Category Archives: Birding

I recently became fascinated with the birds I see while walking on trails by San Francisco Bay, and started to take pictures in order to learn about the birds. At this point, I am trying to identify the names of the birds, so please leave comments if you can help me!

Heermann’s Gull & Glaucous-winged Gull @ Ocean Shores, WA, August 3rd, 2017

We went to Ocean Shores when the smoke from the wild fires in British Columbia rolled into Washington State.  The smoke was covering the sky at Ocean Shores as well, but the air quality seemed a lot better than where … Continue reading

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Yellow-headed Blackbird & Black-billed Magpie @ Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge, Colorado, June 9th, 2017

After camping by the Rio Grande in Del Norte, we went to a larger town, Monte Vista to get groceries.  While looking at a map, we discovered there is a National Wildlife Refuge near the town, so we had to … Continue reading

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Barred Owl

Today, we went for a walk in the woods right across from our house, and came across a Barred Owl.  I ran back to get my camera while Bob kept an eye on the bird.  We were able to see … Continue reading

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Caspian Terns & Red-Winged Blackbirds@Nisqually NWR

On Tuesday, May 22, we visited the Nisqually NWR near Olympia, WA.  We arrived around 2:00 P.M., and it was sunny and warm.  It was a beautiful day, but the reserve was very quiet until we reached the observation tower … Continue reading

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Roufous Hummingbird

Quite few Humingbirds have been visiting my feeder.  I was finally able to take some pictures.  I think they are Roufous Hummingbird.

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Sooty Grouse & Northern Flicker on Icicle Ridge Trail

We went camping/hiking at Leavenworth, Washington Area on May 1-3.  On May 2,  we hiked the Icicle Ridge trail.  It was a steep trail, but I enjoyed the view and the crisp air.   Midway into the hike, we heard deep sounds … Continue reading

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Black-capped Chickadee

The very old cherry tree on our front yard finally had flowers, so I was taking pictures of the cherry blossoms.  A Chickadee flew in.  I guess the old cherry tree has yummy insects for them. I thought the tree was … Continue reading

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