Marbled Godwits in Los Angeles!

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Marbled Godwits in Los Angeles!

Large for a sandpiper, and of the four species of godwits in the world, marbled godwits are the biggest. This beautiful cinnamon-mottled shorebird breeds in the central North America’s Great Plains (Alberta, the Dakotas, Montana, Minnesota and Nebraska) and travels to the coasts to winter where it can be found foraging for insects and crustaceans along

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Birds of Los Angeles, California: Brandt’s Cormorant!

New photos! Recently passing through LA, I had a bit of time for a quick stop at the beach to check out the local shorebirds….. Brandt’s Cormorant (Phalacrocorax penicillatus) Cormorants (family Phalacrocoracidae) are medium to large fish-eating waterbirds found throughout most of the world. Because their feathers do not repel water or aid in buoyancy as

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California Sea Lion Yearling

A few weeks ago I flew into Los Angeles, California to start my 2015 southwestern nature photography trip, and within 20 minutes of being released into the wild I stumbled into this yearling California sea lion. I could tell instantly that something was not right. It was too bony, seemed a little lethargic and wasn’t terribly concerned about me

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