You can usually spot Western Bluebirds as they fly down from the trees to the ground to forage and fly back up. This is how I spotted this female Western Bluebird.
Mason Regional Park is always full of singing Song Sparrows and Common Yellowthroats.
Black-crowned Night Heron sitting on the railing overlooking the lake at Mason Regional Park.
As I approached the look out, I saw a Black-crowned Night Heron fly in. He stayed there while people passed by, and I was able to come fairly close and take pictures and video.
Black-crowned Night Heron.
I didn't put my digital camera on the recharger correctly the night before and it didn't charge. Consequently, I kept having to turn off my camera to conserve batteries. Luckily, they lasted my entire walk.
The first time I saw an Egyptian Goose, I thought it was a weird park duck. Then I saw a few others who also looked exactly the same. I thought, duh, it is an actual species. So I looked it up. There are escaped Egyptian Geese scattered all over Orange County and in Southern California. They can be fairly quiet, and then start cackling and hissing. With a few together, it can get quite loud.
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