Monday, February 6, 2017

Oceanside to Mission Bay

Sanderlings doing the wave run

Anna's collecting pollen, nectar and insects

A few more walks along the Pacific Ocean and a last look at the quickly growing Anna's Hummingbird chicks before we leave.  
Waiting for Mom to return with breakfast

Peregrine Falcon takes a Eurasian-Collared Dove

Brown Pelican reacting to a kid's kite

Looking at the snow capped mountains reminding us it is really "winter" while sitting at the pool.
Lesser Goldfinch

Red-shouldered Hawk

Brandt Cormorant checking nesting site

We left Oceanside on Groundhog's Day and headed south toward San Diego.  We took a walk along the cave and cliff area of La Jolla which brought some interesting sightings.
Western Double-crested Cormorant sports white crests


California Seal Lions complain about being stepped on

Harbor Seal at La Jolla

Kendall Frost Reserve

We are now staying at Campland on the Bay along the north shore of Mission Bay in Northwest San Diego.  We are adjacent to the Kendall Frost Biological Reserve that is teeming with waterfowl and shorebirds, herons and egrets, and often a surprise or two.
Great Egret plunges for a great catch

Wintering area for hundreds of ducks

The surprise - Eurasian Wigeon


Black Brant and Redhead

Little Blue Heron

Marbled Godwits, Whimbrels, Willets, and waterfowl

Long-billed Dowitcher

New Moon helps with extreme tides

Looking forward to some exploring of the Bay Area before moving inland to the desert and the Salton Sea.

Love and Prayers,
Ty & Ida Baumann

1 comment:

  1. It was great to see you at the Butterfly Garden in Imperial Beach! I enjoy your posts and photos very much.