Last Sunday it was back to the Glendale Recharge Ponds, my favorite birding place - and I FINALLY found the reported Semipalimated Plover! I think I smiled for hours on end :)
I'll let the photos do most of the talking this time, but want to mention that I decided to add another tab to my blog titled: 2016 Birding at Glendale Recharge Ponds. In short, I'm sharing My Little Big Year adventure and that section explains more - if you're interested.
|Red-winged Blackbird Display|
The Red-winged Blackbird is in hubby's top five (mine too) and he was pretty stoked to see over 100 of them all singing to him.
|Red-winged Blackbird in field|
|Black-necked Stilt and Wilson's Phalarope|
The Black-necked Stilts were plentiful and this one hung out with a Wilson's Phalarope.
|Great Horned Owl - Peek-a-boo!|
The young Great Horned Owl and I had fun playing peek-a-boo.
The wind picked up pretty good as you can tell by the Snowy Egrets wild hairdo.
|Western and Least Sandpipers|
There were more Western Sandpipers than I had seen before, and of course tons of Least Sandpipers.
Happy to see the ongoing Wilson's Phalaropes (8 this time) - and were riding the waves.
Gorgeous breeding plumage on these Long-billed dowitchers who were busy foraging.
|Birds at the Glendale Recharge Ponds|
There were a variety of species as usual, which is one reason I love this place. In this not so great shot are just a few of the species seen that day: American Coots, Neotropic & Double-crested Cormorants, Cinnamon Teals, Eared Grebes, Ruddy Ducks, Northern Shovelers and Snowy Egrets.
If given the choice between Disneyland or birding, I would choose birding every single time. In fact, if I had the ability to bird daily, I would. Okay, maybe every other day... nope, daily for sure. I tell hubby all the time: birding gives me wings - and I'm flying high!
Peace and happy birding!