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Monthly Archive for May, 2009

Rufous Hummingbirds

Look at the picture below. Notice anything? Perhaps close to the center on the right? Here’s a closer look. I found a hummingbird nest! We have a lot of hummingbirds in the Bay area. They’re always whizzing by, making little scritch-screech noises like the clashing of electronics. This was the first time I have seen […]

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Pelicans

One of the best things about living on the coast is the water birds. Pelicans are my favorite. They travel in large flocks, especially when it’s cold and windy outside.   Usually, I get nice pictures of their underbellies, but today, I got a really good shot of one. I love their faces. My goal […]

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Nesting

Audrey has been extremely nesty lately. When Audrey wants to go somewhere, he leans into that directly. These days he leads us into closets and other small spaces, like the laundry room. Once you’re in the closet, he wants the doors closed so he start making flirty noises. Conner always wants to go where Audrey […]

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Pink mineral block

Note to self: do not buy pink mineral blocks. Every time Conner chews on them, you initially think that he must be bleeding. (Photo by Jon)

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Babies!!!

I went to the marine preserve this weekend, and the place was filled with babies!!! I found a bush filled with baby flycatchers and sat taking pictures of them for 30 minutes. I finally captured some good pictures. This is a dusky flycatcher. Below is a gray flycatcher. This baby was very curious and too […]

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Chickdees

Things have been very hectic, lately, so I haven’t been able to take as many pictures. Last week it also rained the entire weekend, which caused the plants to turn a lovely shade of bright green, but prevented me from going birding. The cockatiels are doing well. Yesterday I put the nest boxes on the […]

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