Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Barrow is really cold...

Snowy Owl

King Elder

American Golden-Plover

Baird's Sandpiper

Western Sandpiper

Semipalmated Sandpiper

Semipalmated Plover

"Barrow Sparrow"
(Snow Bunting)


Daily list with High Lonesome BirdTour leader Stephan Loenz

Yes, really cold!

 Thanks to Stephan and

Cameras.  Olympus OMD EM1 MKII 300 mm f/4 lens plus 1.4 TC
                 Bird list with iPhone 6s
                 Whale bones with Olympus T4

Monday, June 26, 2017

Birding Dutch Harbor

with High Lonesome BirdTours

Beautiful day for our pelagic outing with hundreds of of Murrelets, Puffins, and Auklets. Best, we got to see the Whiskered Auklets! Third photo is a close-up of a Whiskered Auklet cropped from the upper right-hand corner of the preceding photo

Laysan Albatross made a showing amidst Glaucous Winged Gulls at the Chelan Bank (with the help of some chum)

Great birding around Unalaska--below American Dipper, Pacific Wren, Rock Ptarmigan and (immature) Bald Eagle

Mammals included Arctic Ground Squirrel and Red Foxes

Camera: Olympus OMD EM1 Mk II with 300 mm f/4 lens plus 1.4 TC

Our Group:

And our exceptional High Lonesome Leader Stephan Lorenz:

Eagles, eagles everywhere

 Dutch Harbor, Alaska

Just about a fledgeling--taken from the road-side

Not an unusual sight in town

Fly-in to pick the fishing net clean

That's it

Camera note. Olympus OMD EM1 Mk2 with 300 f/4 lens plus 1.4 TC.

Drying fishing nets sans eagles (taken with Olympus 40-150 f/2.8 lens): 

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Rhonda Jones at the Huntington Beach Art League

Rhonda donated her sculpture for our evening's raffle won by our model David Cochran.

Thanks Rhonda!

Monday, June 5, 2017

Sky-Scrapers and Harp Strings

William Close's Earth Harp was strung from the top a 
52-story sky-scraper at Two Cal Plaza in Los Angeles


LA Times Story "...worlds longest string instrumen."

William Close & the Earth Harp Collective