Saturday, December 6, 2008

Woodpeckers

Downy Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker


Red Bellied Woodpecker
Red Bellied Woodpecker

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Sunday, November 30, 2008

Snow Accumulating on Canada Geese

Canada Goose walking on thin ice 
Snow Accumulating on Canada Geese 



We are back in New Jersey after visiting our children in California. We also visited a few bird watching areas in Southern California. We did see a few Canada geese when we were there. However, we had to come back to New Jersey to see a lake with ice on it and snow accumulating on the Canada Geese. Perhaps it's a good day to have a down blanket.

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Reddish Egret from Bolsa Chica

Reddish Egret 


We took several photos of this unusual heron at Bolsa Chica Wetlands. When we got back, we identified it as a reddish egret, a fairly rare egret that has been spotted there.

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Eared Grebe from Bolsa Chica

Eared Grebe 


Here's a photo of an eared grebe. They have similar coloring to the western grebe but are about half the size. They are great underwater swimmers- quickly covering almost 100 feet in a single dive.

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Sandbar at San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary: Pelicans and Cormorants

Pelicans and Cormorants

Pelicans and Cormorants sharing a sandbar at San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary. While we were taking this, a bobcat walked by us with a duck its in mouth. We were too surprised to get any pictures, except one of the bushes that it walked under.

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A Pretty Finch

Anonymous digital product secret said...

The beautiful flow of the air and peaceful! I wish human could act like this. They whether the storms and move to geographic areas season changes.

August 6, 2011 at 6:33 PM  

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Green-winged Teal from San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary

Cinnamon Teal 


Chris saw this photo of a Green-winged Teal on the computer and couldn't believe we didn't post it. Well, we took over 2000 pictures in 2 days so we didn't post them all. If you could hear her rave, you would know why we are posting it now- such a handsome duck.

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Shore Birds from SoCal

Spotted Sandpiper
Spotted Sandpiper


Long-Billed Curlew
Long-Billed Curlew


Long-Billed Curlew
Long-Billed Curlew


American Avocet
American Avocet


Greater Yellowlegs
Greater Yellowlegs

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