Baltimore Oriole (Netarts, OR, 1/11/15)

A wintering Baltimore Oriole is now being seen in Netarts, OR.

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Lots of other birds were also in the same yard, like this Varied Thrush.

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The Tundra Bean Goose was fairly quickly located as well. This is from Christansen Rd at Nestucca NWR.

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A New Year’s Day trip to California (12/31-1/4/2015)

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Ok, neither is a good shot, but both the Arcata Brambling and the Colusa NWR Falcated Duck were nice birds for the new year.

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Forster’s Tern

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Greater White-fronted Goose

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Probably the star of the show was the Abbott’s Lagoon LeConte’s Sparrow. A 2mi one-way walk to the location was well worth it.

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I probably wouldn’t have made the trip if it wasn’t for this Rustic Bunting in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.

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While a little overexposed, this shows some of the rust-colored V on the bunting’s breast.

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A Short-eared Owl at around 4pm at the Huichica Creek Unit of the Sonoma-Napa Marshes was a nice get.

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