Archive for the ‘Bird Habitats’ Category

Myrtle Warbler

Spotted a myrtle warbler today
when I went walking in the rain!


Least Bittern

I was so happy to see a female Least Bittern hunting along the edge of Puddingstone Reservoir this morning! I also saw her in flight. Later, I was able to compare, while still in the field, the Least Bittern to a larger Green Heron. Extraordinary! the pictures here are of both male and female least bitterns. They are a bit different …

Reddish Egret


I saw the Reddish Egret today for the first time, and it was completely amazing! The bird had so much energy, dancing in the shallow waters of the Bolsa Chica Wetlands and snatching up its breakfast. To see a recording of this dance, visit:

The Reddish Egret

Black Capped Tanager

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I saw this shiny bird on a post shared by a friend — so beautiful — the black-capped tanager of Ecuador! I hope to see it in person one day.

Common Moorhen

Common Moorhen

Birding Bonelli

Eurasian collared dove

Mourning Doves
Purple Finch

Hummingbirds (Allen’s / rufous)
Song sparrows
Lesser Goldfinches
Green Heron (2)
Common Moorhen

Western Grebe
Mallard Ducks

Barn swallows

American Coot
Snowy Egret
Great White Egret

Black-crowned Night Heron

Great Blue Heron
Brown Pelicans
Brandt’s Cormorant

Canadian Geese

Black phoebes
Muscovy Ducks
Western Bluebird
California Towhee

Brewer’s Blackbirds
Brown-headed cowbirds
Red-winged blackbirds

Greater Roadrunner

Crow Sculptures in the Children’s Garden at the Huntington Library

Crow Sculptures in the Children's Garden at the Huntington Library (Aug 2018)