We have gone to numerous places to view the wild flowers. Along the way we have seen many birds. I was able to capture a picture or two and would like to share them with you.
On the backyard fence, a Cooper's Hawk eyes the sparrows who scattered under the bushes.
Being able to capture a road runner is really special. They are usually so fast that one doesn't have time to focus! These were running in the orange grove that we passed on our way to Wind Wolves Preserve to see the wild flowers.
The meadow lark's song is quite distinctive. This one sat on a fence post long enough for me to snap a picture.
There are so many types of sparrows that identifying them can be a challenge. My daughter refers to them a "little brown jobs!"
When we arrived at the coast I had to go to a few of our favorite spots. This curlew was standing close to shore at Sweet Springs Preserve in Los Osos.
It wouldn't be a trip to the coast without my friend, the egret. I ended up with a very sore neck trying to take this picture. They nest near the top of the eucalyptus trees. I was able to get one shot of it at the nest. (I need a tripod!) I am so glad that we are no longer killing them so that we can collect feathers for hats!
These house finches were hanging around Morro Rock.
And last, but not least, the only non-bird in the group!! (Smile!) I couldn't resist sharing a picture of the sea otters. Aren't they adorable? They were diving for crabs!
Thank you for joining me on a bird tour today. Isn't Outdoor Wednesday fun? Do stop by A Southern Daydreamer and take a look at the other outdoor explorations! Thank you Susan, for hosting!