Saturday, December 28, 2019

Looking Back ☼ Best Bird Sightings of 2019

Another year, another twelve months of wonderful birding adventures!

Now that 2019 is coming to a close, it's time to look back and be reminded of all the great bird sightings we had this year.

5. Phainopepla, Gray Lodge Wildlife Area

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4. Northern Harrier encounter, Modoc National Wildlife Refuge

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3. Western Tanager, Lassen Volcanic National Park

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2. Evening Grosbeak, Lassen Volcanic National Park

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1. Pileated Woodpecker, Lassen Volcanic National Park

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Plus, a few more sightings that were too memorable to leave out!

Mr. and Mrs. Bluebird, Sacramento River National Wildlife Refuge - Pine Creek Unit
Osprey nest, Sacramento River National Wildlife Refuge - Pine Creek Unit
Great Blue Heron Rookery, Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge
Rough-legged Hawk, Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge
Cooperative Hawk, Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge
Western Kingbird, Logan Creek Trail, Sacramento NWR
American Bitterns Sacramento NWR

Here's to another wonderful year of birding!

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Sunday, December 8, 2019

Best of Great Blue Herons Video

Gosh, it's tough to play favorites when every bird is beautiful in its own way, but if I had to choose (at least from the birds I've seen in person), it would have to be a Great Blue Heron. Here are my favorite photos I've taken of these magnificent birds up until now...


Sunday, November 17, 2019

Best of Duck Photography

🦆 Showin' some duck love on the blog today!

Gosh, we've taken so many great photos of ducks over the years that I thought I'd better put them into a video so they're all in one place!


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Sunday, November 3, 2019

Best of Great Egrets Video

Great Egrets might be common in our area, but that doesn't mean I don't love seeing them on country backroads, along the freeway, and at our local wildlife refuges!

Here are my favorite photos I've taken of Great Egrets over the years...



Sunday, October 27, 2019

Reflection Lake Loop Trail ↔ Lassen Volcanic National Park Birding

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 Sweet dreams from Reflection Lake in Lassen Volcanic National Park!
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Watch the video from my hike around this beautiful lake here.


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Sunday, October 20, 2019

One of my favorite flycatchers... Black Phoebe

Black Phoebes can be tough to get photos of because they are always on the move, but I managed to put together a little slideshow of my favorite Black Phoebe photos...



📷 All photos were taken in northern California with my little Canon SX530 and have not been filtered or altered in any way. 


Sunday, October 13, 2019

Sooty Grouse ☼ Lassen Volcanic National Park

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Our very-first Sooty Grouse sighting and she was ten feet away from us on the trail up Brokeoff Mountain in Lassen Volcanic National Park!

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Isn't she pretty?
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She wasn't the least bit scared of us and continued to eat her manzanita berries while we stood and watching and snapped away with our cameras...
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One more bird to add to the lifelist! That puts us only two away from 200...




(Read all about our hike to the top of Brokeoff Mountain on my travel blog Vaughn the Road Again.)


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