Red-flanked Bluetail, Los Angeles (Part 2)


People have been flying in from all over the U.S. to see this extremely rare visitor who’s way out of its normal range. See my original post with more photos below. The bird decided to make the William Clark Library in Los Angeles its temporary home in the winter of 2019.

Blue-winged Warbler, Long Beach


Usually found on the east coast, this Blue-winged Warbler visited El Dorado Park in February 2019.  The bird was last seen in Southern California in the 20th century.

Blue-winged Warbler featured in Grunion Gazette


Published in the Grunion Gazette, a weekly newspaper in Long Beach, on Feb. 21, 2019.

Rare Red-flanked Bluetail, Los Angeles


People have been flying in from all over the country to see this rare visitor to Los Angeles, or even the United States.  It’s usually found in Asia and Europe.


Read the LA Times story.

Black-crowned Night Heron, Long Beach

One of several Black-crowned Night Herons at El Dorado Park West.

Mountain Bluebird (m), Laguna Beach


After seeing two females (below) two days earlier, I found at least two males and two females on a return visit to Moulton Meadows Park in Laguna Beach..  The male is strikingly more blue.

Mountain Bluebird (f), Laguna Beach



Three Mountain Bluebirds, which are uncommon in this low altitude area, have been hanging out in scenic Moulton Meadows Park overlooking Laguna Beach in Southern California.  This is a female.

Common Nighthawk, Santa Ana River


This was the first sighting of a common nighthawk in Orange County since 1983.  The bird was seen flying over the Santa Ana River in Anaheim at dusk for several days in October. These were taken on 10/25/18.


Prothonotary warbler, Fountain Valley


A rare Prothonotary warbler migrated through Mile Square Regional Park in Fountain Valley this week.

Pectoral Sandpiper, San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary



This Pectoral sandpiper spent several days at San Joaquin.