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Baja California #12 - Birds - The Unusual Suspects

Discussion in 'Birds' started by bobhoge, Apr 12, 2007.

  1. I'll call these birds from Baja California the "unusual suspects" from Florida shooting since they are different from the east coast birds. If you are from the west coast, these may be normal.

    Hooded Oriole:

    Black-necked Stilt (may also be in Florida):

    Blue-footed Boobie:


    Brown Boobie:

    Yellow-footed Gull:

    Costa's Hummingbird on its nest (ID ??)

    Elegant Tern:

    Heermann's Gull:

    Red-billed Tropicbird:

    More photos to process,
    Bob & Nan
  2. Baxter


    Jan 8, 2007
    Clemson, SC
    Very cool shots Bob. Like that shot of the blue-footed with its foot forward.
  3. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Wow thoses are some different from Fl. I have the stilt
    I really had to look for that orange bird:>))))
    How i the world did you find a hummer nest. They are only the size of a 50 cent peice
    Very nice blue foots. Never seen those here either.
    Nice to find Other birds:>))
    Ours are getting boring. But keep shooting them anyway...lolol
  4. Hi Gale,

    We were hiking with a group of about 15 people on Isla San Francisco in the Sea of Cortes. Someone spotted the hummingbird fliting around and our guide said to look for a nest. I was the lucky one to spot it heading into a bush and when I saw it sitting on a branch, the bottom half was missing. :confused:  Then I saw that it was sitting on the tiny nest. Our guide, a birder from Canada got close enough to see into the nest after the hummingbird flew away and said there were two pea-sized eggs in it.

    Bob & Nan
  5. Great to see birds from the other side of the continent. Very nice set.


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