Friday, 29 August 2008
Saturday, 23 August 2008
Other birds seen today were quite a few Northern Wheatears starting to make their migration south and one lone Yellow Wagtail. Shorebirds consisited on many Ringed Plover and Dunlin and one Curlew at Ferrybridge.
Friday, 22 August 2008
The following is a moth that I took a photo of yesterday on my kitchen wall, but I can't find it in my new moth book, if anyone can point me in the right direction, that would be great. Many thanks....
Friday, 15 August 2008
Tuesday, 12 August 2008
Sunday, 10 August 2008
Saturday, 9 August 2008
The highlight for us though was watching 4 Cattle Egrets close to a site where they have bred for the first time in this country. There were three adults and one younster. Lovely to see.
Thursday, 7 August 2008
On our last day, we decided to go up into the mountains near Ventura to see if we could see Condors. A small chance I know, but it would have been great just to see one of these amazing birds. We didn't in the end, but it was a lovely peaceful end to our trip up there as we had the place to ourselves.......except for some lizards!
Wednesday, 6 August 2008
On the coast at Santa Barbara, we spent some time sea-watching. This Surfbird was one of my favourite birds of the trip. I wish I'd been able to get a sharper photo, specially with the dramatic waves behind!
We took a boat trip over to Santa Cruz Island, specifically to see Island Scrub Jay. This one proved to be very photogenic.
This photo of the iconic Bald Eagle was taken at Lopez Lake.
We got up early to drive up to Morro Bay, the main target here was to see Sea Otters. I'll tell more about that in the next installment.