The Birding Voyage
This week I went birding at the Ramona Grasslands in Ramona, CA. I spent about 3 hours walking the trails and driving looking for as many bird species as possible. I saw a rare bird (for the area), which I was really excited about. There were a lot of Red-tailed Hawks and Kestrels. It was a beautiful day and place to go bird-watching!
Shot with Nikon P950 & GoPro7.
0:24-4:20 Birds 1-39
4:21-4:49 Bird Count & Wrap-up
This week I went birding at the San Elijo Lagoon in Encinitas, California. I saw 31 bird species and walked 2.5 miles in about 2 hours. I really enjoyed my time there even though it was a little chilly. I loved the two hummingbird shots I got. I was surprised how close they let me get! Thanks for watching.
Shot with Nikon P950 & GoPro7
0:21-3:31 Birds 1-31
3:31-3:50 Bird Counts & Wrapup
Birds Identified: Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Greater Scaup, Bufflehead, Pied-billed Grebe, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Anna's Hummingbird, Allen's Hummingbird, American Coot, Long-billed Curlew, Marbled Godwit, Short-billed Dowitcher, Spotted Sandpiper, Willet, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Snowy Egret, Osprey, Red-shouldered Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Bushtit, House Finch, White-crowned Sparrow, California Towhee, Common Yellowthroat
This month (December 2020) on The Birding Voyage we explore the Tijuana River Slough, Estuary & Lagoon. I walked over 10 miles and visited 5 different locations: The Bird & Butterfly Garden, The Slough, The Pond on Dairy Mart Rd., The Estuary & The Lagoon/Beach area. I saw over 70 species and had an amazing time. What a great place to visit!
Shot with GoPro Hero 7 & Nikon P950
Bird checklist: Black Phoebe, Red-shouldered Hawk, Anna's Hummingbird, , Say's Phoebe, Cassin's Kingbird, American Crow, Common Raven, Bewick's Wren, House Finch, House Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Wilson’s Warbler, Western Gull, California Gull, Ring-billed Gull, Royal Tern, Double-crested Cormorant, Brown Pelican, Snowy Egret, Bushtit, California Towhee, Green-winged Teal, American Wigeon, Eurasion Wigeon, Mallard, American Coot, Long-billed Curlew, Willet, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Little Blue Heron, Osprey, Greater Scaup, Surf Scoter, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Pied-billed Grebe, Black-bellied Plover, Snowy Plover, Marbled Godwit, Sanderling, Dunlin, Western Sandpiper, Short-billed Dowitcher, American Pipit, Ridgway's Rail, White-throated Swift, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Ruddy Duck, Black-crowned Night Heron, Turkey Vulture, White-tailed Kite, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, Peregrine Falcon, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Marsh Wren, Orange-crowned Warbler, Cooper's Hawk, Red-breasted Sapsucker, Downy Woodpecker, Nuttall's Woodpecker, American Kestrel, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Hermit Thrush, Lesser Goldfinch, White-crowned Sparrow, Common Yellowthroat, Townsend's Warbler