Saturday, August 4, 2018

Horned Lark

Horned Lark
We tried several time to see horned larks and finally succeeded today on Fiesta Island in San Diego. They blend in pretty well with their habitat but we found about 10 but only one showing the “horns.”

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Del Mar Shorebirds

We visited the beaches in Del Mar recently.

Whimbrels
Whimbrels

Snowy Egret
Snowy Egret

On a nearby trail, we spotted a California Gnatcatcher
California gnatcatcher

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Lazuli Bunting from Utah

We’ve tried a few times in California to find Lazuli Bunting. We’ve got a few views in San Diego and Pasadena, but no great photos.
Mike was at a conference in Salt Lake City and visited the botanic gardens there. The Lazuli Buntings were plentiful and posed for several photos.

Lazuli Bunting
Lazuli Bunting

Friday, April 20, 2018

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Spring migrants at the drip


The spring migrants have been trickling in. We spotted a new yard bird, a red-breasted nuthatch, who visits the drip daily.

Red-breasted Nuthatch


The black-headed grosbeaks are earlier this year. Here's a female before and after a bath

Black-headed Grosbeak


Wet Black-headed grosbeak


The hooded orioles have also returned.
Hooded Oriole