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Coal Oil Point – More Photos

Oil Platform off Coal Oil Point
Oil Platform off Coal Oil Point

Aside from all the Snowy Plover action we got to see many other great things including a nice looking alternate plumage Sanderling on it’s southward journey from it’s Arctic breeding grounds.

Sanderling
Sanderling

Semipalmated Plovers, Western Sandpipers and a lone Ruddy Turnstone along the beach and at Devereux Slough several White-tailed Hawks perched above on suitable branches.

Semipalmated Plover
Semipalmated Plover

White-tailed Kite
White-tailed Kite

Along the trail around the Slough we could hear Hooded Orioles calling away and had a Hutton’s Vireo fly within 10 feet of my face! We also almost stepped on a Common Buckeye Butterfly that landed on the path just long enough for me to take a photo.

Buckeye
Buckeye

 

Posted by on July 15, 2009 in Photography Adventures

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Ballona Creek

I headed out to Ballona this afternoon to see what spring migration has brought to the beach. Nothing new but the Terns were out and about dancing and trying to steal each other’s food.

Caspian Tern

Caspian and Elegant Terns

Sanderling’s were in quite large numbers as they’re working their way north toward Alaska and they are starting to show a lot more of their breeding plumage now.

Sanderling

The rest of the images are available here.

 

Posted by on April 21, 2008 in Photography Adventures

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