Category Archives: birds

Freezing Boston harbor and Red Breasted Merganser

This week I saw a beautiful male Red Breasted Merganser near the New England Aquarium. I was looking at the gulls searching for crabs and admiring the frozen water when I looked up and this beautiful Merganser swam by. It … Continue reading

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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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Some Spring Birds at Silverwood Wildlife Sanctuary, San Diego

          Every Spring I try to visit Silverwood wildlife Sanctuary run by San Diego Audubon.  This is a very species reserve of over 750 acres near Lakeside.  There is an observation area close to the entrance … Continue reading

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August Birds in Boston Public Garden

Sometimes I walk to work through the wonderful Boston Public Garden admiring the trees, the flowers, and the lake.  I also keep an eye out for the birds – the bright red flash of a cardinal or the iridescent flash … 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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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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