Friday, July 29, 2011

Just A Few Faves

If you read my last blog post, you know that I've moved to a new city, which explains why I'm such a laggard posting here. And yes, I'm still unpacking, still muttering, still wishing I could just go birding for a day and I can't. I have to be "responsible." So here's a visit to some of the images I've taken in the recent past, some of which I've never managed to post and some which are probably repeats; I honestly can't remember. Heck, I can barely remember where I left my car keys, as my "everything in its place" mantra has gone right out the window in a new house where routines have yet to be established.

But in the midst of what is still general chaos for me, I find a little sense of order is regained by looking at some of my images. I can remember where I was when I took each and every one of these images. Fancy that! I don't know where I put the damn measuring tape or that pair of pliers, but I know exactly where I was when I took each of these photos. That makes me feel a bit better. I hope you enjoy looking at them!

A lovely Say's Phoebe taken at
Grizzly Island Wildlife Area, CA

American Goldfinch in my San Rafael backyard.

Breakfast for a Red-breasted Nuthatch, also
in my backyard.

This Wilson's Warbler gave me a good look
at Point Reyes National Seashore, CA.

 An Anna's Hummingbird in a treetop,
Corte Madera Creek, CA

This shot of an American Kestrel was taken
through my windshield at Grizzly Island
Wildlife Area, CA.

A White-tailed Kite about to descend upon its
prey in American Canyon, CA.

A lovely "butterbutt" or Yellow-rumped Warbler perched
among the cattails at the Las Gallinas Wildlife
Ponds in San Rafael, CA

This Red-winged Blackbird was eating berries in
a shopping center parking lot in Corte Madera, CA.
And here's a little Chipping Sparrow by
 Corte Madera Creek in CA.

This sweet Song Sparrow was flitting among
the rocks on the jetty at the
Loch Lomand Marina, San Rafael, CA.

Thanks for stopping by and good birding to you!


  1. Great favorite photos! Hope all your unpacking goes well. I have a nephew moving to Sac in the fall..and a good friend there...
    We went birding a few years back there too..Did a Birders who Blog, Tweet and Chirp get was lots of fun.

  2. A most beautiful series of photographs! Each and every one of them are fantastic! I'm especially fond of the Say's Phoebe, Wilson's Warbler and Anna's Hummingbird (awesome tail feathers!)images.

    It's never easy to relocate. Unpacking seems to take forever. A little at a time. You'll get there.

    It's funny, I have taken thousands of bird photographs and I can remember where every one of them was taken too. That says a lot about the beauty and impact of nature.

    Happy birding in your new area! Thanks for bringing brightness into my day with these lovely images.

  3. Dawn, Julie, thank you both for stopping by and for your lovely comments. Julie, you are so kind.

  4. Happy you're slowly getting unpacked and organized. Don't push yourself too hard; it'll all get done. Lovely photos. Nice to see that you're getting some photos in your new area!

  5. Lovely images and love your commentary. It is amazing how memories are linked to birds and revisiting photos and blogging about them restores order when chaos seems to reign otherwise!

  6. very nice photos of some pretty birds. Hope the settling in progresses and things find their place again.


  7. Great collection of photos. I like the capture of the little Kestrel looking back at you.

  8. Lovely series! Such a variety! For me, my archive also serves as a sort of diary.