Thursday, January 29, 2015

Ross's Goose, CITE, BWTE Demuth 1/29/15

While at the first percolation pond watching a group of 7 Blue-winged Teal and 7 Cinnamon Teal, I noticed a flight of geese circling in, and noticed 3 were white: they turned out to be 2 Snow Geese and one Ross's Goose.  Photos below:
5 Drake Cinnamon Teal, 1/29/15

1/29/15 Cinnamon Teal Demuth

Ross's on left, Snow on right; 1/29/15 Demuth percolation pond

Ross's Goose with Snow Goose, 1/29/15 Demuth

Ross's Goose with 2 Snow Geese, Demuth percolation pond 1/29/15

1/29/15 Demuth teal 6 drake Cinnamon, 6 drake Blue-winged

1/29/15 Demuth geese: 2 Canada, 1 Snow, 1 Ross's (bottom right)

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

1/28/15 Whitewater, Peregrine Falcon, W. Screech-Owl, coyotes

A few record shots of trip to and at Whitewater Preserve today, 1/28/15.  Two coyotes were at the Tipton Road ponds.  An adult Peregrine Falcon was flying and calling on the rock face above the man-made ponds at Whitewater Preserve, then resting on its perch/nest.  A Western Screech-Owl was sitting in a sycamore tree on the ground of the preserve.  California Thrashers provide constant song background.
Coyote, one of 2, at Tipton Rd small pond 1/28/15

Peregrine Falcon 1/28/15 Whitewater adult

Western Screech-Owl 1/28/15 Whitewater. Gray adult Pacific.

Coyote, Tipton Road pond 1/28/15

Salton Sea, 1/27/15 Burrowing Owl et al

Burrowing Owl record shots, and Gr. Yellowlegs, LB Curlew, Common Loon, Black-necked Stilt, Red-tailed Hawk
1/27/15 juv Common Loon on beach at Salton Sea HQ (with female Great-tailed Grackle)

Black-necked Stilt Salton Sea HQ 1/27/15

Long-billed Curlews 1/27/15 in Calipatria prison fields

Burrowing Owl, Satlon Sea, 1/27/15

Burrowing Owl,  Salton Sea, 1/27/15

Greater Yellowlegs, Salton Sea, 

prob juv Red-tailed Hawk, Salton Sea 1/27/15

Burrowing Owl, Salton Sea 1/27/15

Common Loon, Salton Sea, 1/27/15

Monday, January 26, 2015

1/26/15, Pipits, CITE, Red-Shouldered Hawk Demuth

From Demuth today, 1/26/15
A Pipit, 1/26/15

Great-tailed Grackle 1/26/15

Green-winged Teal, Gadwall 1/26/15 Demuth percolation pond

Red-tailed Hawk, Bel Air nr Demuth 1/26/15

CITE, 1/26/15

CITE, 1/26/15

CITE, SHOV, GADW 1/26/15

Pipit 1/26/15


Pipit 1/26/15

Friday, January 23, 2015

1/23/15 Small Canada Goose Taquitz Golf Course, Demuth Park; also CITE, BWTE, GWTE. Also BEWR, CACW

A few record shots of a small CanadaGoose this PM (1/23/15) in the company of about 25 CANG and a SNGO ; saw probable CAGO this AM at Bel Air.  Note: ID of CAGO tricky, and I'm not happy about the bill shape: it seems too much like CANG.  Also, BWTE, CITE, GADW, NSHO at percolation pond.  A record 6 CITE (4 drake, 2 hens), 11 drake BWTE, and a GWTE.

Cactus Wren, patio 1/23/15

Bewick's Wren, patio, 1/23/15

NSHO, BWTE, GADW percolation pond Demuth 1/23/15

CITE, hen & drake, percolation pond Demuth 1/23/15

3 CITE (2 drakes, 1 hen) percolation pond Demuth 1/23/15

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Wilson's Snipe Demuth, 1/22/15; Gambel's Quail, Verdin, at Cabot's Pueblo Museum

A first for Demuth, Wilson's Snipe (with BWTE and GADW on old percolation pond late on 1/22/15: bad record shots taken through the chain-lnk fence.  Also, Gambel's Quail and a nesting Verdin at Cabot's Pueblo Museum in Desert Hot Springs.
Wilson's Snipe with BWTE and GADW Demuth 1/22/15

Gambel's Quail, Desert Hot Springs, 1/22/15

Wilson's Snipe, 1/22/15 Demuth

Wilson's Snipe 1/22/15 Demuth

Wilson's Snipe 1/22/15 Demuth

Eurasian Collared Dove, Demuth 1/22/15

Verdin at nest Desert Palm Springs 1/22/15