Hotel Lighting May, 2013

September 4, 2014

Oriental Hotel, Venice

Oriental Hotel, Venice

Prague

This (above) is Bohemian Glass, in the Prague hotel room.

Plitvice 2

Plitvice 2

Plitvice, Croatia

Plitvice, Croatia

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Yellow Warbler – Mt Desert Island May 25

May 25, 2014
at the marsh on Gilbert Farm Rd near Rte 102

at the marsh on Gilbert Farm Rd near Rte 102

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White-crowned Sparrow 21 May 2014 Bar Harbor

May 21, 2014
Under feeder in Town Hill backyard. We don't see this every spring.

Under feeder in Town Hill backyard. We don’t see this every spring.

Gilbert Farm Rd 06 May- Nashville Warbler and Grackles

May 7, 2014
Nashville Warbler, not singing

Nashville Warbler, not singing

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Sparrow- Bass Harbor Light, 02 MAY

May 3, 2014

 

 

 

 

ate wormsate worms

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

took mud bath

took mud bath

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

hung out at bottom of bushes

hung out at bottom of bushes

several in immediate area

several in immediate area

looked like head dipped in greenish gold

looked like head dipped in greenish gold

Is this a Savannah?

Is this a Savannah?

 

Mt Desert Is. 26 April: E. Phoebe, Gr. Yellowlegs, Raven mobs Bald Eagle

April 26, 2014
at Hamilton Pond

at Hamilton Pond

on Thompson Island

on Thompson Island

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near causeway

near causeway

Canada Geese, Mallard and Common Merganser return to Frenchman’s Hill 24 April

April 24, 2014
April 24 Frenchman's Hill fire-pond.

April 24 Frenchman’s Hill fire-pond.

Pair of Common Merganser

Pair of Common Merganser

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just the drake Mallard, I didn't see the female.

Just the drake Mallard, I didn’t see the female.

A pair of Canada Geese also arrived this afternoon but I wasn’t able to get a photo. Busy day on the pond!

 

Mystery Sparrow- Rockhound State Park, Luna County, Deming, New Mexico

April 24, 2014
April 17, 2014 What is this? Looks like a sparrow.

April 17, 2014 What is this? Looks like a sparrow.

New Mexico birds April 13-20: Juniper Titmouse, White-faced Ibis

April 24, 2014

I’ll add more as I get my photos organized.

IbisBdelA13AprWhite-faced Ibis at Bosque del Apache, 13 April. There were more than one group of these birds. The next photo is very fuzzy but all the photos were taken from the car.

Bosque del Apache, 13 April

Bosque del Apache, 13 April

This next one is my pride and joy, a Juniper Titmouse. Everyone else had gone ahead to walk the trails at Gran Quivira Ruins (part of Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument) and I was still in the parking lot trying to dislodge a dead butterfly from the front grill of the car (I think it is a checkered skipper) when I heard a lovely trill coming from the top of the nearest tree. I looked up and saw what looked like a tufted titmouse but did not sound anything like that. So I took a quick picture before it flew off and hid itself. Then I stopped in the visitor center. The ranger, who knew a great deal about the birds and everything else in his park, told me that it was a Juniper Titmouse. I’d never even heard of the bird! Very exciting.  Date was 20 April.

Gran Quivira Ruins, Socorro County New Mexico.

Juniper Titmouse, Gran Quivira Ruins, Socorro County New Mexico.

One poor Sandhill Crane at Bosque del Apache on April 13. The official at the visitor center said that this bird did not move with its flock when they left. It is probably sick or injured.

Bosque del Apache April 13. This Sandhill crane may be injured or sick.

Bosque del Apache April 13.  Sandhill crane.

Rusty Blackbirds on April 6, 2014 Town Hill, Bar Harbor, yard

April 7, 2014
Wintering birds; one is partially obscured by branches, lower right of center in photo.

Wintering birds; five are definitely Rusty Blackbirds. One bird is partially obscured by branches, lower right of center in photo. I can’t be 100% certain about that one (because the branches block most of that bird, and 2 Red-winged Blackbirds were also in the yard on April 5 and 6). Five Rustys were on the ground and one was in the tree before I took the picture, so they are all accounted for, even if they are not all in this photo.


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