark
We tried several time to see horned larks and finally succeeded today on Fiesta Island in San Diego. They blend in pretty well with their habitat but we found about 10 but only one showing the “horns.”

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Del Mar Shorebirds

We visited the beaches in Del Mar recently.

Whimbrels
Whimbrels

Snowy Egret
Snowy Egret

On a nearby trail, we spotted a California Gnatcatcher
California gnatcatcher

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Lazuli Bunting from Utah

We’ve tried a few times in California to find Lazuli Bunting. We’ve got a few views in San Diego and Pasadena, but no great photos.
Mike was at a conference in Salt Lake City and visited the botanic gardens there. The Lazuli Buntings were plentiful and posed for several photos.

Lazuli Bunting
Lazuli Bunting