Sunday, May 29, 2016
We went back to Salton Sea in hopes of spotting some baby burrowing owls. We saw a few nests, and several smallish owls. Then Chris spotted this baby owl alone. We did see and hear several adult owls nearby. We left for a while and when we returned it was gone, so we are hopeful it found its burrow.
Here's some photos of some of the adults.
Sunday, May 22, 2016
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Saturday, April 30, 2016
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Mike had some business in Palo Alto, and stopped by the Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve. At this time of year, the Night Herons are nesting, but the biggest treat was the bullocks oriole. The black necked stilts also put on a show.
Sunday, April 10, 2016
We had a pair of Nutmeg Mannikins (also called Scaly Breasted Munia) visiting our birdbath all winter. We were hoping for a nest but never found it. However, they've started bringing juveniles to the bath so they must have nested nearby. The fledglings don't have the full coloration of the adults, but are getting a few feathers that look like scales.