Category Archives: Southern California

Mountain Bluebird (m), Laguna Beach

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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.

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Mountain Bluebird (f), Laguna Beach

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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

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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.

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Prothonotary warbler, Fountain Valley

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

Pectoral Sandpiper, San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary

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This Pectoral sandpiper spent several days at San Joaquin.

Solitary Sandpiper, San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary

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This Solitary sandpiper was seen along with the Buff-breasted and Pectoral sandpipers.

Greater & Lesser Yellowlegs, San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary

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Greater yellowlegs walks in front of a Lesser Yellowlegs.

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Greater yellowlegs.