Saturday, January 3, 2015

Still Morning in the Arroyo

It was cold early this morning and the arroyo between Madera Road and First Street was quiet. There were a few scattered Mallards, Wigeons, and Coots about, but many of the usual suspects were nowhere to be found. Come to think of it, since the last rains scoured the arroyo channel, I've noticed a distinct change. Activity has slowed dramatically. All three species of Teal, which in the past have been a common occurrence this time of year, are curiously absent. But there was some activity. A lone Sora made an appearance as did a few other regulars.

Sora Near Madera Road Bridge
Great Egret Putting on a Display
White-Faced Ibis
Great Egret Warming Itself in the Morning Sun
Resting White-Faced Ibis
Green Heron


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