Phainopepla

Today I saw a male Phainopepla, dashing through the air from one tree to the next across Harvard Avenue in Claremont. The white wing patches, which are only visible in flight, made it easy to identify. So striking!

Photo credit: John Swartz

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Origami Peace Cranes at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Gardens, Claremont, California

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Blue Planet: Puffins & Pufflings

Over the past few days, I watched some episodes of Sir Richard Attenborough’s BBC series¬†Blue Planet.¬†I truly enjoyed the series, esp. the ones featuring puffins and their pufflings!

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Chestnut-Backed Chickadee

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Seen at Omi’s front-yard feeders:

Anna’s hummingbird (male & female)
Chestnut-Backed Chickadee
Dark-Eyed Juncos
House Finches (male & female)
Nuttall’s woodpecker

 

Omi and her new Flutter Friend!

Omi with her Hummingbird!

Omi with her new  hummingbird Flutter Friends!
Happy 93rd birthday

 

Owl Tattoo

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