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Santa Barbara I

At my parents house in Santa Barbara, they always had Hummingbird feeders in the back patio yard. As well, flowers my Mom grew, like Azaleas, Morninglories, Fuchsias, Sage, Zinnias, and Impatiens drew in the birds and the bees. Comfortable lawn furniture allowed for hours of relaxation watching the Hummingbirds....

Big Sur

Our parents anniversary trip to Big Sur. A LOT of Jays everywhere! They were quite animated and active. A fun family outing with not too much focus on bird watching except for the Jays activity. Had a Picnic! Jeff 🙂 Big Sur Coastline–copyrighted and with thanks to: Dom CarverPfeiffer...

Oxnard

The house my family lived in Oxnard, when I was in high school, always had a regular gang of birds. Scavenger pirates on the prowl. Though not always the same species; a few were common. They would take turns flying in, and back out of the street, looking for...

Denver

It is 1968. I am 9 years old. Out in a Denver orchard playing, I came across a Black-billed Magpie in the tree. The sun shining on it’s iridescent feathers mesmerized me. Even though I am sure the song of the sparrows caught my attention at an earlier age;...