September 25, 2015

September - Fall Birding

On occasion I drive over to San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary in Irvine, California.  Today was a very hot day 80's to 90.  Birds aren't very active in such heat.  I drove out before 9:00 AM to catch some morning activity.  I enjoy listening to all the different bird sounds.  Here is a Killdeer with it's bright rusty red iris.  They are nervous nelly birds and complain about everything.  Fun to watch.  Also, a male Anna's Hummingbird with it's head feathers flared up.  It's so amazing just how many teeny tiny feathers it has, and how big Hummingbird eyes are, relative to their tiny form.

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