Birds of 2013: Week 37

Just a couple days after I visited the wetlands alone, I came back with my kids. This time I had the time to explore a little more. I’m so glad my kids enjoy bird watching, too. It’s a fun thing for us to do together. For the first time in many weeks, I’m able to add more birds to my year-long list.


It was a beautiful day.


Brewer’s Blackbirds


Double-crested Cormorant


House Finch


European Starlings with Geese flying in.


American Goldfinch


Great Egret


Western Sandpipers


Pectoral Sandpiper


Least Sandpiper


Greater Yellowlegs in middle of photo


American White Pelican
By far, the most exciting sight of the day






Northern Harrier


Wowzers! Identifying the shore birds was difficult, but I think I got them correct. I’m able to add 6 more birds to my list. Plus, I’m going to add in 2 other birds I’ve seen, but haven’t been able to photograph. They are the California Quail & American Kestrel. These latest additions bring my new total to 90 bird species noted this year. 10 more to go in a little over 3 months.



SEEN SO FAR = 90 of 100