Friday, February 19, 2010

February 19, 2010: Flights Home (Los Angeles - Atlanta - Buffalo)

Today I flew home on Delta Airlines from LAX to Atlanta, and then Atlanta to Buffalo, and got a few shots, on the second flight.
 Blue Ridge Lake, Georgia
 Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina
 Huntington, West Virginia
 Knoxville, Tennessee
 New Castle, Pennsylvania
Rapids, New York

Thursday, February 18, 2010

February 18, 2010: Birding the Salton Sea Region

Today I had some time to bird around the Salton Sea in Southern California, and got quite a few nice photos:

Around the Sonny Bono NWR Visitor Center:
Eurasian Collared Dove
Anna's Hummingbird
Gambel's Quail
Above and Below:  My first shot of a Barn Owl

Cattle Egret

Around Ramer Lake - in Calipatria
Above and Below: Wilson's Snipe
American Kestrel
Abert's Towhee
Northern Mockingbird
Savannah Sparrow
White-Crowned Sparrow
Salt Cedar
Clark's Grebe
Western Grebe
Blue Gray Gnatcatcher
Mourning Dove
Pied-Billed Grebe

Sonny Bono NWR Unit 1
Northern Harrier
Greater White Fronted Geese
American White Pelican
Common Moorhen
White-Faced Ibis

Sonny Bono NWR Main area
Above and Below: Northern Shoveler

Long-Billed Curlews
Black-Bellied Plovers
American Avocet
Above and Below: American Pipit

Say's Phoebe
Ruddy Duck
Eared Grebe
American Coot
Greater Yellowlegs
Short-Billed Dowitchers
Burrowing Owl
White Pelican
Double Crested Cormorant
Eared Grebes
Ruddy Duck
Brown Pelican
I was fooled by this field of fake Snow Geese!
Cattle Egret
Short Billed Dowitcher
Black Necked Stilt and American Avocet
Western Grebe
Lesser Scaup