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

Friday, April 20, 2018

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Spring migrants at the drip


The spring migrants have been trickling in. We spotted a new yard bird, a red-breasted nuthatch, who visits the drip daily.

Red-breasted Nuthatch


The black-headed grosbeaks are earlier this year. Here's a female before and after a bath

Black-headed Grosbeak


Wet Black-headed grosbeak


The hooded orioles have also returned.
Hooded Oriole


Monday, April 2, 2018

Panama Birds

We went to Panama in March. Here are a few of the birds we saw

Rosy Thrush-Tanager

Rosy Thrush-Tanager

Northern Emerald Toucanet

Northern Emerald Toucanet

Female Barred Antshrike
Barred Antshrike


Ocelated Antbird

Ocelated Antbird

Rufous Motmot
Rufous Motmot


More Panama Bird photos at Panama Birds

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Return of the Waxwings

Cedar Waxwings feast on our Toyon berries every year, but they don't have a set schedule. Some years, they come by late December. Last year, it was March. This year, late February.

Cedar waxwings

Cedar Waxwing

Cedar Waxwing