Tag Archives: San Diego

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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Moon Jellies at Birch Aquarium

We have a beautiful Moon Jelly display at the aquarium. We have recently switched to LED lighting for many of our displays. This not only allows us to save energy but also makes it easier to change colors.  Most of … Continue reading

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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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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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Black Crowned Night Herons

This post is for @AllNiteRx. Not surprisingly Night Herons feed mainly at night and in the very early morning. This is extremely important to know if you want to find them during the day. You have to find their day time roosting spot. This is usua… Continue reading

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The Audubon 113 Christmas Bird Count

Yesterday I participated in a local Audubon Christmas bird count in San Diego County. Our group surveyed part of downtown San Diego. You might think downtown does not have a wide variety of bird species, and in some ways you would be right. There … Continue reading

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A Beautiful Fox In my Yard

This morning I had an unexpected visitor – a fox It stayed at least half an hour relaxing under the lemon trees. Continue reading

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The Scripps Oceanography Pier Bathed in Late Summer Evening Light

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