Sunday, November 1, 2009

Birds of Monterey.

These are the wild birds from our trip to Monterey, California.

Pelagic cormorants! I've waited a long time to see these.

The gulls were surprisingly large.

A flock of brown pelicans.

What a sight.

These pigeons sometimes strayed into the stores.

Is this a Heerman's gull?

A young brown pelican.

I could never figure this bird out. Any ideas?

This is a funny picture!

The mystery bird again.

A red-shouldered hawk! This was a pleasant surprise.

Have a good week.

Autumn trees, mushrooms and squirrels.

There has been a lot of wildlife activity around. Especially around the pumpkin seeds.

The squirrels and jays have been gobbling up the leftover pumpkin seeds from carving.

Most of the leaves have fallen from the trees but there is still some left.

Don't know what kind of mushrooms these are.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Saturday, September 12, 2009

End of summer catch-up.

Hey everyone. Summer has just flown by this year. With summer over I have some posting work to do!

I hope you enjoy!

A little hummer drinking some nectar.

A very hot squirrel.

A cooper's hawk enjoying lunch in our tree.

The bees love this plant. It just recently bloomed. I think it's called Autumn joy.

A close-up of some lavender from Willakenzie lavender farm.

Our Provence lavender in our garden.

I'll be posting more soon.

Have a nice weekend!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Some great pictures for the Summer.

Hey everybody!

Sorry I haven't posted for a while. I have been really enjoying the Summer weather. We took a vacation to Ashland. I saw two life birds, an Acorn Woodpecker and a Western Kingbird!

I have a whole bunch of cool pictures to share from the summer.

A house finch enjoying some sunflower.

A silhouetted song sparrow.

Picturesque grass.

A female Mallard quacking at me.

We saw this strange bee group. Any ideas why they are on the ground like this? Please let me know!

A pretty little ladybug

This is a near perfect shot! A rainbow going around the sun in a perfect circle! I forget what you call this.

A big worm!

A little Annas hummer.

A daylily in our yard.

A male Annas hummer

A juvenile dark-eyed junco!

Black-headed grosbeaks have become regulars.

One of the juvenile red-tailed hawks from the nest in Greenway park! This guy was looking straight at me! They look really healthy!

An Osprey over Emigrant Lake in Ashland.

An Acorn woodpecker! A life bird! I am pleased at the way this turned out!

Enjoy the Summer!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

FOS birds.

Recently I have seen two First Of Season birds.

I didn't even know what bird this is. I just snapped this photo of it. When I looked at the picture I just took I realized that it's a Cedar Waxwing!

This is a Great-blue heron but It represents the Green Herons that have come back.

I still have not seen any Evening Grosbeaks or Lazuli Buntings. Although I spotted a female Western tanager at the library nearby I have not seen any in my yard.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Columbia river gorge; Part 3

Wahkeena falls.

Multnomah falls.

The bottom of Ponytail falls.

A millipede on a rock near Ponytail falls.

A junco hopping around with a beak full of nesting material.

This was an amazing trip. We saw many cool things and enjoyed our hike.

Time well spent.