Sunday’s Birds

Due to the continued hot weather on Sunday, I only managed to get out in the morning and early evening.  During the morning walk around Lake Los Carneros I was lucky to find a trio of Wilson’s Phalaropes and an abundance of herons and egrets.  Two Great Egrets were involved in a territorial dispute, but eventually accepted each other’s presence while standing on either side of a Great Blue Heron.  The détente did not last long…

Later in the day, after getting a bit stir-crazy, I met up with fellow photographer Bo Criss at Goleta Beach.  He was photographing the Reddish Egret and we were also able to get some stellar views of a Long-billed Curlew and Peregrine Falcon.  All in all, it was a pretty good day.

“Wilson’s Phalarope I”  –  Lake Los Carneros, Goleta, CA

“Wilson’s Phalarope II”  –  Lake Los Carneros, Goleta, CA

“Great Egret”  –  Lake Los Carneros, Goleta, CA

“Long-billed Curlew I”  –  Goleta Beach, CA

“Long-billed Curlew II”  –  Goleta Beach, CA


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