Category Archive for 'Birds'

Brown Pelicans – part two

Wednesday, November 7th, 2007

In my last post, I mentioned having a bit more to say about Brown Pelicans. I love watching them and could probably spend many days sitting at a few choice spots along the coast where these birds stream by in autumn. As you can see in the above photo, the Pelicans often fly in long […]

Brown Pelicans – part one

Monday, November 5th, 2007

This is a continuation of the posts from my recent trip to California and Oregon. I’ll probably be jumping back and forth a bit between here and there for awhile yet. ~ * ~ As some of you may remember, last year, while Don and I were tripping along the northern California coast, we encountered […]

by the sea

Sunday, October 21st, 2007

After a few days of hiking and camping in the redwoods, we moved a bit further north to spend some time along the California coast. Due to a somewhat ominous weather forecast, we decided to forego camping and seek refuge at a motel in Crescent City. We soon found that some of the other motel […]

fly far, fly fast, little bird

Tuesday, September 11th, 2007

I’m having a busy week here and didn’t intend to write anything much today. However, I just had to post a link to this story about the long distance migration flight of a Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica baueri), that was tracked as flying 11.500km (7,150 miles) in about a week. The bird, identified as E7, […]

a day at the beach

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

One of the reasons that we decided to journey over to the Atlantic shore of Nova Scotia was to visit some of the beaches. Yesterday, after arriving in Bridgewater, I made a batch of Greek Salad and we headed off to Crescent Beach which is located a few kilometers away along the coast near LaHave. […]

every night

Monday, May 7th, 2007

Last week, I mentioned that there are a couple of huge flocks of Canada Geese that spend their days hanging out on some fields near our place. Each evening, just as the sun is setting, the geese depart en masse, headed for their night quarters. I’m guessing that they fly to a spot somewhere on […]

outside my window

Saturday, May 5th, 2007

This afternoon, after returning from our hike at the nearby forestry center, I happened to look out the window while eating lunch, and noticed this backyard visitor hestitantly advancing out of the pine trees. Of course, I immediately recognized the bird, but I couldn’t help thinking how much its movements, especially its head-rocking motion, reminded […]