Sunday, January 26, 2020

Today's walk report: 012620

No camera, just walking and music. I was inspired to dedicate this song to the president of the United States and the entire GOP. "You're nearly a laugh
But you're really a cry".

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Today's walk report: 012520

78º. Nice.

Nothing really much on the photo front however.

This is one of 3 female Allen's hummingbird's protecting territory in and around this Eucalyptus 'Moon Lagoon'. She was without question the dominant bird.

Shortly after walking up a bazillion stairs to the upper campus a Cooper's hawk came flying right at my face. It was only about 6-7 feet (a couple of meters) from my head as it swooped upwards. Go look at some pictures of a Cooper's hawk if you don't think that would rattle you.

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Today's walk report: 011920

Under a patchwork quilt of clouds with temps in the low 70ºs, it was a pleasant walk.

Male yellow-bellied warbler (Abroscopus superciliaris) already yellowed up for mating season.

Seagulls. It's going to rain again?

Black phoebe (Sayornis nigricans).


Sunday, January 5, 2020

Today's walk report: 010520

There was some apprehension over the condition my back was in so I started out in my car but still managed to walk a little over 2 miles.

Bunny kiss. It's a little like an Eskimo kiss only it's done by rabbits. They did this several times in my presence.

Seagulls. For me this means it's going to rain. It could take several days but I'll swear almost every time I see high flying seagulls in the winter, rain is on the way.

This is the closest I've ever been to a turkey vulture (Cathartes aura). I almost never see them perched and if I do it's usually high in a tree. This fence is only about 6' tall (1 meter). I thought maybe the bird was injured or sick but eventually saw it take flight. I'm a little over 25 ft. away here (7.7 meters).

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Today's walk report: 010120

Hey you!

Happy New Year.

Wow, 2020, I didn't see that coming in 1973.

Female Allen's hummingbird (Selasphorus sasin) in some type of banksia.

Music was Pink Floyd, live, Pulse.