Bolsa Chica Wetlands – Huntington Beach, CA November 21, 2014

A fairly spectacular afternoon at Bolsa Chica Wetlands today with 58 species in all.  I had started out at the walk bridge off Pacific Coast Highway around 1pm and within the first few minutes had seen the Ridgeway’s Rail, Common Loon and American Bittern.  About 30 minutes later I ran into Jeff Bray and we proceeded to locate the Black Scoter first seen yesterday.  As we made our journey toward Warner Ave via the back end of the walk bridge, we had also noted quite a few Eared Grebes, Brants, Red-breasted Mergansers and various other waterfowl (see my eBird checklist for November 21, 2014)

Here’s a few various images from today’s outing.  Almost 200 images were taken. Jeff Bray was kind enough to nab a candid photo of yours truly which is posted below.   Thank you Jeff!

Ridgeway's Rail (20170)
Ridgeway’s Rail (20170)
Surf Scoters (male and female) (20185)
Surf Scoters (male and female) (20185)
Northern Pintail (breeding male) (20117)
Northern Pintail (male – breeding season Nov-Jun) (20117)
Black Scoter (female) (20105)
Black Scoter (female) (20105)
Lesser Scaup (female) (20078)
Lesser Scaup (female) (20078)
Brants (20065)
Brants (20065)
American Bittern (in flight) (20040)
American Bittern (in flight) (20040)
Common Goldeneye  in Flight (female) (20186)
Common Goldeneye in Flight (female) (20186)
Common Loon (20038)
Common Loon (20038)
photo by Jeff Bray
photo by Jeff Bray

Leave a Reply

Comments Protected by WP-SpamShield Spam Plugin