Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Del Mar: Herons and Egrets




We've been visiting the San Diego area and are enjoying the birds down there. Here are some herons and egrets we've encountered.
Yellow-crowned night Heron
Yellow-crowned night heron

Black-crowned night heron
Black-crowned night heron

Juvenile black-crowned night heron
A juvenile black-crowned night heron just getting his black crown.

Juvenile Black-crowned night heron
Juvenile Black-crowned night heron

Green heron
Green heron

Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron

Great egret eating something
Great egret


Snowy Egret
Snowy Egret

Snowy Egret
Snowy Egret



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