Category Archives: San Diego

Birds at San Diego Zoo

We are very lucky to have a world class zoo in San Diego.  I greatly admire their conservation and education programs.  I went there recently and focused on some of the birds.  Seeing some of these magnificent species up close … Continue reading

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Bewick’s Wren trying to distract me

Back in San Diego I noticed a Bewick’s Wren gathering food in the garden. The wren tried to distract me so the nest must be somewhere near. I raised my camera and took several photographs of this charming little bird … Continue reading

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Around for 500 Million Years

They are 95% water but jellies –  ancient marine invertebrates – never cease to fascinate me!  These are a few snapshots I took recently of some of the jellies at the Birch Aquarium at Scripps. The first photo is a … Continue reading

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Wandering Tattler – Shorebird Nomad

I love the name – wandering implies a nomadic lifestyle and tattler suggests gossip! These lovely shorebirds do migrate long distances and have a wide distribution.  Their alarm call is a high pitched series of whistles -apparently hence the name … Continue reading

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Celebrating Anna’s Hummingbirds

There are no hummingbirds where I lived as a child. I grew up in the beautiful Irish countryside but hummingbirds remained something exotic that I only saw in pictures.  Then I came to California and was mesmerized by these glittering … Continue reading

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Seahorses

Seahorses are extraordinary and beautiful fish with heads like horses and tails like monkeys. We have a seahorse exhibit and today I took a few photographs of some of these remarkable animals to share with you.

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Western Kingbird at Famosa Slough

I stopped at Famosa Slough, San Diego, for a a few minutes this afternoon and found this beautiful Western Kingbird. I couldn’t resist taking several photos!  I love these large flycatchers.

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San Elijo Lagoon in Spring Part Two

As I stood watching the blue Teal on a fresh water pond a heron landed opposite me – a Green Heron! Perched so close but blocked by branches – and I didn’t want to move too much in case it … Continue reading

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Early Spring in San Elijo Lagoon Part One

I heard that a pair of Hooded Mergansers were at San Elijo and I wanted to see these lovely ducks that are unusual here.  I arrived in early afternoon on March 29th. It was an overcast day and there were … Continue reading

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A walk by Robb Field, San Diego

It was a bright, sunny morning and the light was good. Marbled Godwits rested in a large group in the shallow water by the flood channel. Continue reading

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