Thursday, September 20, 2012

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Birding at Mono Lake

We thought we'd check out Mono Lake and see if there were any unusual migrants.  It was pretty much the "usual suspects" but still worth the visit.
Eared Grebe
The Eared Grebe are a common resident at the lake.
Northern Shoveler & Gull
There were several Northern Shovelers in eclipse plumage feeding among the ubiquitous gulls.
American Avocets
Meadow Lark 
Sage Thrasher 
If I have correctly identified this guy it is a new one for me.
I don't know what this bird is, probably a female finch, but it sure is enjoying those brine flies.
American White Pelicans
It was a pretty good day at this inland sea.  More salty than the ocean, the only creatures that live in Mono lake are brine shrimp and an abundance of  brine flies at the edge.

Find more of the world of birds at Wild Bird Wednesday, hosted for us by Stewart.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Grab the Camera!

While working in the garden last evening I glanced at the sky
then ran into the house to grab my camera before the color faded.

Find more views of the sky at SkyWatch, Friday, hosted for us by Sandy and Sylvia.