Just a few random bird pictures today. I saw no shorebirds at all, nor have I see the scaup, yet. I know there are a few down here in the San Diego area, just not at this lake. However, there are more coots there now that I've ever seen before.
I haven't been taking many pictures because it's been really dark and cloudy in the morning, so the light is bad.
Here is a gull doing a courtship call to another gull a few feet away.
This ring-billed gull has some sort of tumor or weird feather growth. It doesn't seem to be bothering him and when he shakes his head, it wiggles lightly. He is full of energy, but it looks like he swallowed a golf ball.
Fancy-foot pigeon. There were actually a few of them there. I didn't see the racing pigeon, though I heard there was a strange looking pigeon who died there. However, the racing pigeon really didn't look all that strange, kinda like this one.
Song sparrow with some kind of insect in its mouth:
And, the male ruddy ducks are following around the female teal again:
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