8945Ruff present; Cattle Egret on Santa Ana River
- Aug 18 2:16 PM
Took a long stroll this AM along the SAR from Lakeview almost to Imperial. The RUFF was present just east of Lakeview associating, as usual, with Dowitchers. Photo: https://www.flickr.com/photos/canyon53ss/14775833020/in/photostream/lightbox/
Farther upstream, where the green flood gates are on the north shore by the small buildings, I spotted a CATTLE EGRET still holding some color. Skulky bird, but did manage a photo: https://www.flickr.com/photos/canyon53ss/14775567319/
BlUE GROSBEAK male and female (with fledglings); 1 M LAZULI BUNTING, 2 YELLOW WARBLERS, LEAST SANDPIPER (numbers far lower than when I was there last) and lots of SPOTTED SANDPIPER including a juvenile.
Full e-bird list here: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19508203