Northern Harrier (male) aka “The Gray Ghost” – Moulton Meadows Park, Laguna Beach CA April 10, 2017

After two attempts at trying to locate the unique Calliope Hummingbird at Moulton Meadows Park In Laguna Beach, all efforts failed however as with most bird outings, the element of surprise is what kindles the intrigue. A brief glance of … Continued

Sound Recordings of the Broad-tailed Hummingbird which continued on August 20, 2016

A revisit to the park today with the sole intent on recording this Broad-tailed Hummingbird’s mechanical in flight sounds proved fruitful (note these are “not” vocalizations but sounds made by the wings movement while in flight).  Here are several audio … Continued

Oso Reservoir, Rancho Santa Margarita July 30, 2016

A late afternoon visit to the reservoir yesterday proved eventful especially with the shoreline visible (typically submerged with higher water levels reducing any possibility of shorebirds). About 7:15pm I noted (11) Long-billed Dowitchers, (4) Semipalmated Plovers, (1) Greater Yellowlegs, (8) … Continued

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