Tag Archives: bird

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

Posted in birding, birdings, birds, environment, General, Nature, outdoors, photography, Taiwan, Travel, wildlife | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Eagles Rising

When I was in Taiwan I was invited to see “the Eagles Rising”. This is the stunning annual hawk migration in Southern Taiwan that occurs every September to October.  Chinese Goshawks and other species migrate to the Philippines from China … Continue reading

Posted in birding, birdings, birds, environment, General, Nature, outdoors, photography, Taiwan, Travel, wildlife | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Migrating Birds in Southern Taiwan

I was in Southern Taiwan for a conference this week. One morning at first light  I stood on the balcony of my hotel room  and watched the wind in the palm trees near the harbor.  As the light improved I … Continue reading

Posted in birding, birdings, birds, environment, General, Nature, outdoors, photography, Travel, wildlife | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Going Back to Antarctica

I started looking through my photographs again and could not resist sharing some penguin photographs from my favorite place on the planet.  Antarctica is a wonderful area for taking photos – the scenery is so beautiful and the birds tame. … Continue reading

Posted in birding, birdings, birds, environment, General, Landscape, marine, Nature, ocean, outdoors, photography, wildlife | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

A Guided Walk Around San Elijo

Last Saturday I went for a guided walk on the Rios Trail at San Elijo Lagoon. I wanted to learn more about some of the habitats surrounding the lagoon. The docent leading the walk was very knowledgeable and I learnt … Continue reading

Posted in birding, birds, environment, General, insects, Landscape, Nature, photography, San Diego, spiders, wild flowers, wildlife | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Beautiful Desert Near San Diego

In the hills above Ramona in San Diego County lies beautiful desert country.  I went for a walk there last weekend.  It was hot and and still even in the early morning.  Lovely vistas of Chaparral and bare boulders.  The … Continue reading

Posted in birding, birds, environment, General, Landscape, Nature, outdoors, photography, Ramona, San Diego | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in birding, birdings, birds, environment, General, Nature, outdoors, photography, San Diego, wildlife | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Watching House Martins Building Nests

It is fascinating to watch House Martins build their nests. Recently I was staying in a house in Scotland near Aberdeen.  The house was near a river and I was delighted to find that Martins were building their nests under … Continue reading

Posted in birding, birdings, birds, environment, General, Nature, outdoors, photography, wildlife | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Some Irish Birds

At the end of May in Ireland nesting season is well underway and the dawn chorus is full of glorious sounds. As well as Thrushes, Backbirds, Robins and Tit species there are several other birds around.  However it can be a … Continue reading

Posted in birding, birds, environment, General, Ireland, Nature, outdoors, photography, wildlife | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

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

Posted in birding, birds, environment, General, Nature, outdoors, photography, San Diego, wildlife | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments