Daily Archives: November 12, 2015

Autumn Birds November 2015

Black throated Sparrow

Black-throated Sparrow

Black-throated Sparrow

Black-throated Sparrow and Brewer’s Sparrow

Black-throated Sparrow and Brewer's Sparrow

Black-throated Sparrow and Brewer’s Sparrow

Brewer's Sparrow

Brewer’s Sparrow

Cactus Wren

Cactus Wren

Loggerhead Shrike

Loggerhead Shrike

Bufflehead - our smallest duck!

Bufflehead – our smallest duck!

The birds above were photographed mostly in November, 2015.  Other birds seen more-or-less regularly include Vesper Sparrow, Lincoln’s Sparrow, Northern Harrier,Rock Wren, Audubon’s Warbler, Western Meadowlark, and White-tailed Kite.  I’m expecting Mountain Bluebird and Sage Thrasher soon.

Dos Cabezos

Dos Cabezos

1948 Frazer Manhattan Sedan

Frazer Manhattan Sedan.  1947 or 1948.

This is the coolest car I’ve found out here.  It’s abandoned and rusting away.    Frazer made 18,591 of these buggys in 1948.  Also seen were two 1960s Studebakers, a 1947 Chrysler Windsor, a Hudson Jet, Kaiser Traveler, a Pontiac from the late 40s, a Rover “90,” a 1927 Buick, a  1946 Dodge and a Barracuda from the mid 60s.  Some of the dates of these cars are (close) estimates.  I used Richard Longworth’s Encyclopedia of American Cars 1930-1980 as a guide.

Rotting away!

Frazer Manhattan

Kaiser Traveler 1952-1954

Kaiser Traveler 1952-1954

Kaisers and Frazers were littermates.  The most famous Kaisers were the “Henry J” which were  cheap smalls car that were often made into hot rods and  the “Dragon” a stylish chariot that featured fake “dragon skin” upholstery.

Buick from about 1925

1927 Buick

Hudson Jet about 1952

Hudson Jet about 1952

Hudson Jet

Hudson Jet

1946 Dodge

1946 Dodge

1947 Pontiac

1947 Pontiac

The lineup

The lineup

Ditto

Ditto