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.

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Buff-breasted Sandpiper, San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary

San-Jaoquin_3052Reported to be just the second sighting ever in Orange County, California.

Anna’s Hummingbird, Irvine.

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Male Allen’s Hummingbird at the fountain in the butterfly garden; Mason Regional Park, Irvine.