Hey, folks, California needs water. That is the first priority when looking for birds. Found a few here and there in the desert.
Bluebird at Lake Skinner
Coot at Lake Skinner
Fox Sparrow at Lake Skinner
Black Phoebe near the pool in Hemet
Harrier hunting near the ponds in San Jacinto Wildlife Area
Northern Shovelers in the pond at San Jacinto Wildlife Area
Domestic ducks in the pond at Tewinkle Park, Costa Mesa
Mallards in the pond at Tewinkle Park, Costa Mesa
Wigeon changing position in the pond at Tewinkle Park, Costa Mesa
Anna’s Hummingbird male eyeing a mate, Hemet near feeders and water
Slightly molted Anna’s Hummingbird female, the object of affection from the bird above
Went to Eagle Mecca. Was fascinated by this first year eagle. I’m sure it is a she. She landed above me. She may have just eaten because she preened and played and stayed.
Can I eat this?
What do you mean I can’t eat that?
Oh, yes I can
Time to preen the feathers
Do you mind?
Clearing the throat
Queen of the Dam