Archive for September, 2018

mostlythemarsh: Lone Tree (Spot the Hawk) Broad-winged Hawk…

Thursday, September 27th, 2018


Lone Tree

(Spot the Hawk)

Broad-winged Hawk (Buteo platypterus)


Four of them circling together just south of the hawk watch site on Bella Vista Drive. They’re an eastern species that winters in Mexico; this is the time of year when a few wandering youngsters come down the Pacific Flyway. If you’re in the right spot and have a bit of luck you can see them. I was and I did, so I did! Yay! 🙂

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debunkshy:Chestnut-sided WarblerSPI Convention Center,…

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018


Chestnut-sided Warbler
SPI Convention Center, TX


They’d been seeing it at Winchester One, the same place I saw the Blackpoll. This morning I had a dentist appointment out near there at 9 a.m., so I went and looked at sunrise for the bird. Just before I had to leave Nick showed up and helped me find the bird. 😀

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permagrinphoto: Northern Parula #305Found one myself, in the…

Monday, September 24th, 2018


Northern Parula


Found one myself, in the tipu trees in downtown Carp. It takes a certain (smallish) effort for someone like me, introvert, to walk around a city street with binoculars and a camera staring into the treetops. But then I see a bird like this and suddenly I don’t care at all.

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brooklynbridgebirds:Blackpoll Warbler (female)Brooklyn Bridge…

Monday, September 24th, 2018


Blackpoll Warbler (female)
Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1


One had been seen all week at Winchester One, a pocket park in Goleta with some lerped eucalyptus and a bunch of migrating warblers. I couldn’t get out there to chase it until today, but I finally did, and the bird was kind enough both to be there and to pose for a fuzzy documentation photo. Yay!

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acryptozoo: Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos) #303Another…

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018


Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos)


Another one where I chase the reported bird before work, spend a couple of hours enjoying other birds but not the one I’m hoping for, give up and start to head back, and boom; there it is.

Distant views and crappy photos, but definitely the bird. 😀👍

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