Monthly Archives: January 2012

With the Reddish Egret, it all starts like this-

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    Reddish Egrets are one our less-common Egrets. I know I’ve posted a little about these birds before but I just had to share some action photos with you that Debbie took yesterday at the estero.  We’re gonna’ have … Continue reading

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Male House Finches around the backyard feeder.

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  I was brought up in the San Fernando Valley, Ca.  House Finches were a common site there but I remember the males were red and the females were brown.  Living in Baja Sur I keep seeing these House Finches … Continue reading

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Who am I; Northern Cardinal or Pyrrhuloxia?

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  Northern Cardinals and Pyrrhuloxias   pyrrhuloxia [pir-uh-lok-see-uh] are always a delight to see.  Whether when spotted out in the field or when seen around the backyard feeder, field marks make the males of each species easy to distinguish.  The full-body scarlet … Continue reading

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Gila Woodpecker vs Gilded Flicker.

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        A good friend of ours asked Debbie today about differences between Gila Woodpeckers and Gilded Flickers.  She is having a hard time telling the two apart.  So let’s have a look. Male Gila Woodpeckers have a very … Continue reading

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I think she’s pretty, the female House Finch.

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  It seems like often when I’m talking birds to someone it’s “oh the males are so pretty and colorful”.  More colorful maybe.  After all, he has to “catch the girl” and draw predators away from the nest with his striking colors. … Continue reading

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Today is Debbie’s Birthday, my sweetheart.

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  This is our favorite guide, Jeff.  More on him later.  Debbie and I visited the Galapagos Islands a while back.   There we snorkeled with Hammerhead, reef, and other types of sharks.             Seeing the birds like the … Continue reading

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As we hit the surf my first thought is “this is a real dive”!

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  We were attracted by all the goin’s on at the Lord of the Wind Fair.  Great fun for sure.     Everybody is watching the kite-boarders and wind surfers and girls and girls and something else catches my attention. … Continue reading

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In Baja Sur we may see Killdeer wherever there is water.

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  Or at least, water nearby.  This little beauty is the Killdeer.  This is our largest ringed (9-11″) plover.  As you can see, Killdeer are brown above, white below and have two black bands across the chest  area.  The bands are … Continue reading

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Here’s looking at you in Baja California, Sur.

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Looking thru some recent photos this morning I couldn’t help but notice the different looks birds give us. This White-crowned Sparrow is just sitting there looking kinda cute almost like a kitten.  White-crowned Sparrows are one of our more common … Continue reading

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Birding Adventures TV host James Currie

We wanted to let you know about this upcoming TV show.  It will include several of the birds we see in Baja California Sur.   AERIAL ASSASSINS PREMIERS ON NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC! Dear Debbie,BE SURE TO CATCH THE PREMIER OF “AERIAL … Continue reading

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L.B.Js. No, not the president just “little brown jobs”.

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  I’ve always noticed that I’m kind of “alone in a crowd” when it comes to enjoying sparrows.  Like the times when I’m driving in the car with someone (other than Debbie) and point out a “little brown job” off … Continue reading

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Debbie and I did a little bird counting today

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  Living on the East Cape of Baja Sur, we have these electrical “brown-outs” every now and then.  We had one this afternoon so we took a break from work and had some fun on the back patio. (don’t get … Continue reading

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A magnificent bird-of-prey, The Osprey.

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I know you’ve seen these beautiful, inspiring raptors either perched or soaring thru the skys of Baja Sur.  This is the Osprey.  As you can see, these birds are dark brown above, white below, with a white head that has … Continue reading

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Another invasion!

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One of our birding forum members spotted an Eurasian-collard Dove at his feeder today.  This is the second sighting of this bird I’ve heard of this year.  I guess it was just a matter of time.  You see, these doves … Continue reading

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The wind is blowing again in Baja Sur.

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  Imagine that!  Everybody is looking forward to the www.Lordofthewindbaja.com competition to begin.  So I’m sure the wind is a great thing to have right now.  They have one of the competition buoys anchored right out in front of our casa so I … Continue reading

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Wanna go for a walk?

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  Morning! Fresh ground coffee on the terrace overlooking the calm Sea of Cortez and watching the beautiful sunrise. Is this heaven? What’s on the agenda today miel? Kayaking? Fishing? Birding? Swimming? After several minutes of discussion and watching the … Continue reading

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Sun and sea birds, on Baja Sur’s coast.

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    The winds have died down, sounds like for a few days.  Debbie and I decided to take a long walk along the coast road and see what we could see. The sun was all wrong for bird shots … Continue reading

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One good Tern deserves another?

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When we go birding in the lagoons and estuaries of Baja Sur; sometimes we get extra lucky and see some Terns.  The Tern on the left is a Caspian Tern and on the right we have a Royal Tern. The … Continue reading

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In Baja Sur we are fortunate to have many different shorebirds.

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  This bird is a Black-bellied Plover.  We see these birds as we stroll along the beaches or lagoons of  The East Cape.  They are such speedy little shorebirds.  We watch them dart across the sand, stop, then take off … Continue reading

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Take it easy on you

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  I’m sure that this blogging and posting website stuff is going to need continuous updating.  We will continue to try to take it easy on you, the subscriber.  We have recently added a feature that will automatically (I hope) … Continue reading

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