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Whether hiking or kayaking, this little gal…

December 22, 2011 by  
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…is frequently seen, but rarely for long enough to admire. From many bird-lovers to another, deep thanks to our bird buddy, Len Blumin: Today at Miller Point Boat Launch (Nick’s Cove, Tomales Bay) we got good views of a female Belted Kingfisher at the north end of the parking lot. These shy birds are difficult […]

The Thrill and Wonder of Nature: A bird sighting

March 13, 2011 by  
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I feel like a little kid when I’m in nature. I’m constantly amazed at the splendor and wonder.  Conversations are interrupted as we walk because we don’t want to miss sharing a marvel. Ever since I saw my first Varied Thrush, I’ve been on the lookout for this cutie for almost 6 years. Robins are […]

Holiday Photo for Birding Buddies

December 6, 2010 by  
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From my birding buddy,  Len Blumin: I was supposed to be pre-fielding a shorebird census on Friday (“Pacific Flyway Shorebird Survey”), but who can resist the appearance of a pair of White-tailed Kites in a tree adjacent to Bothin Marsh in Mill Valley. The partner of this pair had just returned to the same tree […]

Winter Birding in the Bay Area, CA

November 30, 2010 by  
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Winter brings many wonderful birds to the Bay Area. We particularly love the water birds. Our friend and birder, Len Blumin,  digiscopes and sends us many wonderful photos. Here’s the latest: The Canvasback is quite a looker, and one of the diving ducks not likely to be confused with other species around here. The chestnut […]