Sunday, February 7, 2016

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Irvine Lake: Painted Redstart

We went to Irvine Lake to find the bald eagles that had been reported. No luck there, but the painted redstart was nice. We would have gone just for that if we hadn't seen some in Arizona recently.
Painted Redstart

The western bluebird was nice too.

Western bluebird

Monday, January 25, 2016

Tufted Duck on the Santa Ana River: Riverdale Park in Anaheim

Tufted Duck

After many reports on ebird and Orange County birding, we decided to make the trip to Anaheim's Riverdale Park to see the tufted duck. After walking through the gate to the river, we immediately saw it sleeping on the Santa Ana River. We waited a few minutes, and it woke up and showed us its tuft.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Robin Invasion

Robin and Rose

We had dozens of robins visiting today, flocking to the bird bath, bubbler, and dripper. Here's one on the drip near a rose.

Friday, January 15, 2016

At the hummingbird feeder

Costa's Hummingbird

Costa's Hummingbird

Allen's Hummingbird

Allen's Hummingbird

Hummingbirds. Costa's on right. Anna's on the left.

Anna's hummingbird (left) with Costa's Hummingbird (right)

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Birding Back Bay in Newport Beach

We went to Back Bay in Newport Beach in hopes of finding a California Gnatcatcher. We settled for a Common yellowthroat, several Say's Phoebe, and many hummingbirds.

Common yellowthroat