March 28, 2020

Birds at Famosa Slough in March 2020

Famosa Slough is one of the last remaining sections of coastal wetland in Point Loma. 



American Coot




I am calling this an Anna's Hummingbird. If anyone knows better, please let me know. 

Anna's Hummingbird?




Black Phoebe



Black-necked Stilt

Black-necked Stilt


Blue winged Teal


Great Blue Heron


Large billed Dowitcher (?)

Large billed Dowitcher (?)




House Sparrow (ID thanks to my rock jock friend Ryan P.)



Snowy Egret



Whimbrel

House Sparrow (ID attributed to Ryan 'deep quarantine' Petterson 





Willet (adult non-breeding)


Yellow-rumped Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

March 22, 2020

Birds in Anza Borrego State Park, Winter 2020

Red Shouldered Hawk and blackbird seen outside of Julian on drive home

Red Shouldered Hawk

Brewer's Blackbird



Birds below spotted out near Oriflamme Canyon, along a dry river bed in Anza Borrego State Park


Western Scrub Jay



Western Kingbird


Western Kingbird



Albert's Towhee
(credit due to Brock 'drop n roll' Roberts)




Cactus Wren
(credit for ID from Brock 'stop, drop and roll' Roberts)



Cassin's Finch





House Finch



March 5, 2020

Waterfowl spotted in Dog Beach estuary in March 2020

These dabbling ducks and shorebirds were seen in the mudflats near the outflow of the San Diego River. This is a tidal mud flat area that spills into Dog Beach in Ocean Beach, CA.

Many of these birds are only here for the winter.


American widgeon

Blue-winged teal (male and female)

Blue-winged teal (male)

Lesser yellow-legs

Royal Tern

Willet

February 16, 2020

Birds spotted near San Diego Bay, Winter 2020

Little Blue Heron
solitary 
near Liberty Station

Birds spotted in Ocean Beach backyard, winter 2020

Bird sightings from my desk at OB home.


Yellow-rumped Warbler
eating palm fruits


Yellow-rumped Warbler
1st winter Audubon female


Birds spotted at Steamboat Springs in January 2020

Lots of snow piled up on the ground and the rivers are almost frozen.
Steamboat Springs, January 2020

American Dipper
on the almost frozen Yampa River



American Dipper dipping into water for bugs


Black-billed Magpie


Black-capped chickadee



Mountain Chickadee



Red shafted Northern Flicker



Red shafted Northern Flicker



Birds spotted in Northern Arizona, January 2020

Birds spotted at around 6000 feet in January near Happy Jack in northern Arizona.
Pine and Juniper forest. 

Acorn woodpecker



Common Raven
near recent fire burn in Happy Jack


Common raven soaring
(crows don't soar on thermals)


Stellar Jay



Townsend's Solitaire
in front of home in Happy Jack

Birds seen in December near Mission Bay, San Diego

Birds spotted along Mission Bay and the outflow of San Diego River into Dog Beach.
December, 2020



American coot foreground, grebe in background
San Diego River estuary


Great Blue Heron
Marina Villiage



Great Egret
Breeding plumage
Marina Villiage



Great Scaups 
adults and juveniles



Long billed Curlew


Marbled Godwit (foreground)






Scoter