Saturday, October 1, 2016

Huntington Central Park

Black Phoebe

Red Bishops

We went to Huntington Central Park. There were quite a few exotic birds there like the Orange Bishops, but the good old Black Phoebe posed for a photo.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Hooded Orioles at home

Hooded Oriole catching a bee


Hooded oriole

It seems the only bird I photograph at home in summer is the Hooded Oriole.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Hahamongna Watershed Park

We went to Hahamongna Watershed Park in hopes of finding some rarities. Although we didn't find any, we got good views of some early migrants.

California Thrasher
California Thrasher

Orange-crowned warbler
Orange-crowned warbler

Female Lazuli Bunting
Female Lazuli Bunting


Yellow Warbler
Yellow Warbler

Female common yellowthroat
Female common yellowthroat



Wilson's Warbler
Wilson's Warbler

Parrot
Red-crowned Parrot

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Hooded Oriole on a Rose

Hooded Oriole on a Rose
Mike slept late on Saturday, so Chris photographed a Hooded Oriole when it landed on a rose.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Oriole at the cactus


Hooded Oriole at the cactus fruit

It's been fairly birdy around our house, mainly at the bird baths. A few birds are starting to eat the cactus fruit including this hooded oriole.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Pond Park, Murrieta

Least Bittern

We visited Pond Park because a family of Least Bitterns had been reported. We only saw one, but it was quite entertaining hoping among the reeds. We also saw a few Ruddy Ducks and Wood ducks.


Ruddy Duck

Wood Duck

Wood Duck

Friday, July 15, 2016

Black Oystercatcher

Black Oystercatcher

Here's a photo of a black oystercatcher from Del Rey Lagoon. I'm not sure what he caught.