Black-necked Stilt (not to be confused with our own Black-winged) were fairly numerous, as were Glossy Ibis which kept pretty much out of camera range.
another Northern Rough-winged Swallow
and another Killdeer my dear!
There were at least 6 Red-tailed Hawks seen but only one Swainson's Hawk which may be considered more numerous hereabouts.
and while Lawrence's Goldfinch was not seen, at least the striking American Goldfinch was!
There were 2 or 3 Great Egret
At last near enough to a perched Tricoloured Blackbird an Endemic to California and a World Lifer for me! White on shoulder (at carpel) rather than yellow in Red-winged.
Female Brewer's Blackbird
and then out of nowhere
this Loggerhead Shrike. There were also Barn Swallow, Great Blue Heron, Yellow-headed Blackbird and Canada Goose see, but huge bonuses were 2 Lark Sparrows and a late arrival Black Swift both additions to the World List.
and some of the heavy Agricultural Plant used here.
We've all seen the films of convicts shackled together scything the roadside verges in states such as Alabama as a chain-gang? Well, that's what it felt like walking back to catch the bus. The driver, April, had kindly dropped me about 4 miles further than her route usually takes her, and now I had to get back.