Monday, January 15, 2018

La Sierra University

Acorn Woodpecker

Kestrel

Went shopping near La Sierra University: Mike's favorite place for acorn woodpeckers. Also saw a kestrel.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Prado Regional Park White Wagtail

We went to Prado Regional Park in hopes of finding the White Wagtail that was reported on the "spillway." It took a while to find the spillway, but once we did, it was easy to find the Wagtail. Here's a map that shows where the spillway is:
Map of Prado Regional Park Spillway

Once there, we saw many other birds. It was a nice day for a walk. We are glad we are no longer on the east coast.

White Wagtail
White Wagtail

Green Heron
Green Heron

Black-crowned night Heron
Black-crowned Night Heron

Peregrine Falcon
Peregrine Falcon

American White pelican
American white pelican

Nutail's   Woodpecker
Nutail's Woodpecker

Vermilion flycatcher
Vermilion flycatcher

Vermilion flycatcher
Vermilion flycatcher



Wednesday, December 27, 2017

San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary

Pied-billed Grebe
Pied-billed Grebe

Western Grebe
Western Grebe

Clark's Grebe
Clark's Grebe

Black-crowned Night Heron
Black-crowned Night Heron

Black Phoebe
Black Phoebe

Vermilion flycatcher landing
Vermilion flycatcher

Cassink's Kingbird
"Cassink's Kingbird


Common Yellowthroat
Common Yellowthroat

Common Yellowthroat (female)
Common Yellowthroat (female)



We visited San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary and went shopping in the OC. Here are the birds we saw.


Sunday, November 12, 2017

Bushtits at the bird bath

Bushtits at the birdbath

The bushtits are adorable little birds that are always in small flocks. We see them flying from shrub to shrub on a daily basis, but have never seen one at the birdbath. Today, they came by for a group bath.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

The migration has started: yellow-breasted chat and Nashville Warbler

We didn't see many migrants the spring. The fall is picking up. First we had a yellow breasted chat which is quite rare in our yard waste.

Yellow breasted chat in bird bath

Next, we got a Nashville Warbler.
Nashville Warbler

Friday, August 18, 2017

Bewick's wren

Bewick's Wren

We stopped by Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge and saw this wren.