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


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