Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Whittier Narrows in California

 As we were headed out of Los Angeles area we saw a park with a bunch of ducks and geese walking around; so we decided to stop. The first thing we came across was some domestic geese and a lot of coots. We saw one that had leucism (pictured below).
American Coot

We made our way around and over the bridge and saw a pair of House Finches. We also saw a Downy Woodpecker and some Yellow-rumped Warblers; I'm starting to thing some of these birds are following us around.

House Finch

We made our way around the lake seeing mostly birds we had already seen like Great Blue Heron, Black-crowned Night Heron, Double-crested Cormorants, Mallards, Black Phoebe, Rock Pigeons, and Red-shouldered Hawks.

Rock Pigeons

Red-shouldered Hawk


Then I saw this little guy hanging upside down and have identified him as a Bushtit. There was actually a couple of them in the tree but we managed to get a good picture of one of them. For two hours of walking around a lake all we spotted was one lifer; the Bushtit. He's number 179. 

We continued through the park and came across this cute squirrel and a gopher. 

Happy Birding!!!

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