Monday, June 17, 2019

Ecuador Birds

We took a trip to Ecuador for bird watching. Here are a few of the amazing birds we saw.

Red-headed Barbet
Red-headed Barbet

Toucan Barbet
Toucan Barbet

Plate-billed Mountain-toucan
Plate-billed Mountain-Toucan


Flame-faced Tanager
Flame-faced Tanager

Golden Tanager
Golden Tanager

Blue-winged mountain-tanager
Blue-winged mountain-tanager


Three-striped Warbler
Three-striped Warbler

Mountain Woodcreeper
Mountain Woodcreeper

Ochre-breasted antpitta
Ochre-breasted antpitta

Chestnut-crowned antpitta
Chestnut-crowned antpitta


Yellow-breasted antpitta
Yellow-breasted antpitta


Booted racket-tail
Booted racket-tail

Violet-tailed sylph
Violet-tailed sylph

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