It now stands at 129 (as of January 31).
On January 23, a day involving a trip to La Jolla and then later to Lindo Lake in Lakeside yielded species like Brandt's Cormorant, hard (for me) to find outside of La Jolla, and a Wandering Tattler - a nice bird to be sure!
Also other birds, including extremely common species were seen and photographed.
A few of those images below.
|This Black Phoebe was belting out it repetitive calls from its perch near Sunny Jim Cave (and the highly photogenic pelicans and cormorants) near La Jolla Cove.|
|Brown Pelican in breeding condition. This bird put on a nice show of preening, stretching and generally looking regal in the morning sun. La Jolla, California.|
|Doing its "pelican decoy" imitation. La Jolla, California.|
|Double-crested Cormorant. La Jolla, California.|
|I think this Western Gull is a one-legger. It looked very mellow at a comfortable distance from the attention-hogging pelicans. La Jolla, California.|
|At Lindo Lake, the Black-crowned Night Herons were hanging around on the south shore of the "primary" lake, as usual. Lindo Lake, Lakeside, California.|
|Yes, a VERY common bird, but the lighting was too perfect (and this pose too irresistible). Rock Pigeon, Lindo Lake, Lakeside, California.|
|I THINK that these are Red-masked Parakeets. Several small flocks flew over. Lindo Lake, Lakeside, California.|
|I only saw one Greater White-fronted Goose, although at least two are apparently regulars at the lake. Lindo Lake, Lakeside, California.|