Sunday, February 13, 2011
Seagulls, geese and ducks
I was writing an article for Examiner.com (I'm the San Diego Nature Examiner) and had to take a photo of Lake Murray's new "no feeding" signs for my article. While I was there, I snapped a few photos of the other birds.
First, though, a killdeer update:
Killer and Digger have been seen feeding in George's feeding area while George and Martha are possibly attending to a new nest beyond the fenced area. Other killdeer have been heard, but not seen.
OK, now back to the other birds:
Here are some seagull shots from Lake Murray:
2nd year ring-billed gull wading:
Baby (1 year old or less) ring-billed gull:
Baby (1 year old or less) Calfiornia gull. He was pretty rough looking, possibly sick, but could fly:
The two trouble-making Chinese geese:
Aflac and Latte arrive too late to be fed:
Heron sitting in her nest:
Ducky and his friends were not seen today. It's possible that Ducky's mate has gone broody early. Hopefully, the heron won't eat her ducklings.