Thursday, November 18, 2010

November 12 - Salton Sea's Bean Goose

 Since it was such a rare bird (first ever in California, and perhaps 4th ever in the Lower 48 States) I took the 2-hour ride out to Salton Sea. I was rewarded with seeing the bird.

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Also seen at the Sea, were Mew Gull, Yellow-Footed Gull, Burrowing Owl, Sandhill Cranes, Ross' Geese, Stilt Sandpiper and Long-Billed Curlews.

On the way back I stopped in Jamul and saw the dark-morph Ferruginous Hawk.
Dead Sexy !