Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Nine Snapshots at the South Coast Botanic Garden











 

Thursday, July 2, 2020

June Birding at the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve

The parking lot and hiking trails reopened after Memorial Day...

Belding's Savannah Sparrow 

Least Tern


Great Blue Herons


Black-Necked Stilt 

Whimbrel


American White Pelican

Snowy Egret

Brown Pelican 

Common Tern 

Ridgeways Rail(threatened or endangered, not often found at Bolsa Chica)


Turkey Vulture 
Black Skimmer

Forster's Tern


Saturday, May 30, 2020

McGaugh Red-tailed Hawks



Red-tailed Hawks have nested in the same tree over the years at the edge of McGaugh's school yard.
The coronavirus pandemic closures has made the school yard more inviting for the current cohort. 





























Friday, May 8, 2020

Seven Days in May Sheltering in Place




While sheltering in place we have ample time for our "hobbies."
Judy's "art space" for watercolor and Dan's Olympus cameras and Mac
(with LG monitor) for photography. Yes, that's Judy decked-out in her pandemic gear. 

Courting Scrub Jays visiting our yard (male left and female right).

Katydid Nymph on our backyard Iris.

Top left photo taken the night before the Flower Moon with school playground
shade cover in the foreground  7:57 pm, first photo (top right) of the Flower Moon
on 7-May 8:23 pm, bottom left photo shows my location facing East 
at 8:30 pm, and the Flower Moon at 8:45 pm.


and keep your distance...
Stay safe, stay well


Friday, April 24, 2020

Flowers this morning...