I recently came upon an Osprey sitting atop a telephone pole at the Famosa Slough.
Suddenly, he spotted something in the water. Now here's a big bird.
The bird shown below is a juvenile Gull seen at the Famosa Slough last month. It is shown in two different views. There was a white Gull near it, but I was unable to verify that it was a Western Gull, though I suspect it was. Interesting that the color and markings on the juvenile Gull would be so different from the adult Gull. If you remember the pictures of the Black-crowned Night Heron, it's juvenile stage is quite different from how it will look as an adult.
I've found Hummingbirds at the Famosa Slough, but haven't succeeded in getting a good photo. They are very fast and flit everywhere. During a Bird Tour at the Famosa Slough, I discovered one sitting on a branch just over my head. I suspect that it was quietly sitting there until the group of nine or ten left.
I've included the photo of the Hummingbird shown to the left because I thought it's colors were very pretty. I saw it last summer in my daughter's yard in North Clairmont in San Diego.
My neighbor recently created a garden on her side of our joint deck. Hummingbirds regularly visit. When I hear the bird's little "chip, chip, chip" I grab my camera. The photo to the right is about the best I could get so far. I think it is a female Anna's Hummingbird.
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