Saturday, 1 April 2017

California Dreaming

So as part of our three state tour , we drove down the Pacific Coast Highway , what a fantastic drive and scenery. we stopped off for a night at Monterey , and two nights in Santa Barbara, we also did some sightseeing in Malibu and Santa Monica, before spending our last 4 nights in LA.
        So pretty much most of my birding (with a little sufferance from my Daughter) was done on the coast. I hope I have id them ok if not please let me know.
Bloack Skimmer
Whimbrel
Whimbrel
Whimbrel

Not sure which gulls are with the Skimmers .


11 comments:

  1. Brilliant photos Gordon, I love the Whimbrel.

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  2. Love all those Skimmers that seem to be standing to attention Gorden

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  3. It helps when the wildlife is so obliging.
    Thankyou for visiting,
    All the best Gordon.

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  4. Good to see back on board the blogging bus Gordon. I wondered where you had been.

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  5. Thanks Phil. I kinda lost the faith after I had to give up my driveing licence because of my eyes, it leaves you a bit restricted.
    All the best Gordon.

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  6. So interesting that you saw Skimmers. We're from Oregon originally and have spent lots of time all up and down the Pacific Coast and yet I never saw a Skimmer until we started coming to Florida for the Winter. Beautiful pictures. I'm so happy you got to take the trip.

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  7. Thanks Sallie,I guess I must have been lucky, I found one group mixing with the terns.
    thanks again, Gordon.

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  8. love the look of Black skimmers but I have never seen any myself. A cool looking bird.

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    1. Sorry for the delay to your reply, very remiss of me. I eas quite amazed when I saw my first one.
      Take care Gordon.

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  9. Those skimmers sure are distinctive looking birds! Thank you for sharing (and visiting). Happy Easter

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    1. The sharing was my pleasure, you are right they are a smart bird. forgive the late reply , somthing going wrong with blogger .
      All the best Gordon.

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