Saturday, November 24, 2012
We went to Lacy Park on Thanksgiving to see if we could find the painted redstart that has been reported. No luck then, but we returned early Saturday and found it in the exact tree it had been reported visiting. It was quickly chased off by a red whiskered bulbul singing loudly from the same tree. We also spotted a townsend's warbler in the same tree.
Friday, November 23, 2012
Female Hooded Mergansers
Male Hooded Mergansers
Female Common Merganser and Ring-necked Duck
Ring-necked Duck and American Widgeon
The migrating ducks are starting to arrive nearby. We always enjoy the hooded mergansers, but really appreciated seeing the common merganser female. The common golden eye was a neat find.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The Hooded Merganser was the bird that got us most interested in bird watching. They would come by our home on a small lake in New Jersey every fall. We are thrilled that they are nearby in California, too.
Monday, November 5, 2012
We went on the Audobon sponsored birdwalk at San Jacinto Wildlife Area. Here are a few of the better photos.