Category Archives: wildlife

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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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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Leopard Seals In Antarctica

I was totally unprepared for Leopard Seals – so unlike any other seal I had ever seen.  Fierce predators of the Antarctic they can be seen lying on ice floes resting between hunts. They have long necks with large mouths … 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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Some Halloween Critters from Taiwan

I am posting some photographs I took of wonderful and sometimes startling creatures that I saw in Taiwan –  in honor of Halloween –  A large centipede, huge red wasp, slug, land crab in the forest, brightly colored fiddler crabs … 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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Water Birds From Taiwan

I saw some beautiful water birds while I was in Taiwan.  A wonderful mixture of familiar birds from Europe and North America showed what a wide distribution some of these birds have.  I saw a beautiful Little Grebe (Dabchick), some … Continue reading

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