Tag Archives: Southern California

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 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.

Calliope Hummingbird, Glendale


Male Calliope at Brand Park in Glendale.


Black Skimmer, Long Beach


Lone Royal Tern in Long Beach


This Royal Tern was hanging out with 30 Black Skimmers.

Black Skimmers return to Long Beach



I first noticed the skimmers on Feb. 26, 2018.  Following two days off, they reappeared today, Mar. 1.  Their numbers, frequency and length of stay have diminished over the past few years so I was happy to see them reappear.  A group of 30 surrounded a lone Royal Tern on the sand between Redondo and Loma Avenues, just west of the pier.


Wandering Tattler, Ballona Creek



Surf Birds, Ballona Creek