Saturday, February 28, 2009

February 28, 2009: Birding South Coast Botanical Garden - Palos Verdes Peninsula, California

I spent some time at the South Coast Botanical Garden on the Palos Verdes Peninsula just south of Los Angeles. (Link) (Google Map Location). Nice place! Below are some pictures of birds, as well as some flora and fauna shots.

Yellow-Rumped Warbler
Above and Below: Allen's Hummingbird

Northern Mockingbird
Blooming daisies
Great Egret
More blooms
Orange-Crowned Warbler
Black Phoebe
Northern Mockingbird
Ruby-Crowned Kinglet
Yellow-Rumped Warbler
Above and Below: Palms in the sun

Townsend's Warbler
Northern (Red-Shafted) Flicker
California Towhee
Song Sparrow
Nutmeg Mannikin
Southern California Fox Squirrel (above and below)

Black Phoebe

February 28, 2009: Flights (Buffalo-Detroit-Los Angeles)

Photos from today's flights on Northwest Airlines (Buffalo-Detroit-Los Angeles)

Greene County, Iowa
Carroll, Iowa
Horse Creek Reservoir, Colorado
Barr Lake, Colorado
Denver International Airport
Denver, Colorado
Denver and the Front Range
Gunnison Lake, Colorado
Above and Below: Rocky Mountains
Ridgway State Park, Colorado
Above and Below: Uncompahgre National Forest, Colorado

Dove Creek, Colorado
Abajo Peak, Utah
Natural Bridges Monument, Utah

Colorado River in Utah
Monument Valley, Utah
Lake Powell
Lake Powell
Page, Arizona
Little Grand Canyon
Above and Below: Grand Canyon

Big Bear Lake, California
San Dimas, California
Rose Hill Park - Pico Rivera, California
lots of warehouses just south of Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California