Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Estero Llano Grande State Park

Diamond-backed Water Snake Suspended over Alligator Lake
Sachem (2")
Lyside Sulfur (2")

Fewer butterflies in the park,
but there are usually skippers   and sulfurs. Saw large white   high in a tree but no ID or photo.
No Northern Parula which is visiting the Tropical Area.

Long-billed Dowitcher
Long-billed Dowitchers
Dowitcher & N. Shoveler (female)
Green-winged Teal
Northern Shoveler
Northern Shoveler (female & male) 
Green-wing Teal  (female)
Morf of Little Blue Heron  


  1. You saw a snake!!! Ian (and me) are so envious!!


  2. Rick & May were leading a Tram Tour at Alligator Lake and had a scope on the snakes. We happened to be at the right place and time. We also were at Sana Ana and the Bird Walk guides had no one with them so they took us to the Great Horned Owl's nest. We saw her with her eyes half closed--very lovely. I also spotted an Aplomado Falcon on the way home from SPI. Thought of you.