2019-09-06 – Friday at Border Field

Earlier I wrote about the first two stops I made on my tour though some of my favorite locations between the San Diego Bay and the Mexican border. This episode is about my last visit of the day to this amazing region. When I left the Bird and Butterfly Garden, I headed to Border Field … Read more

2019-09-06 – Bird and Butterfly Garden

I posted recently about the first of three stops I made last Friday at some of my favorite birding destinations in the southwestern corner of San Diego County. I started my first visit at the southern end of the San Diego Bay and ended it at the Tijuana Estuary. This post is about my second … Read more

2019-09-06 South San Diego Bay

The seasonal ebbs and flows due to migration keep things interesting for the bird enthusiasts in San Diego County. Few places on earth demonstrate the changing population of the avian community more dramatically than the region between the southern end of the San Diego Bay, and the border with Mexico. Some of the best wetlands … Read more

2019-08-20 Tuesday On The Shores Of Mono Lake

I compare my favorite method for image collection to that of the Great Blue Heron. While the Snowy Egret dances in the shallows to chase prey out of hiding, the Great Blue Heron stays stationary, waiting for its prey to come into view where they are likely to become dinner. I’ve found my best successes often come while I sit on a low folding stool with my camera and tripod in a low stance. By making myself small and quiet, my ‘victims’ tend to accept my presence.

2019-08-18 Klamath Basin

The drive from Oregon to San Diego prevented me from a timely presentation of this day’s events, and of the final episode of this odyssey at Mono Lake. (Stay tuned) I started my day with a breakfast at the Starv’n Marv’n cafe just down the street from my motel, then headed to Veteran’s park to … Read more

2019-08-17 Klamath Veterans Park

The story of Veteran’s Park this stay was the midges. Millions of black flying bugs too small to provide much of a meal were hovering low over the waters of the river flowing into Lake Ewauna. All the birds not committed to a fish diet were pursuing these winged morsels. These insects were ⅝” long … Read more

2019-08-12 Eureka and Points South

… and then it happened. My stay in Crescent City was a good one. The harbor had been especially rewarding. I enjoyed the birds I met and the weather was lovely. Driving south on Highway 101, I stopped when the scenery demanded I take pictures. A beach called “False Klamath” was the first such place … Read more

2019-08-12 Day Two in Crescent City

Time to wave goodbye to Crescent City and get moving south again. I expanded my awareness of the surrounding coastline yesterday, but still the harbor drew me back. It was a beautiful day, and though I didn’t meet as many new birds I might have hoped for, I enjoyed those I encountered, and all the … Read more