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Singer

[singlepic id=237 w= h= float=center] A Californian white-crowned sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys nuttalli) close to Tomales Point at Point Reyes National Seashore. While we were waiting for some tule elk to move into a more favorable position, this guy was engaging … Continue reading

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Stellar’s Jay

[singlepic id=225 w= h= float=center] A Stellar’s Jay (Cyanocitta steller), who adamantly demanded to get some of our peanuts. We met this guy at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park where these jays, but also crows and what sounded like pheasants … Continue reading

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Fly with me

[singlepic id=220 w= h= float=center] I saw this pair at Fort Funston yesterday. Quite a few birds played with the hang-glider but this seagull had taken the most interest in the strange red and white bird. Later I heard that … Continue reading

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Going South

[audioslideshow-content imageurls=”http://andreasgros.net/wp-content/gallery/going-south-i/set1_1_small.jpg 16 http://andreasgros.net/wp-content/gallery/going-south-i/set1_2_small.jpg 16 http://andreasgros.net/wp-content/gallery/going-south-i/set1_3_small.jpg 16″ soundtrack=”Marcel_Pequel_-_09_-_Nine.mp3″] On Wednesday, as I was waiting for the sun to finally penetrate the looming high fog, I saw many groups of brown pelicans passing by along the shore. They were all flying … Continue reading

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Beauty it ain’t

[singlepic id=125 w= h= float=center] Let’s just say that marabou storksĀ (Leptoptilos crumeniferus) will never win a beauty competition, at least not if members of any other species participate. Like vultures they’re mainly scavengers and adapted to sticking their heads into … Continue reading

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Kibale National Park

[singlepic id=60 w= h= float=center] We made it to Kibale National Park in Uganda. After three days in busy Kampala, with its congested streets and smog, the little resort we are at now feels like a little paradise of peace … Continue reading

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One swallow …

… doesn’t make a summer. But the weather is indeed improving bit by bit here in Massachusetts. Like the gray heron, I saw this northern rough-winged swallow (Stelgidopteryx serripennis) at the little lake on Mt. Auburn Cemetery.

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against the light

A curious sea gull was checking whether I had any food to offer. This shot was also taken at the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge.

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Eastern Towhee

Another shot from Saturday: an eastern towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus). From the Halibut Point State Park I drove north to the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge. Most of its beaches were closed because of breeding piping plovers and least terns, but … Continue reading

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