Sunday, November 13, 2016

Hooded Mergansers rule

The hooded Merganser is the bird that pushed us ove the edge. We became birders because these ducks landed in the lack in New Jersey we lived on. I'm glad they spend the fall and winters in Southern California too.
Hooded mergansers

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Sunday. La Sierra University

La Sierra University is a very reliable place to see Acorn Woodpeckers carrying acorns from oak trees to palm trees.
It usually is a good place for western meadowlarks too.
Acorn woodpecker
Acorn Woodpecker

Western meadowlark
Western Meadowlark

Kingbird
Kingbird

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Lazy Saturday

Other than getting a latte and a donut, and making pastrami for lunch, we sat around waiting for birds to come by. The Hermit Thrush is a special guest.


Hermit Thrush
Hermit Thrush

Scrub Jay
Scrub Jay

Nutmeg mannikin
Nutmeg Mannikin

Monday, October 24, 2016

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Huntington Central Park

Black Phoebe

Red Bishops

We went to Huntington Central Park. There were quite a few exotic birds there like the Orange Bishops, but the good old Black Phoebe posed for a photo.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Hooded Orioles at home

Hooded Oriole catching a bee


Hooded oriole

It seems the only bird I photograph at home in summer is the Hooded Oriole.