Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Large and Small at Bolsa Chica

There was a great deal of bird activity this morning in the pocket wetlands and the nearby eucalyptus trees. An osprey was having a breakfast of what looked like some kind of ray. Grebes like this little pied-billed grebe were fishing along with mergansers, terns and egrets including the reddish egret.

Green wing and blue wing teal along with northern shovelers, northern pintails and American wigeons were dabbling in the mud.
Male Anna's hummingbirds were zipping about and courting females. Those that have so far escaped the wall of death, that is. Parts of the wall where there is no chain link with green mesh now have caution tape attached to it as you can see from this picture.

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