Saturday, April 30, 2011

Friday, April 29, 2011

#125 Sora

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Eagle Bluffs CA, April 29 2011.

#124 Snowy Egret

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Eagle Bluffs CA, April 29 2011. The yellow feet caught my eye!

#123 American Avocet

DSC_5146 by Harold of the Rocks
DSC_5146 a photo by Harold of the Rocks on Flickr.

Eagle Bluffs CA, April 29 2011

#122 Wilson's Phalarope

DSC_5176 by Harold of the Rocks
DSC_5176 a photo by Harold of the Rocks on Flickr.

Eagle Bluffs CA, April 29, 2011

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The Full Squaw Creek Monty

I took almost 1000 pictures at Squaw Creek last Sunday. If you're a glutton for punishment, you can view them all here.

Lots of snow geese, some Ross's geese, tons of blue-winged teal, northern shovelers, various shorebirds, a few green-winged teal, and much much more. I plan on going back on Friday and being at the Pintail Pool at sunrise!

#113, semipalmated sandpiper

I'm pretty sure this is a semipalmated sandpiper. It was smaller than the pectoral sandpipers and the Baird's sandpipers.

#112 Pectoral sandpiper

Squaw Creek NWR, April 3, 2011.

#111 Baird's Sandpiper

Hey, I'm getting better at this shorebird ID business. Note how far the primaries extend beyond the tail.


Squaw Creek NWR, April 3, 2011.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Squaw Creek NWR

I went to Squaw Creek on Sunday. Wow. Lots of good stuff. I've got a lot of shorebird pics to pore over for ID. Shorebirds are a weak point for me, so I've dug out the Sibley.

Anyway, to see all the pics check out the full flickr set here.

Two yellowlegs, one picture

DSC_2830 by Harold of the Rocks
DSC_2830 a photo by Harold of the Rocks on Flickr.

It's difficult to tell Lesser and Greater Yellowlegs apart, unless they're standing next to each other. Then it's obvious!

#110 Greater Yellowlegs

DSC_3135 by Harold of the Rocks
DSC_3135 a photo by Harold of the Rocks on Flickr.

Squaw Creek NWR, April 3, 2011

#109 Yellow-headed Blackbird

DSC_3072 by Harold of the Rocks
DSC_3072 a photo by Harold of the Rocks on Flickr.

Squaw Creek NWR, April 3, 2011

#108 Great-tailed Grackle

DSC_3114 by Harold of the Rocks
DSC_3114 a photo by Harold of the Rocks on Flickr.

Squaw Creek NWR, April 3, 2011