Friday, April 13, 2012

Black-tailed Body Mods



I don't have much to preach about today...my work day got cancelled so I'm holding it down in the cabin, waiting for another spring storm to open the skies up. In recent bird developments...there is a Sandwichy-looking tern down in Chula Vista, but it has more than just Sandwich Tern DNA in its genes...and someone Ebirded a number of Black-tailed Gulls over in Coronado...if that's not erroneous, then I will begin a lifetime of tattoos and body modifications, so by the time I die I will look exactly like a Black-tailed Gull.

I did get out to Mission Trails this morning, and added Black-chinned Hummingbird and Grasshopper Sparrow to the year list. As some would say...great success!

Above is one of the Great Egrets that frequent the San Diego Zoo...they pretend they are part of the exhibits, but at heart they are regular wild birds. This one had the most unreal looking lores I've ever seen....things may never be the same.

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  1. just noticed the skimmers. Possibly the birds I MOST miss, no longer living in S.D.

    FABULOUS shot. =)

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    1. Thanks! I was just wandering around Mission Bay on a tip from Ebird...and there they were!

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  2. You shooting magazine covers now? Wtf.

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    1. Totes. Did you send in pictures with your USAToday crud?

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  3. Nice breeding colors and feathers!

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    1. Seriously...I thought I was in Florida for a second.

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  4. Killer egret shot! BTW, nice new skimmer header too.

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    1. Thanks Jeremy. Now I need to check out the Safari Park...I get free admission there too. I love the freeloaders!

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  5. Those lores are so vivid! I also love the Skimmers and miss not seeing them anymore.

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    1. Yeah, I finally managed some shots I like of them...Im afraid to actually sort through them though, there are too many.

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  6. Please post some photos of the morph into a Black-tailed Gull look-a-like, sounds interesting.

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    1. The record was stricken from the Ebird record. No gull mods for me! Then I would really be Seagull Steve...

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