First, I stopped by this little farm pond just outside Ramona. I've been passing by there for years and sometimes see all kinds of things. At first, I thought these were cackling geese, but they're just regular Canada geese.
There are a bunch of wigeons and cormorants on this side:
At Heise Park, my first bird heard was a scrub jay, but he only let me look at him for 2 seconds. I saw or heard two of them there.
However, I saw several of these guys almost following me around. He's an acorn woodpecker.
I also heard at least three turkeys, too. And, lots and lots of spotted towhees. One came really close because I was listening to different bird sounds to confirm my sightings and he was interested in all of them, not just the towhee ones. So, I had avoid playing any recordings while he was around so as not to put him in any danger. I thought I saw a Cooper's hawk nearby. He seemed really comfortable with me and scratched around for food, but as soon as I pointed a camera at him, he ran into the brush.
I had a little surprise and they almost got away. I found at least three deer near where I heard the turkeys.
In Santa Ysabel, I saw my first oak titmouse. But, when I went to get the camera, it was gone. This nearby scrub-jay was more co-operative:
All fluffed up.