Category Archives: birdings

Loons in Winter

My first Winter in Boston – although it is cold – birding in Boston Harbor is excellent! This evening I watched two loons in winter plumage feeding next to Central Wharf by the New England Aquarium. I stood on the packed … Continue reading

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Chinstrap Penguins, Antarctic Peninsula December 31st 2013

These agile birds with delicate markings are my favorite penguins on the Antarctic Peninsula.  I love the ‘chinstrap’ that seems to make them smile all the time!  I took many photographs and wanted to share some that I took on … Continue reading

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Penguin Island

We arrived in the South Shetland Islands next to the Antarctic Peninsula on New Year’s Eve.  That afternoon we piled into zodiacs and landed on Penguin Island where there is a large colony of Chinstrap Penguins. These are my favorite … Continue reading

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Aggressive Great Blue Heron

Late yesterday afternoon in the fading light at San Elijo Lagoon I stopped by for a quick visit. I was rewarded by some wonderful Great Blue Heron behavior.  I was watching a gull eating a fish on the mudflat when … Continue reading

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Tierra Del Fuego National Park – Birds

I spent a tantalizing three hours inside the Park the morning of December 29th before setting off to Antarctica from Ushuaia.  Saturated with Southern Beech woods, mountains and lakes, this national park is a treasure trove of scenery and wildlife. … Continue reading

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Bufflehead

The bufflehead is one of my favorite waterfowl.  I saw a male this afternoon on San Elijo lagoon by the coast here north of San Diego. They nest in trees in Northern forests – usually the old nests of the … Continue reading

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San Elijo Lagoon in the Evening

I arrived at that golden hour when the landscape glows and the sun is about to set. Evening light on the Lagoon

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Early November in San Elijo Lagoon

I arrived at noon just as the mist rolled in from the ocean Soon the sun broke through again lighting up the Dodder plants growing over vegetation. I noticed a shorebird below me on the edge of the water.  I got … Continue reading

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More birds in Taiwan

I was not able to go birding in the mountains on my recent visit to Taiwan – The threat of a tornado made that impossible – however I managed to see many interesting and new species in the cities and … Continue reading

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Early Fall in San Elijo

It is Fall in San Elijo Lagoon, and the Egrets are still hunting Colors are changing and the Marsh looks beautiful Lizards bask in the sun Lorquin’s Admiral butterflies are still to be seen lazily making their way over the vegetation … Continue reading

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