Heron Big Day!
As a Father's Day gift to myself, I got up predawn and headed to San Elijo Lagoon. I'll post to ebird later, but got lovely views of an American Bittern AMBI stalking prey in the pools between Stonebridge and Sta Helena. Also present were Great Blue Heron, GBHE, Great Egret GREG, and Snowy Egret SNEG, and a flyover Black-crowned Nightheron BCNH. As I was at 5 herons by 7.30 am, I dashed to the Del Mar Fairgrounds for the pair of Yellow-crowned Nightherons YCNH on the nest by the fire station, and a green heron GRHE on the San Dieguito River, taking me to 7 Ardeidae for the morning. As I still have plenty of daylight left, can I make it more? San Diego River for Little Blue Heron LBHE and possibly Reddish Egret REEG…. tempting!
Happy Father's Day birding, everyone!
Solana Beach, CA
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