Thursday, March 13, 2014

Another Day Shot

Blue skies, 72 degrees, a light breeze. Pictures from a midday stroll around the Santa Ana Refuge. There have been rains this year. It's by far the greenest we have seen it down here. The locals say that they haven't seen the trees and shrubs bloom this heavily in years.

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher in a Huisache Tree. 

White-faced Ibis at Willow Lake (white faced, as shortly they will have a narrow line of  fine white feathers around their face, which the similar, more coastal Glossy Ibis is lacking.) 
















Mixed bag of ducks and shorebirds at Pintail Lake

Longbilled Dowitchers. There were half a dozen different shorebirds at Pintail. These happen to be what came closest.




















I understand the weather is warming up fast back in Minnesota, which is wonderful after this seemingly endless winter. Enjoy the warmer weather. See you in about two or three weeks.

Be well,
Gunnar

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