52 Species, that’s our number and I’m stickin’ to it. After torrential rains on the Friday, we were blessed with the clearest of days, but one of the chilliest as well. This probably kept some members home. We were a group of 23, this included an enthusiastic excitable Italian music professor from Nova Scotia and two ladies trying it out for the first time.
Live Oak did provide the band-tailed pigeon, however, the wood ducks, without a lot more rain, probably won’t be back for quite a while. Lots of titmice, several white-breasted nuthatches and juncos were fun to see.
Los Jigueros gave us many waterbirds from the smallest of ponds including the gallinule and the sora. Half a dozen angry ring-necked ducks were there, with a lesser scaup tagging along with them. The male Bufflehead was, as always, spectacular.
Lunch at our place rounded out the morning nicely.
Here’s our list:
Pied Billed Gribe
Western Scrub Jay