Archive for June, 2017

BirdNotes – 30 June 2017 – Revisit to this day a year ago – Costa Rica

Friday, June 30th, 2017

I’ve been super busy with wood carvings and have remiss in my birding. While I have lots of birds around all day they are the same old guys. I shoot a bunch of photos, but they are all of the same dozen species. For a change of pace, I dug back in the old files and will share the post from Costa Rica a year ago.


BirdNotes – 24 June 2017 – Repost of a year ago from Costa Rica trip

Saturday, June 24th, 2017


From a year ago today … a post of monkey photos from Costa Rica. Can hardly believe that a year has gone bye.


BirdNotes – 20 June 2017 – female Xantus.

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Weather here in La Ribera remains pleasent. 70’s at night, 80’s in the mornings, hits 90 about noon and peaks out about 95 in the afternoon.

BirdNotes – 17 June 2017 – male Costa’s at feeder- purple flash photos

Saturday, June 17th, 2017

A surprise this morning … the Northern Rough-wing Swallows have shown up. they were mixed in with the nighthawks. The nighthawks have been here for the last couple of weeks, but today they were joined by a couple of dozen swallows.

BirdNotes – 16 June 2017 – Cardinal pair

Friday, June 16th, 2017

Day starts with low clouds so not much sun at 0700. Spent my normal hour near the feeders photographing the locals. Got a few shots of a pair of cardinals which I’ll share.

BirdfNotes – 15 June 2017 – Kestral

Friday, June 16th, 2017

While driving my scooter to the store this morning I spotted a kestrel. Thank goodness  the camera was in the scotter basket. The Kestrel was hunting grasshoppers and I got some shots.


BirdNotes – 12 June 2017 – Backyard birds for Monday

Monday, June 12th, 2017

Seems to me that I shot a lot of hummers lately. This morning I’ll share some other birds. Plus a couple of ‘lovey- dovey’ shots of mating cardinals.


BirdNotes – 10 June 2017 – Xantu’s female closeups

Saturday, June 10th, 2017

Got a series of closeups of the female Xantus’ as she fed. Another beautiful day.

BirdNotes – 09 June 2017 – Some Baja birds from this morning

Friday, June 9th, 2017

Had a friend bring down new band saw blades … so I’m back in a carving mode. Have six different porpoise and two different local birds all in various states of carving. I’ve received gifts of wood from many friends. Some wonderful hardwoods that will make great sculptures. If you would like me to carve something for you, drop me an email. I’m looking for challenges.


BirdNotes – 8 June 2017 – hummers

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

This morning I shot a ton of photos but only saved hummer photos … so today’s entry is only hummers.