Baja Birds of San Bartolo, MX

Chris was peddling his book, “Birds We See” at the Festival de Artes last Sunday.  It was really great to have so many people stop by and buy the book or the people that had already bought it and took the time to stop and tell us how much they liked it.  The Festival was great as always.

IMG_5551We met some new friends, Dal and Donna, that invited us up to their peace of heaven above San Bartolo.  Of course, that’s Oly standing with them on our hike.

 

So off we went this morning, just after buying our fresh feesh for the week! IMG_5546

 

We found Dal and Donna’s place serene and quiet, just the way we like it.

 

You probably all know by now that I’m not much of a hiker.  Give me a vehicle on some rough roads and a pillow to lay my lens on so I can shoot out the window and I’m a pretty darn Happy Camper.  But…Dal and Donna didn’t know us and knew us as “the birders” and decided they were going to take us on a “little” hike by golly!  Tired us both out, LOL. IMG_5549

 

We started about 2000 feet and hiked up to 2300, according to Dal.  According to Lotta, it was darn near straight up!IMG_5576

 

 

The scenery was really beautiful and the day started out cool so that was a good thing for non hiker Lotta!

 

Birding was slow on the way up under cloudy skies but on the way back we started seeing movement.  We did not see any new species for us but managed to get a few shots in….hope you enjoy them.

Ash Throated Flycatcher

Ash Throated Flycatcher

Western Tanager
Western Tanager

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As you can see, this Western Tanager was having a late breakfast.

Western Tanager

Western Tanager

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A second shot….

Western Tanager

Western Tanager

 

 

 

 

 

And a third…under horrible lighting conditions but…watching nature feed is always interesting to me.

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

 

 

 

 

 

We came upon several Blue-gray Gnatcatchers and I managed to capture a few.

Verdin

Verdin

 

 

 

 

Went back up the hill a bit to capture this Verdin as I saw him fly overhead.  Normally, you will hear their high pitched peep but he was silent.

 

 

Ladder-backed Woodpecker

Ladder-backed Woodpecker

 

 

 

Oly got this shot of the Ladder-backed Woodpecker close to the bottom of the treacherous climb….hee hee.

 

 

 

 

Thanks for a wonderful morning Dal and Donna!

 

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2 Responses to Baja Birds of San Bartolo, MX

  1. mom says:

    Very interesting. Hope you didn’t get too many aches and pains, Lotta Tidbits.

  2. Oly says:

    What a great day! Thanks for sharing.

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