Saturday, August 4, 2018

Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii)


7/5/18 Identified with the help of our resident professional bird photographer par excellence, 
Richard Cronberg. This was my first sighing of a Cooper's Hawk here on the property since moving here in 2006. 

Friday, May 11, 2018

Hutton's Vireo (Vireo huttoni)

11/25/12 Tentatively identified as a Hutton's Vireo with feedback from expert birder and
photographer, Richard Cronberg. On a mesquite tree on our property.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Common Gray (Anavitrinella pampinaria)

4/28/15 On the wall of our front portico, Kyle Court, La Cresta,
Murrieta, SW Riverside County, CA 


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

White-Lined Sphinx Moth (Hyles lineata)

 4/27/17 On a curtain panel in the master bedroom. They like to fly into the house at night 
towards the light of the blazing lamp on my nightstand when our sliding doors are open. Go figure...

4/26/17 In the herb garden

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Merlin (Falco columbarius)

So cool to see this Merlin on our property since the last sighting was seven years ago in 2009!

 12/28/16 On the Engelmann Oak above the orchard.


11/10/09 on the same Engelmann Oak as above.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Monarch (Danaus plexippus)

Monarchs aren't common here on our property and the few times I'd seen them over the past 10 years, I was never able to actually get a good shot of them. But lo and behold, this beauty came flitting by and then landed on the butterfly bush off of our front portico last weekend and, SNAP! Here it is, in its full unblurry glory!

11/13/16 On the Lavender Butterly Bush (Buddleia davidii) off of our front portico.