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Sunday Switchup: Birdie

Probably a seagull. Still pretty.

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Sunday Switchup: Sweet Singers

In downtown Oakland, in a small street, is a little music store. A little music store with some very colorful inhabitants.

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Sunday Switchup: Crow and Sparrow

I like crows. They’re smart, they’re raucous, they know how to enjoy themselves, and they’re better than I am at remembering a face. That makes them okay in my book. I also kind of like this picture. I could have … Continue reading

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Sunday Switchup: Two No-Longer-Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill

I found these two in a pet store. (Not for sale, for adoption, from one of the local rescue groups.) At first I was sad to hear their story: apparently they had some health problems that meant that they couldn’t … Continue reading

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Sunday Switchup: Gloster Canary

This bird has the most ridiculous haircut that anyone has had since the late 1960s. Except perhaps Lady Gaga.

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Sunday Switchup: Bentley the Black-Headed Caique

Look who I ran into while wandering Fillmore Street on Saturday! Bentley is a girl, and may well be older than you, at 27 years of age. I asked where the name came from, and her dad told me that … Continue reading

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Sunday Switchup: Anna’s Humingbird

Anyway, Autumn and I were hiking last weekend and saw a little knot of people staring at something in a bush. As we got closer, we discovered that it was an Anna’s hummingbird, maybe five feet away from the closest … Continue reading

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Sunday Switchup: BLACK PHOEBE!

It sounds to me like a comic book villain, but who am I to judge?

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Sunday Switchup: Big Black Bird

I think I probably heard what this guy is when I was out at WildCare¬†but I don’t remember, and I have no real idea. I think his beak is too short for him to be a pelican. Edit:¬†Tommaso says ‘cormorant’, … Continue reading

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Sunday Switchup: Pelican

Not sure what kind of pelican. But I’m pretty sure it’s a pelican.

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