Saturday, February 27, 2016

Pintail Lakes Walk at Santa Ana 2/27

It was a day without sun, a nice change of pace.  The Santa Ana bird walk was lead by Laura and Steve Paulson who are excellent birders.  She identifies birds by their sounds and Steve in an "eagle eye".  There were many experienced SRG birders and a few from as far away as Newfoundland and Northwest Territories but majority were from Wisconsin. Very exciting to see the Jacana so close to the walkway and to get a photo of it flying was my surprise later reviewing the photos. The lemon yellow under wings are quite a show. The most memorial moment was when the Kestrel flew over the pond and scattered all the Dowichers.  A Sora popped out of the reeds right in front of us but no Kingfishers today.

 Northern Jacana

 Long-billed Dowitchers and Blue-winged Teal
 Sora, seldom seen but often heard. 

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