Monday, March 8, 2010

Some Birds Along the Border

Monday, March 8, 2010
Anna's hummingbird, male, at Dairy Mart Ponds.

Digiscoped images from my Friday all-day birding field trip along the US/Mexican border. We saw some great birds, including—but not limited to—these.

Looking for the nesting night herons near the sports park ball fields.

A male hepatic tanager in the trees near the ball fields. This guy has been hanging around this coral tree for months.

A peregrine falcon has been roosting on the lights at the ball fields. I wondered if he'd was watching the hepatic tanager, just 50 yards away.

Black-throated magpie-jays are established exotics along the San Diego/Tijuana border. Not countable (yet) but stunners to see.


On March 8, 2010 at 3:28 PM KaHolly said...

Very nice to see some different birds.

On March 9, 2010 at 10:40 AM Elizabeth Seaver said...

Love seeing these , Bill!