December Birds in Southern California

December 21, 2014 at 10:13 am (Bird photography, Birds - California, California, National Parks, Nature, Nature photography, Photography, Southwest Birds)

Cooper's Hawk Juvenile, Newberry Springs, California

Cooper’s Hawk Juvenile, Newberry Springs, California

Birds seen on a field trip with San Bernardino Valley Audubon Society and on the Morongo Valley Christmas Bird Count.  (Not including ones already featured in recent blogs.)

Juvenile Cooper's Hawk

Juvenile Cooper’s Hawk

Burrowing Owl

Burrowing Owl

Burrowing Owl trying to look like a rock

Burrowing Owl trying to look like a rock.  The eyes were a dead giveaway.

Western Screech Owl trying to look like tree bark.

Western Screech Owl trying to look like tree bark.

If you didn’t know it was there, would you have seen it in this California sycamore?

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California Thrasher

California Thrasher – a life bird for me

Black-tailed Gnatcatcher looking comical

Black-tailed Gnatcatcher looking comical

Black-tailed Gnatcatcher singing

Black-tailed Gnatcatcher singing

Ring-necked Duck, Whitewater Preserve

Ring-necked Duck, Whitewater Preserve

Male and female Ring-necked Ducks

Male and female Ring-necked Ducks

Mockingbird on mesquite

Mockingbird on mesquite

Ruddy Duck (I'm cheating - this one was just over the border in Nevada)

Ruddy Duck (I’m cheating – this one was just over the border in Nevada)

Loggerhead Shrike

Loggerhead Shrike

White-crowned Sparrow

White-crowned Sparrow

Red-tailed Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk

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2 Comments

  1. roamingpursuits said,

    Fantastic photos.

  2. pam said,

    Don’t know which I like better the Gnatcatcher or the Cooper’s Hawk. How lucky to see so much wildlife, not even a squirrel to be found around here anymore! Happy New Year!

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