Sunday, December 29, 2013

Bolsa Chica Wetlands: Northern Pintail and Friends.

We went to Bolsa Chica on a sunny December day. Lots of migrating ducks, with some good views of Northern Pintails.

Saturday, December 28, 2013


We went to Prado Regional Park on a sunny and warm Decemeber day. We got some good looks at a red-naped sapsucker and saw some other birds with red heads too.

No Tail Towhee

We have several spotted towhees visiting our yard. Recently, we noticed one is missing its tail feathers. Is probably narrowly escaped an attack, perhaps by a cat.
While it can fly, it doesn't go as fast or as far as the other towhees.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Blue-footed Boobies

We went back to Lake Skinner today and got much better looks at the Blue-Footed Boobies. Their feet even look blue.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

American Avocet and Friends at San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary

We went to San Jaoquin Wildlife Sanctuary in Irvine. There were about 20 American White Pelicans flying around and resting on one of the ponds, with about 100 cormorants swimming and diving. We've never seen that many cormorants swimming together before.

The best photos were the avocet and the common yellowthroat.

American Avocet by Mike's Birds
American Avocet

American White Pelican with Cormorants
American White Pelican with Cormorants

A lot of cormorants
A lot of cormorants

Common Yellow Throat (Male)
Common Yellowthroat