Saturday, January 23, 2010

Mejía January 2010

Oasis Hummingbird

House Saprrow, whit a "bocadito"


Sunset 1

Sunset 2

Purple-collared Woodstar, Mejía January 2010

Burrowing Owl, Mejía 2009/10

Close to the beach

Along the entrance to the Sanctuary. This bird nests along the road, but it is easily overlooked.
Beach area north of Mejía.

Burrowing Owls at the entrance to their nest, they are nesting next to the beach north of Mejía.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Some common birds, Mejia

Pied-crested it-Tyrant is a quite common bird in the area, but this is my first photo of the species. The next bird, Rufous-collared Sparrow, is a lot easier to photograph.

Vermilion Flycatcher, Mejia 02.01.10

Birds along the shore, Mejia

Guanay Cormorants from Boca del Rio, 02.01.10. More than 10.000 of this species migrating south 03.01!
Black Skimmers, we saw several thousand in the Sanctuary 02.01.

Black Skimmer


Band-tailed Gull

Thursday, January 7, 2010


Close to Mejia I found a pair of nesting Killdeers with three juveniles on farmland 30.12.09. This is one of three places I have found nesting Killdeers the last years. Two of the pairs located their nests on farmland and the other one next to the beach.
Adult bird (above)



Monday, January 4, 2010

Snowy Plover

Another local bird present along the beach 30.12.2009 was the Snowy Plover. I found three nesting couples during my walk. I also found one non breeding bird, and I spent some time taking pictures of it. Here you can see some of the results.

American Oystercatcher

There were not any migrating bird along the shore in Mejia, and I guess it's a result of "el niño". Not a single Gull or Tern rested in the two kilometres stretch I walked 30.12.2009. I had to point my lens at the local birds like this American Oystercatcher.