Thursday, February 05, 2009

To every season, tern, tern, tern

Well, I haven't been birding much lately due to the knee injury I suffered in July (unloading the car), but I'm through surgery and therapy and in San Diego, so let the birding begin! Here's a digiscoped pic (scope, zoomed slightly, and my little Pentax) taken from the condo balcony in the early morning, so it's a bit grainy: a Caspian and some Forster's Terns on the seawall across the channel from us. The black band is the side of the seawall.

So far, in SD, I haven't really been birding, but we've still managed to see:
Common Loon
Heerman's Gull
Ringbilled Gull
Western Gull
Marbled Godwit
American Coot
Probably sharpshinned hawk
various unidentified hummingbirds--probably Anna's
American Crow
Red Masked Parakeet (part of a feral population, not countable on my bird list)
Eared grebe
Brown Pelican
Double-crested cormorant
Brandt's cormorant
Snowy Egret
California Towhee
Black Phoebe
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