Friday, January 29, 2016
This large Jackrabbit, Lepus californicus, was entertaining a wonderful couple who were nice enough to point him out to me, prior to him bounding off into the bushes. As opposed to those cute little cottontails, jackrabbits are quite large, super fast when on the run, and are actually in a different genus. Here, at the Tijuana Estuarine Reserve, they have desert cottontails, Sylvilagus audobonii, also known as Audubon's cottontail.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
A huge flock of Willets (Catoptrophorus semipalmatus), in their Winter colors, adopts a Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus) or two and a Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa), all rising up in unison forming a zig zagging cloud of wings, confounding hungry hawks. Tijuana Estuarine Preserve, San Diego, California