2015-02-20 Ranchita to Borrego

I wasn’t sure where I’d end up this day, but I knew it would be a good day as long as I was ‘out in the world’. Tri-colored Blackbirds teased me by keeping their distance at the Warner Springs end of the Montezuma Valley Road. Band-Tailed Pigeons congregated in great numbers further east along this … Read more

2015-02-15 Daley Ranch and Pamo Valley

On this weekend I made two excursions. Saturday found me on a reserve just north of Escondido called The Daley Ranch, located in a high valley in the northern part of town near Dixon Lake. Due to some camera problems, I was only able to capture images very early in the morning. I’m sure to … Read more

2015-02-01 Tijuana River Valley

I decided to head back down to the Tijuana River Valley this ‘Superbowl Sunday” to look for rare birds. I sorta struck out on some, but found some semi-rare birds I hadn’t expected. The Common Goldeneye at the Dairy Mart ‘Stick Pond’ did not pose well, but I took some ID quality shots anyway. While … Read more

2015-01-27 Tijuana River Valley

I went on this day, seeking a reported Eastern Phoebe, a bird not belonging on the west coast (guess we forgot to tell this bird). While I did roam the river valley with my bicycle, all the cooperative birds were around the parking area where the phoebe established its winter home. Some of the bird images … Read more

2012-07-13 A ‘Ruff” Day At Famosa Slough

On Friday the 13th I had a scheduled errand to deliver a friend to the airport and launch her on a trip to the UK. After getting her there and helping with all the luggage issues, I decided on a Point Loma breakfast and later to visit the Famosa Slough. The early morning lighting there is … Read more