Sunday, March 31, 2013

Exploring Tres Rios Wetlands...

Tres Rios is like my "birding home".  It takes me 30 minutes to get there and it's close and convenient.  This is a little late for this post, but I went out there on March 31st, 2013, to see some goodies and get some photos.

I really wanted to get photos of Yellow-headed Blackbirds.  Yes yes yes!  These birds are some of the coolest around.

This is the more common Red-winged Blackbird...

I realized I photographed a Bronzed Cowbird flying by without recognizing it!  A new Tres Rios bird for me!   

Here is the other Cowbird, the Brown-headed..

An Osprey fished overhead..

And a Black-bellied Whistling Duck flying away..

Neo Corms fly by all day...

Here is a Common Gallinule..

As well as a dapper drake Ruddy..

A Spotted Sandpiper can usually be found at the pond edges..

Western Kingbirds are starting to dot the powerlines..

Here are four species together in one shot.  What are they?

Always good birding, always at Tres Rios...


  1. Oh snap! (pun intended)
    You captured the swarthy cool of the flying YHBB super well.

    Tres Rios is so rad. Being the only person of whom I' aware who's recorded 100+ species in a day, I guess that makes you the Duke of Tres Rios?

  2. P.S. I should know better than to risk reputations and what not in trying to answer bird blog quizzes, but hey I don't have much to lose! : )

    Looks like Brown-headed and Bronzed Cowbird sitting parallel with Western Kingbird and female Yellow-headed Blackbird (which I very rarely see there (the females), interesting).

    Great stuff.