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So Long, Lake Merritt

By | 2010-08-07T23:45:37+00:00 August 7th, 2010|Birds, Blog, California|

Lake Merritt was the first place I touched soil -- or rather, marine sediment --after returning to the Bay Area from Los Angeles. We were perched above Oakland in a hotel room with just a sliver of a view, looking at the lake through what amounted to a castle loophole.

Floating Fast Like a Hummingbird

By | 2010-07-31T18:28:19+00:00 July 31st, 2010|Blog, Other Birds|

Hummingbirds occur only in the New World. There are occasional reports of hummingbirds in Europe but they're thought to be escaped from captivity. Fossilized skeletons of ancient hummingbirds were, however, found in Germany.