Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Mountain Plover, 12/31/14, Dunlop and San Jacinto, Riverside CA

A few record shots of Mountain Plover in agricultural fields in Riverside CA:

Monday, December 29, 2014

Abert's Towhee, Verdin, Roadrunner 12/29/14

Abert's Towhee, Verdin at our PS condo; Roadrunner at Visitor's Center, San Jacinto Refuge, Palm Desert

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Demuth Roadrunner, Cattle Egret on the mixer; home WW Dove, 12/28 & 29/14

A record shot of a Roadrunner near the sewage treatment plant in Demuth Park, Cattle Egret riding the mixer, and a White-winged Dove at home condo 12/28, 29/14
Cattle Egrets riding the sewage mixer, Demuth Park, Palm Springs 12/28/14

Cattle Egrets riding the sewage mixer, Demuth Park, Palm Springs 12/28/14

White-winged Dove, condo, Palm Springs, 12/28, 29/14

Roadrunner, Demuth Park, Palm Springs CA 12/28/14

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Demuth Park 12/27/14, Vermiliion Flycatcher, BCNH, el al

Today, 12/27/14, the Vermillion Flycatcher was back at the same spot he was in when we left in Feb 2014.  He's redder now.  Also, a photo of the juvenile BC Night-Heron.  This afternoon a groundsman named Jeff gave me a ride through the golf course in search of his mystery bird, which turned out to be the juv BCNH.  Also present today, but out of photo range, Spotted SP, Killdeer, Rough-winged Swallows.
Snowy Egret with Gadall, DC Corms, GB Heron, Demuth 12/27/14

juv Black-crowned Night-Heron, Demuth 12/27/14

Vermillion Flycatcher, adult male, 12/27/14 Demuth

Red-tailed Hawk, Demuth, 12/27/14

Palm Springs Boxing Day, 2014, BW Teal, Snowy Egret Demuth Park

A few record shots from Demuth Park in Palm Springs on 26 Dec 14: back in the usual places: Snowy Egret (note distinctive yellow lores with black bills, yellow/green/black legs--typical of juries or non-breeding adults); Blue-winged Teal.
Snowy Egrets Demuth Park 12/26/14

Snowy Egrets, Demuth Park, 12/26/14

Snowy Egret, 12/26/14

2 of 4 Blue-winged Teal, Demuth Park, 12/26/14

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Northern Shrike, 12/13/14, Haddam Meadows State Park

A couple of record shots of a Northern Shrike today (12/13/14) at Haddam Meadows State Park.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Vesper, Savannah "Ipswich"? Silver Sands SP 11/21/14

For second day, Vesper Sparrow at Silver Sands SP; also, a Savannah with it seems most likely an "Ipswich," but extremely dark cheek points away from that ID.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Lapland Longspur, 11/11/14, Milford Point

A few record shots of a Lapland Longspur (feeding with about 6 Horned Larks) at the western end of the main sandbar at Milford Point on a warm, sunny 11/11/14.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Lincoln's Sparrow, 11/9/14

A few photos of Lincoln's Sparrow, in our yard for a second day--still mild (high in upper 50's.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Mystery Gull? 11/8/14

A record shot of a mystery gull just off the end of our street in Milford (the Gulf) late afternoon, 11/8/14:

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Lincoln, Lark, Ipswich (Savannah), Vesper, White-crowned Sparrows

2 record shots of a Lincoln Sparrow at our Milford CT home, 11/8/14.
Lincoln Sparrow, Milford home, 11/8/14

Lincoln Sparrow, Milford home, 11/8/14 
A few record shots of sparrows: adult Lark Sparrow at Hammonasset on 11/7/14;  at Silver Sands SP in late Oct and early Nov 2014.

Lark Sparrow 11/7/14 Hammo

Lark Sparrow 11/7/14 Hamm

White-crowned Sparrow Silver Sands  

Vesper Sparrow Silver Sands

Warbler Silver Sands

Ipswich Savannah Sparrow, Silver Sands SP