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Masked Boobies: Rose Atoll Part Two

The Masked Booby is such an elegant bird however the young are endearing and almost comical – as the first two photographs show.  There were a few chicks and juveniles on Rose Island and I saw several adults flying.  The young were … 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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Wildflowers of Wildcat Canyon

On a beautiful day in May this year I went birding in Silverwood Reserve near Wildcat Canyon, (San Diego Audubon).  I am going to post  photographs of some of the birds I saw  but I could not resist showing you some … Continue reading

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Rattlesnake waits for Prey

I have always been fascinated by snakes and so I was delighted to see a Speckled (I think) Rattlesnake move across from one resting place to another when I visited Silverwood Wildlife Sanctuary in San Diego County in May. The … 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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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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