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Monthly Archive for September, 2009

Kakapo video

Fortunately, Audrey only uses his giraffe and not humans. Here is a link about the people making the documentary.

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Crows

At Ano Nuevo State Reserve, I caught some lucky shots of crows sitting in branches built into the bluff. This picture was enhanced by Adobe Lightroom software. For those purists out there, here’s the original image. Looks a little dull, hunh? I see no issues with manipulating the image as long as it still looks […]

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Yellow-Rumped Warbler

Yesterday we headed down to Pescadero, CA to visit the Ano Nuevo State Reserve. We passed a marsh where the fog was doing really neat things over the water. I really love living along the coast because of the frequent fog.   After the detour we reached the reserve. Ano Nueovo State Reserve is very […]

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Warbling Vireo

Do you know how many grey birds there are in San Francisco? There are flycatchers. There are bushtits. And there are vireos! This is a Warbling Vireo. You can tell the difference between a Warbling Vireo and other types by the faint line that goes from the right of his eye to the back of […]

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Audrey’s Giraffe

Audrey has had this giraffe for 20 years. It makes him very happy. You can hear Conner chirping in the background.

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Hayward Regional Shoreline

Yesterday we visited Hayward, CA. It’s the first time I’ve been to the East Bay except driving through to get somewhere else. Based on my limited viewing, Hayward seems very bright and dry. I coated myself in sunscreen; there was no shade anywhere. The view along the bay is very nice. You can see San […]

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Canada Geese – Golden Gate Park

Visiting Golden Gate Park the other day, we got a real treat: Canada Geese! They were foraging grass in the field. If you expand the picture below, you can see a blade of grass sticking out of his beak and bits of grass on his beak. I’m not sure if these geese were migrating because […]

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Cross Stitch Project

Almost two years ago I took up cross stitching as a hobby. My first project came from a kit for a pillow. Below is the cross stitched part. I really like the pattern because, duh, they’re birds and because it’s similar to M.C. Esher in that the bird wings mesh together. It didn’t take too […]

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Conner and the Camera

I just got my first camera phone – an iPhone. Conner was very helpful in helping me try out the camera feature. He became very curious. Pretty good pictures for such a tiny lens. Dooce and her husband frequently post iPhone pictures, and some of them appear grainier than these pictures. It must be a […]

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European Starlings

Back in the 1890’s, crazy people decided that the United States should be populated with all the birds mentioned in Shakespeare plays. So they let 100 European Starlings loose in Central Park. I’m not kidding. A lot of people dislike starlings because they’re not native and they thrive here. As I’ve mentioned before, I don’t […]

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