Patty

Patty's Year

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Thanks @@TonyQ @@Atdahl & @@elefromoz!

 

I plan to do a report on the Glacier portion. Not sure how much else I'll include since a lot of it was non-wildlife related but I may include a few scenery shots from other locations.

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This morning's walk at river beach produced two new species.

 

144) Spotted sandpiper
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145) Sanderling

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Posted (edited)

Here are my final birds of 2016 from December. I've really enjoyed participating and seeing everyone else's Big Years! And now I don't have to call my local birds brown bird, black bird, olive bird... :P

 

146) Golden-crowned sparrow, Carmel River State Beach

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147) Yellow-rumped warbler, Palo Corona

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148) Common yellowthroat, Point Lobos

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149) Townsend's warbler, Point Lobos

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150) Nuttall's woodpecker, Point Lobos

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151) Ruby-crowned kinglet, Point Lobos

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152) Least sandpiper (the smallest one), Moss Landing

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153) Western grebe, Moss Landing

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154) Bonaparte's gull, Elkhorn Slough

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155) Horned grebe, Elkhorn Slough

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156) Greater scaup (and a sneaky bufflehead), Moss Landing

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157) Say's phoebe, Carmel River State Beach

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158) Hutton's vireo, Palo Corona

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159) Chestnut-backed chickadee, Frog Pond Wetland Preserve

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160) Common goldeneye, Moss Landing

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@@Patty

I have really enjoyed following your Big Year. It has been a real pleasure seeing your local birds and I have really enjoyed your photos.

Some very nice birds to finish the year, and a very good total.

I hope you will be taking part in 2017!

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I second what Tony said - I know nothing about American birds, so this thread was very educational for me, and I enjoyed your pictures very much. Hopefully see you in the Big Year 2017! :)

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I also enjoyed this a lot @@Patty and appreciate the effort it took to post this. @@TonyQ and @@michael-ibk I have also enjoyed you're big years as well but I have fallen so far behind in those as trip reports seem to be taking all my time, my apologies I will try to get caught up some day!

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Beautiful thread thank you @@Patty.

 

I also have enjoyed learning about American birds.

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Thanks for showing us birds of North America, @@Patty . And please do the same also in 2017.

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Nice finish Patty. It was fun following your thread.

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Great thread, love the scenes thrown in to give an idea of locations etc. Very envious of Whaler's Cave too. I was lucky enough to visit Carmel in 1984 when I was over for the Olympics and I have been promising myself and some distant relatives I will return soon. 31 years later I still haven't made it!

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@@Patty, an nice collection to finish with. I really wish I'd been more interested in Birds all those years ago, I was in Carmel about a decade ago, I'd never have thought there was so much variety, from Waders to Woodpeckers.

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