In Pescadero, I saw a new raptor: the Red-shouldered Hawk. I’m not very good at identifying raptors, but I knew this wasn’t a Red-tailed Hawk. I thought he must have been a juvenile because he jumped into some bushes and flopped around in the area for awhile. But the juveniles have yellow eyes, so [...]
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I had a bunch of gift certificates for Athleta so I bought the most comfortable yoga pants you’ll ever wear. They’re so awesome. You don’t even realize how hard you’ve had it until you upgrade to ridiculously expensive yoga pants. I was telling Jon that I wish I could work from home so I could [...]
Last weekend I was standing in Heber complaining to Jon about the absence of birds and then I looked at the tree right in front of us. Hello Red-tailed Hawk! This guy was serious! He sat and scanned the area for food. Look at all his expressions. Wait, what is [...]
One of the specialties of Southeastern Arizona is the Gray Hawk. He can be identified with gray stripes on the breast and a very mournful call. Our birding guide, Matt Brown, worked incredibly hard to make sure that we actually saw the Gray Hawk. We heard the call from several places and never heard the [...]
Last Saturday I went birding. There weren’t a ton of birds but I think I did really well for March. American Flicker I started in my favorite part in Heber, UT. This is where I saw my first Sandhill Crane and moose. This time I saw an American Flicker and a Scrub Jay. Even though [...]
Okay, I’m very bad at raptor IDs so please correct me if I’m wrong. Back last March we were driving around Logan, UT when I saw some hawks in a tree. I saw a bird that I believe is a Red-Tailed Hawk. Then I heard screeching! Here’s the other hawk: Now, I know without question [...]
Jon and I were offered new jobs in Salt Lake City and we jumped at the opportunity to move to a beautiful and affordable city. . I am going to miss California. I will miss the ocean most of all.
Have you ever been close to getting the perfect picture?
This was an excellent birding weekend. Thanks to my wonderfully patient boyfriend, Jon, I went birding twice! Once in Tiburon, CA and once in Half Moon Bay, CA. The pictures below are from Half Moon Bay. August is the month when the raptors return. It’s amazing; one day they’re nowhere to be seen, and the [...]
For the most part, the San Francisco Zoo is very good about creating environments for the animals that are large and comfortable. The lovebirds, for example, had two large caged areas attached with a tunnel. The birds inside were very happy. There was one exhibit, however, that was really awful for the birds. The hawks, [...]