June 28, 2013


Near the Fish Docks out on the point I was puzzled to find a dead Red-tailed Hawk hanging in a nearby Cypress, until I found this bird.

I mean, look at those talons.




June 27, 2013

I believe this is Hank, the injured American White Pelican at Lake Merritt.


June 26, 2013

Never have I ever

I don't know that I've ever consciously taken a picture of a female California Quail, but here's one.  I think she's pretty, though a bit soggy.  She was running around with 10 or 12 golf ball sized babies yesterday afternoon at Dogtown.

June 25, 2013

Lil' Raisins

White-crowned Sparrows a few weeks ago on Tomales Point, found by my brother.

June 24, 2013

Killdeer shelter

Phone through binoculars shot of Killdeer hiding it's little babies under its wings.

June 18, 2013

June 13, 2013

Other RECR birds

The same day we caught the Ovenbird we had this Pygmy Nuthatch, a resident species that PRBO had only caught ten of previously.
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For some reason we were also catching far more adult male Allen's Hummingbirds than usual, with six for the day I believe.
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June 10, 2013


Yes, Ovenbird. We caught this bird at Redwood Creek today during a somewhat misty banding day.  This is an Eastern warbler, which is very lost.  Makes you realize how many vagrants are around, but never seen.
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Olive-sided Flycatcher



June 7, 2013

Dogtown Feeder

The adult male Anna's that vigilantly guards the Dogtown feeder.

June 6, 2013

Outer Point

I ventured out to the outer point today in hopes of finding the Magnolia Warbler, Ovenbird, Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, etc reported over the last few days.  Though none of these birds showed themselves, I finally saw one of the Rock Wrens that have been singing continuously all spring by the lighthouse, as well as my first American Redstart of the year.

This Gray Fox was also there, getting harassed by nesting Barn Swallows.