Monday, September 30, 2019


Continuing with my new photo book, Thrushes:

American Robin

Hermit Thrush

Hermit Thrush Singing

Rufous Backed Robin

Swainson's Thrush

Varied Thrush

Saturday, September 28, 2019


I have a new photo book coming out on birds of the Western United States. So I thought I'd preview some of those photos on our blog.

First up, Bluebirds:

Mountain Bluebird Male

Mountain Bluebird Female

 Western Bluebird Male

 Western Bluebird Male

 Western Bluebird Chicks

 Western Bluebird Female

Thursday, September 26, 2019

My Best Butterfly Photos: Part XII

And the last of the group:

Two Tailed Swallowtail

Two Tailed Swallowtail

Variegated Fritillary


West Coast Lady

Western Tiger Swallowtail

White Morpho

White Peacock

Zebra Longwing

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

My Best Butterfly Photos: Part XI

Next to last group:

Spotted Pea

Stoplight Catone

Texas Crescent

Three Tailed Swallowtail

Tiger Longwing

Transandean Cattleheart

Tree Nymph

Tropical Buckeye

Two Tailed Pasha

Sunday, September 22, 2019

My Best Butterfly Photos: Part X

Back to my favorite butterfly photos:

Red Helen Swallowtail

Red Lacewing

Rusty Tipped Page

Scarlet Mormon

Scarlet mormon

Sheep Skipper


Sleepy Orange

Small Postman

Southern Dogface Sulphur

Friday, September 20, 2019

Torrey Pines State Park

Saturday afternoon we hiked in Torrey Pines State Park. Once we got down to the water, we had good views of a Harbour Seal swimming in front of us. Plus views of some Brown Pelicans as they flew by. 

Here is the Harbour Seal:

Harbour Seal
 As for the Pelican, I'll start with a favorite limerick:

A curious bird is the Pelican,
His beak can hold more than his belly can,
He can take in his beak, enough food for a week,
And I'm darned if I know how the Helican.

Brown Pelicans

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Imperial Beach, San Diego, California

Continuing with our trip to San Diego to visit Jay and Ashley. Here are some photos from early Sunday morning (when we had the beach to ourselves):

American Golden Plover

Brown Pelican

Common Tern in Dive

Double Crested Cormorants

Herring Gull

Imperial Beach

Long Billed Curlew
Snowy Plover
Marbled Godwit