Tuesday, February 20, 2007
San Elijo Lagoon
Fred and I went out for a picnic lunch at San Elijo Lagoon. From the Nature Center, there's a nice boardwalk out into the lagoon. I saw three white pelicans here last year. This year, the birding was quiet, although we did see an osprey, a white-tailed kite, several great egrets, a great blue heron, a pie-billed grebe, several bufflehead, a Northern Pintail, several green-winged teal, several double-crested cormorants, a northern harrier, american goldfinches and house finches, an Anna's hummingird, and the cinnamon teal and gadwell pictured below. I was particularly pleased to get this good a pic of the teal, as it was most uncooperative, deep in the reeds. I had to manually focus. Both pics with my Canon 10D and 28-300mm zoom lense as I forgot my digiscope attachment.