Sunday, July 31, 2016

Oriole at the cactus

Hooded Oriole at the cactus fruit

It's been fairly birdy around our house, mainly at the bird baths. A few birds are starting to eat the cactus fruit including this hooded oriole.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Pond Park, Murrieta

Least Bittern

We visited Pond Park because a family of Least Bitterns had been reported. We only saw one, but it was quite entertaining hoping among the reeds. We also saw a few Ruddy Ducks and Wood ducks.

Ruddy Duck

Wood Duck

Wood Duck

Friday, July 15, 2016

Black Oystercatcher

Black Oystercatcher

Here's a photo of a black oystercatcher from Del Rey Lagoon. I'm not sure what he caught.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Bolsa Chica: Rails, Skimmers, and more

Stopped by Bolsa Chica last weekend since the Ridgeway Rails chicks have hatched. With a little patience and a little luck, I was able to find a family.

Ridgeway Rail Chick

Ridgeway Rail with Chick

The black skimmers were out and for the first time at this spot, I saw some skimming.

Black Skimmer

It's hard to resist the reddish egrets.

Reddish Egret

A few American Pelicans were out.

American White Pelican

An osprey was flying overhead too