Birding La Verne, California turns up more than birds

(c) Greg Saulmon 2012

(c) Greg Saulmon 2012

During a recent week in California I was able to squeeze in a few brief excursions to check out the local birds.

On one short walk around dusk in the suburbs of La Verne, though, my most interesting sighting was a pair of coyotes. I’d been listening to them howl for several minutes when I finally spotted them making their way around an access road that skirts the rim of the Live Oak Reservoir.

Back in the world of birds, my walks turned up a few familiar faces, like a Peregrine Falcon and several White-crowned Sparrows. But, of course, one of the joys of visiting a different part of the country is seeing what you can’t see back home: Western Scrub-Jays; California Towhees; California Quail; Black Phoebes; Oak Titmice; Mountain Chickadees; Lesser Goldfinches; and, a number of hummingbirds.

Below, an Anna’s Hummingbird I’m pretty sure I ran into on consecutive days in La Verne.

(c) Greg Saulmon 2012

(c) Greg Saulmon 2012

 

 

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1 comment
  1. Lorrin said:

    Amazing as usual, Greg. Hope to see more shots from your trip!

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