awkwardtypo: Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) #298There’d…

Posted September 11th, 2018 by John Callender

awkwardtypo:

Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)

#298

There’d been a few reports from Campus Point at UCSB over the last few weeks about a Ruddy Turnstone mixed in with the Black Turnstones we normally get. I saw that the tide was fairly low as I was driving back from seeing the Tennessee Warbler at Refugio, so I thought I’d give it a try.

It was right there, just where it was supposed to be, still hanging out with the Black Turnstones. Yeah!

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laurenzbaars: Tennessee Warbler at Lesser Slave Lake…

Posted September 11th, 2018 by John Callender

laurenzbaars:

Tennessee Warbler at Lesser Slave Lake park

Laurenz Baars

#297

Peter S. had one at Refugio State Beach yesterday, so I headed up there at first light to see if it would still be around. And it was! It popped down and took a bath in the creek right in front of me just as I was about to call it a day and head back. I love it when that happens. 🙂

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blogbirdfeather: Cattle Egret – Garça-boieira (Bubulcus…

Posted September 8th, 2018 by John Callender

blogbirdfeather:

Cattle Egret – Garça-boieira (Bubulcus ibis)

Mértola/Portugal (11/05/2018)

[Nikon D500; ∑ 150/600mm C; 1/1600s; F9; 800 ISO]

#296

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renatagrieco: August 24, 2015 – Baird’s Sandpiper (Calidris…

Posted September 8th, 2018 by John Callender

renatagrieco:

August 24, 2015 – Baird’s Sandpiper (Calidris bairdii)

Requested by: derbytup

These small shorebirds nest in the high Arctic and northern Canada, where they spend most of the summer. Their migration brings them across the United States’ Great Plains and down through Central America to the coastlines of Chile and Argentina for the winter. Their diet includes many varieties of insects and other invertebrates. After arriving in the Arctic, females must survive for four days with no food and little body fat while laying a clutch of eggs that can weigh up to 120% of their bodyweight. After hatching, chicks are cared for by both parents, though the females often leave for migration before the males. The migration from the Arctic to South America is over 9,300 miles (about 15,000 kilometers) and many make the trip in as little as five weeks.

#295

😀👍

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brooklynbridgebirds: OvenbirdBrooklyn Bridge Park, Pier…

Posted September 8th, 2018 by John Callender

brooklynbridgebirds:

Ovenbird
Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1

#294

The latest cool rarity to show up locally was an Ovenbird reported yesterday in Goleta. Since I’d already used my lunch break to chase the Vermilion Flycatcher I couldn’t get away, so I had to cross my fingers and hope it would still be there this morning.

I was on the right path through the Coronado Butterfly Preserve’s eucalyptus grove as it was getting light, and almost the first bird I was able to make out was the Ovenbird doing its weird chicken-like walk down the path right in front of me.

So cool. 🙂

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