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Scenes of  Seoul, South Korea -- Posted April 22, 2013
South Korea


Scenes of San Francisco, Oakland, CA, Thailand & Miyajima, Japan -- Posted September 10, 2012
San Francisco, Oakland, Thailand


Scenes of Japan -- Kyoto to Nara -- Posted August 8, 2011
Japan -- Kyoto to Nara


Scenes of Japan -- Hiroshima to Tokyo -- Posted June 2, 2011
Japan -- Hiroshima to Tokyo


People of Burma, Laos and Thailand -- Posted March 20, 2011
Burma, Laos & Thailand


Some Larger San Francisco Birds -- Posted January 18, 2011
Larger San Francisco Birds


Three Little San Francisco Birds -- Posted September 26, 2010
Little San Francisco Birds


Scenes of Bangkok, Thailand -- Posted August 18, 2010
Scenes of Bangkok, Thailand


City Birds and Scenes of Duluth, Minnesota -- Posted July 22, 2010
Duluth, MN City Birds & Scenes


Wild Birds and Monitor Lizards of Bangkok -- Posted July 10, 2010
Bangkok Birds & Water Monitor


Lake Merritt Wildlife Refuge Spring 2010
Lake Merritt Wildlife Refuge



More City Birds

Canada Geese enjoy the morning sun while American Coots, Mallards and other birds glide fish and relax on beautiful Lake Merritt, Oakland, CA


A Pair of Mallards are seen fishing at Lake Merritt, Oakland, CA


Portrait of a Heron at Lake Merritt, Oakland, CA


Cormorants nesting at Lake Merritt, Oakland, CA  -- taken on July 4, 2012


October at Lake Merritt, Oakland, CA and the Cormorant nests are empty for another year


Snoozing, grooming and scratching; October finds these juvenile Cormorants enjoying the morning at Lake Merritt, Oakland, CA.  In a year those brown feathers will be replaced with black feathers.


A female House Finch perched on a roof in City Birds Country, the Heart of San Francisco


Three House Finches exploring the concrete jungle of City Birds Country, the Heart of San Francisco


A greatly magnified study of a House Finch


Close-up of a brown and white Roman Tufted Goose at Lake Merritt, Oakland, CA


Pigeons, such as this beauty, live the good life at Lake Merritt, Oakland, CA


A Pigeon of City Birds Country, the Heart of San Francisco, where life for Pigeons isn't easy.


Pigeons of City Birds Country, the Heart of San Francisco, fleeing from a Red-tailed Hawk.


A couple dozen Crows, like a swarm of bees, came in from the Southeast.  They descended to one of their favorite hangouts, briefly resting and foraging before rushing off toward the Golden Gate.



Bird's-eye Views

A view San Francisco birds see while flying around Ciity Birds Country, the Heart of San Francisco


A view San Francisco birds see while flying around Ciity Birds Country, the Heart of San Francisco


A view San Francisco birds see while flying around Ciity Birds Country, the Heart of San Francisco


A view San Francisco birds see while flying around Ciity Birds Country, the Heart of San Francisco


A view San Francisco birds see while flying around Ciity Birds Country, the Heart of San Francisco


A view San Francisco birds see while flying around Ciity Birds Country, the Heart of San Francisco


A view San Francisco birds see while flying around Ciity Birds Country, the Heart of San Francisco


A view San Francisco birds see while flying around Ciity Birds Country, the Heart of San Francisco


A view San Francisco birds see while flying around Ciity Birds Country, the Heart of San Francisco


A view San Francisco birds see while flying around Ciity Birds Country, the Heart of San Francisco


A view San Francisco birds see while flying around Ciity Birds Country, the Heart of San Francisco


A view the San Francisco waterfront during a colorful sunrise with birds stretching their wings.  Taken with a Canon SX40 HS Camera


San Francisco at dusk during the Christmas holidays, 2012.


San Francisco at dusk.


Full Moon Over San Francisco May 25, 2013.  Taken with a Canon SX40 HS Camera -- Hand Held


An Interesting San Francisco Sunset


The Atami Moon Terrace is Part of the Newly Developed Atami Shinsui Park with Great Day and Night Views of the Port, City and Harbor; and, it is Considered to be a Sacred Place for Lovers


Pigeons Feeling the Love at the Atami Moon Terrace, Atami, Japan


Statue of the Dove of Love at the Atami Moon Terrace, Atami, Japan


A View of Atami, Japan; a Seaside, Hot Springs Resort Area

Some Larger Birds of San Francisco

January 18, 2011 -- In our last post we featured some of San Francisco's small birds.  In our first post of 2011 we look at some of the larger birds to be found in the City.  This post features Mute Swans, a Great Blue Heron, Crows, Ravens, Glaucous-winged Gulls, Canada Geese and Mallards.

Two Mute Swans, Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco
A Pair of Mute Swans
Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco

A Mute Swan at the Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco
A Mute Swan

A Mute Swan at the Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco
A Mute Swan

A Mute Swan at the Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco
A Mute Swan

A Mute Swan and a Pair of Turtles at the Palace of Fine Arts Pond, San Francisco
A Mute Swan and a Pair of Turtles
Palace of Fine Arts

A Mute Swan at the Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco
A Mute Swan, Palace of Fine Arts
San Francisco

A Mute Swan at the Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco
A Mute Swan

A Great Blue Heron at the Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco
A Great Blue Heron
Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco

One of Four Glaucous-winged Gulls in Search of Food
A Glaucous-winged Gull

Adult and Two Juvenile Glaucous-winged Gulls coaxed to land by holding up a piece of bread
Adult & Two Juvenile Glaucous-winged Gulls

One of two Juvenile Glaucous-winged Gulls
Juvenile Glaucous-winged Gull

One of two Juvenile Glaucous-winged Gulls
Juvenile Glaucous-winged Gull

A Glaucous-winged Gull being inspected by Pigeons
A Young Glaucous-winged Gull
Being Inspected by Pigeons

A Young Wet and Resting Glaucous-winged Gull
Wet and Resting Glaucous-winged Gull

A Young Wet and Resting Glaucous-winged Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull

One of Many Crows Which Often Stop By to Play
A Crow Stopping By to Play

Most Old-growth Trees Gone, Birds Must Improvise Perches
A Crow Perched on a Dish

Cawing Loudly is One of the Crow's Favorite Activities
Cawing Loudly
One of the Crow's Favorite Activities

Perched on a Rooftop Cover a Crow Keeps and Eye to the Sky
Perched on a Rooftop Cover
A Crow Keeps and Eye to the Sky

This Crow Has Spotted Something to Get Cawing About
This Curious Crow Has Spotted Something

A Crow Basking in the Morning Sun During Cold Winter Weather
A Crow Basking in the Morning Sun
During Cold Winter Weather

For a Crow, Cawing Before a Wall is Like Singing in the Shower
For a Crow, Cawing Before a Wall
Is Like Singing in the Shower

The Crow is Comfortable in the Heart of the City
Crows are Comfortable in the Heart of the City

The Raven Displays a Beak Larger than that of the Crow
The Raven Displays a Beak
Larger than that of the Crow

The Intelligent Raven Feels Safe, Having Landed Just Feet Away
The Intelligent Raven Feels Safe
Having Landed Just a Few Feet Away

The Crow Caws Loudly; the Raven Sounds More Like a Frog
A Raven Enjoying the Setting Sun

A Canada Goose Enjoying Placid Stow Lake located in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
A Canada Goose
Stow Lake, San Francisco

Three Canada Geese and a Mallard Couple at Stow Lake
Three Canada Geese and a Mallard Couple
Stow Lake, San Francisco

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                     Bird Reference

 - American Coots

 - American Robins

 - American White Pelicans

 - Birds of Thailand

 - Black-crowned Night Heron

 - Black Phoebe

 - Brewer's Blackbirds

 - Brown Pelicans

 - Canada Geese

 - Common Mynas

 - Cormorants

 - Crows

 - Doves

 - Egrets

 - Glaucous-winged Gulls

 - Great Blue Herons

 - Greater White-fronted Goose

 - House Finch

 - Jungle Crow

 - Lesser Scaup

 - Mallards

 - Muscovy Ducks

 - Mute Swans

 - Pelicans

 - Ravens

 - Sparrow, House

 - Sparrow, White-crowned

 - Starlings


                Location Reference

 - Bangkok, Thailand

 - Burma (Myanmar)

 - Corregidor

 - Duluth, Minnesota

 - Hiroshima, Japan

 - Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

 - Inle Lake, Burma

 - Irrawaddy River, Burma

 - Kobe, Japan

 - Kyoto, Japan

 - Kuang Si Waterfalls, Laos

 - Lake Merritt, Oakland, CA

 - Laos

 - Luang Prabang, Laos

 - Mandalay, Burma

 - Mekong River

 - Miyajima, Japan

 - Nara, Japan

 - Oakland, CA

 - Republic of Korea (South Korea)

 - San Francisco, CA

 - Thailand

 - Tokyo, Japan

 - Vientiane, Laos


                     More City Birds

          Early Birds at Dawn on Lake Merritt, Oakland, CA

          From Head to Toe at Lake Merritt, Oakland, CA Canada Geese

          A Duluth, MN Mallard in January

          At Dawn, Canada Geese Take Flight Over Lake Merritt, Oakland, CA

          Gulls and other birds are comfortable living in and around the concrete jungles

          An American Robin Foraging Early in the Morning at Lake Merritt, Oakland, CA

          An American Robin Gathering Food for Chicks Nesting in a Tree High Above at the San Francisco National Cemetery

          Amidst Hundreds of Graves, an American Robin Forages at the San Francisco National Cemetery

          American White Pelicans and Canada Geese at Lake Merritt, Oakland, CA

          American White Pelicans, such as these at Lake Merritt in Downtown Oakland, California, are one of America's largest birds, and they are Impressive with their wings spread open

          House Sparrow and White-crowned Sparrow at Fort Mason Public Gardens, San Francisco

          A House Sparrow pondering winter in Duluth, MN

          White-crowned Sparrow at Fort Mason Public Gardens, San Francisco

          Canada Geese from Treasure Island in Flight over San Francisco Bay Heading Toward the Marin Headlands (Alcatraz to the Left)

          A Pair of Jungle Crows Hanging Out in a Downtown Bangkok Park

          These Common Indian Doves are seen foraging around an open-air restaurant in Phuket, Thailand, where people enjoy feeding them.

          Five House Finches Enjoying the Day on Top of a Highrise Fire Escape.

          Three House Finches Enjoying the March Sun White a Crow on an Adjoining Building Stands Watch.

          After Construction Workers Leave for the Day, a Pair of Crows Takes Over the Crane.

          A Release Bird, this White Homing Pigeon was Briefly Seen Enjoying Lake Merritt, Oakland while Provoking Curiosity among the Regulars at the Lake

          Cormorants are Seen Resting on the Anchor Chains of a Ship Moored in the Harbor of Yokohama, Japan

                  More City Scenes

          Torii Gate, Miyajima, Japan

          San Francisco at Dusk

          A San Francisco Sunset

          Flowers of Fort Mason Public Gardens, San Francisco

          Flowers of Fort Mason Public Gardens, San Francisco

          A Tokyo Sunrise

          A View of Kobe, Japan as Rebuilt after the 1995 Great Hanshin Earthquake

          A Partial View of Downtown San Francisco with the Ferry Building in the Foreground and Mount Sutro Tower in the distance.  Taken from Treasure Island During an Early Spring Morning

          A Partial View of Downtown San Francisco with Coit Tower atop Telegraph Hill, Taken from Treasure Island During an Early Spring Morning

          A Partial View of Downtown San Francisco from Treasure Island

          A View of Downtown San Francisco from Twin Peaks

          In this view of San Francisco, we see the TransAmerica Pyramid in the upper-left corner, the dome of City Hall is to the left, slightly below center, the tower of the Ferry Building is seen upper right of center and the United States Mint is seen in the center of the picture's foreground.  Photographed using a Canon SX40 HS camera.

          In this view of San Francisco, we see the TransAmerica Pyramid in the upper-left corner, the dome of City Hall is to the left, slightly below center, the tower of the Ferry Building is seen upper right of center and the United States Mint is seen in the center of the picture's foreground.  Photographed using a Canon SX40 HS camera.

          A View of Downtown San Francisco from Twin Peaks

          A View of portions of San Francisco's  Russian Hill, Nob Hill and Telegraph Hill with Coit Tower in the upper-center of the picture taken from Twin Peaks.  Photographed using a Canon SX40 HS camera.

          A View of San Francisco's Castro District taken from Twin Peaks.  Photographed using a Canon SX40 HS camera.

          A View of Alcatraz Island taken from Twin Peaks.  Photographed using a Canon SX40 HS camera.

          A View of the Golden Gate Bridge from Twin Peaks

          A View of the Golden Gate Bridge from the San Francisco Side

          A View of Oakland, CA with the San Francisco Waterfront in the foreground and Mt. Diablo in the background, taken from Twin Peaks.  Photographed using a Canon SX40 HS camera.

          A Colorful Winter Sunset Showing Twin Peaks and Mount Sutro Tower, San Francisco

          Sunrise Over Lake Merritt, Downtown Oakland, CA

          An Autumn view of Seoul, Korea's beautiful skyline

          A storm-threatening sunset over San Francisco

          Sunrise Over Mt. Davidson (the highest natural point in San Francisco at 928 feet (283 m), with the Upper Portion of the Cross Visible

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